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Be warned - It's not suitable for what it's designed for.
on 21 May 2012
I purchased the Edwin Jagger Contemporary Chrome-Plated Shaving Soap Bowl as my first shave bowl; I have since purchased a scuttle and a Muhle porcelain shaving bowl. Overall, the size of this Edwin Jagger shave bowl is ridiculously small, almost to the point of useless and has the cream or soap overflowing from the bowl within a minute or 2; potentially losing the key ingredient that this product is meant to enhance. The other function of a shave bowl is to soak the brush, to hydrate it whilst you are showering. The Edwin Jagger shave bowl can only cope with soaking half of my Kent Badger brush and it's not the biggest of my brushes. My final issue with the shave bowl is that it should retain the heat to assist with the lathering process of your soap or cream and it doesn't retain the heat in any way like my Muhle porcelain bowl which provides a much better lather experience.
I've used this product for 2 weeks and it severely frustrates me whenever I shave. Overall, please save your cash and, if you're after this type of product, look at the other shaving mugs that are available by either Edwin Jagger or Muhle - they perform much better, are easier to hold whilst you lather and most importantly, you'll be glad you did not purchase this!