I purchased these as now have 3 soap dishes on the go for various, face, body and shampoo bars. I found that as the dishes I have didn't drain, they're on the side of the bath so i don't really want the soapy water to run out of the bottom, the soap would stay wet and become very slimy. These are great. I have one in each dish and the soap doesn't sit in water so lasts longer and they are easy to drain and rise out. Great way of using a waste material.