Sometimes the best products in their field are also the simplest and this is the modus operandi that Kohler established right from the beginning with the K-10282-CP Forte shower head. This is a shower head that delivers a constant, high pressured stream of water each and every time you turn it on, leading to a refreshing and dirt busting shower every time you turn it on from the tap. It is easy to install, inexpensive and has an eye catching design, so if you are looking for practicality, the K-10282-CP should be your first port of call.
A modern shower head has to look sleek and clean in a bathroom and this something that the K-10282 achieves with ease. It goes about proceedings slightly different however. Most modern shower heads go for a flat, almost ‘pan’ look where the shower head is relitively thin, to keep in line with sleek bathroom design. The K-10282-CP has a chunkier design akin to an inverted cone, but thanks to the high quality brushed chrome finish and equally spaced shower jets, it too does not look out of place amongst your other fittings. Other finishes include brushed gold, bronze, brass and straight chrome, ensuring the shower head is fit for placement wherever you wish.
The head itself is some 5.5 inches across and this ensures that you get a wide angled spray that covers every inch of your body every time that you have a shower. The water placement is also second to none thanks to the shape of the shower head.
Installing is also a breeze. Whilst some basic tools including a wrench will be needed, as soon as you open the box all you need to do is disconnect your previous shower head and tighten this unit in place via the wrench. Sealant tape will be required for the head itself, but this is easy to pick up and can also be ordered the same time as the unit for convenience.
The raw performance of the Kohler K-10282-CP is also something to be admired. As previously mentioned, the inverted cone design means that a wide angle spray is achieved and when this factor is combined with the impressive pressure generation of the unit, you have a powerful, refreshing shower every time you turn the water on. Currently, the shower head only has one true straight up shower mode, meaning that if you are looking for a straight up massage or pulsating rain effect, this will not be the shower head for you. For those looking for value and simplicity however, this is an excellent consideration to make.
Water consumption of the shower head equates to 2.5 gallons a minute which is perfectly acceptable by modern standards and will not cost a bomb on your water bill. The head of the unit is also incredibly easy to clean thanks to the flat finish of the head and the jets being easy to get inside with most shower head cleaners. With the high pressure values, any mineral and grime build up can be blasted away in an instant.
The finish of the shower head should also be briefly mentioned. The chrome finish is twice bonded, making the unit incredibly resistant to scratches, chemical degradation and general wear and tear. The product has a lifetime guarantee attached to it, and Kohler report excellent reliability of the unit which is reassuring to customers.
- Does exactly what it says on the tin. A powerful, effective shower that will work everytime
- Attractive, inverted cone appearance
- Excellent pressure generation and water delivery
- Durable and incredibly easy to clean thanks to the design of the unit itself.
- It has only the one mode. Even with just one additional mode installed, this would appeal to a much larger client base
The Kohler K-10282-CP is an excellent value, durable shower head that will deliver results time after time, especially in a household with multiple shower points and bathrooms. It is visually interesting and easy to clean, making it a worthwhile consideration if you want straight up performance every time you turn the tap on. I hope this Kohler K-10282-CP review has been helpful!