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Old 12-11-2017, 05:53 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=Kittish;677836]I bought a set of wide, flat bottomed stainless steel bowls for soaping. The smaller sizes are good for small batches, and the biggest bowl should be able to handle up to about 10 pounds of soap batter, if I ever decide I need to make that much soap all in one go. Because they're wide and flat on the bottom, they're very stable- to the point where it would very nearly take deliberate action to tip them over.
This is one set I have https://www.amazon.com/Tramontina-80...ss+steel+bowls. I will clarify that I do not put it on a gas burner but an electeric table top burner. This is my big lotion making bowl https://www.tramontina-usa.com/shop/...t-mixing-bowl/ Forgot to mention I only use the one's that are NSF on a burner and they are holding up great. I even heat and hold my lotion making oils in the large bowl when making a big batch


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Old 12-11-2017, 06:08 PM   #12
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Here are mine: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I started with a set similar to yours, cmzaha. They weren't stable enough for my liking, because the bottom is so small compared to the overall bowl size.


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I use these, cause I'm a bit of a clutz and these have fortunatly stayed upright and on the counter.
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My suggestion is to go to WalMart. You can easily set up a nice soap set up from there. They have cheap large stainless steel mixing bowls, which have a nice wide flat bottom. I use them to measure and heat my oils. In the paint department, they have some very nice and cheap pails for mixing lye in. They also have a huge selection of small containers in safe plastic for molds. They also sell canning jars and supplies. If you like yogurt, Yoplait has a line of French yogurt called Oui which is yummy, but the best part is they come in 5 oz glass jars which are perfect to mix your colors and oils in. They also have cheap stick blenders and pretty much everything you could need, including cheap all silicone spatulas and spoons. My home brewery is from Home Depot and my home soap studio is mostly Amazon and Walmart. I use Amazon because of Prime and free shipping.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:23 PM   #15
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I use stainless steel saucepans, in various sizes. I bought them all in charity shops.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:37 PM   #16
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The one thing I would not cheap out on is the stick blender. Dont get an all plastic one, but dont blow the bank on one either. I try to stay around 20 dollars or so and have several on hand as back up.

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Old 12-15-2017, 05:13 PM   #17
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Here are mine: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I started with a set similar to yours, cmzaha. They weren't stable enough for my liking, because the bottom is so small compared to the overall bowl size.
The bottom is really not to small on mine and quite stable. I use the largest one for 2 gallon batches of lotions with no spill problems. I will only use NSF certified for using with soap batter and lye, since I have had many stainless pans and bowls eaten up from the lye. For the price of yours I am guessing they are not marked as NSF, but of course I could be wrong. Lye will pit many stainless bowls and pans. As a side note I did a search for my 13gt bowls and could not find one for sale, but it is listed on their website. I still find buckets the best for soaping in. Big bottoms and the oils can be melted in the microwave


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