iDesign Olivia Countertop Metal Soap Holder

Last updated date: December 8, 2020

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9.2

iDesign Olivia Countertop Metal Soap Holder

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We looked at the top Soap Holders and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Soap Holder you should buy.

Update as December 8, 2020:
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Overall Take

A bronze finish makes this soap dish attractive while still offering the benefits of steel construction. The inside surface of the soap dish has ridges to help keep air moving around the bar of soap, preventing trapped moisture. This soap dish is smaller in size, making it ideal for crowded spaces. It measures 5.5 by 3.75 by 1.5 inches.


In our analysis, the iDesign iDesign Olivia Countertop Metal Soap Holder placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Upgrade your bathroom organization with the iDesign Olivia Bar Soap Dish. Designed with style and function in mind, this tray keeps soap at hand near the sink while also protecting surfaces from soap residue and excess water. The inner surface of the soap holder features raised ridges and grooves to provide proper airflow and allow the bar to dry more efficiently after use. This versatile soap saver accommodates most brands of bar soap and can also be used by kitchen, laundry room, or utility sinks. Featuring a classic design with antique bronze finish, this sink organizer matches a variety of home and bathroom decor styles. The durable steel construction stands up to every day use and is easy to clean with mild soap and water. Measuring 5.5" x 3.75" x 1.5", this soap dish is ideal for use in compact spaces on countertops. With iDesign by InterDesign, you can #LiveSimply every day.

An Overview On Soap Holders

Despite the fact that shelves are filled with liquid soap and body wash in grocery stores, bar soap remains a mainstay of many homes. In fact, in recent years, consumers have made the move back to bar soap thanks to the many natural options now available. Eco-conscious consumers are aware of the environmental benefits of natural bar soap, especially since you eliminate the plastic bottles necessary to dispense liquid cleansers.

But there are some downsides to bar soap. It can be messy, especially on the underside. Since air can’t get to the bottom of your bar of soap, the moisture can pool there between uses, giving you a grimy mess when you pick it up. Liquid soap eliminates that problem, leading some consumers to prefer it.

The good news is that soap dish manufacturers have found a way around many of the issues that come with bar soap. You can buy dishes that have ridges or slots that allow air to circulate underneath the soap, drying off the underside along with the rest of the bar. With the right soap holder, you can find an easy-to-clean option that lets you save money and protect the environment by switching to bar soap at least in some of your living areas.

The Soap Holder Buying Guide

  • Soap dishes come in a variety of designs. You can find some made of wood, plastic, steel and silicon. If you opt for steel, make sure it’s rustproof. Wood will need to have a coating to make it waterproof. Plastic and silicon can be easy to clean and long-lasting, but you may prefer the look of steel or wood.
  • Consider where you’ll set up your soap holder. If you’re using it in the shower, you may want one that you can hang with a suction cup. On the side of your sink, you may prefer one that sets flat on the countertop.
  • You’ll likely need to clean your soap holder fairly often. Look for one that will make cleanup easy.
  • Mold can be a problem with certain materials. Make sure the soap dish is built to promote water runoff to avoid moisture pooling for long periods of time.
  • Moisture doesn’t just create a mess on the bottom of your soap bar — it shortens its lifespan. Water breaks down a bar of soap, so the longer the exposure, the shorter it will last. If you can, keep each bar of soap on a dish that has slots to allow airflow all around it. If you have multiple bars, you may want to consider drying them on a rack after use.