5 Best Kitchen Soaps, Tested by Food Network Kitchen

Keep these right by the kitchen sink!

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December 27, 2021

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Our Top 5 Kitchen Soap Picks

By Lambeth Hochwald for Food Network Kitchen

We sliced onions, washed dish after dish and got our hands super sudsy to see which kitchen soaps stood up best to odors and left our hands feeling as soft as possible after scrubbing plenty of pots. Read on for the five liquid soaps we know you’re going to want to keep right next to your kitchen sink.

How We Tested

We studied the packaging and ingredients list for each hand soap before testing each one. We washed our hands with each soap for several weeks, checking to see if our hands felt the same after using the soap, if there was any residue remaining on our hands and if our hands felt dry after multiple uses. We also put each soap to a smell test by placing our fingers in a bowl of chopped yellow onions. We then did a one-hour challenge to see if the soap would override the onion smell and return our hands to feeling clean and refreshed.

$17.94 for 6-pack

This workhorse of a liquid soap is a good one to position right by your kitchen sink, especially if you’re spending your days cleaning up after your little one (or family pet). It not only eliminates 99.9% of bacteria, but there’s something about the formula that leaves your hands feeling squeaky clean — at a price that won’t break your budget.

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$19.48 for 8-pack

There’s a reason Dial has been a go-to soap brand for more than 70 years, and Dial Complete doesn’t disappoint. This soap comes in a wide variety of fragrances (we tried grapefruit) and boasts a lot of features that will appeal to anyone with sensitive skin. All are dye-free, phthalate-free, paraben-free, vegan and silicone-free, kill bacteria on your hands and still manage to stay super foamy.

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You won’t need more than one pump to experience the creamy rich lather of this citrusy hand soap. Formulated with Vitamin E, shea extract, aloe and essential oils of citrus and Italian bergamot, this soap stands up to even the toughest odors and leaves your hands feeling smooth and soft. If you cook with garlic often, you'll want a bottle or two of this on standby.

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Scrub your hands with this hand soap, and you’ll feel an aromatherapy uplift thanks to its plant-based formula of aloe, olive oil and other essential oils. Best of all, you need just one pump to yield a delightful fragrance that lingers — just be sure you’re okay bathing your hands in a rose-smelling aroma.

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Prepare to be transported to the South of France every time you use this all-natural hand soap made in a cauldron according to an age-old tradition in Provence. Devoid of coloring agents and animal fats, we’re partial to Figue, which incorporates fruity sweet notes and leaves hands feeling refreshed. Just be sure to note: This splurge-worthy soap comes in a gorgeous glass bottle, which might not be a good choice if you have little ones who like to wash up at the kitchen sink.

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