Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder

Keep your kitchen sponges dry and clean with this handmade ceramic holder.

$20.00

Karen and Stephen Steininger created by

Karen and Stephen Steininger

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Time to Come Clean

Let's dish on grimy sponges. They do wonders for scrubbing pots and pans, but once they've sat around in their own puddles they're not so clean anymore. How do you help them not only stay dry and clean, but also look good doing so?

That was the challenge given by a family friend to husband and wife ceramicists Karen and Stephen Steininger. Their answer was this ingenious, stoneware sponge holder. Its handcrafted, goblet-like form and swirling decoration applied to its front make it a beautiful addition to your countertop. The vertical cut-out in its sides keeps both broad sides of the sponge exposed to circulating air for faster evaporation, and holds it up out of any water that accumulates below. Handmade in Altoona, Iowa.

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

US_IA

Made in Iowa

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 Made in the USA
Made from
stoneware
Measurements
3.5" H x 3.5" diameter
Care
Dishwasher safe
Item ID
25956

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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsStoneware Swirl Sponge Holder
 
4.9

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Convenient (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Dishwasher safe (6)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small kitchens (6)
  • Large kitchen (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (12), Christmas or hanukkah (10)

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5.0

LOVE IT!

By 

from New York

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

    Lovely, functional addition to my kitchen countertop.

     
    5.0

    i love the sponge holder. it is attractive on the counter.

    By 

    from new jersey

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Convenient
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Large Kitchens
      • Small Kitchens

      Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

      "Uncommon" gift! ;-)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah
       
      5.0

      Great product! Completely user friendly.

      By 

      from Tulsa, OK

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Convenient
      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Kitchens
        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

        I bought this product as a gift for three people and myself. I use it everyday. It is so handy and my sponge dries much faster now. I would definitely buy this product again for myself or as a gift.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        5.0

        AWESOME!

        By 

        from Saratoga Springs, NY

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Convenient
        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

            Father LOVES this for the kitchen...he is the main dishwasher!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah
             
            5.0

            Perfect addition to my kitchen

            By 

            from Littleton, NH

            About Me Casual Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Convenient
            • Dishwasher Safe
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Kitchens
              • Small Kitchens

              Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

              This is something that I needed and didn't even know it! Not only is it functional, it is attractive. I am buying 2 or 3 for Christmas gifts.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Idea

              By 

              from LA

              About Me Avid Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Convenient
              • Dishwasher Safe
              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Kitchens
                • Small Kitchens

                Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

                Great idea Works well Love it

                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other
                 
                5.0

                Love it!

                By 

                from Mattapoisett, MA

                About Me Casual Cook

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Convenient
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Kitchens
                  • Small Kitchens

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

                  This is such an attractive way to store a sponge. The design allows air to circulate around the sponge, keeping it fresher and lasting longer.

                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other
                   
                  5.0

                  I would and probably will buy this product again

                  By 

                  from Charleston, WV

                  About Me Casual Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Dishwasher Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

                      I bought this as s gift for a friend's new kitchen . I have one myself and love it . It holds the doings nicely and allows to air and dry out.

                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other
                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again

                      By 

                      from Nevada City, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

                      I already had one of these from another seller who stopped carrying it. I was very happy to find it here as I am very happy with the one I have. The style and color are very attractive in a subtle pleasing way and they work really well to keep the sponge dry and neat looking.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other
                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful

                      By 

                      from New Jersey

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • The Color
                      • The Size

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dry My Sponge

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

                        It looks so nice in my kitchen! I love it!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Other

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