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KOHLER K-17493-CP Flipside 01 Handshower, Polished Chrome

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Polished Chrome
  • Elegant yet transitional design with smooth, flowing lines
  • Utilizes Flipstream technology for innovative mode-changing capabilities
  • Each spray experience has a dedicated face, delivering increased performance and eliminating compromise created by space limitations
  • Advanced ergonomics revolutionize the user's interface with the product
  • Operation is simple and easy even with soapy hands
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Frequently Bought Together

KOHLER K-17493-CP Flipside 01 Handshower, Polished Chrome + KOHLER K-8593-CP MasterShower 72-Inch Metal Shower Hose, Polished Chrome + KOHLER K-352-CP Forte Adjustable Wall-Mount Bracket, Polished Chrome
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Product Information

Color: Polished Chrome
Technical Details
Part Number K17493-CP
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions5 x 12.4 inches
Item model number17493-CP
ColorPolished Chrome
StyleModern
FinishPolished Chrome
Item Package Quantity1
Flow Rate 2.5 GPM
Water Consumption 2.5 GPM
CertificationNot Applicable
Warranty DescriptionLifetime Limited Warranty
  
Additional Information
ASINB002TLTZO0
Best Sellers Rank #32,358 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 14, 2004
  
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Product Description

Color: Polished Chrome

Flipside Handshower

Upgrade your bathroom by installing the convenient and versatile Kohler Flipside Handshower. Featuring innovative Flipstream technology, the handshower offers four showering sensations to fit your mood. With a simple rotation of the sprayface, you can experience a soft downpour, targeted massage, exhilarating circular spray, or a traditional full spray.

The Flipside easily flips to the position you want --even if you have soapy hands.
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Versatile Handshower Meets Your Needs

Add the option of a shower to your bathtub or upgrade your existing showerhead with the Flipside handshower. Designed to fit the look of traditional or contemporary bathrooms, it's also ideal for use in a bathtub with young children or pets, or to clean the bathtub and shower.

Four Showers in One

With your choice of four sprayfaces, the Flipside handshower allows you to enjoy the spray that best fits your needs. The Koverage is a full spray that is perfect for everyday use, while the Kotton releases a dense, soft downpour that resembles a spa spray. The Komotion and Kurrent are ideal for massaging the body, with Kurrent offering a targeted massage spray and Komotion delivering a full-face spray in an exhilarating, circular pattern that relaxes and refreshes.

Flipstream Technology is Easy to Use

The Flipside handshower features innovative Flipstream technology that facilitates use--you simply turn the showerhead on its axis to the desired position. Advanced ergonomics make it comfortable to hold and maneuver, and the showerhead flips easily to the position you want--even if you have soapy hands.

Straightforward Installation

Installation of the Flipside handshower is fast and easy if you already have a handshower in your bathroom. All you'll need is an adjustable wrench, and your shower will be ready within minutes. If you're replacing a regular showerhead with the Flipside, you'll need to purchase the Kohler K-8593-CP MasterShower 72-Inch Metal Shower Hose for trouble-free installation.

Upgrade your shower.
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Kohler Faucet Lifetime Limited Warranty

Kohler Co. warrants its faucets to be leak and drip free during normal residential use for as long as the original purchaser owns his or her home. Kohler Co. also warrants all other aspects of the faucet or accessories (except gold, non-PVD Vibrant, and non-chrome finishes) to be free of defects in material and workmanship during normal residential use for as long as the original consumer purchaser owns his or her home.


Flipside Handshower At a Glance:
  • Upgrade your shower
  • 4 shower sensations
  • Flipstream technology for ease of use
  • Trouble-free installation
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Best handheld we have ever purchased!!!
Jennifer from Texas
I was a bit concerned about this being plastic and feeling flimsy, but once it's mounted and in hand, it feels plenty solid.
Nicholas Scott
This thing has 4 different spray settings, and all of them are very different, and are useful!
Refreshing Lime

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By DaveClarkVibe on April 26, 2011
Color Name: Polished Chrome
We've used this for over a year and it is great. Just the right amount of pressure & flow. Cleans easily, installs easily, and has 4 settings that are easy to access. Each of the settings varies in terms of how far the unit should be from your body for it to be effective.
Beautiful & well-thought out design.

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UPDATE: I just got ready to purchase another one and had read all of the reviews on materials (plastic / metal) and the fact that hose & bracket were not included.

I wrote Kohler, and have pasted their response below.
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The Flipside assembly is made of plastic. Due to the size of the unit, plastic has been the material of choice, thus none of the Flipside will be available in metal, no matter where they are purchased.

Furthermore, the unit will be available with a hose and cradle assembly only through The Home Depot and Lowe's. That is the retail version and the model number will start with R i.e. R17492-CP.

Should you purchase the shower head through a different distributor, you will have to purchase the hose and bracket separately.

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There's the definitive word.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By JPR on April 24, 2011
Color Name: Polished Chrome
Length: 1:08 Mins
Did a quick install and test... Best shower I have used. (Tip: Pick up some Teflon tape.)Berry Plastics 700037 510w-1/2 1/2" x 520" Teflon Thread Sealant Imported Tape (1 Roll)
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84 of 97 people found the following review helpful By CJ Quibble on January 24, 2010
Color Name: Polished Chrome
Made from faux metal otherwise known as chrome plated plastic this ingenious fixture seems to be lacking durability. Considering the item's price and the unique design Kohler should have constructed this of real metal. Ours was found to be cracked before it even arrived at our door. Kohler does make another version from brushed nickel, which may validate the extra expense.

One important point to consider when purchasing hand held shower fixtures is wether they are made from plastic, or metal. A study done in 2009 by the University of Colorado found that harmful bacteria are more likely to be harboring within plastic fixtures and less prevalent within metal fixtures. You may not contract any immediate illness if you have a strong immune system, but the less harmful wee beasties the better.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By J. Broadley on October 27, 2010
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I saw this new shower head advertised on TV and had to have it. When it arrived, it fit perfectly in the old shower hose and installed in seconds. Each of the 4 sprays are wonderful and though it was fairly expensive and not found in any stores (needs to be special ordered, or ordered online, like here at Amazon), it was well worth the money. It only has two drawbacks when you are changing shower modes, but I can live with them and be careful about it. One, you can get your fingers caught between the shower head and the ring and two, you need to turn it pretty fluidly and quickly, otherwise you get sprayed by two different sprays from all directions. These two minor problems can be a big deal for some people (like kids for example), so that's why I subtracted one star from the rating.
Overall, my family and I love it!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Emily on February 19, 2011
Color Name: Polished Chrome
I like the showerhead. Its unique and fun to play with. The "flipping" can get a bit messy for those of us with shower curtains, which is why I gave it 4 stars.

Anyway, I looked all over the net to find out how to remove the flow restrictor, maybe its obvious, but basically just take a pair of scissors and dig out all of the plastic fittings in the showerhead piece until you see a nice, clear, open metallic looking hole. You don't need a drill. There are like 7 plastic pieces, just keep digging 'em out. Its a way better fixture without the flow restrictor, taking it out doubled my water flow.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By MO4 on August 3, 2011
Color Name: Polished Chrome
Flipping with the water running can spray water everywhere if you are not careful; also this product is made of plastic and the handle holder on mine loosened after a few months and will no longer hold the handle in place. Consequently, I was banged on the shoulder unexpectedly when it finally gave way and the handle fell off. This is a hazard, especially if someone gets hit in the head! Because of this flaw, I would NOT recommend this product to anyone.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By se7enfold on July 11, 2010
Color Name: Polished Chrome
I saw this flashy ad while reading gizmodo, which introduced the Kohler Flipside to me. The installation instructions are awful. There are no pictures, and the small paragraph which describes how to install it indicates there is one washer and one screen. The difficult part was figuring out which side connects to the wall faucet, and which is connecting to the actual shower head.

After playing around with it for a while, I was able to successfully install it. I'd recommend putting each side on loosely and testing before tightening.

I'd highly recommend this shower head. Although having four heads may seem as a gimmick, I can re assure you that you will be constantly be flipping back and forth. They are so different from one another.

Buy this showerhead!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By RolandFL on May 8, 2010
Color Name: Polished Chrome
after having picked out a defective one at Home Depot, I have to say that the second Flipside works well.
The first shower I tried out all four different settings at length.
The flipping between one setting to the other is really easy and Fun!

Komotion is my favorite setting, bit like a spring rain shower...
Or Kurrent like a car wash stream...

INstallation instructions are a bit scarce, but they do. Not much available in addition at Kohler's website in case something wouldn't work (as was the case with our first unit)

It's a great handheld shower. Not the ultimate W-Hotel Rain-forest shower experience, but pretty good for your everyday shower tub at home.
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