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Bricor B100

*Est. $75
Reviewed
January 2010
by ConsumerSearch
Bricor B100

Pros
  • Very water-efficient at 0.55 to 1.25 gpm
  • Infinite pressure adjustment
Cons
  • Expensive
  • One spray setting
  • Basic styling
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Bricor B100 showerheads receive a lot of attention in reviews because of their extremely low water consumption. Three versions are available: the Max (0.995 gpm), the SuperMax (1.25 gpm) and the UltraMax (0.55 gpm). All offer the same basic design and features, with a single-spray setting and adjustable shower pressure. But while reviewers praise Bricor showerheads for their efficiency, few comment on how the shower feels, and it's interesting to note that "Mr. Green Gear" at GreenGear.info says he had to turn up his water heater to get a comfortable shower. Another water-saving showerhead, the Oxygenics SkinCare 60120 (Est. $30), receives consistent praise from owners and experts but uses 1.5 gpm.

By far the most detailed review we found for Bricor B100 showerheads comes from GreenGear.info, an independent review site and blog. Roundups at MetaEfficient.com, PlanetGreen.com and Tibesti.com recommend Bricor B100 showerheads, but there's scant evidence of testing.

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Our Sources

1. GreenGear.info

This review, which includes several paragraphs of discussion and a six-minute long video review and demonstration, discusses the Bricor B100 UltraMax in great detail, noting drawbacks as well as advantages. The author gives the Bricor an overall rating of three out of five.

Review: Bricor B100 UltraMax .55 gpm Showerhead Review, "Mr. Green Gear", Feb. 12, 2009

2. MetaEfficient.com

Reviewer Justin Thomas recommends the Bricor B100 line of showerheads in this roundup of low-flow showerheads. Unfortunately, there's no discussion of how comfortable showering with the Bricor is; Thomas comments only on its efficiency, style and cost.

Review: The Best Low-Flow Showerheads, Justin Thomas, Jan. 22, 2008

3. PlanetGreen.com

The Bricor B100 Max is among five water-saving showerheads recommended by PlanetGreen.com. It doesn't appear that the showerhead was tested, however.

Review: Buy Green: Shower Heads, Blythe Copeland, Sept. 1, 2009

4. Tibesti.com

Environmental consultant Anca Novacovici chooses the Bricor B100 UltraMax as her top pick in low-flow showerheads. She especially recommends this showerhead for homes with small water heaters and on-demand water heaters.

Review: Best Shower Heads - Low Flow, Anca Novacovici

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