Forgot to mention my newly acquired wooden multi-bar soap cutter, and to give credit for it's beautiful craftsmanship to Mr. Bud Haffner. I got my amazing new cutter from his Etsy shop, and it is truly a work of art. I can't even begin to wrap my mind around how to put something like this together, and I absolutely love mine. I'm thrilled I have finally found a soap cutting tool I am 100% happy with, after going through numerous knives, crinklers and cheese slicers.
My main reason for choosing Mr. Haffner's cutter over other suppliers was the bar size. I like thick, hefty bars of soap, and the model I purchased slices into a generous one and a quarter inch thickness. And you can't beat his prices! As for shipping, I ordered my cutter on a Sunday afternoon and received it the following Friday.
It might seem silly of me to say that the cutter is a big time-saver for me since I am not really a mass production type soapmaker, but it certainly does leave me time for other things. :)
I've used the cutter on five different loaves now (my apologies I wasn't able to get any good photos), three were 100% cold processed and two a mixture of cold process and melt and pour soap. Of course it cut all of the cp loaves beautifully. Of the CP/MP loaves, I gelled one and fridged the other. It would not cut through the MP portions of the fridged loaf, but cut the gelled loaf just fine. Not sure if this was a design issue, as most of the MP in the fridged loaf had all sunk to the bottom.
If you are looking to upgrade to a multi-bar cutter, I highly recommend these handcrafted beauties.
|photo from Bud Haffner on Etsy|