Heavy Duty Column Mold with Reusable Liner - These innovative molds make a perfectly round loaf of soap. Each mold includes a removable liner and end cap. The new wavy texture allows the liner and end cap to be easily removed. But don't worry, the removable liner keeps the soap perfectly smooth and round. The flexible plastic liner is thick and sturdy for easy removal of cold process or melt and pour soap.
Size: 12"(L) X 2-3/4"(Diameter/Width)Cavities: 1Capacity: 49 ozIncludes: 1 liner, 1 end cap, 1 column moldMold Material: High-density polyethylene plastic
We recommend hand washing all of your molds and pieces to make sure they last a lifetime
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Note: Twist off the main part of the mold, away from the end cap, instead of just screwing off the end cap. The soap should stay in the liner and end cap while the mold slips easily off.
To avoid tearing the soap, just pull up one of the corners of the liners to see if the soap is ready to come out. If it tears at all, allow the soap to sit for another day or two. If you are using a softer recipe, use of Sodium Lactate will help with unmolding.
Tip: When placing your liner in the mold for the first time the edges shouldn't overlap. If they do try flipping it around. There should be at least one inch sticking out from the mold.
These molds are easy to bump and knock over when you are using them. But we have a solution – Column Molds Stands. We also have kits of molds and stands that when purchased all at once save you money. Check out the 4 Column Mold kit; it’s like getting a mold for free!
Check out the Circle Swirled Cold Process Soap Tutorial on the Soap Queen Blog for some inspiration!
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.
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!
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.
Overall I like this mold. My only problem with it is that it's hard to make the edges of the liner line up together and not overlap. If they overlap you get a raised line all the way down the side on the soap which looks bad. You also have to pour in at s thin trCe or you end up with a lot of air bubbles even after tapping it down. But when I can get the liner in properly it makes very nice round soap bars. I usualy use it to make my CP facial cleansing bars.
I love this mold and it beats the heck out of using Pringles cans. When I put the liner in, I shove my closed fist in the mold and twist my wrist on the way down and the liner snaps in place every time. I love to pour hot process soap in it. Just make sure
you bang it up and down real good to get rid of any air bubbles and let it cool for at least a day before taking it out of mold. I like to speed it up and put it in the refrigerator.
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