Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 28
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cb88 This Awaken Handshower is not going to define your shower
Kohler has several models of the Awaken Handshower. This one is the value model and my opinion would be to trade up to a better model if you can. The shower head itself is nice to look at with simple controls and feels good to hold. However, this model comes with a plastic hose and fittings which may not last long. The hose can kink and will not flex to drape down the wall of the shower. The showerhead has 3 settings and each provide a nice spray pattern with differing amounts of concentrated or disbursed pressure. Also, with the plastic fittings, only hand tighten the parts. As the parts warm and cool with use, the fittings may need to be re-tightened occasionally.
October 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GaryDoug Just average
I simply can't agree with the other reviewers. This is just a basic handshower. For the money it isn't too bad, but has shortcomings that I can't live with. The "hose" is more like an almost rigid pipe, very unflexible and difficult to maneuver in a small shower stall. Being so rigid, it also gets in the way of any items that may be nearby, like soap, shampoo, washcloth, etc. I spent too much time picking them up and finally took this item out of the shower. There are much better ones to be bought, although they may cost more. D....a comes to mind. See my review on that one soon. I always thought of Kohler as a quality brand but I guess things have changed.
Be careful when you unpack the package because you can easily lose the screened rubber washers inserted in the hose ends. I spent 20 minutes to find one that had rolled under the vanity.
August 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PJCC This Old House meets A Simple Design towards modern renovation.
Unboxed and installed in less than 5 minutes. A handheld shower is one of my favorite updates to a bathroom. It was an easy install. The directions say to hand tighten. Water pressure was not tested for this review.
The only extra item I used was plumber's thread sealant tape. I will be removing this when I paint the walls. I found flaking drywall behind the wall paper and I 've delayed to test for moisture before I paint.
This Kohler design is big, shiny and looks like a small flying saucer. I received exactly what I ordered, yet a longer shower cord to accommodate my kids with 4 paws would be better. The plastic cased cord is about 4' 9", with a head 11" beyond that. The weight is balanced, both the shower head and the cord being light.
The hand shower this replaced had a head that was heavier, the head kept falling out of the cradle.
I test these by setting the shower head in the cradle and yanking the cord around. This large head stays seated in the cradle as it pivots and turns. It isn't a professional test but it is what I would be doing if I stepped into this shower with a cat!
On a budget, I can't completely update the bathtub or the chrome glass doors. I'm blending designs by making everything white or silver and shiny. This should allow the last updates, of a bath and tile to add color, drama or more modern designs to a basic white and chrome bathroom.
In one word, SHINY.
October 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel Great Improvement to my shower
Kohler came through again! After five years our shower spray died. The sprayer is a pleasant addition to our shower.
May 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DickyG Junk. Thankfully it was used a short time.
I purchased this hand held shower because I was going to be having surgery and would need to sit on a shower chair instead of standing up. This shower leaked from the swivel point unless it was held in one spot. Of course, I was unable to hold it there...since I was in a cast and could not stand!
Thankfully, I only needed it for a month and then I threw it in the garbage. I would not recommend this product unless you only needed it for a month like I did.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doug Good value for the price
The tab used to switch settings is easy to use. Our previous shower head had a dial that was hard to use when your hands are wet or soapy.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnS Large spray surface area.
The Kohler Awaken handshower includes the needed hose and bracket for quick and easy installation in your existing shower. You might need a pair of pliers to remove the old head, but not needed for the new one. It uses a gasket to seal tight.
The head is adjustable with only 3 spray settings but that's enough for most people. Adjustment is made by a thumb dial button on the side of the spray head.
The beauty of this is that the surface area of the spray head is large, and the spray nozzles cover all the area. This gives you a broad shower spray pattern.
Matches nicely with your other chrome fixtures. And you get the quality and durability of Kohler.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Julie Love it! Really does wake you up in the morning.
Easy to install. I just picked this up at the store because I really didn't like my existing shower head. I love the power of the spray.
December 9, 2015