At 1.25 gallons per minute, the Bricor Elite is a very water-efficient showerhead, and it receives a few recommendations in professional reviews. Other than low water consumption, however, the Bricor is very much a bare-bones showerhead and lacks extras like adjustable pressure and alternate spray settings. It is available in a wide range of finishes, including polished chrome, satin nickel, antique brass and smoke, polished brass, and polished brass and charcoal. All but chrome cost extra; a handheld version is not available. We found stronger recommendations for the inexpensive Oxygenics SkinCare 60120 (Est. $30), which uses 1.5 gpm.
We found professional reviews for the Bricor Elite at GreenGear.info, Tibesti.com and KOMO, a Seattle news station. Of these, GreenGear.info provides the most detailed information and includes a video review and demonstration of the showerhead. We were unable to find owner reviews for this model, which is sold at only a few specialty retailers.
"Mr. Green Gear" provides a brief discussion of the Bricor Elite, along with a video review and demonstration. He gives it an overall rating of three out of five, citing build quality, "wonderful" pressure and water conservation.
Review: Bricor 1.5 gpm Elite Low Flow Showerhead Review by Green Gear, "Mr. Green Gear", Dec. 13, 2007
2. KOMO (Seattle)
In this discussion of showerhead testing at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, editors say the Bricor Elite tied with the Kohler MasterShower Ecofficient (*Est. $95) for second place in tests. Editors cite the Bricor's good "quality of stream", especially considering its efficiency.
Review: Best Picks for Low-Flow Showerheads, Editors of Good Housekeeping, Updated Nov. 20, 2008
Environmental consultant Anca Novacovici recommends the Bricor Elite as a top pick among low-flow showerheads. Novacovici describes the showerhead as providing a high-quality shower, but it's not clear whether she's tested it.
Review: Best Shower Heads - Low Flow, Anca Novacovici