02-06-2013, 09:07 AM
Recently I milled a stick of Valobra into smaller pieces and pressed it into a puck. I used a knife to do this. I'm sure there are much better ways to do it. I would prefer next time the flakes to be smaller too. What tool does everyone else use to do this? Thank you!
02-06-2013, 10:38 AM
I got a cheese grater at the thrift store for a couple of bucks. I didn't want my wife to give me that look for using our kitchen model. It is similar to this one and is very efficient. It also has two different sizes of holes depending on how fine you want your soap gratings to be.
02-06-2013, 02:26 PM
(02-06-2013, 01:35 PM)Songwind Wrote: It's soap.. it'll wash off. Why was everyone's SO getting uptight about it?
The soap is a pain to get off, it doesn't really rinse off. Each time I grate some soap using a grater like Johnny posted, I end up standing over the sink for at least 5 minutes trying to get it clean.
02-07-2013, 07:43 PM
02-07-2013, 08:32 PM
(02-06-2013, 11:01 AM)Arcadies Wrote: As mentioned before, a cheese grater is perfect. I also freeze soaps before I grate them, it seems to make the process go smoother with less "mushiness" and melting on your hands and on the grater.
+1...It also make clean up a whole lot faster.
(02-06-2013, 02:26 PM)MickToley Wrote: The soap is a pain to get off, it doesn't really rinse off. Each time I grate some soap using a grater like Johnny posted, I end up standing over the sink for at least 5 minutes trying to get it clean.
If you freeze it before you grate it it doesn't get as sticky and is a whole lot easier to wash off the grater.
02-07-2013, 08:42 PM
OK, you have it shredded/grated by whatever means... I find that if I press the dry shreds into a puck as much as I can, then add a few tablespoons of water to the pressed mass I can then press it even further into a more cohesive mass. You don't want so much as to make it a mess, but just enough to "melt" the soap slightly to get it to slip and then weld together after it ages a bit. Start adding water to it and you'll see what I mean. Work it as you go, and when you have enough water added you should recognize it. A little bit at a time.
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