Roundup: Pretty Soap Pumps

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  February 11, 2014 — 6 Comments

As I slowly but surely work on beautifying our kitchen I feel like the smallest details are taunting me. Namely, the dish soap.

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Call it nitpicky, but I’m on the hunt for a pretty soap pump. Here are my favorites:

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1.TwoDiggingDivas | Hand Dug Upcycled Vintage Bottle Liquor Clear Glass Soap Dispenser | $15.50

2. Urban Outfitters | Mercury Glass Soap Pump | sold out

3. Anthropologie | Recycled Glass Soap Dispenser | $32.00

4. Sears.com | Cannon Brighton Clear Lotion Pump | $6.39

5. Amazon.com | OXO Good Grips Big Button Dish Soap Dispenser | $24.99 (also available here)

6. Crate & Barrel | Glass Soap Pump | $10.36

7. Amazon.com | Tablecraft Olive Oil Dispenser 16 Oz. | $8.95

8. TNCraftCompany | Soap Dispenser-12 ounce Mason Jelly Jar | $16.00

Which one do you like best? That Anthropologie pump is gorgeous but the only review suggests that it doesn’t work very well (I’m learning that a lot of soap pumps are poorly made–pretty much every one from Target has horrible reviews). I’m actually kind of loving the idea of a simple glass cruet. Not only would it hold more than a smaller pump that’s meant for hand soap but it would also be easy to drizzle soap directly onto dirty pots and pans. I have this irrational fear that I would drop it with wet, soapy hands though. Decisions, decisions!

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6 responses to Roundup: Pretty Soap Pumps

  1. I like the olive oil one for it’s shape and simplicity but wonder how easy it would pour out with out a little thinning. And if you decided you don’t like it, you could always use it for olive oil. Actually, I keep my dish soap under the sink to keep counter clutter down but I do have a soap plump from Williams Sonoma in my bathroom though and it works great.

  2. I am digging the olive oil one, too! My only tip is don’t buy something with a metal bottom. It rusts and leaves a big rust ring! No good.

  3. I’m going to caution you away from the olive oil one for two reasons: 1) it’s not a pump, so you’ll need to hold it upside-down to get the soap out of it 2) soap is far more viscous than olive oil, and you’re going to have to wait for it to slide down the bottle and take in an air bubble before any soap comes out. You’re going to want to throw the thing across the room in a week, I promise you.

    Get a pump that you can see through so you always know how much soap is in it, and make sure the base won’t slide around on your counter top – i.e. if it’s glass, put a foam anti-slide thingy on the bottom. Nothing worse than going for the soap on a wet surface and having the thing slide out of your grip.

  4. I actually have been using the olive oil dispenser for dish soap for 2 years now and like it. I never really had a problem with the viscosity slowing down the pour until I recently purchased the great value brand of soap oddly enough. Now it gets clogged more regularly but I never had a problem with dawn soap :) if I am washing a large pot or something I’ll just take the big bottle of soap out from underneath the sink but for the most part I use the oil dispenser regularly and I haven’t dropped it :)

  5. I needed this post! I’ve been searching for some soap pumps for the new house, and I’ve found several I like from your post. I’m digging # 8!

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