Moen Magnetix Shower Head Reviews

When it comes to showerheads, convenience in use is one of the most important aspects to consider. For this reason, Moen added a magnetic docking system on their line of Magnetix shower heads to make using them very convenient and easy to use. 

The Moen Magnetix range, consisting of the Moen Magnetix Engage, Moen Attract with Magnetix and others, has a magnetic remote dock which holds the handheld shower head in place by simply bringing it close to the dock. Besides that, they have other great features with a good built quality. 

Having used some Moen Magnetix handheld shower heads like the Moen Engage Magnetix shower head and the Moen Attract with Magnetix shower head, I can say they deserve the praise as they’re some of the best handheld shower heads. They’re good-looking and are fairly priced as well. 

Moen Magnetix Shower Head Reviews

The Dock

The most unique aspect of the Magnetix range of shower heads from Moen is the magnetic docking system. In other shower heads, it is a cradle which you have to be accurate with each time you need to use the handheld showerhead. 

With the Moen Magnetic remote dock, the handheld shower head magnetically attaches to the dock. When docked, Magnetix showerheads are well-positioned to serve as fixed showerheads whereby you can take a shower handsfree. 

When you need to use the shower in other positions, you simply pull off the shower head from the dock, use it then put it back even with your eyes closed. You don’t need to align or see the dock as the magnets do it for you. As long as you’ve brought it close enough, it’ll snap into place and stay there until you pull it off again. 

The magnet on the shower head is just right in that it isn’t too strong that it needs to be yanked off to release the shower head or too weak that it falls off by itself. 

The only downside to this dock is that it doesn’t allow for multiple docking angles. The docking surface is flat and forces you to use that angle. The angle is, however, quite comfortable to use for most people at different heights. 

Shower Heads

Moen Magnetix showerheads come in various designs either with a single or double heads. The Moen Engage Magnetix, for example, has a single shower head attached to the dock with a hose and the docking mechanism. The Moen Attract Magnetix is also a single shower head design. 

Both of these shower heads can be found in combination designs with a handheld and fixed shower head. The handheld one uses the magnetic docking system described above while the fixed one stays fixed and is larger for an immersive shower. 

You can use both shower heads at the same time or use them independently as you please. In my experience using the combo design, the pressure from the shower was slightly low when both shower heads were turned on. 

For the combination shower heads, the rain shower head has one full flow function in which a full rainfall experience is replicated. The rain shower head is 6.75 inches in diameter which covers the whole body when in use. 

The dockable shower head has 6 different shower settings and is 3.75 inches in diameter. You switch between these spray functions using either a dial control or push-button on the stem of the handheld shower head. 

The showerheads are made of high-quality plastic which can withstand some abuse when in use. You won’t need to worry about normal use wearing them out. However, be careful not to drop it too many times since it might get damaged. 

The showerheads don’t pivot to different directions. Even for the combo designs, the rain shower head doesn’t change direction. The freedom you have is in the handheld one which can be twisted and turned in many different directions to the exact spot you want the water to be.

In my use of this line of shower heads, a shower head with a handle is an added advantage over fixed ones and Moen makes the best of both worlds. The flow rate of 2 GPM (gallons per minute) is powerful enough to provide a strong shower even when you switch between the many spray options. 

The video below from Moen shows a demo of the basic features of the Moen Magnetix range of shower heads:

Hose

The hoses linking Moen Magnetix shower heads to the dock are at least 57 inches in length. The hose is made of high-quality flexible metal which ensures that it doesn’t tangle or get worn out when in use. On the inside is flexible plastic. It’s long enough making it easy to use the shower head. 

I noticed that the 57 to 60 inches of length on these hoses are meant to prevent the shower head from hitting the floor when it slips from your hand. This prevents damage to the shower head when dropped. 

Build Quality

The shower heads are made of high-quality plastic which won’t give you a problem. They’ll last for a long time in most use case scenarios and only when you drop them frequently will you experience leaks and dents or even breakages. 

The hose is made of aluminum material making it light and durable. 

Both the shower head and hose are then coated with a finish such as bronze, nickel or chrome as per your liking. 

In my opinion reviewing showerheads and other plumbing appliances, most of them are made of plastic (even the expensive ones) to make them light and rust-resistant. When using the handheld shower head by Moen, for example, you get a steady grip and won’t be bothered by the weight at all. 

To avoid leaks and damage to the parts of the shower head, avoid using wrenches when tightening them. Instead, use a wet piece of cloth and use the hand to tighten them. Better yet, always use Teflon tape with all threads on the fixture. 

Finishes 

With the Moen Magnetix range of showerheads, you get them in Chrome or Spot Resist Brushed Nickel. Both finishes look great and it all depends on how you want the shower head to look in your bathroom. 

The Good

The best bits about these shower heads are:

  • Magnetic docking system makes it easy to use the shower head even without looking. 
  • Quality materials ensure longevity. 
  • An option of two beautiful finishes to pick from. 
  • You can also pick between single- and double-headed shower heads. 
  • Combo (double-headed) versions can use both shower heads or just one at a time. 
  • You can remove the flow regulator to increase the water pressure. 
  • 6 spray settings for the handheld shower head. 
  • Easy installation. 
  • Come with a limited lifetime warranty from Moen. 
  • Comply with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) meaning you can use it even with disabilities.
  • Easy to clean the shower heads with out household products.

The Not So Good

On the downside, you have the following: 

  • Made of plastic which makes them vulnerable to damage. 
  • Dock doesn’t swivel for different angles. 

Best Moen Magnetix shower heads

Some of the best Moen Magnetix shower heads include the following:

Shower HeadStandout Features
Moen 26100EP Engage Magnetix Six-Function Handheld Showerhead6 shower options. 
WaterSense technology helps save water. 
Has Moen’s limited lifetime warranty.
3.5-inch shower head.
Moen 26008SRN Attract Magnetix Six-Function Handheld Showerhead6 shower options. 
Has Moen’s limited lifetime warranty.
Made of spot-resistant stainless steel for durability. 
2 shower heads (fixed and hand held).
Moen 3662EPORB Engage Magnetix Six-Function 5.5-Inch Handheld ShowerheadWaterSense technology helps save water. 
6 shower options. 
Has Moen’s limited lifetime warranty.
Premium 5.5-inch shower head.
Moen 26009SRN Engage Magnetix Multi-Function Handshower and Rainshower ComboMade of spot-resist nickel for durability. 
Has Moen’s limited lifetime warranty. 
6 shower functions. 
2 shower heads (fixed and hand held).
Moen 26100EPSRN Engage Magnetix 3.5-Inch Six-Function Handheld ShowerheadMade of spot-resistant brushed nickel for longevity. 
Has Moen’s limited lifetime warranty.
Has 6 shower options. 
3.5-inch shower head.

Moen Magnetix shower heads are among the best water saving shower heads thanks to their WaterSense technology which reduces the amount of water used while providing a wholesome shower.

Verdict 

I highly recommend the Moen Magnetix range of shower heads. While the magnetic remote dock seems like a small change from the standard docking system, you’ll appreciate it once you use it a few times. Beyond that, this range of showers has other great features making for a good buy. 

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