Installing a shampoo and soap dispenser in your shower a great way to save you a lot of trouble. Apart from eliminating the clutter of having so many bottles of shampoo, shower gel, condition and body wash in the shower, it’s also a way to save money by buying bath and shower products in bulk.
Hotel and motel businesses have been using these wall mounted dispensers for quite some time and they are gaining popularity over the wasteful use of miniature bottles. There are also benefits to uses these pumps in your home shower.
If you currently use a shower caddy hanging from your showerhead where you store the bottles, you probably know it can turn into a cluttered mess. A wall dispenser is a useful way to organize your shower.
There are a ton of these dispensers on the market so it may be difficult so chose the best one. We’ve reviewed several of the best selling shower dispensers and narrowed our selection to three good options, along with their pros and cons below to help you choose.
Based on its build quality and functional design we feel the Better Living’s Three Chamber Dispenser is the top choice in shower dispensers. See our detailed reviews below.
Picking the Best Wall Mounted Shower Dispenser
Price: There is a huge influx of products in the market, with each varying in both quality and pricing. Some products have very elevated prices – sometimes even doubling the competitions value while not offering enough benefits to justify the hefty tag. While there are simple one chamber dispensers for under $15, most of the quality options we’ve found start above that price point and for 3 and 4 chamber options, they can go up to $75.
Material quality: It is important to consider how easily the dispenser rusts and how durable the products are. Constant use inside a shower will almost assuredly cover them with water after every use, and if the material isn’t waterproof or at least water-resistant it’ll rust easily and eventually break down sooner than expected. Most of the ones we’ve tested are made of hard plastic. While not the most durable material, it works well in the shower and eliminates the concern for rust which you get on wire shower caddies.
Capacity: Refilling a shower bottle time and time again is incredibly inconvenient. Owners and potential buyers tend to look for dispensers that are capable of retaining a decent amount of fluid, in order to avoid recurrent refilling. Look for dispensers with large capacity of 14 ounces or more since many find that this is optimal amount to reduce the frequency of refilling.
Number of Chambers: While there are single pumps available for just shampoo, many people prefer to have at least two containers (for shampoo and gel or body wash) and having three chambers is probably the most convenient since it adds space for a third option (often conditioner or body lotion) and can completely eliminate the clutter of bottles in your shower.
Shampoo and Soap Dispensers Showers
Better Living’s Three Chamber Dispenser
This wall mounted option by Better Living has been widely regarded as one of the best dispensers you can find online.
It offers three separate dispensing chambers capable of holding up to 11 ounces of liquid each. It also includes everything needed for its installation as well as two hooks attached on either side of the middle chamber, which can be used to hang razors, sponges or other handy showering commodities.
This is especially useful if you shave in the shower using an in-shower shaving mirror. The dispenser clears up space in the shower so you have a more organized place to store your shaving accessories.
One of the best features is its simple yet functional design, although the about the quality of the glue that is included may not be the best for the job. You could end up with a huge mess on the floor if not glued properly to the wall which is even more inconvenient if the adhesive’s quality isn’t the best. It’s recommended that you use BOTH the using waterproof silicone adhesive and 2-way tape that are included with the product.
Chambers are easy to rearrange and they are easy to refill, although sometimes they might not dispense enough gel, making it necessary to pump a few times – especially if the owner has long hair.
- Good product quality that offers an above average lifespan.
- Easy to organize and rearrange chambers, which gives an extra touch of handiness.
- It has hooks that allow further arrangement of bathroom commodities.
- It can hold a decent amount of showering products within it.
- Single-chamber and two-chamber versions of the products can also be purchased if desired.
- The adhesive materials it contains don’t seem to be top quality, so others might be needed in order to keep the containers from coming off.
- One pump might not be enough to dispense the required amount of product. It can be inconvenient at times.
Better Living is a Canadian company located in Vaughan, Ontario. They’ve been in business since 1991 and shower dispensers are their flagship product, they’ve even registered “The DispenserTM” for their line shower dispensers
Triple Wall Mount Shower Pump by simplehuman Review:
This triple pump is made entirely out of silver-colored plastic, although it is plastic, the quality is very good and tends to last for a long time. As with other dispensers, the glue provided is not the best.
With a little DIY, it shouldn’t fall off anytime soon. Drilling is recommended as the pumps are heavy and could wear down adhesives pretty quickly.
The product is very good at dealing with even the thickest of shower gels and soaps. For me, this shower pump wins on aesthetics – the design is slick and gives a great vibe to the shower. Of course a lot of the comes down to personal preference.
Some buyers have reported leaking on certain pumps, but the good news it that they were replaced by the manufacturer after contacting customer support. Simple Human is a very established company and well known for the functional and elegant design of its products. My mother has one of their smart trash cans (with motion sensor that opens automatically when you go to throw something in it) and can’t stop raving about it …and the company.
The quality of the product rivals Better Living’s Three Chamber Dispenser. This product is a tad heavier though, which means those who live on a rented apartment or house might want to avoid Simple Human’s pump in order not to cause damage to the bathroom wall by drilling into it.
- Good quality, water resistant product that works as intended.
- Handles thick gels, shampoos and soaps really well.
- Great customer support.
- Really heavy and tends to fall off if not properly attached (i.e. drilling).
- Some leakage
- It’s definitely on the pricey side for a plastic dispenser.
Better Living’s Classic 4-Chamber Dispenser:
Another Better Living design, this product isn’t as visually pleasing (click to see photos) as its modern 3-chamber counterpart but overall it delivers exactly what it promises. It might not offer the same comfort and versatility as this one doesn’t have hooks or a platform to place other shower accessories, but it certainly has a better waterproof design, thanks to its hermetic shape.
The only problem that this product seems to have is that pumps tend to fail after some time of usage.
This model doesn’t have as much adhering issues as its other two counterparts, so it’s a huge plus for those living in a rented apartment.
- Easy installation with quality and already-included waterproof silicon.
- They also come in various chamber models like its Better Living counterpart.
- Indicator allows owners to easily know when to refill containers, even with its hermetic design.
- The bottles don’t seem to hold as much product as they should, but still hold a respectable amount nonetheless.
- Dispensers might stop functioning sooner than expected.
- It doesn’t have room to spare for other commodities like other Better Living products.
Although every product we’ve reviewed offers more benefits than its disadvantages, the Better Living’s Three Chamber Dispenser comes out on top of the others given its higher-quality material and the spare hooks it offers for shower commodities. If you live on a rented place, you might like to consider purchasing the Better Living’s Classic 4-Chamber Dispenser instead, though!
Do you fancy other shower accessories for your bathroom? Adding a curved double shower curtain rod can also give you bath a much more elegant look -since it separates the liner from the curtain -the curtain hangs much nicer and it more hygienic since the liner doesn’t stick to the curtain and dries out completely-reducing the risk of mold and mildew.