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mcleodnaturals

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If I wanted to use a Tupperware container for a mold is there anything special I have to do to prep it? Do I still have to line it with parchment paper or something or is the plastic non-stick enough?

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I've used some smaller plastic containers before and I had to break them in order to get the soap out. These days I use a long drawer organizer and line it wit saran wrap. Works like a charm. I don't think I got gel with my smaller containers and maybe that was part of the problem too.
 

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I just made some nice soap this weekend with a tupperware square container, I just put freezer paper in it before I poured
 

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I use plastic containers all the time. I never line them. The only time I ever have a problem with it sticking is when I become impatient and try to remove it from the mold to soon.
 

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Chay, do you put them in the freezer before popping them out?? I use the butcher paper and it works like a charm. k
 

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Very rarely, every once in a while I'll get one that tries to be stubborn and I'll put it in the freezer for a bit.
Most of my soaping is done in a lined wooden mold, but when I want to make extra of a particular scent for the family, I put the overflow into whatever plastic bowl I can find. I have a small stack of bowls with missing lids that I use. When I'm ready to unmold I just turn it over and push on the bottom. Most times they pop right out.
 

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I know I have used the little twist and seal containers that I use for my butters and scrubs on an occassion and it worked well for me, but the were small. Thanks for the info. k
 

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I (3rd?) that on the freezer paper...hasnt wronged me yet though it may leave creases in the soap (so saran might work a little better)...im still experimenting at which way i like the best :)
 

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Just spray it with Pam. It will plop right out.
 

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wouldnt the pam saponify and turn into a covering on the soap? its made of oils?!
 

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Thanks for all your answers!

I guess I should have clarified my question a bit....the reason I wanted to use the tupperware container is because it's got these cool ridges on the bottom and I thought that would be awesome for the top of a bar of soap. So, that being said, I'd like to avoid having to line the container because it'll ruin the ridges.

I might try it anyway and then pop it in the freezer. It's quite a rigid container for veggies, so I don't think I could press on the bottom to 'pop' it out.

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IanT, I've used PAM in mine and it never once saponified. The soap comes right out. Prior to using the PAM, I tried putting it in the freezer and hammering the bottom of the container and sticking hard spatulas down the side and absolutely nothing worked but the PAM.
 

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mcleod, is it the t-ware that has like the diamond pattern in the bottom??? k
 

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gallerygirl said:
mcleod, is it the t-ware that has like the diamond pattern in the bottom??? k
nope, it's got ripples along the bottom to keep the veggies from sitting in moisture in the fridge. it's a long rectangular one, so it'll be a huge batch of soap, which is why I want to make sure it's gonna come out!!!

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thats cool...will have to try that sometime!
 

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