Updated April 26, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Drain Stoppers

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in April of 2020. Whether you are washing a sink full of dishes or enjoying a relaxing soak in the tub, it can be annoying if you always have to add more water because the drain is not tightly sealed. While it may seem like an insignificant decision, choosing a drain plug is important because you not only want a watertight fit, you also want one that is easy to use and even attractive, so here are the best options. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Oxo Tot Tub

2. V-Top Bathtub Plug

3. StopShroom Universal

Editor's Notes

April 24, 2020:

Selecting a plug for your bathtub, kitchen sink, or bathroom sink is a fairly easy decision to make. The first thing you want to do is measure the size of your drain to ensure a snug fit. Then you can choose which plug you like the best based on its appearance, construction, and ease of use.

Appearance is important if you want to make sure the plug fits the design scheme of your kitchen or bathroom. The Drain Buddy and the Danco Rubber are both tastefully designed and will not stick out like a sore thumb. Plugs are usually constructed in some type of rubber or metal, such as the V-Top Bathtub Plug and the Essential Values. Both are durable materials, so select your personal preference. When it comes to ease of use, you certainly do not want to make it complicated. The Stan Boutique and the OXO Tot Tub are simple to use for anyone.

4. HengLiSam Plug

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5. Drain Buddy

6. Babath Trap

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7. Stan Boutique

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8. Essential Values

9. RilexAwhile Cover

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10. Danco Rubber


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on April 26, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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