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I'm not a big fan of potato chips so I've been trying for weeks to get some Pringles cans to try a tube mold. Now that I've finally got some, I plan on trying an ITP swirl tomorrow and am unsure of any issues I need to be aware of. I know to line it with freezer or parchment paper, but is there anything else I should be careful of?

TIA all :)
 

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tipping/spillage...I like them as well...the tubes AND the chips...I set mine up in a stainless steel pot with towels around them to keep them secure...as they say...ask me how I know...
 

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Be sure to secure the bottom. I usually cut the metal ring off the bottom them secure the plastic lid to the bottom with duct tape.
 

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tipping/spillage...I like them as well...the tubes AND the chips...I set mine up in a stainless steel pot with towels around them to keep them secure...as they say...ask me how I know...
Hadn't thought of that, TY...

Be sure to secure the bottom. I usually cut the metal ring off the bottom them secure the plastic lid to the bottom with duct tape.
the metal ring... could I cover it with tape rather than cut it off? TY btw :)
 

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I would not use tape over that metal. I would get rid of the metal all together. If the soap batter leaked under the tape, you could have issues of the lye reacting to the metal. I would not chance it.

You are going to have to remove the bottom to unmold anyway, may as well get rid of it on the front end.
 

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I cut the bottom off, put a piece of freezer paper over the top and put the plastic lid back on. Then I tape it closed with masking tape.
 

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I cut the bottom off and then turn the can upside down and tape the lid on securely. I line my Pringles cans with freezer paper. This makes it much easier to remove the soap and the can is reusable.
 

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I wonder how much it cost you to buy those cans. I never liked Pringles either and figured if I just bought them for the cans, I would be wasting as I assumed that we have to tear them apart to unmold. So I went and got myself a PVC pipe, precut no less, with two end caps. It cost me 15$ but it's something I can reuse like a proper mold. If you just buy 1 end cap, it would come down to $10. If you are just trying to see if you like round soap, just ignore what I said.
 

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I use a can opener to take the bottom metal portion off and then flip the tube over. I use the top as the bottom and put plastic wrap, lid, then more plastic wrap to prevent leaks. I line mine with flexible plastic cutting boards from Dollar Tree. I use a little double sided tape to make sure the cutting board sticks to the sides and it gives me a more circular shape. I like using the cutting board as a liner because I have it sticking out a little higher than the tube itself and I can easily just push the liner through the tube to remove the soap or use the extra height to pull the soap out.
 

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I cut the bottom off, put a piece of freezer paper over the top and put the plastic lid back on. Then I tape it closed with masking tape.
I've done it twice this way with good results (but I used duct tape). Also, I recommend the Jalapeno flavor Pringles :)
 

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I've done it twice this way with good results (but I used duct tape). Also, I recommend the Jalapeno flavor Pringles :)
When I un-mold, I remove the bottom so I can give the soap a push while I am pulling at the lining paper. I would worry duct tape might damage the can, so I want to use it again.
 

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kchaystack I didn't think about that, but I don't reuse them - excuse to buy more Pringles :shifty:
 

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I wonder how much it cost you to buy those cans. I never liked Pringles either and figured if I just bought them for the cans, I would be wasting as I assumed that we have to tear them apart to unmold. So I went and got myself a PVC pipe, precut no less, with two end caps. It cost me 15$ but it's something I can reuse like a proper mold. If you just buy 1 end cap, it would come down to $10. If you are just trying to see if you like round soap, just ignore what I said.
I didn't buy the fans, I got them from friends, and I like repurposing things that might otherwise go to the dump :)
 

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I didn't buy the fans, I got them from friends, and I like repurposing things that might otherwise go to the dump :)
Yeah, I do that too. If only hubby had his way, I would've been inundated with those cans as well. Poor thing, wifey won't let him have Pringles.
 

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