Foot spa machine world is dominated by few brands and Beurer is one that has never disappointed me. Today I’m going to talk about Beurer FB25 Foot Spa that is a mid-range (read not too expensive) product of this top quality German manufacturer of health related products.
After three weeks of testing, I must say that I’m not disappointed but I can clearly see that this footspa is targeted at slightly different customer base than Beurer FB50. In this article you’ll learn what I mean by that.
Beurer FB25 review
What I like
- Variety of functions
- Limited noise
- Sturdy design
- Value for money
What I don’t like
- Not the most user friendly
- Massage function
What are you buying?
Foot relaxation and rejuvenation is vital to overall health, and with the Beurer FB25, you can count on great performance in a foot bath at a reasonable cost. This sturdy, affordable foot spa helps promote good circulation, relaxes ligaments, tendons and muscles and provides warmth for cold feet.
The FB25 Foot Spa is an excellent choice for people who have foot problems due to its many therapeutic features including:
- Bubble massage and vibration therapy improve circulation. The bubbling function is refreshing, and the massage jets coupled with massage nubs bring welcome relief to tired, overworked feet.
- Sixteen integrated magnets provide magnetic field therapy (apparently it helps increase supply of energy to the cells although I’m a bit sceptical about its actual effects).
- The removable roller attachment soothes tired feet. When there’s no time for a soak, you can use the FB25 for dry foot massage although this is not motorised. You just have to simply roll over your feet over the attachment for reflex massage.
- Vibration massage
- Bubble massage
- Water heating
- Removable massage roller attachment
- Magnetic field therapy
- Non-slip rubber feet
- Splash protection
- 130 watt
How easy is it to use?
The unit is sturdy, easy to handle and easy to clean. It features rubber, non-slip feet for safety and a splash guard to prevent dangerous spills although you need to make sure that you don’t over fill it with water.
Because it has an attached electrical cord, you shouldn’t set it in the tub to fill it as this might cause hazards. Instead, you must carry water in a pitcher. Some people may find this cumbersome, but for me is not a major obstacle to ease of use.
The control knob is at the front of the unit, so it may be a bit difficult for some people to see and a bit of a stretch to reach while using the foot spa may be required. It would also be easier if FB 25 had a drain but there is at least a dip that helps guide the water out.
What accessories are included?
When you open the box, you will find:
- An FB25 Foot Bath
- One instruction manual
- One massage roller attachment
- Documentation of 3-year warranty
Key features of Beurer FB25 Footspa
- Variety of functions – there are lots of options in function combinations. You can choose vibrate & bubbles, vibrate & heat, all three or each one singly. The removable roller and magnetic field therapy are bonus.
- Limited noise – the motor is quiet enough that you can watch the telly or listen to music while using the foot bath.
- Sturdy design – construction quality is excellent despite the lower price. The unit stays in place thanks to the rubber feet
- Value for money – the product is an excellent value.
- Less user friendly than more expensive models – the control knob is at the front of the product, so reaching and seeing it can be challenging. Heater has just a ‘keep water warm’ function, so water needs to be at the right temperature when you add it. The foot spa does not have a drain, so you do have to tip it or bail it to remove the water.
- Heating – the combination of the vibration and heat functions can overheat the water.
- Massage function – the massaging nodules are a little painful although I could get used to them over time. Also, the massage function is static (not motorised) and therefore all you can do is just rub your feet on it and rotate it.
Anything else you should know?
Using the water heating and vibration settings may involve a bit of a learning curve. Some users say the water heater doesn’t work well at all, while others say it works too well. My experience is that when used in combination with the vibration function, it can make the water too hot.
The key to satisfactory use seems to lie in using water that is the right temperature to begin with and then using the water heater and/or vibration functions to keep it warm. When you want to cool the water, turn on the bubble function.
TIP: Be careful of adding soap to the foot bath while the jets are running. This can cause a mess!
I’m very pleased with this foot bath in most ways. On the other hand, if I had to choose between my favourite Beurer FB50 and this one, my decision would be very quick. I like all the additional features that FB50 offers such as the infrared light therapy, LED dislay or heating at 5 levels.
The two main areas of concern here seem to be potential discomfort caused by the massage nubs (aka: “spikes”) and excessive heat from the overly-enthusiastic water heating function.
Still, most people will manage to find a work-around for these minor problems and will be pleased overall. The Beurer FB25 Foot Spa with Magnetic Field Therapy seems to offer a great deal of value in terms of quality and function when compared with other foot spas.
Where to buy?
- Amazon UK: Check today’s price
Beurer FB25 Footspa Review
The Beurer FB25 Footspa is a sturdy and affordable product that offers a great deal of value in terms of quality and function when compared with other foot spas.