Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder

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

$21.00

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 produce their pottery. Creating 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
Ingredients
Care
Dishwasher safe
Item ID
25956

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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.


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UncommonGoodsStoneware Swirl Sponge Holder
 
4.9

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (16)
  • Well built / quality (13)
  • Convenient (12)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small kitchens (9)
  • Large kitchen (7)
  • Gifts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (11), Avid cook (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

buying more as gifts!

This is exactly what I was looking for. Allows the sponge to dry between uses and prevents it from sitting in water. It fits nicely between my sink faucet and the raised granite on...Read complete review

This is exactly what I was looking for. Allows the sponge to dry between uses and prevents it from sitting in water. It fits nicely between my sink faucet and the raised granite on my island behind the sink. Many have noticed it, think it's a great idea and have commented on it. I'm purchasing some as gifts for family members that have noticed it. Only reason I didn't check "dishwasher safe" is I am not certain whether it is or not. Prefer to wash by hand anyway.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Smaller than I thought

The item is smaller than I thought ... A full sized sponge barley fits into the slots. It is a very pretty piece and it is a nice addition to my kitchen. I...Read complete review

The item is smaller than I thought ... A full sized sponge barley fits into the slots. It is a very pretty piece and it is a nice addition to my kitchen. I bought 3 for christmas gifts.

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5.0

Love this Sponge Holder

By 

from Archer Lodge, NC

About Me Avid Cook

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

      Easy to use, does its job

       
      4.0

      Helpful item

      By 

      from Bandon, OR

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

        Nice to find a solution that you is attractive along with useful.

         
        5.0

        Attractive and functional

        By 

        from Utah

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Convenient
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Large Kitchens
          • Small Kitchens

          Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

          I've had my eye on this for a while. Finally just ordered it. It's nice, yet inexpensive and I'd buy as a small gift, even a hostess gift.

           
          5.0

          I'll be buying one for myself

          By 

          from prescott Az

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

              My mom put it to use right away.

              Service and delivery comments:

              the package was recieved sooner than expected.

               
              5.0

              Love it!!

              By 

              from Berkeley Ca

              About Me Casual Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Convenient
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Large Kitchens
                • Small Kitchens

                Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

                Great product, does the job in style!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                buying more as gifts!

                By 

                from Virginia

                About Me Avid Cook

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Stoneware Swirl Sponge Holder:

                    This is exactly what I was looking for. Allows the sponge to dry between uses and prevents it from sitting in water. It fits nicely between my sink faucet and the raised granite on my island behind the sink. Many have noticed it, think it's a great idea and have commented on it. I'm purchasing some as gifts for family members that have noticed it. Only reason I didn't check "dishwasher safe" is I am not certain whether it is or not. Prefer to wash by hand anyway.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    I placed this order over the phone. I was greeted and assisted by an extremely friendly and helpful individual.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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

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