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Best Moen Shower Heads Reviewed

Have the best showering experience in your own home. We compare the range of this popular brand.

by Andy

If you’re in the market for a new shower head but don’t know where to start, then you should check out the Moen brand. They are one of the most popular and top-rated brands on the shower head market.

Al Moen started his company in 1937 by solving a problem that he saw with plumbing. He wanted to create a single handle faucet, which has changed the plumbing industry.

In 1947, manufacturing began on Al Moen's single-handle faucets. The new bathroom faucets were a hit. He started providing faucets to multiple prefabricated bathrooms. After over 75 years and countless innovative patents, Moen has continued to produce the best bathroom shower heads and faucets right in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

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Model

Size

Shower Head Type

Flow Rate

Check Price

Moen 26100EP Engage Magnetix 3.5-Inch...

Moen 26100EP Engage Magnetix

4 x 2.5 x 8

inches

Handheld

1.75 GPM

Moen S6345 Velocity Two-Function 8.5-Inch...

Moen S6345 Velocity

3.1 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches

Rainfall

2.5 GPM

Moen S6320BG Velocity Two-Function Rainshower...

Moen S6320RB Velocity

3.1 x 8 x 8

inches

Rainfall

2.5 GPM

Moen 21313 Enliven 3.58-Inch Three Function...

Moen 21313 Enliven

3.5 x 3.6 x 3.6 inches

Fixed wall mount

2.5 GPM

Moen 6300BN One-Function Easy Clean XL Shower...

Moen 6300BN

4.5 x 3.8 x 3 inches

Fixed wall mount

2.5 GPM

Moen 3669EPBN Eco-Performance Handheld...

Moen 3669EPBN Eco-Performance

33 x 5.9 x 3.2 inches

Handheld

1.75 GPM

Moen 21005 Refresh 9-Inch Single Rainshower...

Moen 21005 Refresh

8 x 9 x 9

inches

Handheld and rainfall

2.5 GPM

Moen 3638BN Four Function 4.38-Inch Diameter...

Moen 3638BN

4.6 x 4.6 x 3.6 inches

Fixed wall mount

2.5 GPM


Why Choose a Moen Shower Head?

There are so many different brands and models of shower heads on the market today. What makes the Moen brand stand out? Moen has been producing high-quality products for a long time, so they have honed their craft.

One of the many factors that sets Moen apart is their amazing digital shower systems. The U by Moen range is truly a work of innovative art. They have created a smart shower that can be controlled by your voice, phone, and controller. It is even compatible with Google, Siri, and Alexa. You can start your shower and control the temperature just by speaking.

Moen has created an easy docking handheld shower heads. The first product I reviewed below is one from the Magnetix line. The handheld shower head is easily removable and clips right back in with magnets. Another great benefit of Moen products is their ease of installation. Most of their products can be installed easily without the help of a professional.


Moen Shower Head Buying Guide

User Needs

Every person that steps into their shower has different needs and preferences.

Some people may prefer a handheld shower head, which can be great for kids and elderly folks, as well as anyone who regularly needs to wash their pets. While other users may prefer a rain shower head.

Moen also makes shower heads for tall people. Just keep your needs in mind, and Moen will have something for you. 

Hot Water

Have you ever stepped into a shower that had horrible pressure? If so, then you know that this can make for a very uncomfortable shower experience. Water pressure refers to the amount of force that is used to move your water from one place to another. Water flow rate is measured in gallons per minute, and it refers to the amount of water that comes out of your shower head.

Efficiency

A few small savings on your water bill every month can really add up at the end of the year. Shower heads have unique ratings that determine if they are water-saving or not. Moen has dedicated their research to producing water-saving shower heads. Most of them are certified by the EPA to be WaterSense efficient.

Shower Head Type

With so many different models to choose from, you should take a look at all of your options before deciding. Most brands, including Moen, make rainfall, multi-spray, handheld, fixed, round, and square. They all create a different shower experience. For example, a handheld shower is nice for family pets, but a rainfall shower covers more surface area.

Spray Patterns/Settings

It is nice to have multiple options when you shower. Moen shower heads come with different spray patterns to give you the best showering experience possible. Depending on your desires, you can use rainfall, jet, pulse, mist, or full coverage. The direct spray jets are great for alleviating back pain. Rainfall settings allow for full coverage.

Convenience

You want your new shower head to be easy to use. Moen shower heads come with many convenience features, such as magnetic removable shower heads like in product 1 below. Most Moen shower heads are easy to install if you are replacing an existing model. You won’t have to hire a professional to assist you, which makes it a breeze.

Quality and Design

Moen Shower Head

You want your new shower head to look good. Moen makes many different styles of shower heads that complement different types of bathrooms. These differing designs also have different sprays and patterns.

While all of Moen’s shower heads are built with quality in mind, some come with different finishes. For example, you may not want to put a dark brushed nickel design in an all-white bathroom.

Cost and Warranty/Certification

Moen is one of the biggest competitors in the plumbing fixture market. They make quality products, but they also keep them at a reasonable price. For instance, Kohler products generally run quite a bit more expensive than Moen. Another factor to remember is the warranty of your product. Moen products come with a limited lifetime warranty.


8 Best Moen Shower Heads Reviewed

1. Moen 26100EP Engage Magnetix

Currently On Sale
Moen 26100EP Engage Magnetix 3.5-Inch...
  • VERSATILE DESIGN: Chrome finish is highly...
  • MAGNETIC BASE: The magnetic docking system...
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR SHOWER: Multiple distinct...
  • ADA COMPLIANT: Complies with Americans with...

If you are searching for the best model for your money, then this is the one for you. I named the Moen Engage Magnetix model as our top pick. It features innovative and convenient technology for all users. The magnetic removable shower head makes it easy to return the handle to its dock even with your eyes closed. This model would be perfect for people with children or pets.

Moen has brought together the best technology for the best price with this model. It features six different spray patterns, including wide coverage, downpour, and multiple massage settings. It has a 3.5-inch nozzle that delivers a powerful spray. This product comes with a 59-inch hose, which is perfect for removing and washing your family pets. You can quickly rinse your feet instead of jumping into a shower. You can use the removable shower head to get a relaxing and massaging shampoo session. The massage settings help alleviate pain in your lower back, head, or neck.

My favorite feature of this model was definitely the magnetic docking station. It came with powerful magnets that snapped right back into place. While giving the dog a quick bath, I could easily just reach up without looking and return the shower head to its dock.

As Budd stated, “Great price and works well. Installation was easy.”


2. Moen S6345 Velocity

Moen S6345 Velocity Two-Function 8.5-Inch...
  • VERSATILE DESIGN: Chrome finish is highly...
  • POWERFUL RINSE: Advanced, self-pressurizing...
  • FULL COVERAGE: Large spray head rainshower...
  • MULTI-FUNCTION: Two-function full rainshower;...

One of the hottest bathroom features today is having a full coverage rainfall shower. It dumps water from above as if you are showering outside in the rain. I chose the S6345 Velocity as the best Moen rain shower head on the market. It features a large 8.5 inch round nozzle that produces the ideal raindrop sensation with each setting.

It comes with Moen’s trademark self-pressurizing technology. Moen’s Immersion tech pushes water through the nozzle with 3 times the spraying power of standard rain shower heads. One main difference between this model and the previous one is that this one is a fixed shower head. It does not come with a removable handle or hose. This model is ideal for people who want a luxurious rain shower feel, but don’t need the hose.

One feature that I enjoyed was the amount of power this model had. It was more powerful than other models that I have tried in the past. Sometimes with rainfall shower heads, you tend to lose power because of their extensive coverage area, but this one didn’t let me down.

According to one customer, “We are enjoying, for the first time, a shower that provides enough flow of water to have a pleasant bath.”


3. Moen S6320RB Velocity

Moen S6320BG Velocity Two-Function Rainshower...
  • EVERYDAY LUXURY: Brushed Gold finish adds a...
  • POWERFUL RINSE: Advanced, self-pressurizing...
  • FULL COVERAGE: Large spray head rainshower...
  • PEACE-OF-MIND: Designed for hassle-free...

This item is similar to the previous one we reviewed. The main difference is that I chose this one as the best Moen brushed gold finish shower head. Nothing says luxury quite like the color gold. This model truly stands out with the easy to clean gold finish. It is backed by Moen’s LifeShine, which means it will remain free of corrosion for the life of the product.

This product from the Velocity line is a rainfall shower head like the previous model I reviewed. It features a concentrated rinse and a full spray setting. If you are looking for more spray settings in your rainfall shower head, then the product above might be better suited for you. This unit offers the stunning gold finish, which would look great with a dark or beige themed bathroom.

One issue that people often have with rainfall shower heads is that they offer great coverage, but not as much water pressure. With this model, you can quickly flip over to the other setting that offers more concentrated rainfall pressure.

As Bob Roberts stated, “You know how rain shower heads do a good job of getting you wet, but don't have enough pressure to get to your scalp? This shower head resolves the issue with an exceptionally easy to flip 2-way function.”


4. Moen 21313 Enliven

Currently On Sale
Moen 21313 Enliven 3.58-Inch Three Function...
  • VERSATILE DESIGN: Chrome finish is highly...
  • 3 functions: massage, full and combined
  • Rotate outer ring to select function
  • BUILT TO LAST: Backed by Moen's Limited...

Whatever your budget is, it’s always nice to find a product that is inexpensive and high-quality. This Enliven model is the best budget Moen shower head that I could find. It provides you with all of the durability that Moen has to offer while coming in at a great price point.

This Enliven model features a chrome finish that will go with almost any bathroom decor. It is tarnish and corrosion-resistant for a lifetime shine. It has 3 different settings, including massage, full, and concentrated. The massage setting is perfect for relaxing and targeting neck pain.

The concentrated setting will ensure that you get all of the shampoo out of your hair. You can change the settings with an easy turn outer ring that clicks into place. It is effortless to install and works with existing plumbing. I liked that this model was budget-friendly. It offers a great flow rate that will solve any water pressure issues you might have.

As a verified purchaser from Moen stated, “I've had four shower heads before this one. It's the only one with a good pressure output.”

I included one of these on a recent budget bathroom renovation, and I was happy with the results.


5. Moen 6300BN

Moen 6300BN One-Function Easy Clean XL Shower...
  • WARM AND INVITING: Brushed Nickel finish...
  • FULL FORCE: One-function powerful spray
  • CONNECTION: 1/2-inch IPS
  • Showerhead is limited to 2.5 gpm (9.5 L/min)...

If you are in the market for something simple and elegant, then this model will suit your needs. It is the most popular brushed nickel model that Moen offers. Unlike the other multifunction models, this one only features a one function spray pattern. If you are searching for something with more power versus spray patterns, then this will work well in your bathroom.

It comes in a versatile brushed nickel finish that looks good in any shower. It’s also easy to clean and maintain. It comes with a full force spray pattern, so all of the water is contained in a small surface area. You will maximize the use of your water pressure. It is easy to install since it's a wall-mounted unit. Most people can do it themselves without worrying about changing existing plumbing.

I liked that this model was inexpensive and straightforward. The elegant simplicity can really make a shower standout. I also enjoyed the amount of pressure. This model produces 2.5 GPM out of a smaller nozzle, so the pressure was perfect.

According to a satisfied customer, “Nice product, good price. Good upgrade to our showers in a new house.” 

This product is a nice simple addition to a new shower.


6. Moen 3669EPBN Eco-Performance

Moen 3669EPBN Eco-Performance Handheld...
  • WARM AND INVITING: Brushed Nickel finish...
  • CUSTOMIZED SHOWER: Handshower with slide bar...
  • FULL FORCE: Showerhead provides a powerful...
  • ADA COMPLIANT: Complies with Americans with...

If you are looking for versatility, then this model is ideal for you. It is the best Moen handheld shower head on the market. Handheld shower heads are perfect for bathing the family dog or quickly rinsing your feet off after being outside. You can also replace the shower head to its dock for a quick and easy shampoo.

This Eco-Performance model comes with four spray modes, including full spray, targeted jet, massaging, and invigorating spray. The targeted spray, in combination with the 69-inch metal hose, allows you to reach those tricky spots. It also provides plenty of pressure so that you can make sure all of the shampoo is out of your hair. It comes with a metal sliding bar so that you can adjust the nozzle to the perfect height.

One thing that I loved about this model is the adjustable height. I am quite tall, and I had no problems standing comfortably underneath it. I enjoyed the handheld part as well since it allowed me to jump in the shower for a quick rinse quickly.

As Karen from Moen’s website stated, “This is a great shower. Lots of functions and easy to use. It is made well and looks wonderful!!”


7. Moen 21005 Refresh

Moen 21005 Refresh 9-Inch Single Rainshower...
  • VERSATILE DESIGN: Chrome finish is highly...
  • FULL COVERAGE: Large 9-Inch spray head rain...
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR SHOWER: Seven distinct shower...
  • FLEXIBLE: Kink-free metal hose extends reach...

The more options for your showering experience, the better! This model packs in amazing features for a budget price. Two shower heads are better than one. I picked this Refresh model as the top-rated dual shower head. It comes with a massive 9-inch rainfall shower head and a handheld one.

Moen pulled out all the stops for this one by giving you two different shower head options in one package. It comes with a kink-free metal hose that allows you to access those hard to reach areas. It will extend your reach and flexibility, so it is great for bathing the kids. It will help minimize the effort and time spent in the tub with kids. It comes in a subtle chrome finish that will match most bathroom decor.

I really liked that this model came with both a rainfall and handheld shower head. It truly gave me the best of both worlds. I could enjoy the luxurious feeling of the rainfall shower, but still had the ease of use of the handheld shower head.

One user from New York noted, “It installed incredibly easily. I get great water flow from the main head and the hand held is equally as great on all the settings.”


8. Moen 3638BN

Moen 3638BN Four Function 4.38-Inch Diameter...
  • WARM AND INVITING: Brushed Nickel finish...
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR SHOWER: Multiple distinct...
  • FULL FORCE: Showerhead provides a powerful...
  • REPLACEMENT PART: Ideal for repairing...

Most of the Moen line of shower heads are reasonably easy to install, but some may require the assistance of a plumber. If you are unfamiliar with plumbing and want to quickly install the shower head yourself, then you should check out with this model. I named the 3638BN model the easiest to install Moen shower head. It can be attached easily to existing plumbing.

This model comes in the brushed nickel finish, which is similar to many of the models above. It’s a popular finish because it blends well with most bathroom colors. This one comes with 4 different spray functions that are the same as the Eco-Performance model above.

The targeted jets allow pressure to your sore areas, which makes your shower remarkably relaxing. It delivers 2.5 GPM, so you won't have to worry about the lack of water flow. I liked the simplicity and functionality of this Moen shower head. It comes in a nice size as well. It’s big enough to handle the water flow, but it isn’t too big that it takes away from the bathroom aesthetics.

As Jim noted, “Got this for Christmas and installed in minutes! Now I can get a great power rinse for my hair! Nice product!”


Comparing Moen to Other Brands

Now that I’ve reviewed the range of Moen shower heads, you have a better idea of what you are looking for. Since there are so many options and brands on the market, you should know what makes Moen stand out.

In my opinion, Moen has great quality products at a much lower price than its competitors. They come in at a fraction of the cost of Kohler products, for example. Delta and Waterpik also tend to run more expensive than Moen.

Moen also offers one of the best warranties in the business. All of the products that I reviewed above come with a limited lifetime warranty. For the whole life of the shower head that you purchase, Moen will ensure that it is covered under warranty from manufacturer defects. That means that they stand behind their products.


Moen Shower Head Installation

If you’ve purchased your new Moen shower head, then I am sure you are ready to get it installed. Most Moen shower heads can be installed without the help of a plumber.

If you are completely unfamiliar with plumbing or don’t want to risk it, then I recommend calling a plumber for assistance. Before you begin, make sure that you read the instructions that come with your specific Moen shower head.

The instructions below will apply to most models, but not every single one.

Fixed Shower Head
  • Step 1: Remove the old shower head by unscrewing it with a wrench.
  • Step 2: Screw the new shower head into place. Tighten it, and check for water leaks. If leaks occur, then use some plumber’s tape to seal the threads.
Handheld Shower Head
  • Step 1: Screw the handheld shower head mount onto the shower arm.
  • Step 2: Connect the flexible hose to the shower head mount. Hand tighten those connections.
  • Step 3: Connect the other end of the hose to the handheld shower head. Place the handheld shower head in the mount, and check for leaks.

People Also Ask (FAQs)

How long should Moen shower heads last?

These products should last for at least 5 years without any extreme issues. You may need to check the connections occasionally, but since Moen provides a limited lifetime warranty you shouldn’t have to worry about any defects in the product.

What’s the best method for cleaning a Moen shower head?

If your shower head becomes grimy, there are some simple steps to keep it clean. I recommend using white vinegar. You should heat the vinegar up, and fully submerge the shower head in the solution. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. Clean the nozzle holes with a paperclip.

What are some common issues one may encounter with these models?

While these products are durable, there could be some issues that arise. One common problem is that the water pressure from the shower head seems to be low. This could be caused by the water pressure from your home or the shower head.

If this occurs you can remove the flow restrictor, which I have detailed below. You can also remove the shower head and clean out all of the buildup.

Another common issue is that the shower head leaks from the thread valves. If this occurs, you should remove the shower head and apply plumber’s tape or resin. Apply a small amount to the threads and retighten the shower head.

How do I remove the flow restrictor from these models?

The flow restrictor on shower heads prevents too much water from being released. It helps save on your water bill. The flow restrictor can be removed by following the easy steps below.

  • Step 1: Remove the shower head with a wrench.
  • Step 2: Gently remove the rubber O-ring gasket that is inside the shower head threading.
  • Step 3: You will find a small flat plastic piece inside the neck of the shower head. Remove it with the tip of a screwdriver.
  • Step 4: Return the rubber O-ring to its original place. Tighten the shower head back into place.
What is the highest flow rate available?

Out of the models I have reviewed above, the highest flow rate is 2.5 GPM.

What is the best place to buy Moen shower head replacement parts and shower heads?

I recommend shopping on Amazon & Build dot com for all of your Moen shower head needs. They have a large variety of products from this brand and rarely seem to go out of stock.


Conclusion

In this article, I have thoroughly reviewed the Moen line of shower heads. As you tell, Moen makes a great addition to any bathroom shower. They come in all shapes and sizes to fit everyone's needs. You may be wondering what the absolute best model on the market is.

In my opinion, the Moen 26100EP Engage Magnetix is the top pick out of the Moen line. It is a unique, handheld shower head that offers versatility and usability. The magnetic dock is also a fantastic added feature. It will snap back into place without you even having to look at the dock. 

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