Sponge Holder with Drainer

This handmade, stoneware sponge holder has vertical notches to keep your sponge 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

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

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 produce their pottery. Creating 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.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


also by Karen and Stephen Steininger

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsSponge Holder with Drainer
 
4.9

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Countertop (4)
  • Decorative (3)
  • Storage (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17), Yes (8)

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5.0

Functional and Attractive

By 

from Tampa, Fl

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Countertop
    • Decorative
    • Storage

    Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

    Serves the purpose of getting the sponge off the counter top surface

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    sponge holder

    By 

    from Salt Lake City

    About Me Midrange Shopper

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decorative
      • Storage

      Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

      I wasn't sure if my daughter would use the holder, but I saw it on shelf near her kitchen sink. She was using it!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great for my husband

      By 

      from Dallas

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Countertop

        Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

        This is working great. Gave it to my husband for Christmas because we always seem to be in a disagreement about squeezing out the sponge. He loves it. The sponges last longer because it dries out completely. I love the design and quality of this unique piece of art.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exactly as described

        By 

        from Pulaski, TN

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Countertop

          Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

          Drains appropriately, keeps sponge from falling in the sink.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Just What My Son-In-Law Wanted For Their Kitchen

          By 

          from Lancaster, PA

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Saves Space

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Countertop
            • Decorative
            • Space Saver
            • Storage

            Comments about UncommonGoods Sponge Holder with Drainer:

            My daughter is the cook and my son-in-law is the cleaner. He likes everything orderly, so I knew he would like this sponge holder...and I was right! It was a great gift for XMAS!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love Sanitary Sponge

            By 

            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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Idea

                  By 

                  from Maryland

                  Verified Buyer

                  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

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