REVIEW – Ever since I reviewed the Simple Human liquid soap dispenser, I’ve become a fan of touchless soap dispensers. What’s not to love with no more messy goopy bars of wet soap sliding around on the top of your bathroom sink or bathtub? When I was offered the chance to review the EKO Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser, I was happy to accept it and see if this bargain product was a good option. Let’s find out.
What is it?
The Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser is a rechargeable liquid soap dispenser that dispenses soap into your hand when you place your hand below the spout.
What’s in the box?
- EKO Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser (the lid is popped up in the pic but that’s not how you normally use this dispenser)
- USB-C charging cable
- User guide
The EKO Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser is available in 3 colors. There’s the stainless steel version shown here, as well as a dark grey and a white version.
Note: the lid is popped up in the pics, but that’s not how you normally use this dispenser. You pop up the lid to make it easier for removal.
The EKO Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser is 7 inches tall and about 4.75 inches wide due to the spout. On the back of the dispenser is a covered USB-C charging port and a power button.
The top of the EKO Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser has a removable lid that stays flush to the top of the unit until you press it to pop it up so you can grab the edges to remove it.
At the end of the spout, an LED circle lights up to show the charging status. It also blinks every 6 seconds to let you know that it’s powered on. This LED is usually blue, but when it blinks red, that’s the notification that the battery is low and it’s time to charge it.
It’s nice that this soap dispenser uses a regular USB-C cable instead of a proprietary cable that can be easily misplaced. While charging, the LED glows a steady red.
And when fully charged, the LED will glow blue. A full charge should power the EKO Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser for about two months at 30 dispenses daily.
The EKO Touchless Automatic Soap Dispense does not come filled with liquid soap. It’s up to you to do that. You can use pretty much any liquid soap for hands or dishes. To fill the EKO, you press the lid on top, remove it, and then fill it with soap. It can hold up to 9 oz (250ml) of soap.
One feature of the EKO Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser that makes it nicer than the Simple Human soap dispenser (other than the price!) is a window to let you see the soap level. With the other soap dispenser, it was usually a surprise when it was empty. With this one, you’ll know ahead of time that you need to fill it.
Another nice feature is that you can adjust the amount of soap that is dispensed by using the power button to switch between 3 amounts (.8ml, 1.4ml, 2ml).
See it in action
What I like
- No more messy bars of soap or soap pumps
- Ability to see the soap level
- Adjustable dispensing amount
- Uses a USB-C cable for charging
What I’d change
The EKO Touchless Automatic Soap Dispenser is well made and easy to use. I like that it has a window that will let you see the soap level and that it charges using a standard USB-C cable instead of a proprietary cable. I’ve been using this soap dispenser to dispense dish soap in my kitchen and it’s been working without fail. It gets two (clean) thumbs up from me.
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample for this review was provided by EKO.