Kohler Purist or Grohe Dual Function?

ssc1691February 12, 2014

So confused between picking the Kohler Purist Thermostatic Control and Volume Control and the Grohe Dual Function Thermostatic control!!

I love the way the Purist looks, but I am wondering if the $150 difference is worth it. If I pick Purist then I can have the showerhead and handshower on at the same time and make it work like a body spray. But with the Grohe its a single trim plus it's cheaper.

Any suggestions? Quality/Looks/Cost

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Sounds like you want the Purist based on how it operates and how it looks but you want the Grohe based on price. Only you know your budget, but I'd go with the Purist. What? Every day you're going to take your shower and kick yourself for getting the model you didn't like? If you keep it a decade, that's 15 bucks a year. Twenty years and it's 7.50 a year.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 8:11PM
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Yes DreamingoftheUP I do like Purist! But is a Grohe better in the long run?

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 10:54PM
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I don't know which is better quality. Just thought I'd chime in on the proc/cons of having both showerheads on at the same time. My valve from Hudson Reed lets me do that, and I've only used it for that purpose, perhaps 2X in four years. I have a 3/4" line coming to my shower (so much bigger than the normal 1/2" line), and when I have both on full blast, I run out of hot water pretty fast. So I basically only have one or the other on anyways.

For me, what is really really convenient, and I would never choose anything else, is being able to have the temperature pre-set and being able to have a volume control. Some valves are only off/on, no volume control, so be sure to check that.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 3:03AM
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Personally, I have dual function being shower head and handshower. Mine the handshower lifts from the middle of the head. Both of use this every day, great feature and would not go without it now that we have one.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 9:11AM
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