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Kim
12/5/2018
Big leaky mess

I am incredibly disappointed in this mold. I got two batches of soap out of it before it literally poured out of the mold all everything. I frantically grabbed loaf molds and poured the batter out of it into a loaf mold. While the soap is usable, it isn’t sellable, so I lost over $100 in sales due to the mess. I am hesitant to even attempt using it again, even if I can manage line it, I can’t afford to lose another $135 in sales due to a ruined batch.


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Nancy
11/10/2018
Leaky mess

I was super excited to use this mold, I whipped up a 4 pound batch of soap and got ready to pour it in at a thicker trace. The second I poured it in it immediately started pouring out the bottom, not leaking just a little but literally my entire batch coming out. Now reading through the reviews I see leaking is a issue that many people have with this mold; this wasn't a minor leak though it was a disaster:( I've always loved BrambleBerry products and never had a problem with any of their other products, I'm not sure I would try using this mold again even lined because I am too hesitant to have another batch of hard work and expense pour out the bottom.


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Stan
10/2/2018
Well Designed and Interesting Design Possibilities

I purchased this mold in order to start making different designs than is possible in a log or other non-vertical mold. While mold is well made and great to look at, the liners do bend a bit and while they fit “snugly” they can and do leak if not lined. However, knowing the minor problems with the mold, I am quite pleased with this mold and will continue to use it. Addressing the bent liners – I store the liners and the divider flat with the mold on top of the liners. This keeps the liners straight and any minor bends are addressed when using the mold by slightly bending the narrower side liners and sometimes the divider. To prevent leaking I line the entire wood mold with freezer paper prior to inserting the acrylic liners. I make sure the bottom is lined and enclosed by bending the paper up to the front, and I wrap the freezer paper around the front of the mold. Because the acrylic liners are now fully enclosed, any leaks will be minor and contained within the freezer paper. Sliding the acrylic liners off the soap is really not that difficult, and when done correctly yields a slick, shiny surface. I use .75 teaspoon Sodium Lactate per pound of soap with this mold and unmold after 48 hours. I first slide the bottom (grooved) liner off, and then use the bottom liner to push the side liners off. I am giving this mold 5 stars as the problems are minor, easy to work around, and the fact that the mold can produce some beautiful designs.


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James
5/24/2018
column mold

I DID NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO SPLURGE ON THIS MOLD BUT I DID.. AND I AM VERY UNHAPPY WITH IT. IMMIDIATLY THE SOAP STARTED POURING OUT.. ALL OVER MY STORE..COUNTERS AND FLOORS. IT WAS A MESS. EXPENSIVE FOR LOSSES.. I AM VERY UPSET. I WOULD LIKE MY MONEY BACK.. IT WAS A MISTAKE TO PURCHASE THIS MOLD. AND YET.. VERY EXPENSIVE. SHAME ON YOU.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
Using some extra measures like the freezer paper should help to prevent any leaking. It can be a bit tricky to line so fine some tips in our How to Line Any Mold blog post.


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Amber
4/11/2018
Stuck Soap, Broken Mold

As an avid rule follower, I read and complied with the suggestions given after reading the not so stellar reviews of this mold. I was not able to line the mold with paper due to its unique design, although I did try. I resealed the outer edges that were not on the sliding side before use. I used a thick trace and the mold still leaked although minimally. I oiled the plastic inserts and I heated with low heat gun when, alas, it still did not release. Like others before me, the handle broke off and I chewed up the edges of my plastic inserts trying to pry them out with a vise grip, which did eventually work. Even though the leakage was minimal on the interior of the mold, the front panel still warped to the point that I cannot get it to move and now that the handle is no longer attached, Im not sure what the point would be to use it again anyway. I wanted to try this mold because I had my heart set on making a certain style/design of soap and this is the mold Brambleberry recommended. I wanted to have all of the right tools for the job. Save yourself $60 and forego the purchase of this mold.

Tina from Bramble Berry replies...
Thank you for your feedback.

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