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.

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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
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Pretty (4)
  • Convenient (3)
  • Dishwasher safe (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large kitchen (3)
  • Small kitchens (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (10), Other (4), Wife (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (12), Christmas or hanukkah (7)

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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

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    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

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      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.

        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        5.0

        I would and probably will buy this product again

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        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.

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

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            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
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            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
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              4.0

              Perfect for my kitchen

              By 

              from Saint Augustine, FL

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              Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

              Way too expensive, but I bought it anyway. Great quality and super cute in my kitchen.

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

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              5.0

              Very attractive

              By 

              from Duncan, OK

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Price
              • Nice color
              • Perfect size
              • very attractive

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Kitchen Sink

              Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

              Sits beautifully at my kitchen sink.

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

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              5.0

              Pretty and Pratical

              By 

              from Camano Island

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Holds Thick Sponge
              • Made in the USA
              • Pretty

              Cons

              • Not For Extra Thick

              Best Uses

              • Kitchen

              Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

              Holds thick sponges well. Looks great on the kitchen window sill. Could use anti-scratch tabs on bottom but are easy to apply. Color is neutral enough to blend into almost any decor.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
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              • Other

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              5.0

              Sponge Holder

              By 

              from Helena, AL

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

              Perfect size for the counter. High quality and looks great.

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

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