09-10-2012, 06:28 PM
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...in the eyes of traditional wetshaver become a soap bowl and brush soaking cup. I found these at Walmart for $1.50 and $0.97 + tax, respectively.

I particularly like the large opening, outside grip and feet on the lathering bowl. Both made in the USA. And able to withstand a drop to a bathroom floor.

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 09-10-2012, 07:01 PM
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Excellent bowls, Tom! enjoy them. i, particularly, like the larger bowl.

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 09-10-2012, 07:01 PM
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  • freddy
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Very nice setup. Smile

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 09-10-2012, 07:05 PM
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The infamous Wal-Mart salsa bowl...make a good cheap lather bowl, also unbreakable.

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 09-10-2012, 08:42 PM
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(09-10-2012, 07:01 PM)celestino Wrote: Excellent bowls, Tom! enjoy them. i, particularly, like the larger bowl.

(09-10-2012, 07:01 PM)freddy Wrote: Very nice setup. Smile

(09-10-2012, 07:05 PM)BladeDE40 Wrote: The infamous Wal-Mart salsa bowl...make a good cheap lather bowl, also unbreakable.

Thank you, gentlemen. After briefly scanning the shelves, I would submit that this cup and bowl are the best wetshaving goods Walmart has to offer. Perhaps not a great claim itself. But they are perfectly suited for their purposes and very inexpensive.

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 09-10-2012, 10:55 PM
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  • Johnny
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I've used a salsa bowl like that for years when I travel. The slight texture also helps to build a nice lather.

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 09-11-2012, 01:59 AM
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That's what I use most every day.

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 09-11-2012, 04:14 PM
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(09-11-2012, 01:59 AM)Dave Wrote: That's what I use most every day.

Glad you gents are enjoying the bowl. I personally like how these seem to fit into a shave den setting without looking overtly like something that is being re-purposed and out of place.

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 09-17-2012, 04:22 PM
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  • J_fro
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I am a brother of the Salsa Bowl as well.

Anyone modify it in anyway?

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 09-17-2012, 04:32 PM
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Lol The Brothers of the Salaa Bowl. I like it

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 09-17-2012, 04:44 PM
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BOTSB...it's kinda catchy.

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 09-17-2012, 11:57 PM
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(09-17-2012, 04:22 PM)J_fro Wrote: I am a brother of the Salsa Bowl as well.

Anyone modify it in anyway?

I've recently read of people scoring the smooth inside surface. I just load my brush on the soap in the bowl and make the lather on my face so am not inclined to try this out.

(09-17-2012, 04:32 PM)Dave Wrote: Lol The Brothers of the Salaa Bowl. I like it

(09-17-2012, 04:44 PM)BladeDE40 Wrote: BOTSB...it's kinda catchy.

A most excellent and exclusive brotherhood.

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 10-03-2012, 04:54 AM
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Just got one of these for travel. Thanks for the tip! Exclamation

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 10-03-2012, 07:48 PM
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(10-03-2012, 04:54 AM)leparker Wrote: Just got one of these for travel. Thanks for the tip! Exclamation

Glad you like it. And a great use for this bowl.

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 11-15-2012, 12:05 AM
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Using the clear condiment cup everyday (for brush soaking). Larger brushes are propped against the wall to keep steady.

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 11-28-2012, 05:34 AM
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One more update: the salsa bowl is hard to press a hard soap that is broken into pieces due to the shape of the bowl. The soap scraps want to slip up the side of the bowl. A softer soap (a la Arko) might work better.

To solve this problem, a container with perpendicular sides like a mug works better.

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 11-28-2012, 03:39 PM
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  • Grumpy
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I have to get me one.

But I would take out the price sticker before I use it.

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 11-28-2012, 03:42 PM
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Tom I always just load my brush on the soap then take it to the bowl. I hadn't even thought to try putting a puck in there.

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 11-29-2012, 06:33 AM
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(11-28-2012, 03:39 PM)Grumpy Wrote: I have to get me one.

But I would take out the price sticker before I use it.

Check!

(11-28-2012, 03:42 PM)Dave Wrote: Tom I always just load my brush on the soap then take it to the bowl. I hadn't even thought to try putting a puck in there.

The bowl would be perfect for that use, but I prefer to load on a puck and then build the lather on my face.

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 12-04-2012, 07:01 AM
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  • ben74
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I used to think "corn chips", but now I hear "salsa" and think "soap"... !

Congratulations on your resourceful find!

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