Automatic Soap for the People

Obsessive-compulsives rejoice! After an exhaustive search I’ve found the perfect soap dispenser: the sleek Sensor Soap Pump from Simplehuman. It’s a touch-free soap and lotion dispenser—ideal for avoiding cross-contamination. No more trying to awkwardly pump wobbly bottles with your wrist. Simply slip your hand or sponge under the infrared sensor, and soap will gently stream down. Four presets adjust the amount, plus there’s a continuous dispensing button on top for big jobs. An LED light blinks for 20 seconds to tell you how long to lather for germ-free hands. But you can turn the timer off if you just can’t handle that kind of pressure.

Simplehuman Sensor Soap Pump, $39.99