Of all the useful tricks in my dream kitchen, the Never-MT is the cheapest (and most goofily named). It’s the kind of gadget that seems utterly lame to kids but extremely cool to chore-burdened adults: for $10 you can be saved from endless refilling of your sink soap dispenser. It’s ingenious.
It’s not like filling the soap dispenser is hard or time consuming. But the weeks fly by, and soon you’re pumping air out of the soap dispenser again. Plus filling the container is irksome and messy, especially if like me you’re prone to accidental overfilling in an effort not to run out again so darned soon.
Never-MT is a simple kit with three feet of flexible tubing and an assortment of screw-on lids, each punched with a hole to fit the tube. Installation is easy. You pull off that woefully small plastic bottle that fits under your countertop soap dispenser. You stick one end of the flexible tubing directly to the bottom of your soap pump’s tube. You unscrew the cap from your Palmolive bottle (or whatever type of dish soap you use), find the Never-MT cap that matches, screw on the Never-MT cap and feed the other end of the flexible tube down to the bottom of the soap bottle.
That’s it. Throw the small bottle away. Now your soap pump above your countertop pulls directly out of your Palmolive bottle sitting below your sink. Refills begone!
My giant jug of dish soap from Costco lasts forever. It took two years before I had to change it. It is so buried back in my under-sink jungle that I had quite a cleaning project to take these pictures. But I wanted to share it with you, since you are probably not the kind of kitchen nerd I became when I built my dream kitchen. You have to explore the GardenWeb kitchen forums – which I did from midnight to 2:00 a.m. for months on end – to find out about stuff like this. That fantastic community knows everything.
My DIY GardenWeb friends would say you can buy the tubing at Home Depot and punch a hole in the dish soap cap yourself. But for $10 I think it’s pretty great just to get the kit in the mail. Of course you have to pay shipping, so if you’re a frugal chinese grandma type, you’ll find a few friends or relatives and use the buy-three-get-one-free offer at this place, and the four of you can split the shipping fee.
Never-MT would be an amusing stocking stuffer for the honey-do person in the household. Filling the soap container may be a small chore, but it’s nice to take one off the list for good.