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How Do I Choose the Best Countertop Soap Dispenser?

Sherry Holetzky
Sherry Holetzky

Whether you wish to select a counter-mounted or built-in countertop soap dispenser or one that simply rests on the counter, there is a wide range of offerings from which you can choose. You may prefer an countertop soap dispenser that coordinates with other decorative elements in your bathroom or kitchen. On the other hand, you may wish to choose a dispenser that works well with your existing fixtures. Soap dispensers are not only for commercial settings. Many types and styles are now used in the home as well.

For a countertop soap dispenser that sits on the counter, compare sizes, styles, and finishes. You may wish to select a large dispenser in order to avoid refilling it often but make sure there is plenty of room for the dispenser size you choose. This is especially important if the dispenser is made from a breakable material such as ceramic. You don’t want the soap dispenser to get knocked over and broken.

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The size of the spout from which soap is distributed is an important aspect in making a decision. You may wish to look for spouts that are long enough to reach over the sink so that any stray soap droplets end up in the sink instead of on the counter. This is a good thing to look at for both a stand-alone and a built-in countertop soap dispenser. How much soap is distributed may also be a consideration.

Consider the ease of installation and ease of use. Also, consider the ability to refill the reservoir easily if applicable, when comparing built-in styles. If you choose a style that stores soap in a reservoir below the sink, try to plan the placement so you have easy access to the reservoir for refilling.

There are a variety of soaps that you can choose for your dispenser. Some brands will recommend the best soaps to use with your new equipment. Antibacterial soaps are also available. “Touchless” soap dispensers are also great options for helping avoid the spread of germs and other contamination.

When choosing a home countertop soap dispenser that works with your budget, it is important to decide if you will be able to install it yourself or if you will need to pay someone to do it for you. The expense of installation should be added to the overall cost of the countertop soap dispenser. You can call around for estimates to get a general idea. You may need to choose a simpler design that you can install yourself if the additional cost is prohibitive.

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