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Kitchen Soap Dispenser Help Wanted

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The hand-soap dispenser I've used in my kitchen for years has finally bought the farm :sad: .

Admittedly, it had been clogging for years - but now it's a total nightmare to even get it to squirt the tiniest bit of soap out.

What's the best soap dispenser out there? And - it has to be refillable, otherwise what's the point?

Thanks in advance.


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I have the motion sensor soap dispensers from Bed, Bath & Beyond in the kitchen and in the bathrooms and also have one out at my garden sink.

Not having to pump the thing keeps it clean and so far I have had no problems with clogging. I do run hot water through them before refilling. I signed onto their web site and added the dispensers to my cart. The next day I removed them and then I got an email with a coupon which I took to the store where I found them marked down and I used the coupon.


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Weinoo,

Do yourself a really big favor and buy the Cuisipro Foam Pump from Amazon (sorry I'm not able to post a link now).

I bought four of these for my kitchen and bathrooms. Love them!!! They never clog, you can use any kind of soap you like and they don't fall over or tip on the counter tops.

Also, Dial makes foaming soap now in a dispenser that's pretty good.

I'll never go back to using full-strength soap now after using foam.

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I have a pump dispenser built into the countertop by the sink and I've always used diluted soap in it....it prevents it from clogging and we use less soap. That's a good thing because we are on septic. The Cuisipro Foam Pump looks great for other areas in my house. However here is what one reviewer said about it

"Three negatives of this product are: 1) you must be VERY CAREFUL to not exceed the fill lines for soap & water, otherwise you get a messy mixture of watery soap; 2) on my unit the suction cup is very ineffective, it simply doesn't stay inplace and will move until it slides into the back-splash; and 3) the pump seems to drip a small amount of foam, which ends up on the surface of the sink, at the base of the unit, and maybe the cause of why the suction cup is ineffective. At least every other day, the sink around the dispenser and the suction cup needs to be cleaned of soapy water, and the suction cup reattached."

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Haven't had any problems with our built in soap dispenser except having to fill it often and I inevitably over full it

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Soap dispensers are more or less maintenace-free. Are you sure you didn't abuse yours?


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I have the motion sensor soap dispensers from Bed, Bath & Beyond in the kitchen and in the bathrooms and also have one out at my garden sink.

Are they all the same model? Looking at BB&B, I see a couple by Umbra and a few by Simple Human. The reviews are not always kind, especially to the lower-priced ones. Not sure how much I would want to spend on one, though I appreciate your suggestion for possible price reductions!

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