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

Dena Williamson
by Dena 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 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 Johnavallance82 on Dec 11, 2020

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