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Restored My Faith in Automatic Soap Dispensers
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 14, 2022
Short version: Great foaming soap dispenser! Works much better than others I've owned!
I love the concept of an automatic soap dispenser. Usually I need soap when my hands are covered with something that I'd rather not have contaminate the soap dispenser, particularly when in the kitchen. But finding the right soap dispenser has been difficult for me for a couple of reasons. 1) I prefer foaming hand soap and most auto dispensers don't do foaming, and 2) my history with automatic soap dispensers.
Most recently I had purchased two auto foaming soap dispensers from a different company because I recognized the company's name which I won't say here, but I can tell you that they also make faucets. These dispensers suffered from some critical design flaws: the battery compartment was at the bottom of the dispenser assuring that it would get wet, you couldn't replace the batteries without removing all of the soap, and when you refilled it if you spilt even a drop of soap it would run down the side and into the battery compartment. So frustrating! I was ready to swear off auto soap dispensers as too much of a hassle and go back to the disposable plastic dispensers despite the cost and the waste.
But then I came across this Secura Foaming Soap Dispenser. I didn't recognize the company name which is often a red flag on Amazon that you're going to get a cheap product. Yet the reviews were very positive so I decided to take one more chance on an automatic soap dispenser and purchase this item.
Boom! To my pleasant surprise this soap dispenser works great! All of the design flaws that I mentioned from previous dispensers have been remedied on this design:
- The soap reservoir is at the bottom of the device, below the battery. No need to worry about soap running into the battery compartment. Better yet, the reservoir is removeable so you can fill (and mix) the soap far away from the electronic parts of this device.
- You don't have to worry about changing the batteries because the battery is rechargeable and not removeable. The micro USB port is on the back of the unit and located as far away as the nozzle and the soap reservoir as possible.
The liquid soap I'm using is Softsoap Advanced Clean Hand Soap. It's not foaming soap, but I mix it 1 part soap to 4 parts of distilled water and it works great in this dispenser. The result that comes out of the nozzle is foaming soap of the exact consistency I prefer. I mix up the soap in larger quantities and keep it in a jar until the dispenser needs a refill, but you can also mix the soap right in this dispenser's reservoir after you've removed said reservoir from the dispenser.
The battery life has been good thus far - I haven't needed to charge it since I charged it upon unboxing, and I've refilled the soap twice in that time.
If you, like me, have had bad luck with automatic soap dispensers in the past, I recommend giving this Secura dispenser a try! May it restore your faith in automatic soap dispensers as it did for me.