Every now and then I get a hankerin' to try out a scuttle. I have a "gravy warmer" that I've used as a poor man's scuttle and it does keep the lather warmer than just a mug. I'm just not convinced that a true scuttle is worth $45 to $75.
What do you guys think? Anyone love them? Should I save my money?
Post by ShadowsDad on Jan 28, 2013 22:18:50 GMT -6
John, I'm with you on the price of a scuttle.
All I want or need is a brush scuttle since I face lather, and I'm hesitant to buy one of those. I've had my eyes open for "parts" for one for some time now. I hit paydirt a few weeks ago.
I found at my local liquor store a small drink shaker. If it was a tumbler it would hold maybe 8 ozs. All I wanted was the SS cup portion. Then a trip to the local Goodwill found a crockery pitcher. Bigger than I wanted, but it doesn't go in the cabinet anyway.
The jury is still deliberating on whether I like it or not, but for under $10 I have a very useable brush scuttle. I suppose I'll know if it was worth doing if I continue using it, so far, when I have a brush large enough for me to dig it out of the cup I use it. Many of my brushes are simply too small for it.
I have found that too warm water in the scuttle kills the lather. It's no big deal, just relather it on the face and as the soap cools off the lather comes back. It doesn't hurt to hydrate the stubble a bit more and I'm in no hurry during my shave.
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My "scuttle" cost $1 at the thrift store. The inner stoneware bowl fits perfect in the Pate bowl The stoneware works excellent as it really retains the heat...it has kept my lather warm for over an hour!! Cheap and effective
Last Edit: Jan 29, 2013 21:10:23 GMT -6 by sleddog
Thanks to all you "scuttlers" for your prompt helpful replies. Very innovative ideas, and I like that. I just doesn't sound much like a "real scuttle" will be that much different from my double chambered gravy boat. After all, they are both designed to keep things warm. Maybe I'll just keep watching the antique thrift stores and go from there.
Great pics, BTW.
RM, good luck with the hint. Let me know how that works out for you! grin.
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