The 10 Best Soap Dishes

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in January of 2020. A new bar of soap feels great for the first use, but what about the next time you need it? There is nothing quite as annoying as grabbing a mushy bar when you are bathing or trying to wash your hands. A holder prevents this problem by keeping it out of standing water and elevated for quick drying. We found a variety of plastic, metal, and wooden options to help you choose the best one. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Command Satin Nickel

2. Aira Soap Saver

3. Topsky Holder

Editor's Notes

February 21, 2020:

Selecting a soap dish may seem like a simple task, but there are actually thousands of choices available. These items are made from all different types of materials, such as wood, plastic, and steel. The primary purpose of these products is to help bar soaps and sponges dry faster by draining water away from them. The quicker soap dries, the less likely it will start turning to mush.

When making your choice, start by deciding whether you want wood, plastic, or another material. Wooden dishes offer aesthetic appeal, but make sure they have water-resistant coatings. Otherwise, your dish could quickly become a harbor for mildew and mold. Plastic is usually cheaper than other materials, but a plastic holder is more likely to break or discolor. Stainless steel is a popular choice for durability and its modern look, but a steel dish may lose its shine or even rust over time.

You can keep things simple by selecting one like the iDesign Soap Saver. Or you can opt for more flair with the Oyamihui Stone Pebbles holder. If you make efforts to live an environmentally-friendly life, then the Stjerne Nigiri Bamboo dish is the right choice, as bamboo is a sustainable resource.

4. iDesign Soap Saver

5. Magift Natural Holder

6. Oyamihui Stone Pebbles

7. Idea Works Waterfall

8. Lofekea Holder

9. Sanno Suction Tray

10. Stjerne Nigiri Bamboo

Christopher Thomas
Last updated by Christopher Thomas

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