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Jan 12, 2012 01:56 PM

Best soap-dispensing dish brush?

Is there one? I've tried expensive ones (OXO) and cheap ones (Scotchbrite, O-Cedar) and have had problems with all of them. Haven't bought the OXO in several years now, but I recall that after awhile, pressing the soap release button wouldn't work at all. Or--as is happening now with the cheapy ones--the soap would spill out within a day or two.

I don't even remember what we used to do before these dishwands came along, but I remember being absolutely delighted with the idea that I wouldn't have to get out the bottle of soap every time I want to clean a glass (I have a dishwasher for the big cleaning).

Have you had longterm success with any of them? If not, what do you use instead?

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  1. I like OXO. I don't know what "after awhile" meant for you.

    1. I have heard a lot of complaints about leaking on these types of brushes including the Amco brand sold at William-Sonoma so I haven't bought one. Please pipe up if any one has had positive experiences.

      1. They redesigned the OXO about a year ago. It's not perfect, but it does the job.

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        1. re: chefofdafuture

          I think OXO soap dispenser was redesigned a few times.

          It used to have a rod in the middle

          Then, it removes the rod a few years back:

          The more recent also has subtle changes.

            1. re: Mother of four

              I actually do not like the one with the handle. The air seal is not very good.


              Mine is a sponge as opposed to brush, but same idea.

          1. re: chefofdafuture

            I do like the fact that the new OXO ones have a holder to keep them upright and out of the sink. Guess I'll have to give them a try again.

            1. re: chefofdafuture

              I also had problems with it, but since buying the new one a few weeks ago, it seems to be much better. It actually seems to hold the soap without leaking out, and the button does a good job of releasing the long it will last is anyone's guess.

            2. FYI, I was prepared to buy the OXO with base that holds it upright for about $12, but then saw the Lysol no-touch soap dispenser for $9.00--with a $3-off coupon attached. Figured I might as well try it. I like it very much: looks nice, tangerine soap smells good, can use for dishes, clean-up, and hands. Reviews on Amazon complained about the cost of the refills, but since we were losing our dish soap like crazy with the dish wands, we'll probably come out ahead with no waste on this. (Plus some clever folks suggested you could drill into the bottle and so refill with your own soap.) What I'm using to do the dish/glass washing is one of the cheapy Scotchbrite wands--but with no soap inside. So far, so good!

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              1. re: Thanks4Food

                Is this the one you bought?

                I looked at both of them and didn't see many favorable reviews.