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Stiftung Warentest checks economy shower heads - many models "good", but some fail

2023-03-23T09:30:20.600Z


Economy shower heads are particularly effective in everyday life to save energy and money. Stiftung Warentest took a closer look at 20 products.


Economy shower heads are particularly effective in everyday life to save energy and money.

Stiftung Warentest took a closer look at 20 products.

Munich – Whether electricity, gas or oil: inflation is driving up energy costs.

It doesn't take much to reduce consumption and save money.

There are also helpful tips for saving energy in the household.

This not only includes unplugging electrical appliances that are in standby mode, such as televisions.

You can also save a few euros when showering.

An easy-to-implement and effective savings measure is the savings shower head.

This is easy to assemble and doesn't have to cost a lot.

On the other hand, he significantly reduces his own water consumption and thus also the costs incurred.

Stiftung Warentest tested 20 economy shower heads from different brands and price ranges – with surprising results.

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Saving shower heads can significantly save water and energy.

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Energy-saving shower heads at Stiftung Warentest: Most products rated "Good".

According to the consumer magazine, the hand showers tested cost between ten and 130 euros.

Manufacturers such as Ikea, Hagebau, Hansa, Hansgrohe and Prisma were represented.

The result is surprisingly positive.

14 of the 20 models tested received the grade "Good", while five products received a "Poor".

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A conventional shower head uses an average of 15 liters of water per minute.

With four showers a week for around ten minutes, the consumed liters add up to around 31,000, according to

Stiftung Warentest

.

When heating with gas, about 263 euros come together annually, with electricity even 545 euros.

A household with several people and showers can be expensive.

The most economical shower head in the test, on the other hand, only uses 5.5 liters per minute.

With the same consumption, that is 96 euros per year when heating up with gas and 200 euros with electricity, the consumer magazine reported.

The sample calculation showed that switching to a savings model can save a lot of money.

Saving shower heads: These are the losers at Stiftung Warentest

Most of the models tested by Stiftung Warentest had a flow rate of around nine liters per minute.

But three models were significantly higher.

They consumed more than twelve liters and therefore failed with the grade “poor”:

  • Hagebau Wellwater Natua

  • Prisma Premium shower head wellness

  • Sanitop-Wingenroth AquaSu Armi

Economy shower heads: These are the test winners at Stiftung Warentest

In addition to the losers, there are also three test winners.

These products were rated best by Stiftung Warentest with the grade “Good” (1.9):

  • Damixa Pine hand shower

  • Duravit hand shower 3jet 110 minus flow 

  • Grohe Vitalio SmartActive 130 Cube

However, according to Stiftung Warentest, it could be that “rinsing the shampoo out of long hair” takes a little longer with economy models with very little water flow.

Here, the consumer magazine recommends shower heads with a flow rate of eight to nine liters.

Most recently, Stiftung Warentest compared the quality of branded and no-name products.

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Rubric list image: © Valentyn Semenov/imago

Source: merkur

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