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Raymond
12/30/2016
Awsome

Actually my favorite mold. With sodium lactate and lubricant on the dividers it's perfect. I like that my bars are the same size every time. It's easy on the packaging and presentation. I think I'm going to buy another one as a matter of fact.


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Shasta
12/30/2016
Leaks and sliding panel doesn't slide out

Unfortunately I had a bad experience the first time using this mold. It leaked around the bottom (though I did have a pretty thin trace at pour) but not enough to bother me. However, when it came time to slide out the panel and release the soap, the sliding panel would. not. budge. I put the mold in the freezer for a few hours and it still wouldn't budge... even though I pulled so hard the knob broke off! :( I finally managed to wrestle the inserts out and release the soap, which was mercifully undamaged, but even after chiseling out the leaked soap and cleaning out as much as I could, the sliding panel is still completely stuck. I'm bummed, because I really like how the soap turned out, but I am afraid to use this mold again.

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Shasta! I'm so sorry you had trouble working with this mold. We love the Vertical Wood Mold and the fun designs it can create, as seen in our Making Sunshine Cold Process Soap tutorial. It definitely helps to pour at a thicker trace than other recipes. You can also try lining your mold with freezer paper to prevent leaks and to prevent the soap getting stuck in the future. To find out how check out the How to Line Any Mold blog post. To remove stuck on soap, use a heat gun or hair dryer to gently warm up the soap/mold where the soap is sticking. This should loosen it enough to wiggle it free. Customer service has contacted you directly to help troubleshoot!


Andrea
12/17/2016
Leaked all over the place

So, haven't used this mold for a long long time. I decided to give it a try again. My recipe was maybe a bit too thin, because it leaked out of the mold....very sad. Had to take the soap out and transfer it to the usual 10" mold... i guess i'll have to buy freezer paper and line it after all. I will try again and might revise my review...

Kelsey from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Andrea! I'm sorry you had that experience. We do normally recommend a thicker trace for ease of use with our Vertical Mold. Though if you are working with a thinner recipe, lining the mold first with freezer paper will definitely help! To see an example of a recipe we did in this mold, check out our Currant & Cranberry Cold Process Tutorial. Also you may find our How to Line Any Mold blog post helpful when it comes time to line this mold. :-)


James
8/21/2016
Update from "I hate this mold" Use sodium lactate!!

This mold and I got off to a very bad start and I left a bad review, even though I hated to. I threw the mold in the trash. I've tried different recipes and still had to cut the soap out which produced a lot of waste. Fortunately, I was able to use the waste scraps as embeds in other batches. I tried a recipe from soapqueentv used in this mold and ADDED SODIUM LACTATE. I have never used sodium lactate because I have never needed. This gave the soap a different texture and the soap came out exactly like the video on soapqueentv shows. I'm very pleased to update this review with a positive note.


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Viktoria
6/17/2016
Vertical mold

I really love this mold. My first batch priced immediately and I threw it in the mold as quickly as I could and it came out SO much better than I thought! The second time my batch was perfect and the soap was beautiful, so polished and pretty. This is my favorite mold. I only started soaping about a month ago, but I'm impressed with my end results because of some of these products. (And the millions of articles I've read from soap queen) thank you!

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