A few days ago my electric shower stopped working, I only had it a year but it was a cheap unknown brand so I wasn’t too upset. I decided to buy a replacement shower that had a good reputation, last years to come and that was also modern. The original shower I had was white and I wasn’t very fussy on whether it should be the same or chrome instead. When I checked the shower connections before buying a replacement I noticed that the water pipe connection was not the standard installation required. So I had to find a replacement shower that could be installed using the existing connections. The only shower I found that came close was Triton T80Z; the average retail price is £130. They vary from £102 to £190 for the basic white finish. The chrome version of Triton T80Z costs on average £200 but I have seen it being sold for as little as £180.
When I saw the shower it did look very nice and well suited to my existing bathroom suite and for £150 for the white or £200 for the chrome shower it came with a 3 year warranty. Since my last one only lasted a year and packed up just after the warranty finished I was sure that this was the shower for me. To be honest I had no choice and it was either this or smash my bathroom and change the plumbing to fit any other standard electric shower.
Like I said before the chrome retails for £200 and the white for £150 I originally placed an order for the white but they ordered the chrome instead, but since my shower had been broken for a week I really needed it. I managed to get them to sell the shower to me for £150 that’s £50 of the average price! The most I have seen this shower sell for was £270 so I was very proud of the saving I had made.
Triton T80Z chrome electric shower 9.5kw review
When I took it out the box I was a little disappointed the chrome cover for the shower unit was very light and looked extremely fragile. Fitting the shower was simple and the instructions were easy. The shower does have a handy economy setting that allows you to save water but I hate it because the pressure on this setting is very terrible you end up spending twice as long so therefore it doesn’t save you time or money when using it. When in the normal standard setting the pressure of the water is really good, the shower head also has 5 different spray settings so you are sure to find one that suits you. Overall it does look nice and function well, it also came with a 3 year warranty but I do think it is massively overpriced. Unless you get it for £150 – £180 I wouldn’t bother, spending £200+ on a fragile shower is just not worth it! But if you like style and function over the price then go for it as the shower itself serves its purpose.