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Go for it, it works great

after reading other reviews I started to panic, but I did use a think rubber bottle opener or jar opener when I had to release the inner mold and WA LAH it worked very easily, I used the mini heart silicone long mold to add a heart to the center of the soap they came out great,

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Tough Mold

I bought the mold a couple weeks ago and finally got to use it but I actually can't get my soap out of the mold. I have no arm strength what so ever and I don't want to take a power tool to it since I planned on using it again.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Samantha! I'm sorry you're having trouble getting your soap out of this mold. We love the Heavy Duty Column Mold and the soap it creates, as seen in our Circled Swirl Soap Tutorial. It sounds like the liner may not have been fully snapped into place. When that happens, the soap leaks and gets in between the liner and mold. This could definitely be the reason you're having such a difficult time removing that soap! To try and fix that, take a heat gun or hair dryer and gently run it over the mold to help loosen things up. For your next batch, you can coat the liner with an oil that does not saponify, like Cyclomethicone, to help it unmold more easily.

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Mrs. B
Solved the cap falling off issue

To get the cap to stay on I placed a square of wax paper over the bottom of the empty tube before putting the cap on. You have to force it on with the paper there. It forms a waterproof and tight seal. All in all this mold didn't work out for me. The liner warped and would never give round bars. It also stuck to my soap and left the outside weird and not smooth. I'm moving on to the silicone mold of individual rounds.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Mrs. B! I'm sorry this mold was difficult to work with. We love the simple design of our Heavy Duty Column Mold and the soap it creates. We used it in the Circle Swirled Cold Process Soap for cute round bars. If you're looking for an easier time unmolding you can try first coating the liner with an oil that does not saponify, like Cyclomethicone. For a mold with individual rounds, you may like our 12 Bar Round Silicone Mold.

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I should have read all the reviews!

I should have read all the reviews on this mold before using it. Beware, the end cap falls off! Fortunately I placed the mold in the sink during pouring so the mess was confined mostly to that area. After pouring I picked up the mold and the end cap separated from the column, causing my soap to pour out the bottom. The end cap seemed snug when I assembled it, but perhaps the weight of the soap forced it apart. Be very very careful when you use this mold and try to figure out how to work with it so this doesn't happen to you. I'll try to use again, much the wiser now!

Mostly Good - with some degree of leakage

I just tried this mold today - it was actually not difficult for me to use or set up - though I was greatly relieved that I had used a 4-cup glass measuring cup as a stand since my mold ended up leaking quite a bit - probably about two bars worth - but it was all caught in the measuring cup - so other than crossing my fingers and hoping I didn't lose the whole column - it was ok. And once I un-molded the soap - it was really great - though there was a bit of a seam and kind of a pointed bit - even though the liner definitely was not overlapping. But it was still impressive to be holding a huge tube of soap. Cutting was a little difficult - I ended up cutting slabs in half to make half-rounds which were a little more forgiving of my inaccurate cutting. (next time - I'll set up a jig) Now that I know that leakage might be an issue though - I'll take steps to avoid that problem - maybe with pouring a small amount of soap first to form a plug before pouring the rest.