Return to the Bathrooms Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Kohler Purist or Grohe Dual Function?

Posted by ssc1691 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 12, 14 at 16:41

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


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Kohler Purist or Grohe Dual Function?

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.


 o
RE: Kohler Purist or Grohe Dual Function?

Yes DreamingoftheUP I do like Purist! But is a Grohe better in the long run?


 o
RE: Kohler Purist or Grohe Dual Function?

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.


 o
RE: Kohler Purist or Grohe Dual Function?

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Bathrooms Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here