Oxo Dish Brush Review - Good Grips Soap Dispensing Brush

by Nicki

Oxo Good Grips Soap Squirting Dish Brush

Oxo Good Grips Soap Squirting Dish Brush

Nicki has shared her review of an Oxo dish brush, specifically the Good Grips Soap Dispensing Brush, for washing pots and pans, and other dishes in her kitchen.

Nicki says:

I decided to buy this brush after seeing it at my parents' house. My stepmother was very enthusiastic about showing me the brush's built-in soap dispenser, but I was more interested in the brush's efficient cleaning abilities.

When I got home, I went out and got a brush for myself. The first time I used it I swept the bristles over a glass bowl with dried food caked on the brim and all of the food came off in one sweep. It was amazing!

I don't have a dishwasher or a lot of money, so my brush is sitting on my sink, and is in use all the time.

Along with the plastic brush end, there is a soap dispenser inside the handle. You fill the brush up with soap, press a button, and soap comes out of the center of the brush.

The bristles are strong enough so that heavy effort is not required to clean dirty surfaces. I reserve this brush for heavier cleaning jobs, like pans, griddles and filthy bowls. I've also used it on my glassware, ceramics, and rice cooker.

Unlike sponges and scouring pads, which retain moisture and quickly become breeding grounds for bacteria, the bristles on this brush do not retain moisture and can be easily cleaned.

This scrubbing brush is a rather good investment, as it does not have to be replaced as often as sponges or scouring pads. In my experience, it has never caused harm to any surface on which I
have used it. Call me strange, but I love my brush!

Taylor says:

Thanks Nicki for sharing your Oxo dish brush review.

Until you shared this review with me, and I started researching these products more, I had no idea how many types of dish sponges, scrubbies, wands, and soap dispensing dish brushes there really were available, including a surprisingly large variety of them made by Oxo. Oxo has dish brushes, dish scrub sponges, glass sponges, and palm brushes.

I myself was given an Oxo soap dispensing palm brush by my mother-in-law quite a while ago, because it is one of her favorite dish cleaners, and she thought I would like it too. It has just been sitting on the sink though, because I really haven't given it much of a chance. Perhaps I should try it again though.

I've found, however, with the palm brush that I just don't like the way you have to hold it. I might like the wand better, and may try that in the future.

Further, when I scrub some stuff with the bristles, I notice they get kinda dirty and it can be hard to rinse out. Does anyone else have this problem? How do you keep them clean?

I also notice that there are refill brushes and sponges for all of the different Oxo dish brush varieties. I wasn't aware of this. Has anyone else used the refills? Do they work well?

I would love to hear from even more people who have used these products, to hear what you think about them, good or bad. You can share your pot scrubbers and scouring pads reviews here, or read other reviews which have already been submitted.

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Oxo Good Grips Soap Dispensing Brush Has Had Repeated Failures

by Bob

Bob shared his family's experience with this product.

Bob says:

We tried many different kinds of soap dispensing dish brushes and were dissatisfied with the leaking of soap from most of them, which makes a mess and wastes soap.

The Oxo brush was very good when we first purchased it, as it has much better control of soap leakage and with its base controls the soap that does drip from it.

However, after a couple of months, the bulb on the handle split and it became considerably less effective in pumping soap and soap leaked from where it split.

We took it back to Bed, Bath & Beyond and they willingly replaced it free of charge.

However, now after just a few more months the same failure has occurred again to the new brush.

I'd be interested if anyone else has experienced this, but based on our experience Oxo needs to redesign this part of the brush. Thank you for providing this service.

Taylor says:

Thanks Bob for sharing your experience.

I too would be curious to hear if anyone else has had this problem, or otherwise wants to share their experiences with these products. There are several varieties of these brushes available, so make sure you tell me which one you've used to make the reviews as clear as possible.

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Red Plug Came Off My Oxo Good Grips Dish Brush

by Ann

Ann shared a problem she had with the Oxo dish brush.

Ann says:

I really liked this brush until the red plug came out and is impossible to replace.

That takes away the convenience of having soap ready in the brush, the reason I bought it to begin with.

I've tried every way I can muster to get the plug reattached, but nothing works.

You apparently have to be able to attach it from the inside of the handle--not possible.

If anyone knows of a way to get the plug back in place, I would so appreciate your sharing how to accomplish it.

Taylor says:

Sorry Ann, I'm at a loss for how to fix this problem. I wish I could help.

Perhaps you could call Oxo's help line, which is at (800)545-4411.

In addition, if any readers have any suggestions for Ann, I would appreciate you sharing your ideas in the comments for her.

Finally, have many other people experienced this, or similar problems with this dish brush, or any of the other dish soap dispensing brushes from Oxo, since they have several varieties available? Or, have you loved yours as much as the first reader above.

I'd love to hear your thoughts and reviews. You can share your pot scrubbers and scouring pads reviews here, or read others that have already been submitted by other readers.

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Rubber Bulb repeated failure.
by: Anonymous

Even after a redesign to have the refiller at the end of the brush not integral to the bulb, the rubber on the bulb continues to split. Clearly not by a poor operator, just using the backside of my thumb knuckle not the nail OBV.

If we should only use a certain liquid soap brand, not a green or natural liquid someone should let us know, or use better materials.

Just take it back, use refund to buy again.
by: Russ

I have the same button problem, am so annoyed at company that I have decided to use the "not satisfied guarantee" over and over until I get one of the new improved one and am satisfied.

Looking for one that maintains its dispensing ability
by: Anonymous

I’ve used the oxo palm brush for years but they are frustrating. I’m on this page looking for alternatives. The oxo palm brush is good because it fits inside most things and is easy for me to hold. I clean it by rinsing while I run my fingers through the bristles. That works well.

Day to day though it is frustrating. I keep it upside down so it doesn’t leak. It doesn’t take long before it starts dispensing way too much and then it loses its ability to dispense without unscrewing the lid. I don’t know if it needs a stronger spring in the top or a better seal for the screw top or a better or smaller seal/dispensing opening. Some design change is needed.

All the ones that don’t work are ending up in the garbage and landfills. Oxo green? NO. We need to stop or at least reduce the "more, more, more" of our society and build products that work and last longer and waste less.

I had the same problem. The rubber "button" splits open, causing the dish soap to leak out.
by: J2EB3

At first I was very impressed with the OXO Good Grips Dish Brush. In fact, I bought multiple brushes and gave some to Mom.

I had the same problem. The rubber "button" that is pressed to apply dish soap to the brush split open. All the dish soap leaked out of the button, making it unusable with soap.

I had bought 7 of this product plus 7 brush refill packs in total over a few years from Amazon. When I opened the newest I noticed the "OXO Better Guarantee" offering replacements.

I contacted Oxo customer service. They asked me to further describe the issue in writing. When responding, I included a photo of the "split open button" in multiple angles and explained it had happened 7 times. Fortunately, I was able to send all the Amazon invoices. I received 7 new brushes and 7 2-packs of replacement brushes FREE. OXO HONORS THEIR GUARANTEE!

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