A good alternative to the Zenna Home 7402AL over-the-showerhead shower caddy is no other than the Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy. The Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy looks almost identical to its Zenna counterpart, the only difference is, aside from the brand and product name, is that the Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy looks more cubic compared with the 7402AL which have sleeker edges.
Better Houseware, or Better Houseware Corp., was founded in 1939 in the United States. The company initially sold kitchenware and general houseware products in its inception. Its storage and organization solutions were added to its roster of products a couple of decades after 1979. Today, Better Houseware is known for its well-designed quality houseware products in moderate, if not affordable, price ranges.
The Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy is specifically made to address the needs of consumers who have a couple of big shampoo bottles and the like, but no storage space to store them. They can, of course, just buy regular-sized shower caddies to store some of them, but it would just be wrong if you can’t store all your large shower essentials into one shower storage. On the other hand, they can also opt not to purchase a shower caddy. But to think they would risk letting their bottles and other shower essentials fall inside the toilet bowl accidentally if they use the top of their toilet’s tank as a shower storage substitute is wrong also.
Like its Zenna Home 7402AL sister, the Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy banners two shelves with two dedicated razor holders, two hooks where you can hang your loofahs or washcloths, and a soap shelf.
|Classification||Dimensions (in.)||Weight (lbs.)||Latest Price|
|Over-the-showerhead||27.00 x 03.50 x 11.75||02.60||VIEW AT AMAZON|
However, unlike its Zenna Home sister, the Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy does not feature the same rustproof make that the Zenna 7402AL currently possesses. Even though there are some instances where the hanging shower caddy is labeled as “silver stainless steel”, some verified buyers of the product on Amazon complained about how the Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy rusts. There were even some reviews that the hanging shower caddy turned rusty in just one week after purchase.
As a disclaimer, I’m not claiming that I currently own the Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy. But instead, I’m providing an unbiased review of the product based on the hanging shower caddy’s reputation on the Internet so you can make a sound decision whether to buy it or not.
Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Pro
The Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy only has one pro based on several online sources, with the bulk coming from Amazon reviews.
A handful of Amazon reviews praised on how the Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy was built. One particular review noted on how the hanging shower caddy’s shelves are spaced to accommodate larger bottles. However, there are some flaws to its build that could’ve made it a lot better. One, for example, is how the base of each shelf is vertically wired instead of horizontally thus making the bottles placed on it tilt.
Additionally, in the same Amazon review, the reviewer also had some high praises on how the hanging shower caddy was constructed. The same reviewer said that it is very stable once the provided suction cups are well in place. Unlike other shower caddies that use cheap, thin wires as the foundation, the Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy uses thick solid ones. Moreover, which is another plus, the hanging caddy also features a non-slip clip to prevent it from falling or slipping down your showerhead.
Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Cons
In the opposite side, the Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy has two specific cons: it rusts, and the suction cups provided in the caddy to keep is stable tends to lose its suction capacity or power.
- It rusts! The number one red flag for any shower storage is whether it rusts or not. Unfortunately, the Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy rusts. However, there is still the debate about whether the water quality is the contributing factor on why it rusts quickly. An Amazon reviewer contributed that if you want a shower caddy that will last longer, look for one that is hard coated in plastic because no oxygen seeping in through the covering equals no rust.
- The suction cups loses its suction at times. Suction cups are an integral part of a shower caddy, especially when it’s an over-the-showerhead/hanging shower caddy, like the Better Houseware Deluxe Chome Shower Caddy, because it helps keep it stable. But suction cups tend to lose suction at times because of aging. Although it’s inevitable for suction cups to keep a shower storage stable forever, it’s still a bummer for owners to see their hanging shower caddy swing back and forth because of loosing suction cups. Though you can replace them in some cases, it’s still better if the manufacturer provides suction cups that will last the lifespan of the product.
If you’re looking for an over-the-showerhead caddy that will last a long time and does not rust, you’re better off with the Zenna Home 7402AL because it has its trademarked anti-rusting technology. But if you’re not particularly picky whether your hanging shower caddy rusts or not and you don’t mind paying for and applying some Rust-Oleum to keep it from rusting, then, by all means, take a good look and purchase the Better Houseware Deluxe Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy.
You can also take into account a wooden over-the-showerhead or hanging shower caddy like the AquaTeak Oval Shower Organizer so you’ll never give second thoughts if your shower caddy rusts the next day after you wake up.
Because of its rusting factor, the Better Houseware Deluxe Chrome Shower Caddy takes three stars out of five. It’s a functional and well-built shower storage like the Zenna Home 7402AL, but the fact remains that it rusts, and quickly in some cases.