How To Choose A Soap Dispenser

A soap dispenser is a useful bathroom and kitchen commodity that is needed in every household. When purchasing a soap dispenser, most people usually focus on design and aesthetics. However, you should also pay attention to certain features for a long-lasting and worthwhile product.

Although a soap dispenser makes washing your hands easier and neater, it's also an economical way to store your soap. This bathroom accessory can also bring some personality and style to your bathroom. Here, you can find tips on how to choose a soap dispenser based on its practicality and design suited for you.

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Which material is best for a soap dispenser?

A soap dispenser's material should be strong and durable. The material affects its capabilities and longevity. Glass, ceramic, bronze, stainless steel, brass, and plastic are common materials.

  • Plastic soap dispensers can last for a while if the plastic is of high quality. These are suitable for those on a tight budget.
White and Gold Plastic Soap Dispenser
Clear Plastic Soap Dispenser
Clear Plastic Soap Dispensers with Gold Rose Details
Green Plastic Soap Dispensers
Long Clear Soap Dispenser with Pump
White Square Small Soap Dispenser
  • Stainless steel, brass, and bronze soap dispensers are stronger and more durable compared to other materials.
Long Soap Dispenser with Bronze Finish
Modern Stainless Steel Soap Dispenser
Three Color Stainless Steel Soap Dispenser
Bronze Soap Dispenser with Pump
Wall Soap Dispenser with Brass Touch
Pump and Sponge Caddy Stainless Steel Soap Dispenser
  • Glass and ceramic soap dispensers are fragile, so they may not be the best choice for bathrooms frequently use by children.
Elegant Glass Soap Dispenser with Antique Leaf
Rose Gold Glass Soap Dispenser
Small Black Glass Soap Dispenser
Grey Ceramic Soap Dispenser
Blue Round Ceramic Soap Dispenser
White Ceramic Soap Dispenser with Chrome

What are the characteristics of a good soap dispenser?

You should know what to look for in a soap dispenser if you're hoping to purchase a high-quality one. Here are characteristics that you need to keep in mind:

  • A manual soap dispenser: easier refill and doesn't need a lot of maintenance, push-button or pump style.

  • Automatic soap dispensers: modern and convenient, touch-free, requires batteries.

  • A big soap dispenser, such as one that holds 6.5 oz of soap, is fit for large families, frequent visitors or parties. The dispenser's capacity should be based on the number of people using it.

  • Your soap dispenser should be able to hold the amount of soap you'll need for a week.

  • Be aware of the type of soap you're going to put in the soap dispenser.

    ➔ Liquid soap dispensers are more affordable.

    ➔ Foam soap contains pre-lathered soap which only requires a small amount of water when rinsing. A single refill in a foam soap dispenser lasts longer than others.

    ➔ Powder soaps are only to be used with powdered soap dispensers.

Pineapple Manual Soap Dispenser
Grey Marble Manual Soap Dispenser
Black Automatic Soap Dispenser
Stainless Steel Automatic Soap Dispenser
Double Big Soap Dispenser
White Square Big Soap Dispenser

How to choose a soap dispenser's design for optimum convenience?

Soap dispensers come in a wide variety of styles and shapes. When choosing one, keep in mind that it has to be suitable and appropriate for each user in the household.

  • Both young and older people should be able to use the soap dispenser with ease. Choose one with a high-quality pump that is easy to use if there are different age groups of people in the household.

  • Soap dispensers with animated designs encourage kids to wash their hands more frequently.

  • Those with a smaller sink can purchase a wall-mounted soap dispenser to save some space.

  • If your washbasin is spacious, you can opt for a deck-mounted soap dispenser. These models are ultra-modern and sleek and notify the user when low battery or low soap with blinking colors.

What are the different soap dispenser styles?

In addition to a soap dispenser's functional elements, you need to ensure that the one you pick won't clash with your existing bathroom or kitchen theme.

  • Soap dispensers with finishes are ideal for elegant bathrooms. Chrome and gold coatings add a touch of class.

  • If you have a marble kitchen or bathroom countertop, you can match it with a marble soap dispenser design. A marble one also goes well with traditional bathroom decor.

  • Glass soap dispensers, such as crystal and twisted designs, fit well in contemporary bathrooms and kitchens.

  • Stainless steel and bronze models offer a modern and stylish look.

  • Ceramic soap dispensers are chic and fit perfectly in a classic bathroom.

  • Soap dispenser can offer a lively pop of color in neutral bathrooms. For example, a purple soap dispenser will look stunning in a grey-themed bathroom. For a white bathroom, teal accents offer a soothing, coastal ambiance when paired with light-colored wood and sisal accessories.