Of all the shower caddy types, excluding the shower tote and the freestanding corner shower caddy, the over-the-door shower caddy provides the greatest measure against one of the common hanging shower caddy problems – the device falling or slipping.
First and foremost, the freestanding corner shower caddy doesn’t fall because, well, it’s “standing”. Secondly, the over-the-door shower caddy also provides a measure against one of the most common hanging shower caddy problems because it has specialized hooks that let it hang over any applicable horizontal surfaces including but not limited to the doors of your bathroom or your shower enclosure’s door.
A shower caddy review in this website already placed one over-the-door shower caddy to the test, the Zenna Home 7803SS. The Zenna 7803SS was pretty mediocre by racking up two stars out of five mainly because it was very prone to rust.
In this article, another over-the-door shower caddy is placed on the proving grounds to see how it faces up to the Zenna Home 7803SS, especially on the rust department. That shower caddy is the InterDesign Gia.
If you haven’t noticed it just yet, InterDesign is quite famous on this website mainly because of the quality caddies they make, specifically the InterDesign Orbz and the InterDesign York that were already reviewed. But not only that, aside from manufacturing bathroom goods, the 40-year-old USA-based InterDesign also makes awesome and nifty kitchen and storage products.
The InterDesign Gia comes in four major variants: Bronze, Chrome, Matte Black, and Satin. The Chrome variant is a little more expensive compared to the rest as of the time of writing. Also, regardless of the variant you chose, you still retain the same form of the hanging shower caddy with no special additions.
The InterDesign Gia and almost all other over-the-door shower caddies can be compared closely with their over-the-showerhead sisters mainly because on how they look minus their top portion which will always be different from one another.
Typical over-the-showerhead caddies have two shelves while normal over-the-door shower caddies also have two shelves. Cover the upper part of an over-the-showerhead and over-the-door caddy, and you’ll never know the difference! It just goes to show that how these two caddies tackle one very specific need in two different mediums.
Anyways, enough of the philosophical realizations on shower caddies and back to the review. Here goes: The very first thing you’ll notice about the InterDesign Gia is the big two hooks above it. Those two are thingamajigs that will go over the horizontal surface to keep them stable.
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Other than those two “hooks”, you’ll find in the InterDesign Gia what you’ll normally find in a usual shower caddy – two shelves with one deeper than the other for all your bottle-based shower essentials while the other one is for your smaller bathing paraphernalia like bath soaps. You’ll also find two little hooks at the bottom where you can hang your loofahs and washcloths as you please.
You can hang the InterDesign Gia on any proper horizontal surface but do mind the thickness and if the hooks will have something stable to lean on when hanged. For example, you can freely hang the over-the-door shower caddy on your shower curtain’s tension bar, but it will surely result in the caddy wobbling around because it has nothing stable behind it to situate itself.
The InterDesign Gia also has two suction cups to keep it stable on its back. By possessing suction cups, it can be deduced that over-the-door shower caddies were made to have something to lean on in its back.
For the specifications, the InterDesign Gia fits shower doors, bathroom doors, or any solid horizontal surface that are up to 2.25 inches thick. Moreover, according to a consumer generated answer from the product’s Amazon sales page, the over-the-door shower caddy will require a space of at least nine inches wide for you to get the best shower caddy experience.
InterDesign Gia Pro
For the pro of the InterDesign Gia, the contents have been curated from online resources primarily from Amazon reviews are in no way sponsored by InterDesign or Amazon.
The InterDesign Gia is a good shower caddy for its price range. Judging from its features and other benefits to its normal market price on Amazon, it’s a hanging shower caddy that will serve you based on the price you bought it.
One specific Amazon review had good words to say about the InterDesign Gia. Quoting her, this a great over-the-door [shower caddy]. It holds all your [shower essentials] neatly and looks very stylish at the same time. If you can, place [the shower caddy] where water doesn’t hit it directly as [the shower caddy] is a little awkward to clean. Mine doesn’t get wet and has stood up quite well… I’ve had mine for more than a year[,] and it’s still going strong. [I] even ordered another one for the second bathroom [because] I liked this one so much. A good product [overall] and Amazon had the best price.
Nicole, the one who posted the review above rated the InterDesign Gia four out of five stars. Will Shower Caddies INFO give the same rating? Let’s see.
InterDesign Gia Cons
There’s nothing much more to say about the pros of the InterDesign Gia other than it’s a good shower caddy for its price point. But even though the word “good” was mentioned, it’s still not a good buy as there are some flaws that drag the InterDesign Gia down.
- The InterDesign Gia rust (sometimes). Here we go again with the perpetual problem that shower caddy buyers face – the product is advertised as stainless steel, rust resistant, and some manufacturers even have the nerve to say that it’s completely rustproof when in reality, it’s not. But who are to blame them? Maybe when they were testing the anti-rust capabilities of the caddy, it was in a controlled environment with a controlled water quality. But in reality, each household have different water qualities with different effects to the “anti-rust” powers of the shower caddy.
- The InterDesign Gia has an Achilles Heel. The InterDesign Gia suffers from a design flaw – it’s poorly designed as evident by one review in Amazon and quoting “I was replacing a 3-shelf chrome caddy with this [two]-shelf stainless caddy. [I] wanted [a] stainless steel [one] and though I could get by, but [I] didn’t realize till I got it that the second and first shelves are pretty close together. Not even a can of shaving cream will fit on it standing up…” If you want a more versatile shower caddy, you should get the ones that have an “adjustable shelves” feature as these will allow you to mold you shower caddy to your liking.
Just what like the InterDesign Gia pros and cons suggest, feel free to purchase it if you want a hanging shower caddy that will exhibit qualities at the price range it was bought. Otherwise, if you want to get a bang for your buck, it’s recommended that you look at other options like another over-the-door caddy or another type of shower caddy perhaps?
Judging again from the hanging shower caddy’s pros and cons, it’s sad to say that the InterDesign Gia’s rating is equally the same with the Zenna Home 7803SS with two stars out of five. We have yet to review an over-the-door type shower caddy which will get you to say that you need it inside your bathroom.
Click here to view the latest price of the InterDesign Gia Bathroom Over-the-Shower Door Caddy on Amazon and also to take a closer look at it. On the other hand, you can also view a review of the equally-rated Zenna 7803SS in the Shower Caddies INFO website.