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Best mixer shower brands

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Our mixer showers survey reveals the brands that will deliver a great shower every time, and the ones that you'd be best to avoid.

We’ve asked more than 1,700 Which? members about their mixer showers, from brands including Bristan, Grohe, Mira and Triton . You can use our results to find a reliable shower that offers value for money.

Two shower brands stood out in our survey. Both are loved by shower owners - achieving high customer scores - and are reliable, too.

Both fantastic scores mean a mixer shower from the best brands will be a joy to use and will last for years to come. While showers from the worse performers are more likely to leave you frustrated. In fact, two in ten owners of the least reliable brand experienced a fault.

Read on to find out how each brand was rated for important elements, such as build quality, stability of water temperature, and how strong the flow of water is. Then use our results to help you look forward to reliable, hot showers.

Best and worst mixer shower brands

In the table below, you can see the customer scores for each brand. You can also compare how brands are rated for individual factors, such as value for money and durability. 

All these results are based on real owners' experiences, so you'll be able to get a good idea of what showers from these brands will be like in your home.

Best mixer shower brands
Brand Reliability Customer score Build quality Ease of achieving required water strength Ease of achieving required water temperature Stability of temperature when water is used elsewhere Value for money
Subscriber only content 92% 88%
Subscriber only content 90% 90%
Subscriber only content 87% 88%
Subscriber only content 84% 83%
Subscriber only content 76% 82%
Subscriber only content - 75% - - -

Using the table: Customer score is based on how satisfied people were with their shower and how likely they would be to recommend it to a friend. Where there isn't a star rating or score, it means that there weren't enough people rate that element of the brand.
Sample sizes for customer score: Aqualisa 96, Bristan 46, Grohe 71, Hansgrohe 31, Mira 202, Triton 30
Sample sizes for reliability score: Aqualisa 95, Bristan 45, Grohe 69, Hansgrohe 31, Mira 197

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How Which? rates mixer shower brands

In May 2016, we surveyed 1,732 Which? members about their experiences with the shower they bought in the past five years.

The customer scores are based on how satisfied customers were with their shower, and whether or not they would recommend it to a friend.  

Electric shower reviews

If you're considering getting an electric shower instead of a mixer shower, we've independently tested a wide range in our lab, and found big differences between models. 

One shower plummeted to an icy 11°C, while another rose to a scaling 55°C when water was turned on elsewhere. Make sure you buy an electric shower that keeps a stable temperature by visiting our electric shower reviews

Best bathroom brands

If you’re overhauling your entire bathroom, take a look at our guide to the best and worst bathroom brands.

In May 2016, we asked 2,391 Which? members to rate brands such as Bathstore, Homebase, Plumb Center and Wickes. They rated the brand's customer service, quality of products and finish, and value for money, giving an overall customer score. 

There was a big difference between them - the best brand got 82%, and the worst just 52%.