03-20-2014, 04:57 PM
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I still find it strange that soap makers can't find quality containers for their soaps. I think the Mike's tins are by far, the most balanced containers.

I recently purchased LASS in the large "thin tins" and they are quite interesting to lather from. Lots of surface area, difficult to hold in the hand. I lather right from the bathroom counter top.

I have used the Synergy tins and they were a little thicker, but same concept.

I kind of like the large diameter thin tins but prefer something a little more in between like the Mike's tins. I'm not a huge fan of plastic "tubs."

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 03-20-2014, 05:08 PM
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  • vuk
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I'm not a big fan of tins for the reasons you mentioned and some of them can either rust or corrode with time.
Although I'm thinking that these tins look pretty cool.

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 03-20-2014, 05:24 PM
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The simple solution is to transfer to another container. LASS shaving soaps ^%$^&%$ rock.

Bespoke No.1 on the left, Vanilla Eucalyptus Mint on the right:

[Image: c9bv.jpg]

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 03-20-2014, 05:27 PM
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Yes, I just transferred my woody lavender to an ikea grudatl two days ago and the lather experience was much better.

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 03-20-2014, 05:58 PM
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Every metal tin I've used has eclventually succumbed to rust. Stainless doesn't mean rust proof. My hard water devours those thing so if they are thin I bet the soap would last longer than the tin would for me.

Give me plastic all day long.

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 03-20-2014, 06:31 PM
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I still find the Pyrex glass 250ml / 1 cup containers to work best, for me, as they provide substantial room to lather soap and it can hold quite a bit of soap; a full 5oz puck of soap, easily. Smile

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 03-20-2014, 06:55 PM
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  • ben74
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(03-20-2014, 05:24 PM)mixershave Wrote: The simple solution is to transfer to another container. LASS shaving soaps ^%$^&%$ rock.

Bespoke No.1 on the left, Vanilla Eucalyptus Mint on the right:

[Image: c9bv.jpg]

Where did you find the lidded Muhle dishes Michael?

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 03-20-2014, 07:31 PM
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My favorites are containers with a bit of extra height, like the ones the original Artisan line from RazoRock came in.

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 03-20-2014, 07:39 PM
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(03-20-2014, 07:31 PM)Songwind Wrote: My favorites are containers with a bit of extra height, like the ones the original Artisan line from RazoRock came in.

I agree. I miss those containers.

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 03-20-2014, 07:58 PM
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(03-20-2014, 06:55 PM)ben74 Wrote:
(03-20-2014, 05:24 PM)mixershave Wrote: The simple solution is to transfer to another container. LASS shaving soaps ^%$^&%$ rock.

Bespoke No.1 on the left, Vanilla Eucalyptus Mint on the right:

[Image: c9bv.jpg]

Where did you find the lidded Muhle dishes Michael?

Ben, the Muhle bowls are the perfect size and keep everything simple in the bathroom. They're available from Gifts and Care, make sure you use the 10% discount.

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 03-20-2014, 11:00 PM
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i find muhle soap holders incredible small - and when it comes to soap holders i will never use breakable glass or ceramic (for anything) in my bathroom - but they look pretty - that's for sure Smile

wood is my thing - and they can last for a long time too.

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 03-20-2014, 11:12 PM
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  • Shaun
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I'm inclined to agree with marius, however, I do have Tabac in a milk glass container...the one exception. What I'd really like is a genuine ebony bowl or three...or lignum vitae. Beautiful wood. While I'm there, a brush with handles of similar treen. Fantastic. Australian mulga would be superb too. See the picture below of a very old Aboriginal clapstick in mulga; the score lines are visible and the patina is amazing. I bought it in a junk shop. Pity there wasn't a matching other. Sometimes just the one was used to tap on a dijeridu...

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 03-21-2014, 06:27 AM
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  • evnpar
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I enjoy lathering from the large tins that Mike's and Synergy soaps come in. However, several of the tins have arrived dented, either from the mail or were shipped that way, making it difficult to get the lid off. I do like the way they stack in the drawer. I'm not sure that I have a favorite container, other than preferring one that is large enough to load my brush from, and isn't and odd shape that can't be easily stacked with other soaps.

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 03-21-2014, 06:39 AM
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I think LASS has discontinued their thin tin packaging. They have gone back to plastic, but it is larger diameter than their original tubs.

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 03-21-2014, 06:51 AM
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I am glad LASS got rid of the thin tins. I can barely open it, let alone hold on to it. I just wish when I placed my order they wouldn't have been available.

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 03-21-2014, 07:42 AM
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  • moallen
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The large tins are attractive, but I store my soaps in a medicine cabinet and it isn't deep enough to hold the tins. I have tins from Mike's, HTGAM, PPF, and Tiki. So I transfer these soaps into plastic tubs that I bought online. I recently bought 10 of these 8 oz jars:

[Image: HWJ8B.jpg]

http://www.sunburstbottle.com/clear-plas...r/p/HWJ8B/

I have some 4 oz tubs from the same vendor, too. The shipping charges are high, but by buying 10 the price per jar was about $2.

I keep the empty branded tins to use in SOTD pictures.

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 03-21-2014, 08:23 AM
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Mike's tins are perfect, PdP? Not so much...

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 03-21-2014, 04:24 PM
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(03-21-2014, 06:39 AM)taborcarn Wrote: I think LASS has discontinued their thin tin packaging. They have gone back to plastic, but it is larger diameter than their original tubs.

I don't see their new packaging on the website but he is offering discounted prices to get rid of his stock. I still think these are the best performing soaps I have tried. I may purchase the whole line at a discount and repackage into Ikea Grundatl tins.

(03-21-2014, 06:51 AM)oasis man Wrote: I am glad LASS got rid of the thin tins. I can barely open it, let alone hold on to it. I just wish when I placed my order they wouldn't have been available.

Today I could not get mine open. Had to really work at it but it was because I pressed it down too hard the previous use. I sort of like these tins...there is something fun about them.

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 03-21-2014, 04:52 PM
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I think that tins that are rated at 5 ounces or 150 ml ( about 3.2" diam and 1.4" thick) are perfect. Unfortunately, they are not readily available in the US. I ordered some from China on the Bay awhile ago. Love them.

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 03-21-2014, 07:01 PM
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(03-21-2014, 04:24 PM)fbones24 Wrote:
(03-21-2014, 06:39 AM)taborcarn Wrote: I think LASS has discontinued their thin tin packaging. They have gone back to plastic, but it is larger diameter than their original tubs.

I don't see their new packaging on the website but he is offering discounted prices to get rid of his stock. I still think these are the best performing soaps I have tried. I may purchase the whole line at a discount and repackage into Ikea Grundatl tins.

Not all scents are available in the new tins, but Bespoke and Fougere have them listed as options.

http://lashavingsoap.com/products/bespok...aving-soap

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