Sponge Holder with Drainer

This handmade, stoneware sponge holder has vertical notches to keep your sponge stay handy and dry.

$25.00

Karen and Stephen Steininger created by

Karen and Stephen Steininger

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The Dish on Sponges

Let's dish on sponges: they work wonders for scrubbing pots and pans, but tend to get grimy once they've sat around in the sink. How do you help them stay dry and clean while keeping the counter looking good in the process? That was the challenge posed to husband and wife ceramicists Karen and Stephen Steininger. Their answer was this ingenious, stoneware sponge holder. The vertical notches in its sides keep the sponge exposed to circulating air for faster evaporation, and hold it up out of any water that accumulates below. Plus, the attached saucer sports a spout to let you pour the collected water away in the sink. Its handcrafted, goblet-like form with swirling, applied decoration also makes it a beautiful addition to your countertop. Handmade in Altoona, Iowa.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Iowa

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Karen and Stephen Steininger

created by

Karen and Stephen Steininger

location

Iowa

Karen and Stephen have been potting for over 35 years. Both have degrees in Art from Universities in Iowa, where they currently live and product pots. making pieces that can be used and enjoyed everyday is a hallmark of their studio.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
stoneware
Measurements
5" L x 5" W x 3.5" H
Care
Dishwasher safe
Item ID
26705

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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UncommonGoodsSponge Holder with Drainer
 
4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16), Yes (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (12), Other (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (11), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Nifty Gifty

By 

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

This was a perfect gift for my dad for Father's Day. He's a practical man who likes practical presents so he was as excited as a simple man can get for a good thoughtful gift. I loved it, he loves it, and I know he will use it. It's so unique too with the lip to catch the water. Love it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Father
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Father's Day

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4.0

Love Sanitary Sponge

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from Concord, NC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Heavy Pottery
  • Sanitary
  • Striking

Cons

  • Small Would Love Big One

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

    I use it right by kitchen sink to put my sponge in right after using. It does not sit with either side laying on something and dries quickly. It is also very nice piece that looks good in kitchen.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Very nice

    By 

    from Macomb MI

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Looks

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

        Have been wanting a sponge holder for a while and purchased something similar for my daughter last year. Decided to get one for myself since the sponge always seemed to be wet and dropped into the sink. Now my husband has a place to park the sponge and no more problems. Much more sanitary.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self

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        5.0

        Perfect gift

        By 

        from Milw Wi

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

        A gift for my daughter whose sponge just always sits on the edge of the sink in her beautiful kitchen. Now it has a spot and it is functional.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Great Idea

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        from Maryland

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        Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

        Truly like this idea and product. Quality is perfect for this item. Looks great in our new kitchen.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Nice addition to our kitchen

        By 

        from Denver, CO

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        Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

        This is a great addition to our kitchen. It works as described and it is so nice to have a elegant way to dry our sponge out.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self

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        5.0

        Works great & looks good

        By 

        from Oconomowoc, WI

        Pros

        • Beautiful Pottery
        • Works Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kitchen Sponge
          • Sponge With Handle

          Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

          I didn't expect it to work as great as it does. I use it for my sponge & sponge on a handle. It keeps the sponge dry & all the water stays in the container. The little attached dish on the bottom catches all the water with no overflow. 3 people at Christmas dinner told me they want one of these for gifts next year. It also keeps the sink area looking neat & pretty.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          4.0

          A practical gift

          By 

          from san jose , ca

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          Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

          this is a christmas present

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Great gift!

          By 

          from Hayward, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • BEAUTIFUL
          • Great Gift

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Beautifying The Kitchen
            • Storing A Sponge

            Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

            So beautiful! Makes a great gift!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            Filled a need beautifully!

            By 

            from Clearfield, Utah

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Functional And Pretty
            • Great hostess gift

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

                I am so glad I bought this! I've never liked just leaving my wet sponge near the sink, where I'm sure it's staying damp enough to be a bacteria breeding ground. But the only sponge holders I've ever seen in stores are ugly and plastic. Thanks, but I'll stick with the bacteria, and potential for sickening my whole family. Enter this cute ceramic holder.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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