08-16-2014, 11:41 AM
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When buying a bowl is a lid important to you? Now look at the ones you have Biggrin what do you already own? Thanks!

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 08-16-2014, 12:15 PM
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  • Harvey
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Not really...soaps don,t seem to be effected...just rewet and they are back in business....Mind you I have a few with lids but I usually just leave them slightly off to actually let the soap dry out.

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 08-16-2014, 01:03 PM
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I have had a puck of MWF and a puck of Tabac in an uncovered bowl for months with no change in scent or performance. I run a little hot water in to the bowl and let the soap "re-hydrate" while the brush is soaking.....great lather!!!!!

Ed

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 08-16-2014, 05:30 PM
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  • MaxP
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(08-16-2014, 11:41 AM)KLovgren Wrote: When buying a bowl is a lid important to you? Now look at the ones you have Biggrin what do you already own? Thanks!


Yes. Lids are important. Particularly ones designed so they can stack. Fancy knobs just get in the way. The ability to put bowls two or thee high is valuable in my drawer.

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 08-16-2014, 07:40 PM
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I use three types of bowls to hold my soaps. All have lids. My favorite are a 4-pack of stainless Martha Stewart collection that I saw while at Macy's with the wife (I think $10). They are light weight, the lids fit well and are stackable. I also have used large and small lidded pyrex. The Martha Stewart are a little larger opening (diameter) than the "normal" sized pyrex. I use large diameter pyrex for my wife's soaps since she uses a Kent PK12 and the brush is simply a bit large for a normal sized dish.

eventually I will standardize all of my soap containers and build an incline shelf for storage/display. I tend to forget what all soaps I have when they are stacked in the bath closet.

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 08-17-2014, 12:22 AM
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I keep my soaps in clip lock containers mainly so they will stack.

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 08-17-2014, 04:39 AM
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Lids are very useful if they come with the bowl.

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 08-17-2014, 01:51 PM
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Lidded for me...I need to be able to stack

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 08-18-2014, 05:07 PM
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If you don't mind me asking, so you aren't removing the soap after using it? fyi - we've here to made bowls with lids. But my supposition is that lids aren't needed.... thoughts???

(08-16-2014, 12:15 PM)Harvey Wrote: Not really...soaps don,t seem to be effected...just rewet and they are back in business....Mind you I have a few with lids but I usually just leave them slightly off to actually let the soap dry out.

I am assuming they are clear pyrex so that you can see them? what about a labeling system?


(08-16-2014, 07:40 PM)RunWithScissors Wrote: I use three types of bowls to hold my soaps. All have lids. My favorite are a 4-pack of stainless Martha Stewart collection that I saw while at Macy's with the wife (I think $10). They are light weight, the lids fit well and are stackable. I also have used large and small lidded pyrex. The Martha Stewart are a little larger opening (diameter) than the "normal" sized pyrex. I use large diameter pyrex for my wife's soaps since she uses a Kent PK12 and the brush is simply a bit large for a normal sized dish.

eventually I will standardize all of my soap containers and build an incline shelf for storage/display. I tend to forget what all soaps I have when they are stacked in the bath closet.

What about one with a lid but a finger hole to remove the top when lathering but allows for air circulation even when on. I'm going to attempt to attach a photo of one that is rounded but will give you an idea of what I am talking about..so whattya think about a stackable with a hole?

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right I've boogered up adding the picture but I've asked for help - lol. sigh. Thanks for y'all's patience, K

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 08-19-2014, 01:06 PM
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Never use lids for shave soap, been doing it for nearly 30 years, never had a problem.

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 08-21-2014, 11:36 AM
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I use, when I don't get the manufacturer's bowl & lid, PdP tins and TOBS, T&H and CF tubs once emptied. For the aforementioned stacking reasons. I leave them open on the bathroom counter after the morning's use to dry out until the afternoon.

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 08-26-2014, 12:42 PM
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Excellent, thank you!

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 08-26-2014, 01:04 PM
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I principally use shave-sticks, but the soaps I have in bowls all have lids. I doubt they are necessary, but it facilitates the storage of the soaps! Biggrin

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 08-30-2014, 05:56 PM
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Hmmm. I always cover soaps when I'm done using them, even soaps in tins get the lid replaced. No drying time. And the only two times I ever had a problem was when I put some Mike's coconut and some Klar Seifin into poor quality metal tins. Both rusted.

When I use plastic tubs with screw tops or quality metal tins, I never have a problem.

I wonder if the OP is thinking of a shaving bowl. Certainly there is no need for a lid on a lather bowl.

However for soaps, I load the brush right from the wooden bowl or plastic or metal tin and face lather. My wooden bowls are pretty much storage units. Hence, they need lids for my purposes.

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 10-01-2014, 06:07 PM
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A nice touch would be a divit recessed into any lid to hold the brush in confined spaces.Lightbulb

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 10-04-2014, 06:29 PM
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I use Glad small snack bowls. Come with lids, very stackable and easily labeled. Oh and unbreakable. I move almost all soaps to one upon receipt.

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 10-04-2014, 07:05 PM
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(10-01-2014, 06:07 PM)kav Wrote: A nice touch would be a divit recessed into any lid to hold the brush in confined spaces.Lightbulb

My buddy Andrew has my bowl and soap at the moment with the same exact feature!

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 10-06-2014, 04:54 PM
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Hey, would you happen to have a picture? Thanks, K

(10-04-2014, 07:05 PM)Shanman Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 06:07 PM)kav Wrote: A nice touch would be a divit recessed into any lid to hold the brush in confined spaces.Lightbulb

My buddy Andrew has my bowl and soap at the moment with the same exact feature!

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 10-06-2014, 05:16 PM
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(08-30-2014, 05:56 PM)MaxP Wrote: I wonder if the OP is thinking of a shaving bowl. Certainly there is no need for a lid on a lather bowl.

However for soaps, I load the brush right from the wooden bowl or plastic or metal tin and face lather. My wooden bowls are pretty much storage units. Hence, they need lids for my purposes.[/font]

I have had the same experience. Other than the soaps that came in their own wooden bowls, I keep mine in high-quality Ikea Grundtal tins, which easily allow brush loading. I let the soap dry for 24 hours before putting the tin lid back on. I build lather in scuttles, and they have no need at all for lids.

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 10-07-2014, 11:53 AM
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  • Shanman
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(10-06-2014, 04:54 PM)KLovgren Wrote: Hey, would you happen to have a picture? Thanks, K

(10-04-2014, 07:05 PM)Shanman Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 06:07 PM)kav Wrote: A nice touch would be a divit recessed into any lid to hold the brush in confined spaces.Lightbulb

My buddy Andrew has my bowl and soap at the moment with the same exact feature!

Andrew has it at the moment so I can't take a pic.

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