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    Ok all you folks out there, owning a scuttle and espresso machine, I have a shaving fix for you.

    If you have an espresso machine, you can do as the ancients did to get hot water to the shave stand. Heat the bottom water with the steam wand of your espresso machine till it is hot enough you need a towel to carry it. On old fashion scuttles, the handle will do.

    At that point add a little water to the bowl and steam heat it also to wet your brush at shave time.

    If you have the room, a little used steam toy espresso machine in your cave will do the job. I have a good machine within feet of my shave cave, and espresso after the shave.

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    What a great idea! I have a little one shot esoresso machine at home that I don't use nearly enough. Will have to give it a try.
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    Along those lines you can use one of those steam machines they sell like the shark and the oreck units to heat towels and water too.
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    Really,,,an espresso machine in the shave den,,,,,some people just have to show off,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    Along those lines you can use one of those steam machines they sell like the shark and the oreck units to heat towels and water too.
    Thanks I got one from a garage sale!
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    Just goes to show with all the minds we have on this forum, ya,ll can come up with anything ! Tc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    Ok all you folks out there, owning a scuttle and espresso machine, I have a shaving fix for you. If you have an espresso machine, you can do as the ancients did to get hot water to the shave stand. Heat the bottom water with the steam wand of your espresso machine till it is hot enough you need a towel to carry it.
    I am doing a similar thing on a daily basis. I have a Bunn ThermoFresh coffee maker. It has a boiler that keeps water hot. You fill the carafe with water and fill the reservoir on the coffee maker. Place the carafe below the basket and let it rip. With in seconds I have a thermally insulated covered carafe filled with 190 degree Fahrenheit water. Insulated, easy to carry, and easy to pour.

    I use a G20 scuttle (love it). I carry the insulated and covered carafe to the shave den and fill the scuttle. I shave slowly. I use lather and a hot towel for my beard prep. The first brush full of lather goes on at 146 degrees Fahrenheit. By the time I get to pass three and some clean up the lather on the brush is at 121 degrees Fahrenheit. It all works like a dream and the soap holds up perfectly in this range.

    I can go to a higher temperature using the microwave, but all of the soaps don't work as well. Using the Bunn as boiler I haven't had a single soap breakdown yet. I suffer from HLA -- Hot Lather Addiction. I caution if you use one of these methods? You might come down with HLA too.

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    PS I'm a Nespresso Pixie user too but so far it lives with the Bunn in the office. I do my frothing with an Aeroccino. I should have kept the old espresso machine for the shave den! Technology is a good thing!
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    but did you know you can roast coffee beans with a air popcorn popper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin View Post
    but did you know you can roast coffee beans with a air popcorn popper?
    Most air roasters are actually popcorn poppers with some modifications and a fancy name and wa-la you have a coffee bean roaster. Unfortunately the mods they make aren't enough and those units don't last very long.
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    Cool, beats my method. I put water in my scuttle and shove it into the micro
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