Appearance is important in the kitchen, but function is critical. As much as I'd like to have pristine countertops, I do need to have easy access to basics like dish soap. And while I like to idea of refilling a pretty soap dispenser, I hate when soap spills all over the counters as I attempt to line up the two small bottle necks.
This $10 soap dispenser from Casabella provides an ingenious solution in the form of a funnel stored underneath its body. Yes, I could just use an ordinary kitchen funnel, but that's yet another item I have to first find and store afterward. This one stays right with the dispenser so it's handy when I need it.
Casabella's dispenser also features windows on the bottle so you can see at a glance how much soap is left. And the rubber base helps keep it in place on a wet counter.
The pump isn't yet on Casabella's site, but you should already be able to find it in stores.