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Dishwashing Liquid Bottles

Martha Stewart Living, April/May 1993

When it's kept in an attractive glass bottle, dishwashing liquid doesn't have to stay hidden beneath the sink. Decorative bottles and pour spouts are available at housewares stores; vintage bottles work well too, as long as they are perfectly clean. Simply fill the bottle with dishwashing liquid, and top it with the spout. Then begin to buy your detergent in quantity, and refill the bottle as necessary.

Comments (8)

  • lanka02 26 Oct, 2013

    This looked great until I accidentally knocked it over. Glass in the sink...on the floor... all over the counter... and in the disposal. I have a 2 year old and a newborn so will be looking into some non-breakable containers that look just as good.

  • jeanettegomos 3 Oct, 2010

    my mother taught me to keep glass away from the sink. So I use pump bottles MOSTLY made of Plastic but I do admit the glass is pretty...

  • whitebear59 15 Apr, 2010

    I also have changed over to bottles--I lamenated a pretty little signs which says what is in each bottle. I was conerened that people would think it was olive oil, adding water has really saved me money. It screams Martha Stewart!!!
    best regards Doc

  • zealbhavsar 22 Feb, 2010

    I have had my dishwashing soap in a bottle for almost a year now. I think its great however, I get alot of negative feedback when family comes over. My husband hates it because its not easy to dispense while doing dishes, my family gets confused and ends up using my hand soap for dishes!!

  • Texel 5 Jan, 2009

    I have also used a glass bottle and spout to hold washing up liquid for years, since first seeing the idea in MS Living. I also dilute the soap with water to make it flow better and to use less. Tip: Make sure others in your kitchen are aware of the bottle's contents. Once my mother-in-law added it to a heated pan thinking it was olive oil!

  • sousekl 5 Apr, 2008

    I've been using an olive oil bottle with spout ever since Martha demonstrated it on her show as one of her favorite things. However, I add water to the liquid soap, about 1/3, to dilute, and it flows easier. It's very handy, attractive, and it saves on soap.

  • JodyMichele 4 Apr, 2008

    I've had my dish soap in a nice bottle since I read the suggestion in MS magazine a number of years ago. I love the way it looks and it's fun with guests who think you're putting vinegar or olive oil into the sink!!

  • lovethefood 2 Apr, 2008

    I saved our (empty) bottle of champagne from our wedding day, rinsed it clean, inserted a pour spout and filled it with dishwashing detergent. It is now a year and a half old and looks beautiful on my kitchen sink. I get comments on it all the time!