Essentials Towel Bar 24"
thin bar, close to wall
As much as I love the sleek lines of this Grohe towel bar, It is really only useful for a handtowel or washcloth. I installed two in my bath to replace two older style bars and unfortunately found that this product is not appropriate for a bath towel because it rides so close to the wall. I have to fold my bath towel in half and gently slide it behind the bar to hang my towel. What a pain. Also, it has a very thin bar -- someone grabbed the bar for support (not even very hard) and now while the support ends are unaffected, the bar itself looks a little wonky.
I'm going to look for a deeper matching towel bar and replace one of these in my bath. Hopefully Grohe makes a big sister version of this bar!
March 19, 2011
Solidly made, Good . . . but
OK . . . I renovated my bathroom and purchased several Grohe coordinating pieces including the faucet. This towel bar is solidly made and looks very nice. But, the clearance from the wall to the inside edge of the bar is only 1.5 inches, so you will have difficulty hanging thick/plush towels on this. I had read previous reviews on this issue, and should have taken them into consideration. I can hang towels on this bar, but need to be more careful and deliberate "navigating" them thru such a small clearance. This is a bad design and Grohe could easily fix this with modifications to the end brackets! After I had received the Ghroe towel bar, I needed an 18" towel bar for the tub-surround and purchased the Danze towel bar for that instead of a 2nd Grohe . . . much better clearance with the Danze (but the feel is not as solid as the Grohe).
Had it not been for the clearance issue with the Grohe bar, I would have rated it 5 stars.
January 1, 2012
Strong & Elegant
I've finished my newly renovated bathroom with 3 Grohe towel bars, 2 robe hooks and 1 towel ring. These products are heavily built and beautifully finished. The wall attachment is strong and it's unlikely to loosen over time. Two minor issues: (1) the towel bar is relatively close to the wall - forget holding a double thickness towel; and (2) vertical placement within a 1/8 inch accuracy is difficult.
January 8, 2013
good finish but ....
good shine finish but the bar is not deep enough. when you hang the towels, a little bit tough to hang; also lower part of towels will tough the wall after hanging.
May 27, 2011
So shallow it cannot accommodate a nice towel or even a display of hand towels. Pretty, but that's all. A big waste of money.
December 11, 2012
I'm a major shopper & I compared all the manufacturer's products with this appearance & was amazed to find a Grohe towelbar ...and at the LOWEST price!! Grohe is a high-end name in the industry & deliver a superior product.Once again, Faucet Direct is a great source of amazing products at the best price.
May 27, 2010
Beautiful and solid
We had two of these bars installed with our bathroom remodel and they are great. Solid, beautiful and practical. I do not share other reviewers' opinion that the towel bars are too shallow. We use what I consider normal bath towels and I have not noticed having trouble hanging them up. It's a mystery why that should be a flaw.
May 5, 2013
Great clean lines, very modern, nice finish.
December 5, 2009
this towel bar is built solid.
February 11, 2010
Exactly as discribed
September 24, 2013