05-17-2013, 09:46 AM
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This review is recovered from the old review section for archival reasons

This actually is a gravy boat, designed to keep your meat gravy warm on the dining table.  But after reading about it somewhere on one of the forums, I picked one up and started to use it as a brush scuttle, soaking my badger brush hair in it for 2 minutes or so while I microwave the water in my regular scuttle for lathering.  It has a small water reservoir and does not retain heat very well, but it doesn't need to do so, since it only is used for a couple minutes.  It has clean lines and no major visible flaws or defects, and it really doesn't look bad sitting on a shelf in my bathroom.  For its purpose it does very well indeed, and its price - less than $8, I believe, at World Market - makes it nearly irresistible.  Just another little item that makes shaving more pleasurable.
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 05-17-2013, 09:59 AM
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Great review. I have the same scuttle from World Market and also feel its too small for mixing shave cream but ideal for a brush warmer.

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 05-17-2013, 12:08 PM
  • TexBilly
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Thanks for the review, John. I have this little gem as well and it really does serve well as a brush soaker/warmer. I've also had reasonable success keeping my lathered brush warm between passes but as you stated, the temp retention does limit how long it can be used in that way.

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 05-18-2013, 11:38 AM
  • bullgoose
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I do remember reading about this somewhere. What a great idea. Thanks for the review!

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 11-08-2014, 10:53 AM
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I got slantman's and use it with every shave to soak and keep brush warm. its size, cost and clean look all works for me.

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