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Does it Work: Get a Grip Bath Handle
By: Lauren Keith

The Get a Grip bath handle promises an easier and safer way to help you climb in out and of the tub or shower.  Its suction cups promise major holding power, but Does it Work?

Sharon Houston of Matthews, Missouri is one of dozens of you who emailed me wondering about this product.  She suffers from arthritis and recently had thumb surgery.

"It's really hard for me to get in and out of the rub, with no place to get a hold of," she says.

So, let's take hold of the Get a Grip.  First, the instructions tell us to wipe down the surface we're going to attach these suction cups to.  Also, a warning tells us not to use this over tile grout. You need a smooth, flat surface, or the makers can't guarantee this will work.

"All you're going to do is press down and flip the latches," I read aloud from the directions.

The makers also give you the green signal, letting you know the handle is properly attached. And note: you'll need to apply some pressure, even when flipping the latches, thanks to  tightly coiled springs I find inside the product.

Here goes..

"Oh!" Sharon yanks the Get a Grip handle right off the shower wall!

It's not going so well at first, so we decide to wipe off the suction cups a little better. They got a little dusty sitting in the box this arrived in. Boy, a clean surface and clean product makes all the difference!

"I mean I'm pulling with everything I have and this thing doesn't budge!" I say to Sharon.

"I think it might work now," Sharon says.

Sure enough---the Get a Grip seems to be gripping, but will this handle loosen up during a hot, steamy shower? Sharon and I let the hot water run for a good five minutes or so.

"I'm really anxious to see if it works for me after it gets wet, but I do think it'll be a big help," says Sharon.

Let's see.  She tugs as hard as she can...

"I think it's pretty good. Yup, I'm pulling as hard as I can and it still stays very well!" says Sharon.

I think so, too.  Whether this $20 product holds up over time remains to be seen.

"I would use it, but I would test it each time before I climbed in the shower, just to be safe," notes Sharon.

Yes, and please use common sense.  The instructions have the warning printed in red: "This is not to be used to support your *full* body weight."

"I'd give it an A minus," says Sharon.

Me, too, as long as you wipe down the suction cups and your tub surface often, I think you'll be pleased.

The Get a Grip takes hold of an A minus on this Does it Work test.  I bought it from the Carol Wright Gifts catalog.

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