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Old 01-09-2017, 03:20 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a mixing bowl similar to the attached but with a flat bottom. I'd like the spout and vertical handle but I would rather have a flat bottom if it even exists.
I'm also looking for a flip cap bottle with a BB agitator for mixing TD.
Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

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Missouri River Soap on youtube use flat bottomed pitchers and some unique containers in her soap room:

These links are under her video....

www.schoolmasters.com.

www.webstaurant.com.


I have that - in the largest size, and the smaller with the inside measuring gauge. Big one holds 5lbs batter that is used to fill two 2.5 lb molds. Smaller ones help me divide equally and quickly. I love them. However, while empty they are not all that stable despite the heftier weight of them. But when even partly filled, I've never had a problem.


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For mixing TD, I use a flip top plastic bottle I bought in the housewares department at Walmart and a stainless steel sinker I bought in the Fishing section of the Sporting Goods department (also at WalMart).

The bottle looks something like this and cost 97 cents. The sinkers came in a pack of 3 or 4 and I don't remember the cost, but it was minimal. I tried finding stainless steel ball bearings, but no one in town had any.



If you want one with this kind of flip top, why not re-use one of your shampoo bottles or buy one to re-use?


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I saw these in Walmart and thought they could be a good idea for those bottles above to re-mix colorants once they have sat a while. Would they?

https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Mix...shaker+blender
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I saw these in Walmart and thought they could be a good idea for those bottles above to re-mix colorants once they have sat a while. Would they?

https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Mix...shaker+blender

I think as long as these balls can break up clotted protein powder, they might just as well can quick mix the colorants?!
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I go cheap, and get these mixing bowls from the Dollar Tree...
https://www.dollartree.com/Plastic-M...5884/index.pro
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I go cheap, and get these mixing bowls from the Dollar Tree...
https://www.dollartree.com/Plastic-M...5884/index.pro
I bought those way back when. They got really flimsy when hot. I just did not trust them to move them.
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https://www.dollartree.com/Plastic-M...5884/index.pro
Shoot! I've seen those in videos and always wanted to try them but our dollar stores don't have anything like that.

How sturdy are they? Do the handles wobble when the bowl is full?

ETA: Oh. Just saw Susie's comment.
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I get nail polish mixing balls from Brambleberry and Nurture.
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The most I put in them is about 1 1/2 lb of batter, so they may not be as sturdy when more full. I use them more for layering colors for say, a Clyde slide, so I'll have to defer to Susie's knowledge about the heat factor.

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Shoot! I've seen those in videos and always wanted to try them but our dollar stores don't have anything like that.

How sturdy are they? Do the handles wobble when the bowl is full?

ETA: Oh. Just saw Susie's comment.


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