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    I was looking around for a lather bowl. The items that I see in Shaving shops have a price tag of 20 Euro or more.
    That is a bit too much for a simple bowl to make lather I think. So I was looking around in a household shop in the Netherlands called "Blokker". There I found a bowl made from plastic with a convenient thumb handle. That makes it possible to hold the bowl firm.
    It's light and big enough to turn my brush.

    I bought mine without the microwave cover for the price of 9,99 Euro. That is a good price I think:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWTeTOJCwbI


    What do you think, is this usable for you?

    Edit: the price is 6,99 euro, typo!
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    I can't see the picture, but if the bowl works for you and is at a price you think reasonable then it is a good bowl.
    I use a variety of improvised bowls such as a large coffee cup, some sort of small kitchen bowl with a spout, a marmalade pot and an actual shaving mug.

    My least favorite is probably the mug as it is too small to work with in my opinion.
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    I tried a bigger mug as well, my hands becomes very tired because I turn such small circles, or perhaps there is a special technique for such small lather mugs...

    Quote Originally Posted by edhewitt View Post
    I can't see the picture, but if the bowl works for you and is at a price you think reasonable then it is a good bowl.
    I use a variety of improvised bowls such as a large coffee cup, some sort of small kitchen bowl with a spout, a marmalade pot and an actual shaving mug.

    My least favorite is probably the mug as it is too small to work with in my opinion.

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    Nice large Cappucino cup works for me. The cheapest will do. That device you showed will work also.
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    If it works for you it the right bowl. I haunt my local Goodwill (thrift store) for ceramic or glass bowls that I think would work. I then apply a two part mix as you apply epoxy making ridges and bumps on the interior (let cure for at least three days.) It's not a truly permanent solution as over a period of time water and use loosen up the epoxy threads. But then I get to play with different bowls and shapes. Have found, tho, that a glass bowl holds the addition a lot longer than ceramic. Plastic bowls fade to fast. I've been playing with a Silicone bath and sink caulk. Not good at all. I'm a cold water shaver so I don't know how long this treatment would last using warm/hot water.
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    Whatever works. I had a soap puck but no bowl to fit it. It just happens the bottom three inches of a marshmallow fluff container was the exact size. Even had a Tupper Ware lid that fit.
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    I picked up a set of Pyrex bowls on Walmart with rubber/plastic lids for about $8. Just put pucks in them, since I usually face lather.
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    I love my Col Conk Santa Fe bowl
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    Quote Originally Posted by chihwahli View Post
    I was looking around for a lather bowl. The items that I see in Shaving shops have a price tag of 20 Euro or more.
    That is a bit too much for a simple bowl to make lather I think. So I was looking around in a household shop in the Netherlands called "Blokker". There I found a bowl made from plastic with a convenient thumb handle. That makes it possible to hold the bowl firm.
    It's light and big enough to turn my brush.

    I bought mine without the microwave cover for the price of 9,99 Euro. That is a good price I think:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWTeTOJCwbI


    What do you think, is this usable for you?

    Edit: the price is 6,99 euro, typo!
    I am interested to know if the bowl insert sits flush on the bottom or if there is a gap. If there's a gap could put some boiling water in the gap to make it like a scuttle

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