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on 7 December 2012
Overall, I like this shower caddy because it's plastic which means there will be no rust on the baskets (the chains connecting the baskets could rust but I haven't had the product long enough to know). The biggest problem with this product is that it is very long. If your shower hot/cold control is on the wall below the shower head, you will not be able to hang this product from the shower head because the lower basket will end up hanging in front of the hot/cold control.
In addition to the length issue, the interior width of the hooks (which are lined with a gray rubber material) are not wide enough to fit around our shower head "neck," however, our shower head neck seems to be wider than average.
Length from the inside of the hooks to the bottom of the lower basket = 38 inches.
Interior width of the hooks = 1 inch.
Depth of basket = 4 1/4 inches.
The interior of the baskets are tapered with the bottom being narrower than the top. In my opinion, the baskets are slightly too large and bulky.
Widths of basket are 3 3/4 inches (base) and 4 3/4 inches (top).
Lengths of basket are 6 1/2 inches (base) and 8 1/2 (top).
There is no debate that the baskets can hold a lot of bottles and other shower items. In my opinion, it's one basket too big for a shower used by two people. It would be perfect for a university setting where multiple students use one shower. I suppose a workaround would be to cut the chain connecting the middle basket to the lower basket but that would permanently change the product and maybe we'll need the lower basket in the future. A nice product enhancement would be to be able to detach the middle and lower baskets if desired via a clasp or clip.
Each basket has a suction cup. Two of the three baskets needed to have the suction cup inserted into the slot on the basket. This was a difficult task as the rubber did not bend easily to get it into the basket slot. Additionally, one of the suction cups has a distorted shape and does not suction to the wall. Another issue with the suction cups is that they don't suction to the wall if the suction cup falls on a tile grout line. Since the chains are of fixed width, there is no way to get around this issue. The third issue with the suction cups is that they will only stay suctioned to the wall if there is weight in the basket and the chains are taut.
In short, there are a lot of variables in respect to the suction cups and the suction cups are an integral piece of the product. Without the baskets suctioned to the wall, they swing and dangle and get in the way. And as the product swings and dangles, the bottles in the baskets tip over.