• Scuttle vs bowl for creating a lather and keeping it warm

    Scuttle vs Bowl
    How to keep your lather warm


    The idea of a scuttle using hot water below the "bowl" makes sense when reading about it. How much better is it than a bowl? Do they keep the soap warmer and if so how much difference do you think it makes? Some scuttles also have a few small holes in the bowl area. Not sure what they are for.

    What I'm using now is a big ceramic coffee mug. It has large diameter making it easy to create a lather. I usually sit it in a small container with about 1/2" of water in it (the container) and heat it in the microwave for a minute or two. This works ok. The scuttles that I like have a big bowl for the soap lather but they are usually double the price of just a bowl or cup. So I'm wondering if having a scuttle keeps the lather warmer enough to justify the extra cost. I can't think of many things I've come to like more than something else regarding shaving but having a warm lather is one thing I like. I like to reapply it during my shave. Feels good. I also understand keeping the whiskers and skin warm helps the razor cut the whiskers.

    If the hot water in a scuttle will keep the bowl and lather warm through a shave that's good. But if they cool off after just 5 minutes or so I don't need anything like that. I appreciate any help I can get. Thanks in advance.

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