Asked on Apr 29, 2018

Sponge holder won’t stick to side of stainless steel sink.

Johnavallance82Jennifer LeeDena Williamson


I bought a new sponge holder for my stainless steel kitchen sink. It has two suction cups to hold it against the inside wall of the sink. I can never get it to hold. It slides down the side of the sink. Looking for a way to hold it without damaging the sink.

7 answers
  • B. Enne
    B. Enne
    on Apr 29, 2018

    Did you wet the suction cups first? Perhaps the sink has soap or cleaner residue. I would wash it again with dishwashing liquid and a brush or scrubby, then rinse really well with hot water.
    Sometimes the suctions cups are wavy and never stick.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Apr 29, 2018

    Try sticking it to tiles instead. or buy something different.
  • Nan W.
    Nan W.
    on Apr 29, 2018

    Ya... that happens to me too. However, when I put the sponge holder in the dishwasher and get the suction cups really clean -- and then scrub the place on the sink too... they stick quite well.
  • Nancy Turner
    Nancy Turner
    on Apr 29, 2018

    Mine never sticks to the side of my stainless link either, no matter what I do to the sink or the suction cups. I starts sliding down after a day or two.
  • Dena Williamson
    Dena Williamson
    on Apr 29, 2018

    I will give it a try. Thanks!
  • Jennifer Lee
    Jennifer Lee
    on Nov 20, 2019

    use vaseline (petroleum jelly), and apply it when the stainless steel interior of the sink is very clean and very dry.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Dec 11, 2020

    Hello, Place it in a part of the sink that is not constantly getting wet!

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