Hot or Not: simplehuman Sensor Soap Pump

I rubbed a whole chicken with salt yesterday, prepping it for roasting, and as I awkwardly pumped my soap bottle with the back of my hand, trying to keep all that germ-y chicken juice away from my countertops, I remembered this simplehuman soap pump. It always seemed more appropriate to an airport bathroom than a kitchen, but it may also be great for those moments when you're splattered in something particularly messy.

Do you have one of these pumps? Do you think they're overkill, or a good application of technology in the kitchen?

This pump automatically senses your hand and dispenses soap. It extends over the sink and it also has a volume dial to control how much is dispensed at one time. It takes four AA batteries. too.

I'm not a big germ-phobe, but I do wonder if this is a practical tool for some kitchens? What do you think?

Buy it: simplehuman Sensor Soap Pump, $49.95 at Williams-Sonoma

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