Best Plastic Soap Dispensers for Kitchen & Bathroom

Over the last couple of years, I’ve written at least four articles on soap dispensers.

I know.

I’m obsessed.

However, I know that people are struggling to find a decent one when they go shopping an Amazon. And since I have imported such products and worked in this niche for many years, I know which one you should choose.

Before you hear about plastic soap dispensers, I would love to introduce you to my other articles on the topic:

In a hurry? Here’s the top 3 plastic soap dispensers on the market

Automatic
mixigoo Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser 400ML - 14 OZ Liquid Dispenser IP65 Waterproof Electric Soap Dispenser for Kids,Adults, Kitchen (White)
mixigoo Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser 400ML - 14 OZ Liquid Dispenser IP65 Waterproof Electric Soap Dispenser for Kids,Adults, Kitchen (White)
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Automatic
mixigoo Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser 400ML - 14 OZ Liquid Dispenser IP65 Waterproof Electric Soap Dispenser for Kids,Adults, Kitchen (White)
mixigoo Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser 400ML - 14 OZ Liquid Dispenser IP65 Waterproof Electric Soap Dispenser for Kids,Adults, Kitchen (White)
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I have bought and tested all of them. And I can warmly recommend them. There are also loads of other plastic soap dispensers that I bought from Amazon.

And a lot of them were made out of so bad quality that I had to throw them out, which breaks my environmental heart. 😉

Categories of plastic soap dispensers

As you can see from my recommendations, there are quite some different categories in this niche. Not everyone wants to buy something that looks like a toy, which is very understandable.

  • For the kids. This is the niche that I love the most. Soap dispensers for kids are cute and make your kid want to was his/her hand. The problem is that a lot of companies import some cheap stuff from the East without having any control over the quality of the product. That’s why 90 % of all the “kids soap dispensers” out there are made out of poor quality materials.

  • See-through dispenser. I’ll admit that I find these fascinating. A lot of the plastic soap dispensers on the market are made in a way that you can see how much soap you have left. And I will be the first to admit that that’s a quite nice feature.

  • Automatic soap dispensers. Electric soap dispensers are smart, hygienic, and very often have a large capacity. The problem is maintenance and the fact that they sometimes tend to break after a year or so. That’s my experience with them at least.

Key features

Pump or automatic?

As already mentioned, I don’t have much faith in these cheap automatic soap dispensers.

They might work for a small period of time (I only tried the one I recommend for about six months). But then they tend to stop working.

One great example of a high-quality and affordable automatic soap dispenser has already been given in this article. But here’s more information about it:

mixigoo Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser 400ML - 14 OZ Liquid Dispenser IP65 Waterproof Electric Soap Dispenser for Kids,Adults, Kitchen (White)
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mixigoo Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser 400ML - 14 OZ Liquid Dispenser IP65 Waterproof Electric Soap Dispenser for Kids,Adults, Kitchen (White)
  • 【400ml Large Capacity Transparent Soap Dispenser 】400ml large capacity to avoid replacing soap very frequent, which can bring convenient for your family. Unique transparent cabinet design for you to know the remaining amount of soap at any time and add soap in time
  • 【Dispensering Soap Within 0.1 Second 】 Our automatic soap dispenser use built-in accurate infrared motion and PIR sensor detection technology, so you can put your hand in front of the sensor to get an instant automatic soap dispensering within 0.1 second, more convenient and quicker
  • 【Anti-Oxidation Material Avoid Being Rust】 The automatic soap dispenser mainly made of ABS material, which is beautiful and won't Rust, better than other similar products made of metals.
  • 【Leakproof and Waterproof Design】 Base is fully non-slip design, we promise its non-slip better than most of other soap dispenser, and it is IP65 waterproof, longer life span.
  • 【Prefect For Your Kids】 Washing hands without make other things dirty, compatible with most kinds of hand sanitizer and body lotion, our soap dispenser is more convenient for kids to use. It also can act as bar/countertop/bathroom/kitchen/dish soap dispenser. Perfect for your family, coffee bar, offices, school, hotels, and restaurants.

Strong material

Plastic is a brilliant material. It’s lightweight, strong, and durable.

Don’t get me wrong though. I know that the world is struggling with a huge plastic waste problem. But your plastic waste will increase dramatically if you buy a new soap dispenser every time you buy soap.

See-through

Again. I don’t really care if my soap dispenser is always filled with soap. I have a very nice routine of going through my house with the refillable bag every now and then. So I don’t really need that feature.

On the flip side, I know people care about always having their house in “tip-top shape”. That’s when a see-through plastic soap dispenser can be quite handy.

Size

The size of the soap dispenser is quite important. If you have a family of five, I can guarantee you that you would love to have a large dispenser. Pouring in soap every second week might become a bit annoying as a lot of people constantly wash their hands.

Why buy a plastic soap dispenser?

Many people look at me in a weird way when I tell them that I’m “interested” in soap dispensers. And that’s something I totally understand.

But they do make a difference.

Let me try to show you how and why.

  • Eco-friendly. By buying a refillable soap dispenser, you will limit the amount of plastic waste that comes out of your household.

  • It gives a more exclusive look. The picture below was taken at my friends’ house before I gave him a soap dispenser. Having that type of “Walmart bought” plastic stuff just gives a cheap look to your bathroom.

  • It saves you money. Buying soap in bulk will dramatically decrease your “soap budget”. Believe me: Spending between 10 and 30 USD on a plastic soap dispenser is definitely worth it as an investment.
It would look better to have a nice soap dispenser here, wouldn’t it..?

Wrapping things up

As you can see, there are many types of plastic soap dispensers. Some are made for kids. Some are automatic. And some help you to see how much soap you got left.

I’ve recommended three different products in this article:

What do these products have in common?

Two things.

1) They’re all made out of plastic.
2) They have successfully passed my “quality check”.

And believe me when I say that this quality check isn’t very easy to pass. 😉

If you do have any questions or comments in regards to these soap dispensers (or other product recommendations), feel free to use the comment section below. I’m looking forward to hear from you.

8 thoughts on “Best Plastic Soap Dispensers for Kitchen & Bathroom”

  1. haha that panda soap dispenser <333

    awww!!

    and yes, definitely would choose plastic over wood/bamboo or any other material. It's also easy to throw out when it gets ugly. But I guess most of these products have been tested over a long period of time since you recommend them on your website?

  2. Plastic > Wood.

    Sorry to say that, but it’s true. And the consumers buying wood: YOU DO NOT SAVE THE PLANET. As long as we have politicians that do not understand the importance of reducing CO2 emissions, it doesn’t matter whether or not you buy a soap plastic dispenser or a soap wood dispenser. zero impact my friend

    1. Hi. I sort of agree with you.

      But you have to remember that the consumer got an awful lot of power. Especially if all people on this planet decide to buy eco-friendly products tomorrow: that would put a lot of (bad) businesses out of business. 😉

  3. just to jump in here with some product recommendatino:

    DO NOT buy automatic soap dispensers. they stop working after a year or so and it’s impossible to fix them.

    On a website about eco-friendly products, you should tell the crowd not to buy them.

  4. Wood or bamboo are the best materials in my opinion.

    the problem is with the pump. bamboo soap dispensers tend to have a pump that gets destroyed easily. Plastic soap dispensers have pumps that are amazing..because theyre made out of plastic

  5. I bought an automatic soap dispenser about a year ago. I don’t even know where to start to describe the experience.

    Horrible.

    1) It stops working after two weeks. I send it back to the manufacturer.
    2) THey send me a new one.
    3) That stops working as well.
    4) I send it back and ask for my money. Radio silence.

    since then, I haven’t heard from them. But honestly, it’s a lesson learned. I should not have bought any soap dispenser outside Amazon. That’s for sure. 🙂

    With Amazon, at least you have good shipping options + you are sure the product isn’t too bad.

    1. Hi Julia. Sad to hear about your bad experience.

      However, I’m not surprised. I would say that 70-80 % of all the automatic soap dispensers sold on Amazon are quite bad. That’s not something I am saying – but you can also have a look at the reviews on Amazon.com.

      An automatic soap dispenser is very good in public toilets. That makes it impossible to share any “diseases” with the person that was there before you. But in a private bathroom? Naah…I’d go for something else. 🙂

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