Do you love your soap dispenser?

Kristen HallockJune 19, 2013

I need to purchase 2 soap dispensers. Do you always buy the same brand as your faucet?

I had a Grohe in my last house and it was about $140 new and stopped working after 1 year. They did send me a new one though, which I thought was great. But now I am wondering, should I get Grohe again? Or should I go with a different brand? I would like something less expensive, but I will pay the $140 for the Grohe XL one if thats what I need to do.

Just wanted to get some other opinions on brands. I need a stainless finish.

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willtv

We needed a soap dispenser with a long reach, so we chose a Danze & hooked it up to a Never-MT system.
It works well.
If I could change one thing, I would have it dispense more soap per pump.
Other than that, we're 2+ years in and so far no problems.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 7:21PM
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SparklingWater

khallock, while I bought a Blanco sink and faucet (to be installed tomorrow), I nixed their soap dispenser. As yourself, I wanted one with good reviews for function, minimum pumping and looks. There were two that seemed to also pop up on reviews. I went ahead a bought the Moen 3942 Soap Dispenser, color matched to satin nickel. I called Moen customer service and they guided me to the right match (their classic, which is brushed like the nickel and which in good light, does go well with the Blanco faucet.

I've linked the Moen I bought. Good luck to you.

Here is a link that might be useful: moen soap dispensor

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 8:20PM
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a2gemini

Waterstone and NeverMT- the NeverMT thanks to Holly-Kaye!
Love it!!!
OK - the soap pump is only a year old and the NeverMT is only a month old...

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 11:09PM
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Kristen Hallock

Sparkling Water - I love that one you posted! And $55 is a steal compared to the $140 Grohe I was going to get. Now I just dont know what color to buy. My Grohe faucet is the RealSteel finish I think. But it looks like Stainless to me.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2013 at 3:35PM
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MizLizzie

I had a Moen. First one broke within 3 months. Moen sent a new one, no questions asked. Used it flawlessly for 8 years. Recently installed a pair of Blancos. They just suck. At first I thought they were broken. The first one took forever to prime. I actually counted the pumps it took to prime the second one. 237. I kid you not. They squirt out a puddle of soap about 1/3 the size of a penny. Very frustrating. I'm wishing I'd just sucked up the cost and gone all Waterstone, or just kept my old, cheap Moen.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 8:10AM
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Madeline616

Hansgrohe makes excellent dispensers.

You absolutely don't need to buy the same brand as your faucet, as long as the finishes basically match and the styles work together (if they're not a perfect match, you're the only person who will ever notice).

I had a Delta at the prep sink and a Hansgrohe at the main sink. The Delta went after a year, and I replaced it with a second Hansgrohe.

I use it with a never MT and it works well, but I do use EO all purpose soap, which is very thick. When I primed the Never MT, soap got into the spring mechanism that helps the pump to do it's pumping. This has caused some sticking of the pump and I'm not sure how to resolve it.

Again, though, I think that it happened because my soap is a really thick consistency, not ideal for pump dispensers.

Hansgrohe dispensers are well-made and reliable in my experience.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 9:14AM
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SparklingWater

Mizlizzie-237 pumps. Only good thing coming from that is your small and large muscle arm muscle workout. Yes, I did not read good reviews of the Blanco.

khallock: peeking at the Grohe Reel Steel Stainless finish, it seems Grohe is pointing out the stainless is made from real steel, not coated. Moen customer service was more than helpful in helping color match to the soap dispenser. Maybe a call to them?

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 10:31AM
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Kristen Hallock

Sparkling Water - I did email Grohe, you are right, it is a real steel finish and not a painted on finish. Does that mean that something with a "Stainless Steel" finish will match? Sounds like it, huh?

Moen is confusing because it has 3 stainless finishes. Class, regular and then the spot resist. Its still hard to know which one to choose.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 10:36AM
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texasgal47

My soap/lotion dispenser is the Franke, Model #902, in satin nickel (SN), and I love it. It consistently dispenses just the right amount of liquid detergent, never clogs, and the SN never shows finger prints. It has been in use in my kitchen for almost two years, has been problem free, and still looks like new. I believe it retails for around $118.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2013 at 10:50PM
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may_flowers

I have the Kohler 1895. It sells for $65 in stainless. It's been working flawlessly for a year. We've used three different hand and dish soaps in it so far and it needed only a few pumps to adjust to the different consistencies. It has a 16 oz. top-fill bottle, so I haven't felt the need to buy a NeverMT.

Here is a link that might be useful: soap dispenser

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 9:01AM
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cathy725

I have a Kohler 1895 like may_flowers and several Kohler 1983's and all are working perfectly. I have them all attached to NeverMT's and all are working great!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 12:32PM
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SparklingWater

Moen's soap dispenser in Classic and spot resistant are one and the same, except the spot resistant has a lacquer or some other second application over it to keep it from water spots. I got the Classic as it was brushed close enough to match my Satin Nickel faucet. I can't recall what the "regular" Moen color is. I'd call Moen customer service and ask them which is closest to stainless steel.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2013 at 1:05PM
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mudworm

Deeply disappointed with the Hansgrohe soap dispenser (model link is included in the linked thread). It makes a mess. and it always takes multiple pumps (sometime many) if we don't use it for a day.

Taking a clue from another GW thread, I went and bought the generic soap dispenser from Lowes. Sure enough, it works like charm. Out at the first pump after our five day trip, no drip, and no mess. They have limited few different finishes.

Here is a link that might be useful: My bad experience with the dispenser.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:00PM
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Nicole

One came with my Delta faucet and we liked it well enough but it suddenly stopped working after about 6 months of use. I emailed Delta and they sent a replacement even though I had long since lost the receipt, but I bought another from Amazon in the meantime and we liked it so much more. It was metal, which the the Delta one was not. It pushes much smoother also. Sorry for the long URL, it's not letting me put it in the bottom for some reason.

http://www.amazon.com/LDR-551-P1200SS-Dispenser-Stainless/dp/B0009VJGC8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372256285&sr=8-1&keywords=soap+lotion+dispenser

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:23AM
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Nicole

One came with my Delta faucet and we liked it well enough but it suddenly stopped working after about 6 months of use. I emailed Delta and they sent a replacement even though I had long since lost the receipt, but I bought another from Amazon in the meantime and we liked it so much more. It was metal, which the the Delta one was not. It pushes much smoother also. It's not letting me link, but search Amazon for LDR soap dispenser. The chrome is $19 right now and they also have stainless and white.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:25AM
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Nicole

One came with my Delta faucet and we liked it well enough but it suddenly stopped working after about 6 months of use. I emailed Delta and they sent a replacement even though I had long since lost the receipt, but I bought another from Amazon in the meantime and we liked it so much more. It was metal, which the the Delta one was not. It pushes much smoother also. It's not letting me link, but search Amazon for LDR soap dispenser. The chrome is $19 right now and they also have stainless and white.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:27AM
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Holly- Kay

The plumber just installed my faucet and soap dispenser on Monday and DH hooked up my Never MT that evening. I am loving it! The soap comes out in the perfect amount. Granted it is still very new but since A2 has had one for a year and it is still working great I am counting on loving mine as much a year from now.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:45AM
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toytheatre13

I have a Hansgrohe faucet from Costco in steel optik finish and a Rohl Luxury in Brushed Nickel. Thinking of getting the Moen 3942. Which finish Moen should I get?

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 1:32PM
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toytheatre13

I have a Hansgrohe faucet from Costco in steel optik finish and a Rohl Luxury in Brushed Nickel. Thinking of getting the Moen 3942. Which finish Moen should I get?

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 1:45PM
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toytheatre13

Oops It was a Rohl Luxury in Satin Nickel not brushed!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 2:18PM
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olivertwistkitchen

We have the Kohler KâÂÂ1995 which matches our Kohler Karbon really well. It's nice looking, has a good reach, but it is hard to pump.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 2:56PM
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toytheatre13

Oops It was a Rohl Luxury in Satin Nickel not brushed!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 3:28PM
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calyle7

Does anyone have one in oil rubbed bronze ..Or..Venetian Bronze? If so what is the make and model and do you like it? Also for those that have it....do you feel it's a Must?
I have ordered a beautiful oil rubbed bronze soap container to sit on the counter top...but after seeing this thread...Thought it might be better to get one to go with my Faucet and water filter faucet.

This post was edited by calyle7 on Sat, Aug 31, 13 at 16:50

    Bookmark   August 31, 2013 at 4:46PM
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