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How to choose a liquid soap dispenser

A soap dispenser for the bathroom is a modern trendy accessory that can be seen in almost any bathroom. And if relatively recently it could only be found in public places, such as hotels or restaurants, today the liquid soap dispenser is a common inhabitant of our apartments. The range of dispensers offered by manufacturers is simply huge, so we decided to make your task easier by making a short virtual review.

Wide range of colors of dispensers

What types of dispensers are there?

Touch dispensers

The automatic dispenser, as the dispenser is also called, is very convenient. There is no need to press any buttons or levers to get the required single dose of soap. The touch soap dispenser works automatically, you just need to bring your hand to the hole through which liquid soap is supplied. This becomes possible thanks to the design features of the device.

Completely contactless, it is equipped with a special infrared sensor that responds to gestures and commands the dispensing of a dose of detergent. Then the next one is automatically dialed. The only thing you need to do is adjust the dosage after installation. Subsequently, the required portion will be served without your participation.

[note]Such models are equipped with fairly quiet pumps, so sensor dispensers do not create much noise. The devices operate from an electric current network. [/note]

Touch device

Wall dispensers

The wall-mounted version not only looks great, but also does not require any space on the shelf, since the device is mounted directly to the wall. The device is very easy to use. In order to get a portion of detergent, you just need to press the top valve. The button, which also acts as a piston, will push the soap into your palms.

You can install this type of dispenser yourself. To do this you will need:

  • electric drill;
  • screwdriver or screwdriver;
  • a special drill if the bathroom walls are covered with ceramic tiles;
  • pencil;
  • self-tapping screws

Range of wall-mounted dispensing devices

And here is the installation process itself:

  1. Select the location where the device will be attached. Choose the optimal location from the floor so that if there is a child in the house, it will be convenient for him to use it.
  2. Mark the places where you need to drill holes.
  3. Insert dowels into the prepared holes.
  4. Place the dispenser against the wall and secure it with self-tapping screws.

Tabletop dispensers

Visually they are beautiful bottles. Most often they are sold as a single set with a soap dish and a cup for toothbrushes, creating a single stylish ensemble. The tabletop dispenser is completely no different from the previous version in terms of the method of dispensing soap.

Spectacular tabletop models

But such devices have several valuable advantages:

  1. Relatively low cost. For example, elegant accessories from BXG look very stylish and are very affordable in price.
  2. Mobility. Compared to any wall-mounted options, which are no longer possible to move, the tabletop device can be moved to any location. And if it looks bright and unusual, then it may well become a stylish detail that enlivens the interior.
  3. Unlike a classic soap dish, these dispensers always look neat.

Built-in dispensers

The built-in dispenser is convenient because it allows you to remove the tube with liquid soap from a visible place. After all, some people prefer minimalism in style, and such accessories simply do not fit into the overall interior design. And then the ability to place the dispenser itself under the sink, with only the valve at the top, will be an excellent solution. Only a stylish chrome button and the same tap of the soap dispenser will be visible.

Built-in dispenser

The installation process of the device is quite simple, so you can do it yourself just fine. It looks like this:

  1. The dispenser attaches directly to the sink itself, so you will need a set of tools for cutting earthenware.
  2. Cut a hole of the required size (we focus on the spout of the flask where the detergent will be stored).
  3. Insert the flask from the bottom of the sink and screw the feeder on top.

Elbow dispensers

The elbow dispenser differs from its push-button counterparts only in that you can also activate the feeder button using your elbow. The positive point in this case is that you do not touch the body of the object with dirty hands. And the transmission of pathogenic bacteria is completely excluded.

Dispenser functions

The only purpose of such devices is to dispense a certain portion of detergent necessary for proper hand washing. It would seem that this is a completely correct, but at the same time erroneous opinion.

Modern models of dispensing devices have such an elegant appearance that they can serve as an unusual detail in the bathroom interior.

Stylish gold dispenser will match beige or gold tiles

Manufacturers really put a lot of effort into the appearance of this banal accessory: windows through which the filler is visible, mirrors installed on the front panel, lighting, various decorations, engravings and drawings - all this makes an ordinary dispenser a stylish interior decoration.


The most common material used in the production of dispensers is metal. To be more specific, stainless steel or aluminum. Manufacturers, trying to attract consumers, use tempered glass or plastic. Quite often there are combined models that harmoniously combine several materials.

Wooden and ceramic dispensers

For more expensive exclusive models, decorative stone, natural veneer, rhinestones, mother-of-pearl, and crystals are used. The imagination of designers is like an inexhaustible source!

Options for refilling and supplying detergents

In addition to the material used to manufacture the device, as well as the method of dispensing liquid soap, the choice of dispenser is also influenced by the method of refilling the product. The most common liquid models are equipped with special flasks, which act as storage for gel or soap. When the product is completely used up, it is enough to simply replace it with any other. It is not at all necessary to purchase a similar composition.

These dispensers are suitable for a Provence style

In cartridge dispensers, the containers themselves are simply replaced. This is a slightly simpler option than refilling filling devices. But for some models it is necessary to purchase “original” cartridges, that is, from the original manufacturer. The cost of cartridge dispensers is slightly higher than filling devices.

Soap can also be supplied in several ways. Both the mechanical version and the electronic soap dispenser can dispense both liquid and gel fillers.

[note]Some devices with a slightly different design convert the product into foam at the time of dispensing, in particular dispensers from Tork. [/note]

As you can see, modern dispensers are not only easy to use, but also truly beautiful. We hope that our article will help you make a rather difficult choice.