Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 54
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by taysomb Nice looking faucet, several different streams
Several people have already noticed that the handle sticks out a bit -- it does unless you have a deep wall, in which case it will be closer to flush. While it is not rock solid, I wouldn't say that it is wobbly or anything; besides, the handle is easy to turn so you will not have to put a lot of torque on it.
I did have to put a crazy lot of tape on the shower head pipe as it connects to the piece inside the wall, but in the end I think I have a solid connection.
The different jets are pictured below, you have 4 of them, basically a regular shower, regular & jet, jet, and anemic/conservationist water amount.
June 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Update on my earlier review
As I mentioned in the earlier review, the handle on my Pasadena tub/shower fixture seemed loose and flimsy. I even tried a new shower valve - results the same. After several conversations with Pfister customer support (Wendy F.), the solution to my problem is to install a "secure handle". In this case the secure handle was actually a handle from the Avalon collection. This handle indeed has much better support and works well with the Pasadena valve. It looks great too! Many thanks to Pfister customer support, specifically Wendy F. for working with me to identify a solution. I now have a great tub/shower fixture!!
September 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bern Don't believe the pictures of this product...
The single-handle control for this product does not install as shown in any of the photographs. The photos show the metal cone flush against the faceplate, but the installation line drawings show the cone inexplicably standing off of the face plate by a good 3/4" and that, in fact, is how it installs. This not only looks silly, but results in a very flimsy and unstable control handle that would be easily damaged by someone accidentally giving it a good bump or even through normal use. I am completely dissappointed by this, but of course you don't find the problem until a multi-hour install job is 95% done. I expect I'll have to buy another faucet within just a couple of years. Pfister got me. They won't get me again. Unless they contact me and refund my money AND let me keep the faucet installed since that cost me.
May 29, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Handle wobbles
Last year I purchased a Pfister 8P8-PDKK system for my tub surround. I have done a complete remodel of the bathroom and it has taken 1 1/2 years. Last night I finally finished several months of tiling and completed the trim flange install on my 8P8-PDKK valve body.
I was astonished to find that with the handle installed, the valve stem flexes in all directions. It feels that it will break off at any minute. The only fix I would have would be to rip out the tile and wall and remove the Pfister product. The prospect of this is heartbreaking.....
July 27, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Chris52 Handle Wobbles, Feels Weak
Like another review on here, I just finished installing a new tub and granite wall surrounds in my hallway guest bathroom (kids bathroom). The last finishing touches included adding the handle to the shower valve. However, upon installation I thought something must be wrong becuase the handle wobbles and feels flimsy. I then double checked my installation and searched "Pasadena faucet with wobbling handle" on the Internet and found out here that I wasn't alone! There's no way guests or kids will know to be easy on the handle. Downright, the handle feels so cheap--like I got it at a second-hand store on clearance. Last night, my fiance' tried the faucet and she was stressed that the faucet won't last. I explained that I don't know what to do since the last thing I want is to destroy brand new expensive granite! I am a quality assurance engineer by trade and this design would never pass any acceptance test or final inspection if I owned a company that made plumbing faucets and fixtures! And to think, I haven't even used the shower yet--I hope the shower head is a much better design.
August 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NoLongerBugged Misleading photo on box.
As stated below, the installed product does not look like the picture on the box. I have yet to hear from customer service at Pfister, the phone number produced no results. I am going to have to purchase the longer sleeve so it doesn't look ridiculous. If I'm still unhappy, or there is an excessive build up of gunk constantly getting in the back of the lever, I'll have to pay the money to install a universal lever. If you still want to buy this product, look very carefully at the install and where the end of the valve comes to outside your expected finish wall.
June 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jessie Okay
Bought it 5 years ago and have already had to replace handle
July 25, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Handle wobble and box discrepancy
The ease of installation was good: The valve assembly has a bracket with screw holes for securing to a stud. Visually everything looks good.
After installing the valve handle, I noticed there was much more wobble than I expected (or had seen in any other shower faucet I have come across). It seems to wobble because the handle is supported by nothing more than the plastic valve stem and body. The metal handle is not wobbling on the plastic stem, but the entire plastic valve assembly flexes.
Also, the finished installation of the faucet handle does not match what is illustrated on the box. It does, however, match what is shown on the instructions in the box. I cover both of these in the review video.
March 17, 2014