Home > As Seen On TV > Get A Grip

Get A Grip Review

Updated: August 15, 2016

Bottom Line

Pros

  • Portable
  • Attaches without tools
  • Convenient for pushing or pulling things

Cons

  • Not secure
  • Installation takes strength
  • Can't hold body weight or prevent falls
  • Not for outdoor use
Our Analysis
Specs

Reviewers complain that it takes strength to lock the Get A Grip handle onto a surface and that it doesn't always stay attached. At TV station KFVS (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), testers find that cleaning the suction cups help, and ConsumerReports.org notes that some versions come with larger suction cups that hold more weight. Quite a few reviewers say that even when the Get A Grip handle is applied to an ideal surface, testers can yank it off.

The best use for the Get A Grip handle seems to be as an accessory for pushing or pulling something. For example, a user reviewing the handle at Sears.com recommends mounting it on a glass sliding door to make it easier for someone with limited hand strength to open and close the door. At an assisted-living facility, a reviewer finds it convenient as a push/pull handle for rolling objects, but not as a permanent safety handle. Some users say they do use it as a shower handle, but test it carefully before putting any weight on it. Reviewers report that the handle may stay secure for days or weeks, then suddenly fall off.

We found the most thorough tests of the Get A Grip handle at ConsumerReports.org and at PopularMechanics.com. A review at KDKA (Pittsburgh) is also noteworthy because it reports on tests by two people over a three-week period, while a reviewer at KPLC (Lake Charles, La.) tries the handle for a variety of purposes. Reviews at KFVS (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) and at StarReviews.com test the Get A Grip for shorter periods of time. We also found useful owner-written reviews at Amazon.com and Sears.com.

Buy from Amazon

Recently Updated
buying guide

What every best has:

Read More »

Learn More »