Delta Faucet 75700 Review

If you’re on a budget but still want an amazing shower experience, the Delta Faucet 75700 is the shower head you’ve been looking for.

It’s handheld design and 6-foot hose allows you the freedom to direct the flow wherever you want it to go. Or just keep it in the holster and enjoy the best of both worlds. The Delta handheld shower offers 7 invigorating spray settings including a ‘dribble’ mode so you can save water and money while you lather up.

It features anti-clog nozzles to make cleaning it a breeze, just rub off any mineral deposits with your hand and it’s good to go. The shower head is made of chrome finished plastic, so it’s light enough for anyone to use with one hand.

This is especially useful if you’re washing pets who want nothing more than to escape being cleaned. Delta also offers a Water Sense certified version with a 2.0 GPM flow rate for the environmentally conscious.

While the Delta Faucet 75700 isn’t the best shower head around, for the money, it’s a real bargain and will drastically improve your shower routine.

Delta Faucet 75700

Pros:

  • 7 spray settings
  • Anti-clog nozzles
  • Inexpensive
  • Great for pets
  • 6-foot hose
  • Easy to install
  • Water Sense certified version available

Cons:

  • The hose is a bit stiff
  • The plastic construction makes it feel cheap

What’s Good?

7 Spray Settings

With 7 spray settings to pick from the hardest part of your shower routine will be deciding which one to use. From a full-bodied spray to a pulsating massage to a water saving dribble, the Delta handheld showerhead has something for everyone.

It’s also really easy to change functions, even with wet soapy hands. Just turn the spray dials in either direction and voila! You have a whole new shower to experience.

Spray Settings:

  • Full Body Spray
  • Full Spray w/ Massage
  • Massaging Spray
  • Soft Drench Spray
  • Soft Drench w/ Massage
  • Shampoo Rinsing Spray
  • Pause

Anti-clog nozzles

Never have an uneven shower spray again. The Delta Faucet 75700 has nozzles that are made of soft rubber and hard plastic which are both really easy to clean. Just wipe it with your hand while showering and the lime and scale will rub right off.

You’ve probably seen people soaking their shower heads in vinegar to get all the gunk out but it can be a real hassle. This Delta handheld shower makes it easy to have a perfect spray every time.

Inexpensive

Despite its staggering amount of features, the Delta 75700 is one of the most affordable shower heads around. You’ll get a contemporary-style shower head with features and quality that rival much more expensive models.

The first time you use it, you’ll think they made a mistake and sent you a better version but fear not, it’s really just that good. If there’s one thing you could buy that will improve your quality of life without spending a fortune the Delta Faucet 75700 is it.

Great for Pets

Washing your pets can be a difficult task, but it must be done. No one wants a stinky pet! The Delta Faucet 75700 takes the dread out of this daunting chore by making it as easy as possible. It’s light enough to use with a single hand so you can use the other to soap up your furry friend (or calm him down).

And with 7 spray settings, your pet will be the cleanest it’s ever been. Use the massage setting to blast away dirt between the paws and use the full spray to rinse away the soap. Your pets will thank you, even if they don’t show it.

6 Foot Hose

The 6-foot long hose is a huge bonus for the Delta 75700 as it’s a foot longer than most other handheld showerheads out there. You can easily wash your entire body without putting any tension on the hose which is great if you’re a bit shorter.

You’ll also be able to keep your shower sparkling clean by rinsing off the doors of any lime or scale build up. In addition to showering, you can use it to wash just about anything that will fit in your shower, like a bike. Just remember to rinse the bottom afterward!

Easy to Install

Have this shower head ready to go within minutes of opening the box. You’ll need :

  • Plumbers Tape
  • An Adjustable Wrench (to remove the old one)

Step 1: Remove your old shower head. It may be stuck so wrap the base with an old piece of cloth for grip. Now try to twist counter-clockwise (lefty loosey) using your hands. If you can’t get it with your hands, use the wrench and do the same until it loosens.

Step 2: Wrap the threads on the shower arm with a bit of plumbers tape to prevent any leaks.

Step 3: Screw the new one on clockwise until you can’t twist anymore. Wrap up the base with cloth again and tighten it a bit more with the wrench (not TOO tight).

Step 4: Enjoy your new spa-like shower!

Water Sense Certified Version Available

WaterSense certified shower heads would conserve water and more importantly save you money. The maximum flow rate on a Water Sense certified product is 2.0 GPM which is enough that most people don’t even know the difference.

It provides a steady, forceful flow while being environmentally friendly by conserving an average of 2900 gallons of water per year for an average family.

What’s not so Good?

The hose is a Bit Stiff

Despite the length of the hose it does feel a bit stiff and can be annoying when trying to move it around. When not in use it tends to stick out from the wall which doesn’t look the greatest. One solution is to buy a better hose which will cost you less than $10 but will improve your shower experience tremendously.

Plastic Construction Makes It Feel Cheap

While the Delta Faucet 75700 is stunning to look at it tends to feel cheap when comparing it to metal handheld showers. But I think its affordability and lightweight more than makeup for it. Just don’t go smashing it around and it’ll be fine.

Flow Limiter not Easily Removed

While the flow is great with this Delta handheld shower, some people want an absolute torrent of water. You can do that by removing the flow limiter to give you more than 2.5 GPM, but Delta doesn’t make it easy. You’ll need a bunch of tools and you may or may not destroy it in the process. If you want more than a 2.5 GPM flow, you should look elsewhere.

The Verdict

The Delta Faucet 75700 is an outstanding budget shower head. Hands-free or hand-held, it offers 7 refreshing spray settings that will complement whatever mood you’re in. The ergonomic handle and lengthy 6-foot hose are great for getting at those hard to reach areas.

It features anti-clog nozzles so you’ll experience a steady, consistent flow every time. And the best thing about this handheld shower head is the price. If you’re looking for an affordable, feature-rich shower head that looks incredible, look no further than the Delta Faucet 75700.

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