The Heated Aqua-Jet Foot Spa
Heated Aqua-Jet Foot SpaB
Heated Aqua-Jet Foot Spa
Heated Aqua-Jet Foot Spa
First, check it out in all its glory:
Looks awesome, right? Well, it is. As most of you know, I always do my research when splurging on an item. This was no exception. I read reviews, shopped around and waited to see a price drop. Hoping the price would drop. Alas, it didn't. So I went for it. I chose to order mine from Amazon for a couple of reasons. First, I am a cardholder and not only is the ordering process as smooth as pie, but I earn reward points. Also, the price was exactly the same as on the Brookstone website. Besides, Brookstone has a store on Amazon, so I figured it was pretty much the same thing, right?
On to the details...
- Heats water and keeps it hot to 115 degrees
- Jets (that rotate and have two speeds)
- Deep basin
- Accommodates larger feet (hello, size 11!)
- An easy to use drain plug
- Price at $129.99 this foot spa ain't for everyone. (I do most of my own pedicures at home, so it was easy peasy to justify the cost)
- The "Two rolling nodes" that are supposed to provide a "kneading massage to your arches" - they don't. (At least not for me)
- The removable pumice stone - it really isn't that awesome.
- It is heavy. Loaded with water, it is even heavier.
A couple of additional points I would like to mention: First, the customer care department at Brookstone is awesome. One of my rolling nodes would not stay in its place and kept floating to the top of the basin when it was filled with water. I went on Amazon and submitted a claim and within a couple of days not only did I receive a replacement in the mail, but they sent me two of them! Second, based on reviews and the directions that come with it I am afraid to add any products to the water while the unit is operational. People have posted comments stating adding salts or fizzies to the water has ruined their foot spa. However, that has not stopped me from using some products while the unit is turned off. I just make sure to rinse it really well when I am done.
Overall, this thing is super user friendly and looks really nice. I set it on my kitchen counter, use the kitchen faucet wand to fill it up and then dump the water in my bathtub when I am done. I always wipe it down with a warm cloth, turn it upside down and leave it inside of the tub to ensure thorough draining and drying. After it is dry, I place it in my hallway and I cover it with a clean, dry white towel so it won't get dusty and is ready to use the next time I need it. I literally use this foot spa at least once a week. Sometimes, to do complete pedicures and sometimes just to have a nice relaxing soak while watching The Real Housewives. :) Oh yeah, I said it.
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