The Best Soap Dispensers for Your Dishes and Your Hands

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Welcome to Coming Clean, a monthly column where writer Lauren Viera finds the best products for the toughest-to-clean parts of the kitchen. Along the way, she just might convince you (and herself) to actually enjoy this whole cleaning thing.

More hand and dish soap brands have started offering product refill bags or pouches designed to help customers get the most use out of plastic soap containers before tossing them in the recycling bin. Method, for example, says water, energy, and plastic use are reduced by 80 percent when customers purchase refills instead of new containers. Investing in a permanent soap vessel not only cuts down on plastic waste, but it adds to your kitchen decor. Below, find a few of our favorite soap dispensers, many of which work interchangeably for hand soap and dish soap.

Modern

Room Essentials Soap Pump

This straightforward ceramic soap pump comes in three neutral colors: grey, white, and pink. It’s priced right for a matching (or mixed!) set for your dishes and hands.

Sono Soap Dispenser

This squat little pump is available in a few of our favorite shops for good reason: Its matte color palette and rounded, minimalist design would complement any modern sink setup.

Simplehuman Touch-Free Soap Dispenser

Looking to get a little high-tech? Simplehuman’s touch-free sensor dispenses fluffy clouds of foamed soap when you place your hand underneath the nozzle. The charge lasts for up to three months. Just be sure your replacement soap is foam-style, too, otherwise it won’t work properly.

Zone Double Soap Dispenser

This simple, Scandinavian-designed soap dispenser is extra-tall, so you can go quite a while without refilling. The sleek white or grey-toned stoneware blends right in with minimalist decor.

Earthy

Rough Stone Soap Dispenser

Who says soap dispensers can’t be conversation pieces? These rough stone containers add some earthy texture—and possible healing vibes—to your sink area. Each bottle is natural rock—and unique in size, shape, and appearance. Because they’re heavy, remember to carry them by the body and not the nozzle. They’re available in four colors: rose quartz, green aventurine, crystal quartz (white), and sodalite (blue).

Saturday Knight Soap Dispenser

If you can’t swing terrazzo countertops in your kitchen or bathroom, add a tiny nod to the trend with this festive resin soap pump.

Rail 19 Soap Pump Set

We love Rail19’s matching set of foaming and regular soap dispensers for a handsome and tidy sink set-up. The short, squat pump is designed to dispense foaming soap, while the taller bottle comes with a standard pump, ideal for dish soap or even hand lotion. And the caddy keeps everything together and organized.

Amber Glass Soap Dispenser

For a similar look (without the fancy foaming capability or the caddy) look to this set of Amber bottles. Label the jars and use one for dish soap and one for hand soap at your kitchen sink.

Classic

Blue and White Ceramic Soap Dispenser

This pretty pump's sturdy ceramic base will outlast all your plastic pumps, and is heavy enough to stay put while you’re soaping up.

Marah White Ceramic Soap Dispenser

You can't go wrong with a classic white ceramic soap dispenser, but the embossed lines add texture and a modern feel to this dispenser. 

Ribbed Glass Soap Pump

This ribbed glass model comes with either a silver or black metal pump. It fits with virtually any style of home decor—and yet it's never boring.

Originally Appeared on Epicurious