The CDC recommends washing hands frequently to prevent germs from spreading. Hand soap dispensers are a convenient way to keep people’s hands clean. They can be used in commercial or residential settings.
This mason jar-style dispenser looks great in farmhouse decor. It has a larger capacity than many other styles and is easy to refill.
Commercial automatic dispensers
Commercial automatic dispensers are hygienic and easy to use, making them an excellent choice for any business or public restroom project. They also feature see-through tanks that allow users to easily gauge how much soap remains. These dispensers are designed to hold a variety of liquids, including hand soap, lotion and hand sanitizer, and some can even be refilled with laundry detergent or dishwashing soap. Many of these dispensers are also available in a range of finishes, from chrome to stainless steel, so you can find the perfect match for your space.
These touch-free dispensers are more hygienic than traditional soap pumps, as they eliminate the need to touch the soap container. This reduces the spread of germs and bacteria, which is especially important in high-traffic areas where people are constantly touching the same surfaces. Some of these dispensers can even be paired with a hand dryer and faucet to offer an all-in-one solution for hygienic public restrooms.
Stern’s selection of commercial Soap dispensers includes options for wall-mounted and deck-mounted installations. Many of these dispensers are designed to be compatible with a wide variety of faucets, and they come in a range of materials and styles, from stainless steel to sleek impact-resistant plastic. Some dispensers are also available in a number of configurations, from individual units to multi-packs and kits that include everything you need for your installation.
This touch free dispenser is perfect for upscale restrooms and offices that are interested in going “touch-less” to ensure hands stay super clean. It is also great for hand sanitizer stations that are not located in washrooms and is ideal for areas where water is not available. Simply place hands under the indicator light and it will automatically dispense soap or sanitizer. This dispenser can be wall-mounted or combined with a floor stand and Kutol instant hand sanitizer to create a complete hand hygiene station.
This high-quality, durable dispenser is made of recycled and recyclable PET and stainless steel and is available in several color options. It uses battery-on-the-refill technology which means the coin cell battery is built into the soap refill. This allows the dispenser to function at a high level over an extended period of time and eliminates the need for changing batteries and waste from battery disposal.
This dispenser can be filled with foam, liquid or gel and is dermatologically tested and pH skin-neutral. It is also free of parabens, dyes and silicones and meets ECARF requirements for people with allergies. It features a reserve tank and includes a large view window to help prevent product run out. It also has a keyed lock option and has the flexibility of being converted from a Manual to No-Touch Dispenser without removing it from the wall.
Liquid soap dispensers
Soap dispensers come in different styles, sizes and materials. Many are a simple bottle of liquid soap with a pump that you press. Others have a sensor that releases soap when you wave your hand over it, helping prevent waste and keeping the area sanitary. Some even have a timer and light that tells you to wash your hands for the proper amount of time. These dispensers are typically battery-operated and mounted on the wall or counter, so that everyone can easily access them.
There are also foam soap dispensers that work in a similar way to liquid soap dispensers, but when you press the button air is pushed through and the soap comes out as foam. Foam soap can be easier to use than liquid as it doesn’t require as much rubbing. Foaming soap can also be more cost-efficient than liquid as you can use less of it.
Some dispensers hold more than just soap, with some holding both shampoo and conditioner in one bottle. These are ideal for showers, as they reduce the number of bottles in your bathroom and make it easy for everyone to get what they need without having to open two separate dispensers. Many of these also feature a clear lower soap level viewing area for maintenance and refilling purposes. Some are even dishwasher-safe, though this varies by product.
Manual dispensers eliminate the need for battery-powered operation and offer a classic look. They’re a popular choice for restrooms in schools, hospitals, and other facilities that prioritize cleanliness. They have a closed cartridge that helps reduce soap scum and bacteria buildup, while their design allows users to see how much is left. With a straightforward refill process, these dispensers are also easy to maintain for facility managers and janitorial staff.
Touch-free dispensers use infrared sensors to detect hands and dispense a premeasured amount of hand soap. They can be mounted on counters near sinks in restrooms or office kitchens for easy access during handwashing. These dispensers can be more expensive than their manual counterparts, but they provide a more durable and long-lasting solution for facilities that value hygiene standards.
Regardless of the type of dispenser you choose for your washroom, make sure to place informative and attractive posters in your bathrooms that encourage people to practice effective hand washing. While a great choice for many washrooms, automatic dispensers may not always be ideal for every space due to their high energy usage. For this reason, it’s important to conduct a thorough washroom assessment and determine where the best soap dispenser locations are located for your organization. This will help you ensure that your washrooms are stocked with the right type of soap to meet all hygiene expectations.