This Game-Changing Tool That Made Our Kitchn Essentials List Makes Doing the Dishes a Breeze

published Apr 29, 2022
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Post Image
Credit: J.R. Watkins

Here at Kitchn, we love a product that does more than one job. Whether it’s the multifunctional Always Pan or a do-it-all air frying toaster oven, we can’t get enough. One of our favorite brands for double-duty products that do the jobs right? OXO! And after giving the OXO Soap Dispensing Dish Brush a whirl, it ended up topping our 2022 Kitchn Essentials: Tool Edition list. This dual-purpose wonder leaves dirty plates and glasses sparkling, with a built-in soap dispenser that makes doing the dishes a breeze.

If you’ve ever fumbled over a pile of dirty dishes with soap, sponge, and pan in hand, you know how handy this tool will be (just take a look at any of the 15,000 five-star Amazon reviews). With the OXO Soap Dispensing Dish Brush, you can easily control the amount of soap used per dish. Just fill it with your dish soap of choice through an easy-to-use, anti-leak handle. One satisfied Amazon shopper writes, “You can fill it all the way up and when you are done, it doesn’t leak, the back of the handle never just accidentally falls off like the button did on all my other scrubbers. The button itself… has a very high-quality super-seal around it so that soap never leaks.” Plus, we love the money-saving cleaning hack of mixing some water in with your soap to dilute it and make your bottle go further.

Beyond its two-in-one selling point, this dish brush excels in both of the capacities we think are absolutely essential. It features coarse yet nonabrasive bristles, as well as a built-in scraper to unleash stuck-on bits. The sleek, oval-shaped bristle head (which is replaceable, by the way) makes hard-to-reach places (like inside blenders) easy to clean. We also can’t help but notice that this tool will end up clearing your countertop of needless clutter; with the OXO Soap Dispensing Dish Brush, you can keep the bottle of dish soap under the sink until you’re ready for a refill.

There’s no better time to buy this handy helper than right now — the longer you wait, the more you’re missing out. Trust us, once you realize how much easier doing the dishes can be with this compact OXO brush, you’ll wish you’d gotten it sooner.