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Size:  41.7 KBAfter I get my pre shave worked in, I wrap up in a steaming towel for a few minutes while I am getting the soap ready. It really softens up my whiskers and makes for a lot nicer shave.

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    I've been using hot towels for a several years now and find the shaves much more pleasurable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freerunnerbodean View Post
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Size:  41.7 KBAfter I get my pre shave worked in, I wrap up in a steaming towel for a few minutes while I am getting the soap ready. It really softens up my whiskers and makes for a lot nicer shave.
    Is that an actual purpose built towel heater?
    I thought we just shoved em in the microwave.

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    Lol Yep that’s what it is. Keeps them hot and the UV light helps keep them sanitized.

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    I guess if your going to go all out that would be the way to go. More than I need for a shave, but ...
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    My tap hot water comes out between 125 to 130 depending on water usage so that's plenty hot for my towels.

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    The severity of a scald injury depends on the temperature to which the skin is exposed and how long it is exposed. The most common regulatory standard for the maximum temperature of water delivered by residential water heaters to the tap is 120 degrees Fahrenheit/48 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, the skin of adults requires an average of five minutes of exposure for a full thickness burn to occur. When the temperature of a hot liquid is increased to 140o F/60o C it takes only five seconds or less for a serious burn to occur.

    So you can see that I'm pushing the limit on temperatures and there's no need for any fancy equipment for heating a single small towel every day or so.

    I do find that the hot towel really helps with my shaves, but if I'm being a slacker, I'll skip it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudarunner View Post
    My tap hot water comes out between 125 to 130 depending on water usage so that's plenty hot for my towels.

    Quote from the American Burn Association:

    The severity of a scald injury depends on the temperature to which the skin is exposed and how long it is exposed. The most common regulatory standard for the maximum temperature of water delivered by residential water heaters to the tap is 120 degrees Fahrenheit/48 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, the skin of adults requires an average of five minutes of exposure for a full thickness burn to occur. When the temperature of a hot liquid is increased to 140o F/60o C it takes only five seconds or less for a serious burn to occur.

    So you can see that I'm pushing the limit on temperatures and there's no need for any fancy equipment for heating a single small towel every day or so.

    I do find that the hot towel really helps with my shaves, but if I'm being a slacker, I'll skip it.
    You make an excellent argument for not needing a towel warmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    You make an excellent argument for not needing a towel warmer.

    BRB just going to see if i can find one on the bay
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    I used to think a hot towel treatment was important. However for me that was folly. It didn't really make a darn bit of difference. But it sure feels good.
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    Where I work at a hospital the limit on blanket warmers is 150'F. The nurses and aides complain that they are not warm enough! That is dry and by the time they get to the room etc. they are cooler. I have never tried a wet towel in one as it is at work and they are not designed for that.

    140'F kills a lot of bugs such as leagonella and our water heaters treat it at that point or slightly above and then temper it down to 120'f at a max so no one gets burnt.

    Many people complain that our showers are cold but anything above that point if you have no or limited feeling can burn you.

    I feel that the UV light in the one pictured is pretty useless because the light is not going to enter the center of the roll where the "bugs" would love to breed.

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