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    I'm looking for a shaving mug that makes lather easily,quickly and keeps it hot while I'm shaving. I am just using a ceramic mug right now and it does none of the above efficiently. Are there grooves or anything like that to make lather faster?

    Let me know if there's any other questions yall need answered to help my search.

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    I use a six inch hemi-spherical cereal bowl from my local supermarket (cost equivalent of ca 5 USD). It works superbly, having a good surface area to build the lather on.

    As I do not shave at the speed of light, the only thing I have found to keep the lather warm during a shave is a scuttle, or by 'floating' the shaving bowl in hot water. The former works much better

    I do 'cold water' shaves now, so I use just the plain cereal bowl

    Have fun

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    Prior to Coldwater shaving I bought a soup bowl and a noodle bowl, the soup bowl fitted inside the noodle bowl as the rims were about the same size, i would fill the noodle bowl with hot water first thus creating a sort of scuttle. It cost me about $8 I think.
    Razorfeld uses epoxy resin to create raised patterns in his lather bowls which speeds up the lathering apparently.

    Now I just use a continental size coffee mug.
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    If you are looking for it to make and keep the lather warm between passes you might look at a shaving scuttle. Something like this New G20 Shaving Scuttle is Here . There are quite a few makers to choose from.

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    Pardon my ignorance, but can you put a puck in the scuttle?

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    When I bowl lather, I use a bowl with ridges on the bottom and the top edge of the bowl turn if ever so slightly. The ridges are for lather building and the turn in on the top edge is to keep me from being really sloppy with my lather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pringr View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, but can you put a puck in the scuttle?
    The type that were in the link I posted you do not put the puck in the scuttle. These scuttles are built like a double boiler with and inner and outer wall. There is a filling spout the hot water is poured into filling the void. You load your brush with soap from the container/mug that holds the soap and the build the lather in the scuttles inner cup. Apply the lather to your face while the unused lather and brush go into the inner cup to keep it warm.

    This shows how to use that type of scuttle.

    https://video.search.yahoo.com/video...&hsimp=yhs-001

    The antique type scuttle holds the puck but I don't think it will keep the lather too warm.

    https://video.search.yahoo.com/video...t=mozilla&tt=b


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    If you just want to make lather a mug will suffice. it just needs to be big enough to fit your brush and give you maneuvering room. A textured interior will help. if you want to keep the lather warm too then a scuttle is what you need. You just need to make sure it holds enough water otherwise the lather will cool quickly. I've found a scuttle needs to hold at least 12oz of water. The more the Better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edhewitt View Post
    Prior to Coldwater shaving I bought a soup bowl and a noodle bowl, the soup bowl fitted inside the noodle bowl as the rims were about the same size, i would fill the noodle bowl with hot water first thus creating a sort of scuttle. It cost me about $8 I think.
    Razorfeld uses epoxy resin to create raised patterns in his lather bowls which speeds up the lathering apparently.

    Now I just use a continental size coffee mug.
    A couple years ago when I first gave using a scuttle some thought money was very tight and couldn't justify spending the money on a scuttle so I made one on the cheap. I went to Lowe's lawn & garden dept. and bought a self watering African Violet flower pot. I did like Razorfeld and created raised ribs in the bottom with epoxy. Also the texture inside the inner bowl/pot was a little rough so that also helped. Total cost, about $8.00.

    When I could afford a regular scuttle (bought a Robert Becker) the flower pot was resourced for what it was originally intended so the money wasn't wasted.
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    Iron stone wide mugs or bowl at salvation army too many to choose from , about .99 to 1.99 I have 2 with big comfortable handle and 2 that fit in my hand compfortably and stay warm for awhile

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