What is your water temperature?

United States
March 29, 2008 11:15am CST
For those of you who like to shower regularly, I'd like to know what you set your water temp at. I usually have mine scalding hot and end up coming out looking like a cranberry. So what is it? Hot, cold, or lukewarm?
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@Breath (1298)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I don't feel clean or refreshed unless the water is so hot i come out red:)Love those hot bubble baths...
• United States
29 Mar 08
I'm the same as you...can almost feel the dirt getting scorched off of me ....LOL...thanjks for the response
@sk66rc (4263)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I guess I fit into a lukewarm catagory, although I like it on a slightly colder side... I don't like too hot of a shower... My girl friend loves it... when we take a shower together, we're constantly fighting over the water...
• United States
3 Apr 08
I am the same as you,the hotter the water the better,look like i ahve a sunburn going on after I get out.
@hcromer (2712)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I always have the shower turned up pretty hot. I don't have it scalding, I don't usually come out looking like a cranberry, but it is usually about as hot as I can stand for it to be.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I'm actually more of a bath than shower person, but either way I like the water to be as hot as I can stand it. This usually means that I start at one level of temp and then increase as I get used to it. And my skin is really sensitive so I definitely come out looking something like a cranberry, strawberry, etc. So in other words, I'm with you!
• United States
30 Mar 08
I love my showers very, very hot. When it comes to my shower, cold is very uncomfortable for me, and I'll make it the quickest possible shower if the water is even the slightest bit cold. I like to start out in my showers with lukewarm water. As my body adjusts to the heat of the shower, I'll start to turn up the heat until it's even at maximum heat and zero cold, if that's how long my shower takes. Because of my shower habits, it seems that I adjust to changes in the outside weather a lot better than some other people seem to do. At the same time, however, I love to shower at my home because of the pressurized showerhead we happen to have. It feels very good on your back, and it's almost like you're getting a perfect massage while you're trying to rinse the shampoo out of your hair.
@kbourgerie (8775)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I used to like mine really hot. People would comment on the temperature I had it set to and would always make sure they turned it down before getting in themselves. I don't like mine quite as hot anymore, but I definitely will NOT take a cold shower. I don't care how hot the temperature is outside. I've tried it a couple of times, and put it this way, I'm not doing it again.
• Canada
30 Mar 08
I usually take showers in the morning, and theres nothing better than a nice hot shower to wake you up. I prfer really hot showers otherwise ill be a little bit mroe grumpy the whole day.
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
30 Mar 08
I cant have the water too hot or I pass out, but I do love the water to be nice and warm when I am under it. I hate cold showers, they make my teeth chatter!!! :-)
@freak369 (4717)
• United States
29 Mar 08
The hotter the better but our shower is old and regulating the temperature can be tough. I too have had the "lobster look" when I've gotten out but it is a refreshing thing in the middle of winter and it's 20 degrees outside.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I'm not sure exactly what my hot water heater temperature is set at but i like my water hot when i take a shower during the cold months. In the summer when it is grass cutting season, I turn the water down alot because I get so hot when working out in the yard. I usually use luke warm in the summer to almost cool water to cool off.
• United States
29 Mar 08
smoking hot.as warm as i can stand it. and you can't get me out of hot tubs either LOL only time i can take lukewarm is summer when it's hot anyway.
@dania_elm (422)
• United States
29 Mar 08
in my opinion the hotter the better. i am always very red also and my hubby makes fun of me. its hard to feel clean unless its hot. u dont wash ur dishes in cold or lukewarm water. i think its more important for ur body to be clean than some plates!!!!!
• United States
29 Mar 08
realllly hot i love it!