Sometimes you require nothing but the best for your showering experience. A good rain shower should make it feel as if you are standing underneath a waterfall, it should be powerful but incredibly refreshing, even relaxing at the same time. And the shower head should be large, attractive in appearance and also deliver results time after time. This is where the Hansgrohe 27474001 Radiance comes into its own. It is a quality product which will deliver time and time again, no matter how many times you put it into use.
As previously mentioned, the strong aesthetic factor of this unit is one of its real strengths. Combining many factors that make a rain shower head incredibly attractive, when you purchase the unit you get a shower with a head diameter of some 9.4 inches, which is considerably larger than most other rain style showers. The diameter alone means that you truly can make it the centrepiece of your shower and bathroom in general, as it is obvious and a real standout when installed into any cubicle. The head itself is round with inner circular rings which also give it a unique, wave style that looks great when installed in modern glass cubicles.
The finish of the 27474001 is also incredibly desirable. Being right at the top end of Hansgrohe’s current range, it comes with two excellent finishes that are applied to the brass base unit. These are either brushed nickel or straight up brushed chrome. This means that the appearance will often compliment your other bathroom plumbing and give a real sense of continuity to proceedings.
Being a high-end model means that you cannot simply install the unit yourself with one or two bolts to tighten. A proper plumber with good knowledge will be required to install the unit and ensure that you are receiving the best pressure and water delivery possible, although the unit itself should be up and running within the half hour. The unit has to be attached and installed to wall plumbing also, henceforth why someone with considerable expertise is needed.
This is where the Hansgrohe 27474001 really comes into its own. Whilst the unit comes with a steep price tag, once installed you will see just why it justifies the tag. The unit is installed so that it is placed as perfectly above your head as possible. This ensures you get the full rain experience from the incredibly wide shower head. And once the unit is turned on, the effect is even more pronounced.
The unit delivers water at a good 80psi in the standard mode, leading to a drenching effect. Despite this, water consumption rate is good at 2.5 gallons per minute and will not add to your existing water bill.
Secondly however, if you require even higher pressure the 27474001 will actually take up air through the sides of the unit and force water out at an even greater psi, which contributes to its massaging and refreshing effect considerably. There are 150 jets that deliver water on a consistent and powerful basis, only adding to the rain effect.
Despite having 150 jets, the unit is incredibly easy to clean. All you need to do is use your typical chrome cleaning equipment and the silicon heads and high pressure water system will do the rest, even in areas of considerable hard water levels. Once you have finished, the unit will force air out the jets and ensure it is thoroughly clean.
- Incredibly attractive and bold design, meaning it can be a real centrepiece of your bathroom
- Incredibly powerful in standard mode and even more so if you require additional pressure
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Lifetime guarantee of performance when installed properly
- The unit is incredibly expensive at well over $300. Many argue the price is more than worth it however
- Requires expertise to install
The Hansgrohe 27474001 is an incredibly attractive, high performance rain shower head that has made it a favourite in homes of lower pressure plumbing. Even with the price tag and expertise required to install, this is a worthy unit worthy of purchase. I hope that you have found this Hansgrohe 27474001 review helpful.