5 Stars By Suneimi on 2015-08-11
Go ahead and splurge on this little item!
After tossing away quite a few cheap-o drain protectors that became dingy over time no matter how I soaked and scrubbed them, I decided to splurge on this OXO silicone drain protector. I've been very impressed! It's tall enough to fit easily over my pop-up drain and (even without suction cups) the weighted top keeps it in place -- even with my faucet running almost directly on it [see photo - my water pressure is quite decent but your mileage may vary!]. I have medium-length hair and seem to shed almost as much as my cat, but the drain protector catches it all and is easily removed and tossed away. Best of all, in my case, the silicone hasn't held onto mildew or mold -- I have been able to spray and wipe away any grime with very little effort. It looks like this drain protector will last a very long time. This has been a very worthy purchase for the few dollars more!
5 Stars By piercka1 on 2015-02-25
Great product - works great.
I got this because our drain does not have a way to stop the hair from going down the drain. This worked great. I attached a picture of the amount of hair that this caught after a shower. This drain protector allows the water to flow through just fine and is very flexible to fit over just about any drain. It is also very easy to clean. I highly recommend this product.
4 Stars By tZaharchuk on 2016-09-03
Good, but could be improved
As with all OXO products, the build quality and materials are great. There is a slight design flaw though. It comes with a thick rubber lip which causes water to pool around the drain and leaves soap scum after the shower is over. I cut the lip off with scissors and it works much better now. I attached a picture to clarify. They should modify the design accordingly.
5 Stars By jerake on 2017-05-14
Design works well for long-haired me!
First - let me state that I have 3 feet of hair. I've had long hair for almost 20 years now...my ears alone are keenly attuned to hearing drains scream when I walk into any bathroom. Hair maintenance in all forms is a highly developed skillset in my household, along with vacuum brush roller maintenance...and I'm expert-level in cleaning out hair brushes. With that said, any hair catcher has to do it's job or it's tossed immediately, because I never want to become an expert in clearing clogged drains.
I have used the OXO drain protector for several months now, I have one in each bathroom in my house. I did read some earlier reviews about the hole size at the bottom letting hair through, and that may be the case for someone with shorter hair, I don't know, but for mine - this thing catches all my hair, every time. The design seems to work extremely well. After every shower or bath, I have to clean both the outside around the flatter edge and the inside, as the hair will catch and ball up a bit before trying to go down the drain, so it catches quite a bit of my hair, about the same as my previous catcher. Also, with a little vinegar and water, these are super easy to keep clean, so hopefully these will last much longer than the cheap-o white ones you can buy at any grocery store.
on 2017-07-18 Best drain protector
This is the best drain cover that I have discovered for bathtubs that have the tub plug poking out. The protector is high enough that it covers the plug and sits well on tub surface. Also, it is made of silicone, so it washes off easily and does not stain. The top silver bob weighs down the whole protector, so it does not move around. Therefore there is no need for suction feet that might get mold on them. The hair and muck collects on the outside of the protector, so you can see very quickly when it's time to clean the thing off. Then you just wipe around the outside, and boom, you're done.
I have also tried the TubShroom the Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher, Strainer, Snare, Green
, but did not like it, because the hair gets stuck in the drainage hole and then you have a hard time cleaning it out. It's nicer in the sense that all the hair is down in the drain out of the view, but it also means that you forget to take the thing out and to clean it, and by the time you do, the shampoo and hair get so clumped up that it's really gross to clean. I much rather prefer this OXO protector. Wish it came in more fun colors!
5 Stars By Mollymae on 2016-10-13
Best one I've ever used. Works great on flat drains.
I was very skeptical about this one. I moved into a house with a tub drain that is flat and you cannot put anything into the drain to catch hair. I had gotten a flat metal disk with holes in it to fit over the drain but it moved all over the place. I then got a plastic one that suctioned cupped onto the tub and used the flat disk underneath that. I know hair got under the plastic one because I had to remove hair from the disk as well. I saw the reviews for this one and figured I'd try it. It is amazing. It doesn't move around at all even with the water from the tub hitting it directly (I wash my hair in the tub) and I am finding no hair at all on the disk under it. And if the tub gets any degree of water in it, it doesn't float around either. I can see where it might mold, but it would be very easy to clean.
5 Stars By Nurse Tracey on 2017-04-23
This does the job. I recently had a medical issue which is causing hair loss. I have (or had) thick, long hair so was concerned about clogging my shower if I didn't find something to catch the hair. This stays in place sitting right over my pop-up drain and all my hair seems to catch and wrap around it. When I'm done with my shower, I just lift it up and pick off the hair in a clump then replace it over the drain. It seems like it catches almost 100 percent of my hair, but I'm not sure if it would be equally effective on shorter hairs. I have no doubt that this has saved me a visit from the plumber over the past few months.
4 Stars By paulaz on 2015-03-03
Works well - gets the job done!
1) Doesn't move around while taking a shower. ( This is when the water is not hitting it directly, and the water pressure is not too high. Have not tested it under other conditions. ) The stainless steel at the top of the dome acts as a weight, and is effective in keeping it in place.
2) Catches hair, other debris. It works better than I thought! The holes towards the bottom are larger in size than those on top. Initially, when I first got this, I thought that hair and other debris would go right through the holes on the bottom ( ~2mm in diameter ), but unless the hair strand were to go straight through, no way it's going to get through it. In any case, it gets the job done.
3) Water doesn't collect at my feet when using it. The holes at the bottom are large enough to get the water though. I don't have any issues with water collecting.
4) Easy to clean. I clean it after every shower ( pretty exciting to see all that it caught :) ).
5) Not PLASTIC. Materials are stainless steel and silicone.
Sigh.. When I first got this product, I looked at it, and wasn't too impressed with the color. It's grey. ( I even went back to BTA-MALL to check what color it was in the product info. I had assumed it would be white, to match with bathtubs in general. ) But alas, it's grey...
It's not a pretty color up-close, but when using it in actuality, it doesn't bother me too much. It's far away enough when I'm standing. And it doesn't look that bad. But why couldn't it be a prettier color? Pink, anyone? :) At least a standard white?
4 Stars By JC on 2017-05-12
I personally have long thick hair but we have a walk in shower and I had already purchased a shower wig product that works great
This drain protector seems to be working. I purchased two. One for my child's bathroom and the other for my guest bathroom. I personally have long thick hair but we have a walk in shower and I had already purchased a shower wig product that works great. Since my son has short hair and the guest bath isn't utilized very often, I thought this product would be perfect.
I have not found too much hair in my son's drain protector. But again, his hair is short. But I would still expect to see some hair, right? Not sure on that one. The water does drain but it does pool around the base of the drain protector for a little bit before draining fully. Sometimes, with soap bubbles, you will notice from the pooling the drain cover turns a chalky white, which isn't very attractive.
I do like the product but cannot say if it works 100% since I haven't personally washed my hair and had it caught in this protector.
4 Stars By ggaa on 2017-05-14
Works for us
After using our brand new tub in a brand new house for 2 years, with 4 people using it, it started to clog. Husband bought a snake to remove hair, but after a few weeks it'll clog again with more hair falling that I can't catch. So after looking thru BTA-MALL, this was the perfect one for our shower/ tub combo drain that you pull up to open and push down to close. The water with suds build up around this cover so I lift it a little to drain the water faster. Since my hair is long, the hair gathered around this cover won't drain out. I remove the hair after every shower and rinse it. I even remove the cover to dry the bottom of drain out. I was thinking of cutting the lip just like one reviewer said so the suds don't build up at the cover, but it might end up becoming too small of diameter and not cover our drain. Could be better, but does what I want it to do which is prevent hair from going down drain