Bring the elegance and simple functionality of an automatic soap dispenser to your bathroom or kitchen with the easy to use and very elegant simplehuman sensor soap pump.
Ease of Use/Performance: 24/25
How much I enjoy 23/25
Those fancy restaurant rest rooms with their automatic soap dispensers make the simple task of washing your hands that much more effective and hygienic. Using a simple design with a sensor system and an easy to fill reservoir the simplehuman sensor soap pump is a great addition to any home.
The simplehuman sensor soap pump works quite simply but pumping soap out the spout when you pass your hand under the sensor. But beware, passing anything between the sensor lens and the receiver will dispense soap as well, I found this out when placing the soap pump on my kitchen counter and a few dirty dishes getting too close to the pump.
Pushing the dishes around accidently came across the infrared sensor and receiver which dispensed soap on the dishes. No problem as a little hand soap is not that big a deal when washing the dishes but I did find you should place the dispenser toward the back of the counter.
The simple task of passing your hand under the spout and waiting a second for the soap to squirt out and not having to pump or squeeze soap out of a bottle or use a bar makes sense. The sensor sopa pump is a clean and easy way to get liquid soap quickly for that simple task of washing your hands.
The simplehuman sensor soap pump does exactly what it is supposed to with efficiency and so little effort on your part. The simplehuman soap pump can be used for both liquid hand soap and hand lotion according to their website but I would use a thinner more liquid soap or lotion.
I would not use a foaming soap as the pump required to move the soap through the device needs a liquid soap and a foaming soap probably would not work. Also using a thinner soap would mean less likelihood of clogging if the soap does dry out on the valve of the pump where the soap comes out.
Setup for the sensor soap pump is quite simple, unscrew the battery compartment cover and install 4 AA batteries into the compartment and close with screw. The pump valve needs to be gently pulled out to unseat it in case it’s stuck or dried soap or other contaminants from manufacturing have gummed up the works.
This is very simply with a little fingernail tip work or tweezers to just gently pull the valve out a very little bit and your ready to start dispensing soap. Set the soap amount to 4 dots and pass your hand under the sensor between the upper infrared emitter and the lower sensor to get the pump working.
You just set the amount to four to start and get the pump working and then set it to your desired amount of soap which I found to be on setting 2 but you can vary this easily and quickly. I also found the soap dispenser worked well for regular liquid hand soap you buy at Wal-mart but would be leery of using a Lava soap or one with any kind of grit in it.
Routine maintenance of cleaning the pump nozzle and valve with a simple wipe of a dish rag or wash cloth would be required if you find the valve gets stuck often but this should be easy to do. I found using the soap pump dispenser on a daily basis quite easy and useful without having to use bar soap or pump a soap container with dirty grimy hands.
I guess that’s the biggest benefit, when your hands are really dirty and you don’t want to have to wash the soap container off after using it having an automatic soap dispenser saves you the effort and time. The simplehuman sensor soap pump also dispenses a continuous amount of soap using the top push button for a lot of soap at one time.
One thing I did note and is a very nice and surprising customer support effort from the simplehuman company is responses to people’s complaints and ratings. On the simplehuman website their customer reviews have both positive and negative reviews with an overwhelming amount of positive ratings.
The negative ratings have some with notes added by simplehuman about how to fix the problem or several with notes to contact their customer support to get a new unit or a refund. Another comment that I like to see is they want to exchange the unit so they can see what the problem is instead of just giving the customer his money back and not dealing with the problem of what went wrong.
A company that deals with its customers, both positive and negative is a nice one to purchase products form as you are assured that a warranty or customer complaint will be addressed. I like this company and see they actually do care about their products from what I have seen on their website.
The simplehuman sensor soap pump works well and is so very easy to setup and use on a daily basis that it makes for an exceptional addition to any home. I highly recommend the simplehuman sensor soap pump for automatic dispensing of soap or even lotion in your own bath or kitchen.