Installing an electric shower is a great way to renovate a bathroom. It can also add on a considerable sum of money to the value of a home when it’s being sold, presuming that a high quality shower has been chosen.

With that in mind, I’ve collated a list of the best electric showers on the market. Whilst it may be the case that you don’t feel comfortable installing it yourself, you should still buy it yourself as opposed to buying it from a tradesman since you’ll be getting it at lower price.

Bristan BL3105 B Bliss 3 Electric Shower, 10.5 kW, Black
Mira Showers 1.1746.008 Sport Max 10.8 kW Electric Shower - White/Chrome
Bristan BL3105 B Bliss 3 Electric Shower, 10.5 kW, Black
Mira Showers 1.1746.008 Sport Max 10.8 kW Electric Shower - White/Chrome
Bristan BL3105 B Bliss 3 Electric Shower, 10.5 kW, Black
Bristan BL3105 B Bliss 3 Electric Shower, 10.5 kW, Black
Mira Showers 1.1746.008 Sport Max 10.8 kW Electric Shower - White/Chrome
Mira Showers 1.1746.008 Sport Max 10.8 kW Electric Shower - White/Chrome

Last update on 2022-09-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Bristan Bliss 3 Electric Shower

Bristan are a well known brand of showers, having been around for 45 years now. Their Bliss 3 shower is one of the very best on the market. It comes in various power options, which are 8.5kW, 9.5kW and 10.5kW. Regardless of what version is opted for, they all have an energy efficiency rating of A, which no more than ever is extremely important. This means that even if you enjoy a longer shower, that it won’t break the bank in terms of the energy that has been used.

In addition to that, a feature that I really liked about it is that regardless of what the water pressure is, the Bliss 3 can be used. It will work at water pressures from 0.7 bar up to 10 bar, which is great for those that do suffer from low water pressure. This is done without labouring the pump inside the shower.

I remember the days when using a shower, if someone turned on a tap or flushed the toilet that the temperature on the toilet would change. The Bliss 3 is thermostatic so regardless of how many taps are running or toilets are flushed, the temperature will not fluctuate.

The temperature of the water is also set digitally so it means that you can easily set it to how you like it. There isn’t a memory function on it, so if you change it and then someone changes it thereafter, you’ll need to set it back to your desired temperature.

In my part of the country, I don’t have a problem with limescale buildup and hard water, however I can appreciate that some people will have that problem. The good news is that the Bliss 3 has an anti-limescale feature in it which means that you don’t need to worry about this build up (especially since you can’t exactly use Calgon on a shower).

I also found it really easy to install, and liked the fact that there are multiple cable entry routes depending on what your current set up is.

It’s a considered purchase, with it being so energy efficient, and the factor you get the shower head and also a toiletry tray in the box, it really is great value for money and it’s something I highly recommend. For those that have low water pressure, the Bliss 3 is the best electric shower for low water pressure by far.

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Mira Azora Dual Shower

The other electric shower on this list comes from the good people at Mira. Much like Bristan, Mira are well known for their high quality and excellent looking products. The Azora Dual Shower is no exception.

It’s over double the price of the Bristan. Now that the elephant in the room is out of the way, let’s have a look at why I think it still deserves its place on this list. The first is how stylish it looks. In short, it looks bloody amazing. This is the kind of shower you’d see in a high end hotel. It has a green, frosted glass to it and regardless of the tiles its located on, it’ll look amazing.

Interestingly, it actually has two showerheads attached to it. One is a 90mm showerhead that can be taken off the rail. The other showerhead is of the 200mm variety. This supplies you with a lot of water, and is great for a luxurious, powerful shower. It is really easy to switch between the two shower heads, simply by using the dial on the shower rail.

It runs off of a 9.8kW supply. In terms of efficiency, it is rated A. Based on the calculations from Mira, it will use roughly 477kWh per year. This would equated to 1.3kWh per day. At the time of writing, and depending on the energy tariff you’re on, this would be roughly 50p per day for the shower, or £182.50 per year. This is actually quite reasonable, although depending on how energy prices change, this cost per year will also fluctuate.

Much like the Bristan, there is also an anti limescale mode, with Mira claiming that this increases the lifespan of the shower by up to 50%.

A feature that I like between this and the Bristan (and most likely one of the contributing parts of the increased price) is the fact that it offers dual control. This means that you are able to set the temperature independently of the flow rate. For those that are on a water meter, this could actually prove to be more economical in the long run this it’s possible to have a great temperature, but not use a significant volume of water.

The Azora is also thermostatic, so there won’t be any nasty surprises with this shower with respect to additional water drain elsewhere in the house. It can also operate on a minimum of 0.7 bar, which means that if there is lower water pressure than it shouldn’t be an  issue.

With respect to the installation, it’s just as easy as the Bristan. For those that have that little bit extra to spend, the Mira Azora Dual is a fantastic electric shower.

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Last update on 2022-09-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API