Power Lock Hooks
Useful, but suction could be stronger
We've been using these hooks in our bathroom for years. They hold up pretty well overall, but after two or three months of holding anything that weighs more than a plain scrubbing pouf (the kind without a handle), they lose their grip and fall off.
Fortunately, they usually go right back up (they stick better if you wet the suction cup first), but the only way we've found to keep this from happening is to move them around about once a month, before they've reached the point when they'll fall. And they don't last foreverâ¿¿we typically have to replace them every few years because the suction cups are worn out.
Don't get me wrong, thoughâ¿¿I really like these hooks. Despite my complaint about their suction, they still hold better than any other suction-cup hooks we've tried (and we've tried several). The heaviest thing we hang on them is a long-handled scrubby pouf that weighs less than a pound, and these are the only suction-cup hooks we've found that can hold that and stay on the wall for more than a week. I just wish they were even stronger so that we didn't have to worry about it.
April 7, 2014
Strong suction, brittle plastic
I really like the strong suction achieved through the lever action. I use these to hang various things in my shower with Corian walls.
Occasionally the suction cups let go and things drop to the floor of the shower. This wouldn't be a big deal, except for the fact that eventually the impact causes cracks right where the hook attaches to the suction cup. Or perhaps that is a natural stress point and it falls because of the cracking. In either case the hook is unusable at that point. This has happened to two different Power Lock items in 2 years.
I wonder if all of the great reviews on here are from people that have not had the product for very long.
February 25, 2014
It what exactly what I was looking for and it works perfectly!
July 25, 2013
Does the job
Bought these hooks for shower to hang our scrubbers. Do the job very well.
July 5, 2013