12-30-2013, 07:44 PM
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Hi … I'm looking for recommendations for good bowls or dishes for soaps.

I have a bunch of pucks (Calani, etc) in boxes that I'd like to use.

Thanks!

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 12-30-2013, 08:03 PM
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  • Triad
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Stirling soaps has 3 sizes of tins pretty cheap

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 12-30-2013, 08:03 PM
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Dave, you can always try the Pyrex 1 cup/ 250ml containers as they are great.
You can always get a few of the C&S dishes. That would be a lovely collection to behold. Biggrin

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 12-30-2013, 08:08 PM
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I like the ceramic Ramekins with lids. Use them for samples, williams, VdH, Pirate's Cove, etc. any puck under 4 oz fits good; but Ramekins come in all sizes at your local Target store.

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 12-30-2013, 08:21 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions!

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 12-30-2013, 10:29 PM
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  • RobE
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http://www.containerstore.com/shop?produ...N=&Ntt=tin

If I'm not mistaken, I believe the large size is the same as what Mike's uses, and the middle (what I have) is a perfect fit for a puck of MWF... no idea about the small (Haslinger's, maybe). Smile

Edit: Per Andrew's post (#17) - These containers are steel, not aluminum (as I had thought). They aren't a good solution after all and my apologies for the suggestion.

I'd bought two of the 4oz. size, but haven't gotten around to using them actively - they're holding pucks (dry) that I haven't started to use yet.

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 12-30-2013, 10:34 PM
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http://www.specialtybottle.com/tincdstyl...cover.aspx

Same ones that Synergy's soap comes in. Price is pretty decent.

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 12-30-2013, 10:53 PM
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I'm the cheapskate, I use the XS lidded bowls from the supermarket... for a number of reasons.

I won't have glass in the bathroom. It's simply not a good idea. Did I mention I'm frugal? These plastic bowls are incredibly inexpensive, last forever, require no effort for me to find since they're in the market, but they are butt ugly.

Here's an old pic inside my shave cabinet, but it gives an idea. Oh, they stack great. Geez! I guess it's an old pic! But it does get the job done.
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 12-31-2013, 09:28 AM
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Wow, Brian, that MdC jar sure looks out of place! Biggrin

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 12-31-2013, 09:44 AM
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IKEA Grundtal. See back row.

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At some point, once I've thinned my soap stock out a bit, I'll be buying a Steve Woodhead ceramic lidded dish to match my pedestal bowl: http://stevewoodheadceramics.co.uk/index.../image/47/

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 12-31-2013, 10:30 AM
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(12-30-2013, 10:53 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: I'm the cheapskate, I use the XS lidded bowls from the supermarket... for a number of reasons.

I won't have glass in the bathroom. It's simply not a good idea. Did I mention I'm frugal? These plastic bowls are incredibly inexpensive, last forever, require no effort for me to find since they're in the market, but they are butt ugly.

This is my default solution, too. Another nice thing is that most soaps don't fill them all the way up, so you end up containing your lather/water very effectively instead of getting it all over.

They're also uniform and stackable, which can't be said for the (admittedly attractive) wooden bowls.

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 12-31-2013, 11:10 AM
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World Market (a chain) sells a small Japanese rice bowl that is perfect for a puck of soap. Looks nice, and has a nice shape as the puck gets worn away.

I have three. They are only about $2.99.

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 12-31-2013, 11:37 AM
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Go to your local Wal Mart and look in the cookware/dinnerware section. I recently found some perfect "fruit" bowls. 4 colors. Perfect size. They are about the size of the VdH bowl that comes in their kit. I bought 1 of each for $1 a piece.... They have several different designs. Also other options. You can find exactly what your need require.... Happy Shaves.

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 01-01-2014, 08:34 AM
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(12-31-2013, 11:37 AM)savagejoerude Wrote: Go to your local Wal Mart and look in the cookware/dinnerware section. I recently found some perfect "fruit" bowls. 4 colors. Perfect size. They are about the size of the VdH bowl that comes in their kit. I bought 1 of each for $1 a piece.... They have several different designs. Also other options. You can find exactly what your need require.... Happy Shaves.

I use Walmart's glass, covered sugar bowls; around $2.49 each. The cover is domed, however, so they will not stack. Still makes for a nice display.

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 01-01-2014, 09:40 AM
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(01-01-2014, 08:34 AM)john parker Wrote:
(12-31-2013, 11:37 AM)savagejoerude Wrote: Go to your local Wal Mart and look in the cookware/dinnerware section. I recently found some perfect "fruit" bowls. 4 colors. Perfect size. They are about the size of the VdH bowl that comes in their kit. I bought 1 of each for $1 a piece.... They have several different designs. Also other options. You can find exactly what your need require.... Happy Shaves.

I use Walmart's glass, covered sugar bowls; around $2.49 each. The cover is domed, however, so they will not stack. Still makes for a nice display.
ditto! I'm using the same ones clear and sanitary looking non stacking but lidded and lid has a nob.

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 01-01-2014, 11:16 AM
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On the other hand you can go to your high end kitchen store and spend $100 or $200 to put your $20.00 soap in so it will feel loved and exotic....BiggrinTongue

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 01-01-2014, 11:51 AM
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(12-30-2013, 10:29 PM)RobE Wrote: http://www.containerstore.com/shop?produ...N=&Ntt=tin

If I'm not mistaken, I believe the large size is the same as what Mike's uses, and the middle (what I have) is a perfect fit for a puck of MWF... no idea about the small (Haslinger's, maybe). Smile

I will warn you away from these tin containers from the Container Store. I bought ten of these at one point and milled a bunch of soap into them. Almost all of them rusted and stained the soap. I had to remove the soaps and shave off the stains, as I worried it might also stain my brushes.

As a replacement, I bought some nice glass ramekins with white lids from the Container Store. These work great, are just the right size, and provide a good surface area for lathering.

Here they are. I bought the 1 cup size.

http://www.containerstore.com/shop/kitch...63&N=78635

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 01-01-2014, 03:59 PM
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That is very unfortunate, Andrew!

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 01-01-2014, 04:03 PM
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(01-01-2014, 03:59 PM)celestino Wrote: That is very unfortunate, Andrew!

But on the bright side, he got to buy new soaps! Biggrin

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 01-01-2014, 06:43 PM
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(01-01-2014, 04:03 PM)Face Bannon Wrote:
(01-01-2014, 03:59 PM)celestino Wrote: That is very unfortunate, Andrew!

But on the bright side, he got to buy new soaps! Biggrin

Only a little soap was lost in the ordeal. I know some tins like the ones Barrister & Mann use will not rust. But these Container Store tins will rust.

I am quite happy to be using the glass ramekins instead.

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