No kitchen or bathroom would be complete without the best soap dispenser to add the finishing touches to your modern decor. Many people believe that is’ just a soap dispenser, though, and that it doesn’t really matter which one you welcome into your home. But if you want a home that looks stylish, new, and sophisticated, it’s the little things – like soap dispensers, slow cookers, and shower heads – which help to transform your home into something cool.
But aside from aesthetics and decor why are soap dispensers so important to have around the house? Well, hygiene for one, either after using the bathroom, preparing food or when washing the dishes following a mammoth, gluttonous meal. They are easy, convenient, and don’t take up so much space they will get in the way. In fact, depending on the space, you can buy compact options to stand next to the sink, or mount on the wall. They’re ideal for the home or for the business and will prevent the spread of germs and bacteria, all without the slippery, crumbling problems of standard soap bars.
The Best Soap Dispensers
The Simplehuman Compact 8oz Sensor Pump is our top pick for the best soap dispenser you can find today. With the touch-free operation, it’s one of the most hygienic options around and the absence of a button prevents the spread of germs around the house, keeping you and everyone else as fit as a fiddle. This touchless design also keeps it clean from smudges and marks, which we know isn’t as important as the prevention of bacteria spreading, but at least saves you some time when doing your weekly clean.
It’s fast-acting, dispensing soap in just 0.2 seconds, which is quicker than struggling with manual pumping which can sometimes catch or squirt soap all over your shirt, and the precise trigger zone ensures accuracy. To save soap and prevent wastage, the flexible silicon valve stops dripping after use to ensure your soap lasts as long as possible. If you feel there’s too much or too little soap released, you can adjust this using the volume control to find the optimum amount of soap for a sufficient clean.
Touch-free operation prevents smudges and germs getting left behind
High-efficiency pump dispenses soap in 0.2 seconds
Precise trigger zone for accurate, high-speed operation
Flexible silicone valve prevents dripping and ensures no mess
Wide refill opening for fast, spill-free, and easy top ups
- Weight12 ounces
Another option with hands-free technology, the Cakie Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser is in the upper range of price but delivers with simple, straightforward operation and performance. The anti-leakage system ensures longevity and prevents circuit damage to keep it working at an optimum level, while also preventing mess around the base which can be awkward to clean if left for too long.
This soap dispenser is stylish (or as stylish as a soap dispenser can be), bringing a modern design which fits smartly anywhere in the home without looking out of place, while the built-in light is useful for those nights where you need to get up before sunrise to use the bathroom.
Anti-leakage and waterproof technology prevents soap and water corroding surface board
Durable and modern design helps it fit into any kitchen or bathroom
The touchless motion sensor is accurate with a passive infrared sensor for automatic dispensing
Enhanced motor power drives a variety of soaps without clogging and blocking
Germ-free and hygienic
- Weight1.05 pounds
An excellent little addition to your home, the OXO Easy Press Soap Dispenser is great for those who aren’t interested in using batteries and prefer the simplicity of hand-operated options. It’s easy to use, with a simple one- or two-handed operation and prevents potential blockage and circuit damage you’d find with automatic options.
The 15-ounce capacity is large enough to save you refilling it twice a week while the large opening makes it easy to refill. To keep track of this, the clear window design helps you know when to refill without struggling to dispense the soap if the level runs too low.
Easy one or two-handed operation for hand soap, dish soap, or lotion
15 ounce capacity with wide opening for easy filling
Clear window helps you keep track of how much is left
Spout ideal for dispensing soap onto sponge or into sink
Non-slip foot keeps dispenser stable during use on a variety of surfaces
- Weight8 ounces
Another hand-operated option is our choice for the best value pick in our selection. The OXO Good Grips Soap Dispenser is perfect for smaller sinks in your bathroom or kitchen and is also ideal for placing around the house to sanitize your hands without waiting for the room to be free.
This straightforward and hassle-free product boasts a simple and modest design, but it’s also highly effective, with none of the maintenance that’s required for automatic, mechanical options. The large button makes it easy to dispense soap, and the pressure delivers a substantial about of soap with each press. Its 12-ounce capacity is enough for regular use without too many refills, but when that time comes, the wide opening makes even this simple and easy.
Simple, modest design is perfect for any bathroom or kitchen
Wide opening for easy refilling without spillage
Large button ensures easy soap or lotion dispensing
Versatile and optimized design for a variety of soap and lotion brands
12 ounce capacity means less time between refills
- Weight3.84 ounces
A substantial 17 ounces is just one factor that makes the Secura Premium Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser an obvious pick for our premium choice. Managing the perfect combination of a sleek design with unrivaled performance, it would fit comfortably in anybody’s house or business, and may even spark the most unexpected conversation from anyone who wants to know where exactly you got it from.
It’s versatile and customizable to suit whatever your needs. The on/off switch saves energy, while the adjustable settings help you find the right amount of soap to dispense, so you’ll never worry about it giving you too much or too little. The infrared sensor is intuitive and recognizes your hand from as far away as 2.75 inches. While it can easily recognize movement, it still doesn’t randomly spurt out soap when nothing is there, ensuring your sink remains clean.
On / Off switch and adjustable soap dispenser volume control switch
Attractive and high-quality chrome and black finish can be mounted on wall or placed on countertop
Touchless operation for hygienic and easy operation
Infrared sensor detects your hand from up to 2.75 inches away
Water resistant design ensures longevity and durability with no parts damage
- Weight14.4 ounces
Another soap dispenser with an ultra-modern design, the Umbra Otto Automatic Hand Soap Dispenser is a convenient, high-range product perfect for the sophisticated, 21st Century home, and likely any other home around. It’s large enough to provide a substantial amount of soap over a long time without requiring too much refilling, but it’s not too large it takes up space around the sink area.
The versatile 6 fluid ounce capacity means you can place it in the bathroom, kitchen, or even hallway or bedroom with consistent results every time. It dispenses a fixed amount of soap each time, so you won’t need to worry about wasting soap, or not getting enough on your hands when in a hurry. This is still a generous amount of soap so whether you’ve used the bathroom, been working with raw meat, or have been doing DIY or gardening, your hands are guaranteed to get clean.
Hands-free operation for improved hygiene and food safety
Versatile everyday use with 6 fluid ounce capacity
Easy to refill and fluid level indicator keeps you informed when the soap is running low
Contemporary and stylish design helps it fit perfectly in any bathroom or kitchen
Fixed amount of soap dispensed saves prevents wastage or too little squirted out
- Weight8 ounces
The Secura Premium Automatic Adjustable Soap Dispenser gives you straightforward and versatile operation for a variety of applications around the house. The automatic design is hygienic, and its adjustable features ensure you can find the right amount of soap for you. You can set this between 0.05 and 0.15 fluid ounces, giving you ample hand washing options without wasting the liquid.
The on and off switch ensures the batteries don’t go to waste if you take a short vacation and also ensures there’s nothing around the house that might accidentally trigger the dispensing mechanism. Its solid housing protects the unit from water damage, delivering consistent, reliable operation and prevents circuit failure or shortage.
Easy and hygienic dispensing of soap with the touchless operation
On / Off switch and adjustable soap dispenser volume control from 0.05 – 0.15oz per activation
Water resistant design prevents soap damaging circuits
Infrared sensor detects hand from as far as 3.9 inches away
Attractive and stylish finish with 11.5 ounce capacity
- Weight15.4 ounces
If you live in a household where different people like different soaps, and mixing them is not the compromise they agreed on, then the Casabella Sink Sider Duo is the perfect option. With a capacity of 1.4 and 11 fluid ounces, there’s ample space for your favorite lotions and potions, and even though it isn’t automatic, the liquid is still easy to pump, with simple one-handed pressing that doesn’t require too much pressure to dispense your soap.
Its compact design and construction ensure it fits comfortably beside your sink, and the dual chambers mean you can fill one with dish soap and one with hand soap for easy, hassle-free hygiene when doing the dishes. For convenience, you’ll also get built-in compartments to store sponges and brushes and ensure fast access when in a hurry.
Easy to refill with one-handed operation
Holds both 14.5 fluid ounces and 11 fluid ounces
Equally effective with both dish soap and hand soap for versatile applications
Pull tab and easily removable base ensures easy cleaning
Built in compartments provides easy storage for sponges or brushes
- Weight14.4 ounces
Despite looking more like a coffee maker – and we have to stress that you please do not get them confused, especially first thing in the morning – the ELECHOK Soap Dispenser blends marvelously into, the kitchen, bathroom, or workplace and may be the tool to inspire some of your less hygienic friends and coworkers to stop contaminating the area.
It boasts an automatic sensor that has precise infrared technology, which is an upgrade from previous models, and not only dispenses a generous but not excessive amount of soap, it also prolongs the lifespan, making this almost a product for life. The new induction liquid outlet method further contributes to this durability and prevents drips and drops following the squirt to keep the sink or surface clean.
Automatic sensor soap dispenser with built-in and precise infrared detection technology
New induction liquid outlet method with hand soap control with no drips or drops
Full protection base is waterproof and leak proof stops circuit board corrosion
Suitable for all kinds of soap including hand sanitizer and disinfectant
Stainless steel design with 9.56 ounce capacity
- ModelSoap Dispenser
- Weight9.9 ounces
Our final pick is the LARMHOI Automatic Soap Dispenser which comes in a modest and clean design that’s ideal for any kitchen or bathroom anywhere in the world. The waterproof design ensures durability, and the clear soap chamber keeps you in-the-know when it needs a top up. This chamber is constructed with ABS plastic to guarantee safety and minimize the spread of toxins which could affect sensitive skin.
More than any other option, it’s perfect for kids, with easy-fill use, and a solidly balanced base is non-slip to keep them from accidentally knocking it over if the sink area gets wet. The automatic operation is something unique (for the kids, anyway) and is perfect for inspiring a habit of cleanliness around the house.
Automatic touchless operation with infrared sensor increases hygiene
Fast dispensing in just 0.1 seconds
Anti-oxidation and transparent design is stylish and corrosion-resistant
Suitable for all kinds of soap and liquids including hand sanitizer
Non-slip base ensures stability and prevents damage in wet environments
- Weight1.32 pounds
Soap Dispenser Buying Guide
How We Chose Our Selection Of Soap Dispenser
When going through the options on our quest to discover the best soap dispenser, we took a long hard look at 3 key factors which help determine what makes a great value, high-quality product. These factors were the reviews, the price, and the quality, all of which is something you should consider before making a purchase.
Reviews - The reviews for a hand soap dispenser help give us an excellent idea of what we will expect from the unit which we don’t always discover from product descriptions. Through these reviews, we learn how much soap is dispensed, how reliable the model is, and whether it can handle a variety of soap brands as claimed.
Reading this from customers who have used the soap dispenser allows us to understand what the consumer (you) needs to look for, which helps us decide on which products are the most appropriate.
Price - We’re sure many people may balk at spending too much money on a soap dispenser, but we also know their minds may change once they recognize how useful these soap dispensers can be. Because of this, we looked for a range price that can appeal to everyone, from those who need the fanciest, smartest dispensers around, to those who just need a replacement for their dispenser that broke after 10 years.
Quality - Again, quality is not always something you consider when buying a soap dispenser, how high quality can they be, after all? But a reliable, high performing product not only justifies the cost, but it also gives you confidence in buying the product again.
A soap dispenser which operates at a high level, has a long battery life, and is easy to use is more likely to keep you coming back to the brand than one which breaks after a week, so while you may not always believe it, quality is essential.
Features To Look For In Soap Dispenser
Whether you’re considering a foaming soap dispenser or a simple drip soap dispenser, you should first think about these 3 features that may make you think again. Much like the reviews, price, and quality, these features can be the difference between the best option for you and an option which is okay but may miss some important aspects.
Capacity - A large capacity means you won’t need to refill it as often, which is useful if you (or someone else) is prone to using too much soap every time they wash their hands. If you have a large household, it’s ideal to find a soap dispenser with at least a week’s capacity.
Batteries - Everyone has standard AA or AAA batteries lying around the house, and they are so common that it’s easy to get more if it runs out. Battery-powered soap dispensers are typically reliable and will last at least a year in a house, but for businesses and in high-traffic areas, they may require replacing more frequently.
Sensor - It can frustrate if a sensor isn’t as intuitive as you’d expect, as there is no other way to get the soap short of sticking your germ-filled hand into the chamber. An unreliable sensor means you may as well have gotten a manual, and that’s not very 21st century, is it?
Types Of Soap Dispensers
Manual - While manual soap dispensers are not as high tech or hygienic than their automatic counterparts, they are at least more reliable, with no chance of the circuits and electronics failing. However, they do not have as high of capacity, and may not accept all types of soap or liquids.
Automatic - A sensor soap dispenser is more hygienic than a push top one, but you risk damaging the circuits if it gets wet, even though most are designed with waterproof casings. They also require batteries, which you need not worry about with a manual dispenser, but they can be more convenient as you can set the desired amount of soap dispensed.