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Block Dock Vertical Soapdish and Shampoo Bar holder with suction for shower, basin, bath and sink

Block Dock Slim - Matt

Regular price $30

Keen on a dry bar that's easy to handle? This soap dish never lies down on the job!

The Slim Block Dock vertical soap dish fits bars up to 2.5cm in depth – the shortest side of your bar. It’s a good fit for Ethique Conditioner, Lush shampoo bars, Ecostore soaps and most supermarket or handmade solid bar shampoos and soaps. For a universal fitting option, choose the wide Block Dock.

A suction cup comes with each Block Dock to enable wall mounting. It WILL adhere to glass, acrylic, vitreous china, steel, most smooth tiles, and mirror. It will NOT adhere to textured tiles, paint etc because the suction cup cannot form the vacuum it needs to work. Please be sure to read our tips for how to get the best from your Block Docks and Bars (link below) including solutions for suction cup sucking!

Cleaning is quick and easy. Just give the Block Dock a once over in the shower with your finger from time to time and you’re done. It doesn’t get simpler than that. Stainless Steel Block Docks can go in the dishwasher but better to handwash the suction cup. The Block Dock bonus is the time you save on cleaning the bathroom.

** The terrific team at Southland disAbility Enterprises do their best with the finishing touches for each stainless steel Block Dock - cleaning, wrapping and boxing it ready for you.

A perfect finish isn't possible, these Block Docks have a stylish industrial look and feel. For a uniform finish, check out the powdercoated aluminium range.   

  • How to Get the Best From Your Block Dock & Bars (DEFO read)

    Kia ora

    Thanks for being part of the seachange that is switching from single use plastics to using Block Docks with solid bars. Whether you bought one for yourself or received as a gift, below is some information that's useful to know in order to get a lifetime's great use from your Block Dock and more life from every bar you store in it. 

    The Block Dock Vertical Soap Dish as an evergreen solution made in New Zealand in either 304 stainless steel or in powdercoated aluminium (depending which one you have). If yours is very light to hold and coloured, it's aluminium. Both are designed for bathroom conditions and will stay in tip top condition if you wipe the Block Dock clean from time to time (by finger or cloth, it's your choice) and dry it off completely on occasion (weekly is good for Stainless Steel).

    The stainless steel Block Docks are dishwasher safe (sans suction cup). Better to keep the aluminium out of the dishwasher though - it's not designed for in there. Both kinds of Block Docks are 100% recyclable at end of life, though not the suction cup sadly. That said, it will keeping suctioning for a very long time!

    Block Dock Placement

    Water is the mortal enemy of soap. So, to make sure your bar lasts and lasts, pick a location to suction your Block Dock which is outside the direct water spray. For example, above and to the side of the shower head - but still reachable. Where you can, wet yourself then use your dry bar straight from the Block Dock. It doesn't need extra time under water. Pop it back in your Dock to drain.

    In basins and sinks find a spot inside the bowl at the back near the faucet but not in direct line of the water. This placement keeps your surfaces clear and makes washing your hands clean and simple.    

    The Suction Cup

    Each Block Dock is shipped with one 52mm pvc suction cup.

    While the Block Dock can stand upright on any flat surface, it does its best 'no-mess' work when side mounted on non-textured walls with its suction cup. 

    It WILL adhere to glass, acrylic, vitreous china, steel, most smooth tiles, and mirror.

    It will NOT adhere to textured tiles, paint etc because the suction cup cannot form the vacuum it needs to work. If your glass has been coated with water stain protectant, it's not likely to suction to that either unfortunately.

    Ready to attach the Block Dock? You need to know this:

    Wipe the surface* you intend to adhere the Block Dock to. Wet the back of the suction cup with water and press hard on the centre 'nob' of the suction cup where you want it stay. Give the rest of the suction cup a press against the surface if it hasn't already made itself at home. Then slip your Block Dock onto it, pulling the Dock down so the nob fits tight in the top part of the 'keyhole'. For most situations, it's as easy as this! When you want to change the location just lift the small tag and the suction will break. 

    *For some surfaces you'll be best to use isopropyl alcohol on the wall surface and the back of the suction cup before attaching as above.

    Some surfaces can take a little more time and need The Layering Method. If you put your Block Dock up and it stays for a while then falls, this is probably the case for you. Simply attach the suction cup as above but leave it for a few hours or overnight by itself. After the time passes, slot the Block Dock onto the suction cup through the keyhole - so the nob is tight in the top section. Give that a little time by itself as well, and after you know it will stay put add your bar and you're away laughing. 

    If your surface won't suction (e.g. textured tiles, paint) the simplest option is to suction to the nearest glass or to stand then upright on a shelf. But there are other ways....

    Most Block Docks have two additional multipurpose holes in the back - for threading a cable tie (best option for a tight fit), stainless wire, ribbon or whatever you have through so you can tie it to your shower rail or some other fixture in the event the suction cup just won't work on your surfaces. I've also had success hanging it from the hook on my shower curtain if your shower is old school like mine. Alternatively you could try a 3M wet/dry strip available at Storage Box or a hardware store or, if your surface allows it, a suitably sized flat head screw through the keyhole or smaller screws through the multipurpose holes in the back.

    To remove the suction cup just lift the small tag on the edge to break the vacuum.

    If you have a Shower Dome, you'll want to give your bars some time outside the shower to harden because the volume of moisture inside the cubicle is higher than a normal shower. Constant moisture is an enemy of bars and the shower dome environment can be brutal if your bars don't get some time in the fresh air. It's fine to keep your Block Docks and bars in your shower, but not all the time - and it depends on how many showers are taken each day in your house. I highly recommend relocating them every few days for a breather! You'll be able see when you need to move them I'm sure. Your Block Docks will adhere to the outside of your shower, so I'd recommend you grab an extra suction cup to put in your preferred 'fresh air' location. The you just need move the Block Dock and bar to that place now and again rather than the whole process of suction cup install.

    Your efforts to reduce plastic waste by switching out all your products in bottles to replacements in solid bars will be 200% worth it - for your own experience and for our planet. I created the Block Dock to make this both easy and rewarding for you (and me) and I'd love to know how it goes for you. When you're ready, please pop onto www.theblockdock.co.nz and leave a review or head to FB, Insta and Pinterest (all @theblockdock) to do the same there too.

    I wish you happy times with your Block Dock and bars. 

    Clare Wilson

    Maker

     

  • Shipping & Packaging

    Kia ora

    We have a few shipping options for you to choose from at checkout and have kept prices as low as possible. We ship throughout NZ and Australia, and to some international destinations on request. 

    These are the prices for everyday-sized orders:

    Within New Zealand Courier Post Tracked - Urban $5.00 

    Within New Zealand Courier Post Tracked - Rural Delivery $8.90

    We offer free New Zealand shipping for orders $100 and over

    In New Zealand deliveries are made within a few days of your order.

     

    To Australia (NZ Post International Air Small Parcel Not Tracked) $10.00

    To Australia (NZ Post Courier Tracked) $30.00

    We offer free Australian shipping (NZ Post International Air Small Parcel Not Tracked) for orders $150 and over 

    Standard deliveries to Australia will generally take around 10 working days or so (longer at peak times). Sometimes parcels are inexplicably held by your local AusPost agency, so it pays to check there if you are waiting a longer than anticipated time. Because International Air Small Parcels are not tracked, you'll only get a dispatched notification and not further delivery details. There's a bit of patience needed all round, especially in holiday seasons.

    NZ Post Courier Tracked parcels to Australia have a 2 - 6 day delivery window following confirmation of uplift.

    As an example for other destinations, below are the likely costings but please email me clare@theblockdock.co.nz and I'll work out your specific costs.

    USA, Canada, UK, France (NZ Post International Air Small Parcel Not Tracked, order value up to $250NZD, sent at buyer's risk and local customs fees if any are buyer's responsibility) $30.00

    USA, Canada, UK, France (NZ Post Courier Tracked, order value up to $250NZD, sent at buyer's risk and local customs fees if any are buyer's responsibility) $65.00

    If you are from beyond the identified shores, email me and I'll will work out the price for your destination if it's possible.

    If you have a greater than household sized order planned or for some reason you need a different arrangement contact me clare@theblockdock.co.nz  

    OUR PACKAGING

    Like the product, its packaging is simple and sensible.

    After the Stainless Steel Block Docks arrive South from our New Zealand manufacturer I engage the services of the crew at Southland disAbility Enterprises to make their final preparations for sale. The team do a great job, and I really love being able to support them in my own small way. Very occasionally something might go awry. In that instance just drop me a note and I'll sort it. Each Stainless Steel Block Dock gets matched with a suction cup, wrapped in paper and packed in an embossed kraft box (no printing). Wherever possible I fit two Block Docks in each box. If you need one per box please state in the order notes.

    Aluminium Block Docks (the coloured ones) come nude (no wrapping) in the box with a suction cup. The wrapping has no real duty since they have a very hard-wearing surface and won't scratch each other when there's two in a box - which there will be unless requested otherwise in the order notes. If you need them wrapped inside note that too, otherwise everything comes nude.

    The Block Dock box is designed to cope with some moisture so you can use it as storage for quick trips if you like (bearing in mind it won't stand up to those rigours forever).

    The Block Dock box(es) come to you in a certified home compostable trackpak sized to suit. Our labels aren't yet compostable unfortunately - so they need to be cut from the trackpak before composting it. We get our bags from R3Pack and they have the icon for Home Compostable AS5810 ABAP20001 on them. They are plastic free and cannot be recycled. If you don't have a home compost system, please can you ask a friend or neighbour who does.

    Only your products will be in your shipment. All other information is on the website and you are welcome to email me with questions and feedback. Your order will be confirmed by email and its shipping info will be notified (tracked in NZ but not tracked in standard shipping for Australia). 

    Our supporting information is easily accessed online so please check it out - before and again after you buy if you need to.

    Why You Should Use Block Docks & Bars [5 Reasons]

    How to Get the Best From Your Block Dock & Bars

    How to use a Shampoo Bar

    Please message or email me with feedback or questions. All is welcomed.

    Thank you for using bars and ordrering Block Docks to store them. I'd love to see your review on our website and a pic of your Block Dock on location. Please send one here when you're ready.

    Be well, 

    Clare 

     

     

     

     

     

Customer Reviews

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Very happy with my Block Docks, all of my bars are lasting way longer and the shower feels very un-cluttered. Definitely worth the money.

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T.W.

Very Happy with the Block Docks, slim line design looks great and keeps the soaps nice and dry. Will be needing some for the kids bathroom now.

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Love my docks.

I love my block docks. No more soggy bars and so much easier to keep clean than the plastic soap dish I was using. And not plastic, which is an added bonus.

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S.D.

The Matt White soap dock looks great on the white subway tile in the shower and no more slimy water soaked soap bars. More than happy with my purchase.

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S.Y.
So Clever!

What an awesome cleverly designed product. I love how neat and tidy they are tucked away in the corner of my shower and that they keep my soap and conditioner bars dry. About to start using a shampoo bar and Shaving bar - so will definitely be buying another couple of block docks for those!

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A.W.
Best thing since sliced bread

Love it! We're an avid soap bar household and this was the missing piece in our shower puzzle

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A.D.
Excellent eco product.

Great product. Keeps the soap dry.

K
K.W.
Super handy

At first I was worried because the block dock fell off the wall a couple of times. But I put the sction cup up without the dock for a little while and it hasn't fallen down since. I love how much less mess there is on my sink! 😁 And it looks nicer than the old wire one I was using.

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L.M.

Great product. I love it! Just started using, and it is so practical and easy. Such a great idea. Thank you.

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P.D.
Fab!

What a great idea and a wonderful long-term solution to reducing plastic waste. I'm thrilled to see my copious bottles go that clutter up the shelf in the shower and be replaced with this stylish solution.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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B.

Very happy with my Block Docks, all of my bars are lasting way longer and the shower feels very un-cluttered. Definitely worth the money.

T
T.W.

Very Happy with the Block Docks, slim line design looks great and keeps the soaps nice and dry. Will be needing some for the kids bathroom now.

L
L.
Love my docks.

I love my block docks. No more soggy bars and so much easier to keep clean than the plastic soap dish I was using. And not plastic, which is an added bonus.

S
S.D.

The Matt White soap dock looks great on the white subway tile in the shower and no more slimy water soaked soap bars. More than happy with my purchase.

S
S.Y.
So Clever!

What an awesome cleverly designed product. I love how neat and tidy they are tucked away in the corner of my shower and that they keep my soap and conditioner bars dry. About to start using a shampoo bar and Shaving bar - so will definitely be buying another couple of block docks for those!

A
A.W.
Best thing since sliced bread

Love it! We're an avid soap bar household and this was the missing piece in our shower puzzle

A
A.D.
Excellent eco product.

Great product. Keeps the soap dry.

K
K.W.
Super handy

At first I was worried because the block dock fell off the wall a couple of times. But I put the sction cup up without the dock for a little while and it hasn't fallen down since. I love how much less mess there is on my sink! 😁 And it looks nicer than the old wire one I was using.

L
L.M.

Great product. I love it! Just started using, and it is so practical and easy. Such a great idea. Thank you.

P
P.D.
Fab!

What a great idea and a wonderful long-term solution to reducing plastic waste. I'm thrilled to see my copious bottles go that clutter up the shelf in the shower and be replaced with this stylish solution.

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Block Dock User Reviews

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Back to basics with this great product

Making the change back to soap bars is made super easy and stylish with these. I bought one and loved it so much I bought 4 more. They are now in each bathroom and I have one for soap and another for shampoo bars in the showers. They look great and the teal adds a splash of colour in my neutral bathroom. Love these, use these, buy these! Gave one to my brother visiting from Canada, so maybe he'll spread the word there too!

Work nicely

Brilliant simple but well thought out design - so nice not having mushy bars anymore! They haven’t budged from where I originally stuck them, and clean up easily. I got the stainless steel ones and they have a quality feel to them. I will definitely be getting more

So Clever

These are great little things - I bought 2 for myself a few months ago and have now got another one as a gift for a friend.
Such a good way of cutting down on plastics. It's working well in my household and every little bit helps!

Love them

I bought this set to kit out my house and gave a couple to my sister as a gift. They’ve been just great at home, functional and stylish. No more plastic bottles for me!!!
My sister just told me her house sitter was asking about them too!

Love it!

What a cool wee gadget! Looks good, holds my soap well, wish I'd heard of it sooner! Thank you