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    What's a good way to steam a towel? I have a microwave, but not sure how much water to throw into the mix...

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    I wet my towel then microwave it for 1 +min (depends how much heat you can tolerate).
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    The traditional method works for me. Roll the towel, hold it under a stream of hot water until it is wet, wring out excess water and unroll over face.

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    This sounds crazy, but I used my wife's crock-pot a couple of weekends ago to steam a stack. Dunked the towels in warm water, wrung them, and popped them in the crock-pot while I took a shower. Worked great... kept two steaming while I did the first wrap and WTG pass.

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    When ever I've nuked a towel in the microwave I've had enough water in it so that its as wet as it can be without actually dripping water everwhere.

    And I gave it about 30 seconds IIRC.

    The shave I had at Trumpers also had about that level of water in the towels. Any more water in them and they would have been dripping wet..!

    Definately one of the most enjoyable elements of a shave IMHO!

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    the crok pot thats funny!!! but hey it works....just dont let the wifey find the crok pot while your in the shower...gonna be wanting to cook a roast and find you in the shower cooking towels in the bathroom

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    I gotta like the crock pot. I'm a Hot towel via Microwave myself. The faucet water is never hot enough. I nuke a washcloth for a minute while I re-lather and or re-strop. I do three passes, maybe even another final touch pass. Through all of these, I hot towel for every pass.

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    Thanks guys. I'll have to check out that crock pot method...

    I'm sure I'm driving my wife nuts however-- I keep "repurposing" her appliances... a few months ago I was experimenting with her fondue pot as a makeshift scuttle...

    And I use her instant hot water heater/teapot when the kids use up all the hot water...

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    I figured a way to override the safety catch on the microwave door. Now i just soak my head in a bucket of water, wrap a towel around it and stick my head in the microwave, running on "high". Stings a little when my eyeballs get a little hot...that's when I know to pull my head out. Crockpots are for wussies.
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    Don't get hung up on hanging hairs.

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    I have never had an issue with my water temp, so I use the sinks hot water, then wring out the towel till it stops dripping.

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