03-20-2016, 01:17 PM
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  • Chaddy
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Where can I buy 5 or 6 soap tins like mike's or CRSW come in? 6oz or 8oz would be what I'm looking for. Thanks for the help.

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 03-20-2016, 01:23 PM
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Good choices Cold Rivers tins are great. Sorry I can't help much more but I will watch this thread.

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 03-20-2016, 01:25 PM
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Good question.

CSRW tins are very nice. I really like them. Whatever that coating is feels nice.

Mike's I've had get a spot of rust on and they aren't threaded. Still really nice by comparison to some soap containers.

I'm not the biggest fan of plastic and wood soap dishes. No strong reason really, just a preference for metal or ceramic here.

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 03-20-2016, 01:28 PM
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(03-20-2016, 01:25 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: Good question.

CSRW tins are very nice. I really like them. Whatever that coating is feels nice.

Mike's I've had get a spot of rust on and they aren't threaded. Still really nice by comparison to some soap containers.

I'm not the biggest fan of plastic and wood soap dishes. No strong reason really, just a preference for metal or ceramic here.

I had the same problem with the old PAA tins. This is probably a reason that many artisans turn to plastic and aluminum containers.

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 03-20-2016, 01:38 PM
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  • eengler
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Try searching "food grade screw top tins"

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 03-20-2016, 01:40 PM
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(03-20-2016, 01:17 PM)Chaddy Wrote: Where can I buy 5 or 6 soap tins like mike's or CRSW come in? 6oz or 8oz would be what I'm looking for. Thanks for the help.

Mike's offers his tins for sale on his website. Not sure about CRSW.

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 03-20-2016, 02:43 PM
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  • evnpar
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Stirling tins have a 4" diameter and the price is right, although they aren't of the same quality as CRSW. The Grundtal tins from Ikea are of greater quality, are still a reasonable price, but the diameter is slightly smaller at 3 3/4".

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 03-20-2016, 02:48 PM
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The IKEA Grundtal stainless tins are a favorite. I actually really like the 3 3/4 diameter. Not too small or actually too wide. 

Another great option are the tins from Specialty Bottle. Nice choices.

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 03-20-2016, 03:03 PM
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These look interesting...

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 03-20-2016, 03:13 PM
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  • ben74
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I use the IKEA Gerundial tins too...

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 03-20-2016, 03:16 PM
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(03-20-2016, 02:43 PM)evnpar Wrote: Stirling tins have a 4" diameter and the price is right, although they aren't of the same quality as CRSW. The Grundtal tins from Ikea are of greater quality, are still a reasonable price, but the diameter is slightly smaller at 3 3/4".

I've ordered empty tins from Stirling before and all of them now have rust spots. Won't do it again. I've actually taken some of my soaps such as MW and Strope Shoppe and moved them to and relabled a couple empty CRSW tins. Perfect size for lathering off the puck!

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 03-20-2016, 03:16 PM
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The nearest ikea to me is 3+ hours away

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 03-20-2016, 03:21 PM
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Chaddy, look at the Stirling Soap tins. They "Medium" Size will take a 8 ounce puck. They are pretty good and they are like 2 bucks a piece. Also, if you were so inclined, they sell blank green PET jars.

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 03-21-2016, 05:58 PM
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CRSW tins are nice BUT I continue to cross-thread them!  Prefer the plastic ones of B&M.

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 03-21-2016, 07:51 PM
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(03-21-2016, 05:58 PM)john parker Wrote: CRSW tins are nice BUT I continue to cross-thread them!  Prefer the plastic ones of B&M.

The CRSW tins look very nice, but I hate trying to get the lids back on. They are very finicky about being aligned properly. One of my tins came with stripped or defective threading, and I actually like it better that way, because I don't have to fuss with getting the lid screwed on. All I have to do is press down, or pull up.

On the other hand, I've got a couple of Stirling soaps in the green plastic containers that look a bit cheesy, but have excellent threading. They are nice sturdy containers that are effortless to use. I think it would be nice to have the same container in a classier color, like gloss black.

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 03-21-2016, 08:06 PM
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You might look over 'tiffin' or 'bento' lunch boxes. Tiffen from British India and Bentos from Japan. They may be bought in SS with locking bales instead of screwtops. A very good line is ZEBRA out of Thailand. Most are far to large, but I believe they are making smaller containers for side dishes.

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 03-21-2016, 08:31 PM
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(03-20-2016, 01:17 PM)Chaddy Wrote: Where can I buy 5 or 6 soap tins like mike's or CRSW come in? 6oz or 8oz would be what I'm looking for. Thanks for the help.

Responding less to your specific question than to the general responses offered above this post, the smaller (3-3/4" or 4") Duralex “Lys” glass bowls, covered with the snap-on plastic lids from supermarket cans in which peanuts or cashews are packaged, are functionally near perfect.

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 03-22-2016, 06:17 AM
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I have some I bought from Stirling and they've been fine for me.  No problems at all.

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 03-22-2016, 07:55 AM
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You may want to consider the Pyrex containers.  In addition, Anchor Hocking makes the same product.  Everyone knows about Pyrex their products are virtually indestructible.  They can however, break if you drop them; so can glass jars holding creams, scuttles, lather bowls as well as brush handles and razors.  Don’t drop anything in the bathroom.  The Pyrex bowls cost approximately $9.50 for four ($2.38 a piece) and the Anchor Hocking cost approximately $6.50 for four ($1.63 a piece) at Walmart.  They are both very heavy duty and measure 3.5 inches inside diameter.  The plastic cover seals air tight which makes them ideal for travel and by design they are stackable.  They hold the exact same amount of volume as a “one cup” measuring cup.  I currently have 21 of them in use.  When I purchase soap pucks I always get refills which are a lot cheaper then purchasing soaps in their company’s tub.  Most of all the pucks fit perfectly in these containers.  I only had four soaps (4 out of 21) which I had to trim.  They work well, are stackable and are inexpensive.  If you are not near a Walmart you can order them on line but you have to pay shipping.  I am sure other stores stock them as well.




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 03-23-2016, 07:42 PM
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(03-22-2016, 07:55 AM)Tidepool Wrote: You may want to consider the Pyrex containers.  In addition, Anchor Hocking makes the same product.  Everyone knows about Pyrex their products are virtually indestructible.  They can however, break if you drop them; so can glass jars holding creams, scuttles, lather bowls as well as brush handles and razors.  Don’t drop anything in the bathroom.  The Pyrex bowls cost approximately $9.50 for four ($2.38 a piece) and the Anchor Hocking cost approximately $6.50 for four ($1.63 a piece) at Walmart.  They are both very heavy duty and measure 3.5 inches inside diameter.  The plastic cover seals air tight which makes them ideal for travel and by design they are stackable.  They hold the exact same amount of volume as a “one cup” measuring cup.  I currently have 21 of them in use.  When I purchase soap pucks I always get refills which are a lot cheaper then purchasing soaps in their company’s tub.  Most of all the pucks fit perfectly in these containers.  I only had four soaps (4 out of 21) which I had to trim.  They work well, are stackable and are inexpensive.  If you are not near a Walmart you can order them on line but you have to pay shipping.  I am sure other stores stock them as well.




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Are these the Pyrex bowls? There's no dimensions on the website.

http://www.pyrexware.com/storage-plus-6-...2&start=11

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