Stainless steel is durable and easy to clean. Comes with a lid. Good quality for the price. Deep enough to produce a good lather without making a mess.
Some have complained of difficulty getting the lid off the bowl.
Elegant, dark wood design. Lid included. Fits almost any brand of soap once melted down. Good value for the price.
Not as well constructed as some of the others listed here.
Convenient handle for holding. Porcelain wipes clean easily. Retains heat well. Ridges on the bottom help build up the lather.
Porcelain will break if it is dropped.
A durable stainless steel shaving bowl that is easy to clean. Suits all kinds of shaving soaps. Wide bowl makes it easy to whip up a good lather without splashing soap everywhere.
Despite dual layers, some say it doesn't retain heat well.
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For a classic barbershop-quality shave, you need a nice shaving brush – and a bowl for the soap or shaving cream you will apply. Not only is a shaving soap bowl practical, many are beautiful porcelain, stainless steel or wood that look nice on your bathroom counter. Take that into account depending on if you’ll place it on a slippery/wet surface, as porcelain is more breakable (although many bowls come with non-slip grips on the bottom). Other features to look for that may appeal to you: Built-in handles, ridges on the inside bottom to help generate more soap later, and a cleaning cloth to keep the outside looking nice. A shaving bowl tends to cost $15 to $30.
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