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on May 22, 2013
I like many other customers was a little hesitant to purchase this item because of the price. As soon as it arrived and I installed it, I could tell this caddy was going to be different. The first thing that impressed me was the solid feel. As I was installing the pole, I was pleasantly surprised at the design and ease of applying tension. All you do is pull the ratcheting bottom out such that your pole is as close to the ceiling and floor as possible, line up the pole where you want it and pull down on a lever to create a tight and solid hold. (If you want, there is a section of pole that can be left out so that the pole goes from the top of the tub to the ceiling.) There is no bowing of any kind like so many other pole caddy's I've had in the past.
The second thing that impressed me was the shelves. When they say adjustable I was a little nervous that they might be a little on the flimsy side like other caddy's. NOT SO! There is a rubber coated hook that goes around the back to prevent sliding and then there is a 1" clip that snaps around the pole to hold the shelf right where you want it. With the wire "rail" that is on 3 of the 4 shelves mixed with the deep dish shelves, you end up with 4" of protection. On other pole caddy's, things were always falling over because of a slight bump. I have knocked bottles over but they stay within the shelf. The bottom part of each shelf is easily removed for cleaning the soap scum and other buildups that come with showers. The strength of these shelves is amazing. I use a pump dispenser for my soap and I never take out the dispenser to get soap. From right there on the shelf, I have pushed down over and over again and there has been no slipping down the pole and no bending or twisting of the shelf it's self. I can't say that of other pole caddy's and their shelves.
My last point is this. I have waited to write this review for over a year now just to report on this particular point. I purchased this in February 2012 and to this date I HAVE NO RUST! Because others had said no rust and solid feel, I took a big gulp and paid what seemed at the time like a VERY high price. I now feel it is worth every penny and will buy another one when or if this one ever needs to be replaced.
* Easy installation
* Easy adjustability
* Easy clean
* No rust
I don't know what more I can say other than "Buy this product and you won't regret it."
I have now been using this caddy for 2 years and other than a little soap scum on the shelves (it's time for cleaning again)it still looks like I just installed it. I still have ZERO rust anywhere on the pole, it hasn't fallen down once and it still has a very solid feel. Every once in a while, I have to adjust my bottom shelf up because I use a pump bottle for my soap which exerts a fair amount of extra pressure. Don't think of this as a negative because these "adjustments" have only had to be done 2 - 3 times over the course of 2 years. Shelves are easy to clean, easy to place where you want with the confidence that they will stay there. Just thought I would update and will update in another year or so.
I have now owned this caddy for 4 years now and NOTHING that I have stated up to this point has changed. I still agree with and endorse everything that I have said about this caddy. It is still rust free and just as stable and solid as the first day I installed it. One suggestion I might add is that when you remove the plastic shelves to clean the soap/residue buildup, take down the pole and clean the base as well for the same reason.
If it were possible, I would give this a million stars. The is the BEST shower caddy bar none. It is the best value out there because you won't be fighting with it or replacing it (unless it is after a very very very long time).