Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Simplehuman sensor soap pump (product review)

My main reason for requesting a Simplehuman Sensor Soap Pump to review was my curiosity. When I first looked at the photo of the product I thought, “It doesn’t look like something I’d want to see perched on the counter of my kitchen or bathroom.” Boy did I have a big ole foot in my mouth when I finally had the Simplehuman Sensor Soap Pump in my hands.

I took it out of the box and looked at it closely. Smaller than I thought it was. That was good. Then I put it back in the box. Why? Because I assumed it would be difficult to set up. Once again I assumed wrong and wasted precious time not enjoying the sensor soap dispenser.

superhuman sensor soap dispenser When a friend of mine came over I was telling him about some of the things I was writing about and thought he would like to see the soap pump. He checked it out, nodded and placed it on my sink to get a visual of what it would look like. “Cool.” More nodding and mumbling. You know how guys are. He approved.

A few days later, feeling ambitious (and a little guilty from delaying the review) I pulled the pump out of the box again. I read the directions, popped in some batteries (it takes four AA), filled it with soap (that was easy) and placed my hand under the arm. A big gob of soap came out.

Wow, I thought. This time I made no assumptions, but went back to the instructions. The “volume setting guide” explained how to change the amount of soap that came out and not how loud it was when it comes out. Go ahead. Laugh at me. I already laughed at myself. I know, it was definitely a blond moment.

The directions were easy to follow and I set the pump on the first setting – thin soap – and tested it again. Perfect.

Two thumbs up, indeed. This dispenser, which can also be filled with lotion (so now I simplehuman soap pumpwant two), is perfect for the kitchen especially when preparing foods like raw meat. With the Simplehuman soap pump you don’t have to worry about contaminating the soap dispenser when washing your hands.

My oldest daughter loved it. In fact, while she was preparing our Thanksgiving meal I’m sure I heard her use it about 20 times in a 30-minute period. Guess she had some pretty clean hands, huh? Guests love it. I held my youngest daughter over the kitchen sink last night and she loved using it to wash her hands. She was actually pretty amazed.

I’m delighted that there are products like this to use at home. Talk about convenient and helping to reduce the spread of germs around the house. It’s definitely a product that I will use on a regular basis. If you have a high-traffic sink and are doing a lot of other stuff around the dispenser, it can be turned off so it isn’t accidentally activated. I keep mine on all the time because that’s what works for me. The only negative that may exist is the duration of the batteries. I’ve had mine in for at least two weeks and they’re still going strong. So besides replacing batteries, which maybe takes off .001 points on the love-it scale, I’m sold.

You can get a Simplehuman Sensor Soap Pump like I reviewed from Simplehuman.com for $29.99 and I believe it was the Bed, Bath & Beyond circular where I saw it for the same price.

I received free of charge a Simplehuman Sensor Soap Pump to write this review. No other compensation was received. The opinions expressed here are completely, honestly and originally mine.