Product Type: Dettol gadgets
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No touch, no mess, no big problems
Dettol No-Touch Hand Wash System
Member Name: kathboo
Dettol No-Touch Hand Wash System
Advantages: Looks smart, smells lovely, simple to use
Disadvantages: Doesn't always work, expensive
I'd resisted buying one of these groovy-looking gadgets for long enough, my logical mind insisted that 80 pence would buy me a supermarkets own brand of soap which was much better value than splashing out £10 on this soap system. However, after seeing the unit half price I thought it may look quite smart in my newly beautified kitchen!
It does look really smart, hence my initial (if a little superficial) reason for buying it. It's white in colour, solid in stature and just large enough to hold the soap dispenser without being overly big. I think it looks sleeker than having a soap dispenser and much tidier than having a bar of soap lying around which always leaves a white residue wherever its been laying.
No mess. This soap system really is very tidy. There is no need to be pouring liquid soap into dispensers, and the fact that you don't actually touch the system means it always remains clean with no spills or build up of dried soap, keeping it clean and hygienic.
It's so simple. The most difficult task in setting up and using this system was getting it out of its packaging! It's sealed into a plastic container so securely you'd think it was a toxic substance! After finally freeing the system it is easy. The soap container simply clicks into the top of the unit, batteries inserted into the bottom and it's ready to use. There is an on-off switch on the unit so you can ensure it is switched off while setting it up. It takes literally 10 seconds to put in place.
To wash hands you simply place your hand under the top of the unit and an adequate amount of soap is automatically dispensed.
It comes with batteries. There is no extra hassle of buying batteries as the system is supplied with the necessary AA batteries. No screwdriver is required either, the battery cover simply pops closed.
It smells beautiful. The soap is cucumber scented. I was actually not sure of this before I smelt it as I am not a fan of cucumbers! However, it smells really fresh, even the children have commented on the lovely smell.
The system encourages the children to wash their hands! Perhaps it's novelty, but due to the fact that it is a different and new way of washing they think it's great. I won't complain if they actually want to wash their hands!
It's Dettol! An obvious statement but to me Dettol has a great reputation. Anything that is made by this brand I automatically presume to be of a high standard, anti-bacterial and therefore very safe and hygienic.
The refills are not too highly priced. The system may be expensive to buy initially but I have found the refills at about £1.20 which I thought was quite reasonable.
The price is rather high if it isn't on offer. The full price is £9.99 though many stores are currently doing a half price offer at £4.99. In my opinion this isn't too bad as the initial cost for the unit only has to be paid once and then it is just a case of buying re-fills. The pack also comes with one refill and necessary AA batteries so it is ready ro go. At full price I think it's a lot to pay for a handwash system.
Mine is temperamental. Hopefully this isn't a problem across the board but mine doesn't always work! I guess this is a possible problem with anything mechanical/battery powered. It's very frustrating when I put my hand under it and nothing happens. I then have to go in another room to wash my hands which defeats the whole object of being convenient! An hour later it can work so it really is temperamental.
Summary: A great, smart-looking product...when it works