Poll: Do You Prefer Plastic or Metal Soap Containers
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 09-22-2017, 04:57 PM
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In July, we had a poll titled "Do You Prefer Small or Large Soap Containers."  A substantial majority of those who voted expressed a preference for large soap containers.

http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=49737

Now, let's get a sense of whether members prefer their soaps in plastic or metal containers.  I didn't include an option for glass containers, because so few soaps come in them.  

Generally, I like the look of metal containers and the practicality of plastic ones.  I've had rust issues in the past with some metal containers.  As a result, I'm more conscious about drying metal containers before putting them away.  I like the LPL stainless steel containers a lot.  However, I didn't add that as a separate option in the poll becasue I don't know of any other soap makers using stainless steel containers.

Does anyone know what the JabonMan containers are made from?  They seem like aluminum, and, in my experience, don't rust.  

What is your preference?

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 09-22-2017, 04:59 PM
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Large plastic.


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 09-22-2017, 05:59 PM
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All metal inevitably do is dent or rust

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 09-22-2017, 06:15 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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It all depends upon the quality of the container. I like a sturdy, quality metal container over a poor quality plastic container. Overall, I prefer large, flat, sturdy plastic containers, especially the PETG jars sold by Maggard's. They lie flat, load easily, stack very well, and are attractive.

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 09-22-2017, 07:30 PM
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  • Devilanche
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I just need my container to stack , but I do have a liking for porcelain jars like the nuavia and the mwf type though not too many of them.

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 09-22-2017, 07:38 PM
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I voted for plastic, but if glass was an option it would have been my pick

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 09-22-2017, 08:20 PM
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(09-22-2017, 06:15 PM)evnpar Wrote: It all depends upon the quality of the container. I like a sturdy, quality metal container over a poor quality plastic container. Overall, I prefer large, flat, sturdy plastic containers, especially the PETG jars sold by Maggard's. They lie flat, load easily, stack very well, and are attractive.

+1

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 09-22-2017, 08:35 PM
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I like the look of metal containers more than plastic ones.

I have 2 Eufros tins and one from Mike. None of them have any rust stains. It depends on the handling by the user more IMO.

I had bought 3 Ikea grundtal tins to store my backup pucks and it does add to the presentation than plastic ones.

Metal for me!



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 09-22-2017, 09:39 PM
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I love metal tins. I have a few non-rusting Mike’s & CRSW leftovers that I reuse. As mentioned previously, JabonMan tins are excellent. While I do prefer metal, the B&M reserve plastic tubs feel quite nice. Still, my favorite of all time is this CRSW tin (image credit @ravi). Yes, I know the wax seal makes stacking impractical, but I don’t care. This tin absolutely screams class. 


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 09-27-2017, 03:30 PM
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I made a few polls about this on facebook.  People overwhelmingly preferred plastic containers because of the rust.

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 09-27-2017, 03:41 PM
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I like glass best by a wide margin, I’m willing to pay extra for a nice classy looking glass pot.

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 09-27-2017, 04:42 PM
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Tabac is in glass, MdC now in a quality plastic container, Haslingers puck goes in your mug.  Mugs: glass or ceramic.  There's a reason for this...

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 09-27-2017, 05:42 PM
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(09-27-2017, 03:30 PM)asiliski Wrote: I made a few polls about this on facebook.  People overwhelmingly preferred plastic containers because of the rust.

And I assume, the dents

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 09-27-2017, 06:10 PM
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I definitely prefer plastic to metal. In fact now that it's come up, maybe I will re-house the two that are in metal - WSP and Blades Grim.

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 09-27-2017, 06:24 PM
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Glass>plastic>Wood>metal

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 09-27-2017, 06:50 PM
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  • Steve56
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  • Knoxville, TN
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For travel, I like small tins with easily lathered soaps/creams in them, or sticks. Currently I have about 1/2 regular puck of C&S O&C in a small tin and a home made MdC fougere stick in a D R Harris tube. Double wall plastic cosmetic containers waste too much space for travel (that might be used for another small pot of something) . For daily use at home, the wide single wall Colt PET containers or something nice in an empty Castle Forbes pot.

Cheers, Steve

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 09-27-2017, 07:20 PM
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Chipping in for plastic, in particular the look and feel appeal to me most. I would prefer ceramic and glass even more, in reference to my Hallows and Civet soaps, which elevate already great soaps in my opinion.

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 09-28-2017, 03:01 AM
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I agree with Richard. It depends on the quality of the container for me.

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 09-28-2017, 04:07 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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You left out wood. My preferred material for a shave soap container, and I also like ceramic or whatever it is that you can get MWF in, however considering the choices given, I  do like metal tins like the PdP container. I can't  think of anything that uses plastic. That I have that is.

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 09-28-2017, 05:02 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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Oh, and the glass that you can get from Tabac and the glass you used to be able to get from MdC, although I understand the risk. Those containers and the cramic MWF one require your own personal decision on the risk/reward question. The aluminum option from C&S although expensive may otherwise be the best option. But wood, IMHO, may be the best combination of class and practicality.

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