- What is a Fogless Shower Mirror?
- Best Fogless Shower Mirror Top 5
So you’re running late for work because you hit the snooze button a few times too many. You turn off the shower, face the mirror, and… have to wait for the fog to clear. You frantically wipe it down, only for it to mist up again almost instantly. You give up trying to shave/tweeze your eyebrows, and that stubble/stray hair gets you FIRED. Then you wake up and realise it was just a dream, because you bought a fogless shower mirror and this can never happen to you.
A fogless shower mirror will save you all that time, effort, and annoyance simply by preventing mist from forming on your bathroom mirrors. The best fogless shower mirror will also let you get a closer shave or a more thorough makeup job due to its quality.
What is a Fogless Shower Mirror?
The fogging on clear surfaces is usually caused when showering with hot water in an enclosed area (e.g. your bathroom).
A fogless shower mirror is a mirror that has some way built in for preventing water droplets from condensing on the treated surface. Condensation is what causes the fogging effect on bathroom mirrors.
These ways can include treatment with anti-fogging chemicals on the mirror’s silvered surface, or manually heating it up. Which is better? The best fogless shower mirror for you depends on your preferences.
Best Fogless Shower Mirror Top 5
Our Top 5 picks for the best fogless shower mirrors are based on our research and testing, backed up by the experience of hundreds of real-life customers just like you.
The ones listed here are all worthy, but read our reviews to find out their pros and cons and decide which best fits your specific needs.
These are the 5 that ended up on our shortlist when planning the revamp of our bathroom.
InterDesign’s fogless shower mirror could be the best fogless shower mirror for you if the man of the household likes to shave during/after showering.
“When else would you shave?”
This fogless shower mirror comes in 3 colors: Bronze, Brushed Stainless Steel, and Satin (which, in case you’re curious, is a kind of silver with a very pale pinkish hue to it). It’s sized 6.2 x 2.5 x 11 inches. It’s rectangular in shape but with curved edges.
It comes with 2 hooks for you to hang razors on. It also has a built-in curved shelf as a handy place to store things in, such as a shaving cream can.
Unlike other fogless shower mirrors on the market, this one is made entirely of stainless steel. The more significant weight seems to be the only real difference from the plastic ones, though. Because it’s not made of glass, it’s not as perfectly clear as a glass mirror (it has an odd convex effect to it that some people HATE). But stainless steel will never break, no matter how much you drop it or stomp on it (ouch) and you get the anti-fogging effect.
InterDesign’s fogless shower mirror will also just work without any extra effort needed (i.e. no need to switch anything on before your shower). This could make it the best fogless shower mirror for you if you’re usually in a hurry. It works because the surface has been treated for anti-fogging. Note that excessive rubbing at this mirror may scrape off the anti-fogging chemicals. Keep the mirror away from spots where it can get wet to reduce the necessity of ever wiping it off.
This fogless shower mirror comes with suction cups that you stick to smooth, non-porous surfaces. Note that since the mirror is made of stainless steel, it’s heavier than its plastic counterparts and will definitely put strain on the suction cups. You’ll want to either find a perfectly smooth surface to stick them on, such as clean, dry bathroom tiles or a glass shower door. Or alternatively, you can just hang it up with rope on a shower hook.
We’re still trying to track down the precise details about the warranty for this product. Make life easy for your customers, companies of America!
The Fogless Shower Mirror by Cassani is another worthy contender.
Cassani’s fogless shower mirror is in an oval shape, unlike the angular shape of its competitors on the market. Cassani calls this their ‘modern facial contour design’, and it’s a new improved design that was voted on by their customers.
“A company that listens to its customers. Amazing!”
It’s shaped to match your face’s height and width while optimizing space. It’s sized 7.5 x 5.7 x 0.1 inches and comes in just 1 frame color: Silver.
It comes with a stainless steel hook on which you can hang your razor (or anything else).
It’s made of plastic. This means that you get the same pros and cons mentioned in the InterDesign: on the one hand, your reflection won’t be quite as clear and sharp as with a glass mirror. Plastic just isn’t as smooth a reflective surface as glass. On the other hand, this mirror won’t shatter if you drop it on the ground. Shatter-proof means no sweeping up broken glass.
This fogless shower mirror’s unique factor is how its anti-fogging function is performed. Interestingly, Cassani has a patented anti-fog nanotechnology infused directly into the mirror’s silvered surface. This means that it just works and does its anti-fogging thing without you having to do anything about it. You can just use the mirror at any time and reap the benefits with no extra effort. That’s the same as our #5 mirror, but check out #3 to see why this feature might be a boon.
Cassani’s fogless shower mirror comes with a stainless steel wall mount that you stick onto the wall with adhesive (which is packaged with it). You then hang the mirror on the wall mount’s hook. Note that you should clean and dry the surface on which you plan to stick the adhesive before applying it. And once removed, the adhesive is not reusable.
If you are unsatisfied, Cassani offers a 100% refund within 30 days, no questions asked.
The Brookstone fogless shower mirror is the quirkiest entry in the list. Pricier than its counterparts on the market (about 4 to 5 times more expensive), Brookstone’s product is definitely a premium one. It’s especially good for shaving.
It’s sized 11.8 x 9.4 x 3.1 inches, and is made of polished stainless steel. The steel’s silvered reflective side won’t give you as faithful a reflection as a glass mirror, but neither will it shatter if dropped on the ground.
It comes with a razor holder and a squeegee for wiping off the mirror surface.
Brookstone’s fogless shower mirror has a couple of interesting features that may make it suitable for you.
This mirror has a reservoir cup built into its back. The idea is that you fill it with hot water from your shower, which will then heat up the mirror. Once the mirror is heated up, it will keep condensation from forming on the mirror’s reflective surface, and thus prevent fogging for as long as it’s heated.
This feature does require a bit more effort than the mirrors that are coated with anti-fogging chemicals which you can use right off with no effort. The upside is that this method will work forever, unlike anti-fogging chemicals which may wear off after some time or be scraped off.
This mirror comes with chin LED lights that have a 5-minute auto shut off feature. They do require 4 AA batteries, which are not included with the purchase. At first I thought that was a bit stingy, but it was pointed out that some people use rechargeables and it’s better for the environment not to include them. Good point, I guess. Just make sure you have some spare if you buy this mirror. Anyway, lights are a useful feature for many customers, so it’s another plus point.
This fogless shower mirror comes with 3 suction cups and a metal wire to hook it up. As is generally the rule with suction cups, you’ll need a very smooth, polished surface to use them on. The good news is, if the suction cups fail, the metal wire that you hook up independently serves as a kind of insurance to keep it from crashing down.
The Brookstone Limited Warranty is good for one year.
Could Shave Well’s offering is the best fogless shower mirror for shaving? Keep scrolling, gentle reader.
This mirror is 6.83 x 5.25 inches in size, so it’s small, but perfect for shaving while under the shower. There is no choice in frame color because it actually has an interesting design whereby there is no frame. The best description for it is that it looks like a short, wide dogtag hanging from a hook. This lack of frame isn’t as dangerous as it sounds because it’s made of plastic, similar to some of the fogless shower mirrors we’ve looked at so far.
The plastic construction means that it won’t give you a reflection quite as razor-sharp as a glass mirror might, but it also will be a lot lighter for moving around (see why you’ll need to do under the Noteworthy section) and is immune to shattering if you drop it.
There are three noteworthy elements about Shave Well’s fogless shower mirror, and they could well make it the best fogless shaving mirror.
First is that the mirror operates on basic science. You detach it from its hook and hold the mirror under the hot shower stream to warm it up.
“Poor thing was feeling cold”
Once it’s warmed up, the mirror’s temperature will ensure no pesky condensation fogs up its surface. You can then put it back on the hook and use it. This basically operates on the same principles as ToiletTree’s heated water mirror, except that you soak this mirror instead of filling it with water.
Could this get annoying to do? Possibly, but it doesn’t really seem like a hardship to just unhook the mirror and run hot water over it before rehooking it.
Second to note is that in order to clean this mirror, you wet it and then wipe it with toothpaste. This will keep droplets away from your mirror.
“And presumably, tooth decay”
The third noteworthy element doesn’t relate to the use of the mirror at all, but may be of interest to you. This Shave Well fogless shower mirror (and its fellow Shave Well mirrors) are made in China, but they are assembled at Sunshine Industries. Sunshine Industries is a vocational training facility in Tennessee for people with disabilities. It’s a nice human interest element to keep in mind.
This fogless shower mirror comes with a plastic hook that you stick on the wall with adhesive (packaged with it). You then hang the mirror on the hook. The easy detachment from the hook is required for its regular anti-fogging soak.
Here’s the impressive Shave Well promise:
We are so confident you will be pleased with your product that we don’t do returns. Just kidding. If you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can return your order for a full refund. We will do whatever is necessary to make sure you are ultimately happy with your transaction.
The Fogless Shower Mirror by ToiletTree is the top of our rankings, and the most popular in the market – it could well be the one for you.
It’s rectangular and sized 8.5 x 2.6 x 9 inches. For frame color, you can choose from 3: Black, Silver, and White. It comes with a squeegee (yay). It also has a built-in shelf where you can keep shaving accessories or skin care materials for easy access.
The mirror is entirely made of shatter-proof high-quality acrylic (otherwise known as plastic), including the reflective portion. This isn’t a bad thing, just something to note so you know what to expect. The clarity of this fogless shower mirror may not be as razor-sharp as its glass counterparts, because plastic just won’t be as perfectly smooth. However, this plastic mirror will also never break. No shards, wasted money, or 7 years of bad luck!
ToiletTree guarantees that it won’t rust, stain, or otherwise damage your bathroom door or wall (wherever you hang it).
This mirror also has a lighted and a travel version. The Deluxe LED Fogless Shower Mirror by ToiletTree in particular is a very good alternative. Its main difference from the vanilla (basic) version is that it’s 20% larger and has LED lights illuminating its frame for a brighter view when you’re using it. Get a much better look at stray hairs to pluck, blemishes to cover up, and an up close view of your pores!
This fogless shower mirror by ToiletTree works in a curious way. The back of the mirror has a water chamber specifically meant for you to fill with hot water before each shower. The idea is that the hot water keeps the mirror at the same temperature as your bathroom once the hot shower gets going.
The mirror then will not fog up, since condensation cannot form on a surface that’s equally hot. The structure makes it easy by letting you slide the mirror off the bracket for easy access to the water chamber.
That squeegee it comes with that we mentioned earlier? This is where it comes in. You use the squeegee to wipe off the mirror right after filling it with hot water. It will then retain its clarity for as long as the water in it remains hot.
Is it a hassle having to do this before every shower? It could be. But it’s not a large price to pay for a perfectly fogless shower mirror. And the advertised 5-7 seconds it takes to fill the reservoir are still quicker than the time spent waiting for a fogged-up mirror to clear.
If this sounds good, go and check the availability right away.
This fogless shower mirror comes with removable silicone adhesive and double sided tape. It sounds pretty flimsy, but this mirror isn’t very heavy (13.4 ounces, in fact) as it’s essentially made of plastic.
ToiletTree offers a 100% 30-day money back guarantee on this product.
- By simply filling the back of the mirror with hot shower water keeps the mirror fogless
- GUARANTEED to be fogless for life. Requires no annoying fog free sprays EVER!
- Easy mounting with removable silicone adhesive and double sided tape. No more unreliable suction cups!
Last update on 2017-05-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API