dealslysol healthy no-touch hand soap system for $6.47

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I bought 3 of these instore. They work well and you can pull off the cap and refill them with your own handsoap after you run out of the included soap. They do take 4 "AA" batteries however. If you don't use them for over a week they cake up a little bit but I've never had one clog up on me. I've used them for about 4 months. Excellent price. :-)

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am I the only one who sees the giant flaw in this product? WHY do you need a no-touch soap dispenser when you're going to be washing your hands with that soap anyway? Ridiculous gimmicky marketing.

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to Andypop, Are your parents brother and sister by any chance?

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@andypop: Huh? The point is so your germy hands don't touch the soap dispenser...

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@andypop: Say you are prepping chicken, need to wash hands, when you squeeze your soap you need to wash the bottle, then wash your hands again then the bottle again.. it's really a vicious cycle.

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please use your brains for a moment and think about what you're saying. YOU WILL BE WASHING YOUR HANDS WITH THE SOAP IT DISPENSES! It doesn't matter that you touched the soap dispenser.

And you're asking if MY parents are brother & sister? wow.

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@andypop: ...But that doesn't stop the germs from remaining on the dispenser. Which will grow, multiply, and spread. And you will eventually be touching the dispenser again. It does not matter that you are washing your hands. The fact that you're spreading bacteria is the problem.

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I agree with andypop. Besides, when was the last time you heard of people getting sick from touching a soap dispenser? What's next, anti-bacterial silverware???

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I worked in a hospital for years and I can tell you that this is ridiculous. The sinks in the hospital had knee-controlled water spigots because THAT MAKES SENSE. Not the soap dispenser. If you're that worried, then wipe the dispenser down with a Clorox wipe once in a while. I give up. Buy a dozen of them!

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I'm in for two! Not because of germs... But because I am lazy & don't want to have to press down on a soap dispenser! :-)

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@nverian: "But that doesn't stop the germs from remaining on the dispenser. Which will grow, multiply, and spread. And you will eventually be touching the dispenser again. It does not matter that you are washing your hands. The fact that you're spreading bacteria is the problem."

Yes, those germs will multiply and be all over the dispenser, and when you touch it, they will be on your hands! For about two seconds, until the soap covers your hands and then they're washed down the drain. Where exactly are you spreading these bacteria to?

I'm with @andypop...these types of products are just marketing on the hysteria about germs that Lysol has been feeding us for decades. Which makes sense, since they're in the business of killing those germs. In reality, it's just not a big deal. How did people survive before Lysol? Oh, right...they just did. Just because there are bacteria on your soap dispenser (or kitchen counter, or whatever) doesn't mean that you're going to get sick from them.

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I think that this is great for little kids. As a teacher, I notice that the children struggle with the regular soap bottles and by the time the soap finally gets out of the bottle it's on the sink counter and not on their hands! This would be great for them!

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Automated soap dispensers! What a reflection upon the modern American lifestyle!

I admit I was initially drawn to this for the cool gadget factor above anything else. I let it go and five minutes later ask myself if I still want it. Nope... the desire is pretty much washed away ;-)

I'll be content with my manual foamy dispenser :D

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@willbroe: Have you ever had random diarrhea that you weren't sure what caused it? Most likely it came from something contaminated you touched and didn't know, much like a soap dispenser that you perhaps moved out of the way so you could clean the sink.

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"I think that this is great for little kids. As a teacher, I notice that the children struggle with the regular soap bottles and by the time the soap finally gets out of the bottle it's on the sink counter and not on their hands! This would be great for them!"

We used this in the 12-18 month old classroom that I used to work in. It was much easier to help them wash their hands with this than with a regular soap pump...especially when there wasn't much soap left. Only down side is that we went through a bottle really quickly...

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I agree with @andypop, this product really serves no use. Sure, you'll get germs all of your soap dispenser, but the only time you touch the soap dispenser is right before you wash your hands, so it doesn't matter... It's turning on then off the facet where you transfer germs from your hands to the surface, then back to your hands again.

I did get one of these for free when they first came out. I used it for a bit but I really didn't like it because it dispensed way too much soap. It felt like it dispensed about a tablespoon...

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Cowboys never needed no-touch appliances, and they're awesome. Could you imagine Eastwood, or the Duke, just staring... wondering whether it would be better to use soap or not, solely based on the amount of contact required with the dispenser?

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Honestly I want one just because it looks cool and would fit in with a chrome automated kitchen if I had one. Now for everyone hating on the idea don't buy it? Its not an expensive item in the first place so whats the big worry? I get it if it was like $30 + but for this price whats it hurt just to have something that I think it a little cool.

Sure I'll get a little annoyed at the fact I have to replace batteries, but if I have someone come over they may say, "Hey man that soap dispenser is pretty cool." Which is all I need to merit a purchase of one of these for my kitchen.

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You know what? Why even wash at all? There's ten times as many bacteria as human cells in the body, why would you want to change that?

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OMG, you DO NOT touch the dispenser..... it "senses" your hand under it and the soap comes out automatically. I have one at every one of my sinks and I love them.

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@andypop: Actually what it is great for is keeping the sink area clean from what inevitably becomes a mess when using the hand pump disposable liquid hand soap dispensers.

Of course some people are neat and tidy enough to have no idea what I am talking about, but for those who find a wet sticky soap mess around regular pump soap bottles, this is fantastic and eliminates all the mess.

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@halljt: I LOVE this ... but it is all plastic ... silver tinted plastic ... not so 'cool looking' or particularly Metallic. Also, I prefer the scent of the green 'cucumber' soap that I think comes with the white version of this product. But that's just my preference.

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serious comment - I loved the idea and tried so many (virtually all that came out on the market) and ALL except this lysol brand dispenser ended up broken due to water getting inside, clogged ends, mysterious auto dispensing when left in a dark room, just bad/cheap design and production.

I dislike the look of this Lysol Dispenser and hate the whole cartridge requirement ... BUT LOVE THE DISPENSER AND I HAVE 4, ALL OF WHICH HAVE WORKED PERFECTLY FOR OVER A YEAR (and only replaced one set of batteries in the first pump I bought).

I have seen other say that you can pull the cap off the cartridge to refill, but I couldn't do it. BUT I just drilled a large round hole in the top (or what is the bottom of the cartridge that is turned upside down to insert) of the empty cartridge and just refill by pouring from large bottle of 'softsoap' which seems to be the best since it is more liquid that other brands that are thicker and would clog it.

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@joninla: I did the same thing!!! I just drilled a hole in the bottom (which sits at the top), and after refilling it, I cover the hole (for purely aesthetic purposes) with one of those round colored stickers that we have at work. Much less expensive refilling it with your own liquid soap than buying the refill cartridges. :-)

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I love mine. Only problem is that they take 4 AA and battery life sucks. I have a 2 year old, and it is GREAT for him

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agreed, no-touch soap dispenser is a little gimmicky - but in my house, we have 2 of these. I forget the ingredient, but this soap has the active ingredient that kills norovirus. Thats been a big one the last few years with crazy outbreaks. most - if not all - "regular" antibacterial soaps do not have this active ingredient, nor do most hand sanitizers. Noro has been a big thing in Boston - and im sure other areas.
So we got it for the soap, not the hands free dispenser - but we like it, and have been using the dispensers about 8 months on the same batteries, no issues. refils can be found cheap at stores like BJs and Costco, etc....

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this is nice when you are cooking and have dough etc on your hands you don't have to get the dough all over the soap dispenser.

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You know what I'd like to find, one of those hand cranked soap dispensers from my elementary school days. They literally ground a bar of soap into flakes into your hand.

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@bmason3604: That's one thing that I'm not crazy about ..... it DOES dispense too much soap. But since I refill the cartridges with bulk liquid soap that I buy from Costco, I don't care as much about the extra soap. Just sayin'.

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I think it's one of the best inventions out there. I'm a microphobe when it comes to my hands and just like I don't want to use a public bar of soap that God knows who and what they were doing prior to using it, I don't want everyone touching my home personal bar soap or softsoap dispenser. I entertain pretty often and found myself cleaning off my softsoap pump way too often due to just the amount of people who have touched it and then having to use it myself. This eliminates all of that. I won mine on listia and was so impressed with it I went and bought the kitchen system for my kitchen. I teach and I REALLY understand the importance of proper handwashing and prevention of cross contamination.

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@battra92: You made me very curious. I found one for you, but my guess is that you wouldn't have paid the selling price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SOAPITOR-SOAP-DISPENSER-GRINDER-PATENTED-1916-/300597583210

It appears to have sold for $150, which may be a bit more than just a sentimental journey. At least now you'll know what to shop for. :-D

Patented in 1916; that's even before my time. Now I'm wondering how difficult it would be to make one...

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I'm curious as to how you refill the containers - I have two of the 'kitchen' systems like these and the refills are $3.50! I tried to pry the top of of one of the containers to refill it but couldn't get it off. are these any different?

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OH MY GOD!! I'M GOING TO GET GERMS ON THE SOAP DISPENSER! But I have no problem taking the 32oz soda from the greasy McDonalds worker who handles money all day, then after my hands have been on the side of that "dirty" cup grab my hamburger by the bun and shovel all those germs in my mouth.

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Agree with others who say it dispenses too much soap (probably twice what I usually need), the refills are expensive, and it looks cheap. That being said, I do have and use one in my kitchen where my hands are often covered in stuff I don't want leave behind on the soap dispenser. I am not a total germophobe, but food poisoning is really not something I want to deal with ever again. Plus stuck on food/dough just looks bad and I am lazy whenever possible about cleaning. My fiance LOVES this thing, and I agree that the cucumber soap is nice. I have regular soap dispensers in the bathrooms where mess isn't as much of an issue. I also don't have kids. I haven't seen the refills @ my Costco in KC. :( I would be careful about hacking the containers and refilling - I did clog a different touchless dispenser using soap that it couldn't handle.

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I wonder what Howie Mandel would say?! ;-)

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I try to avoid anti-bacterial products when ever possible. I would rather have a health immune system. It's like a muscle, the less you use it, the weaker it gets.
That said, I use the one in the kitchen that my roommate bought, because it is convenient when your hands are covered with...... They are ugly, though.

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@andypop: So your saying in an exaggerated way here that " why washing your sheets when you going to shower in the morning anyways"?