The 10 Best Sponge Holders
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Few people enjoy washing dishes, but having the right gear can make the process less painful. There's nothing worse — or more unsanitary — than using a scrubber that's been lying in gross, dirty water, so add some organization to your kitchen with one of these sponge holders. We've included simple caddies that attach to the inside of a sink, plus countertop models with room for brushes and soap. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best sponge holder on Amazon.
September 24, 2019:
It may not seem like a big deal, but having a dedicated spot to keep your dishwashing supplies can make kitchen cleanup much less of a hassle. A sponge holder helps to keep your sink area organized, and many offer drainage holes and ventilation so that sponges dry faster.
If you're just looking for something simple, the Oxo Good Grips definitely fits the bill. It holds two sponges, scrubbers, or steel wool pads, and its open sides and drainage holes help them to dry quickly. Plus, at just over four inches wide, it won't take up much counter space. The Good to Good Kitchen Organizer is a 10-inch-long silicone tray that can accommodate soaps, brushes, and other accessories. Its tall sides keep your countertops dry, but they also hold in a lot of water, which means soap scum builds up quickly. The Eunion Plastic Saddle and Umbra Double both hang over sink dividers, allowing you to always keep two sponges or scrubbers close at hand. While they are inexpensive, these "saddle" style holders tend to have issues draining properly due to their rounded bottoms, so you'll need to clean them often to prevent mold from growing.
In addition to sponges, the Simplehuman Brushed Steel can accommodate long-handled cleaning brushes, thanks to its pop-out silicone bottom. Its interior is specifically designed to increase airflow and reduce drying time to keep mold and bacteria away. The ODesign Kitchen Caddy has an extra-large capacity, with a built-in basket for brushes, an area for soaps and sponges, plus a drying rack for a washcloth. It has a drip tray underneath to catch excess water, which can be removed for easy cleaning.