Reviving a Dehydrated Coates Tub... And me being a moron

Discussion in 'Shaving Creams' started by Scotto, May 12, 2006.

  1. Scotto

    Scotto Moderator Emeritus

    Well, my order from Knox Cigar the other day yielded, among other things, a couple of tubs of Coates shaving cream. The Lime was in great shape, but alas, the Tea Tree was dehydrated to the point of being rock-hard. Since I had paid for a non-dehydrated tub, a quick call to the good folks at Knox produced a new tub. But now, what to do with the original? Why not try to re-hydrate it? For giggles on a Friday evening, I decided to take a few pics.

    Here is the tub:

    And open:
    It is hard to tell from the photo, but the level is about 60% full due to the moisture loss.

    My, my, a bit hard, are we? :wink:

    Clearly we are going to need water. But how much? Being a highly-educated scientist, I figure that if I add water to the tub to the level the fresh container is, that should be the perfect volume. Sounds smart, right?

    Anyway, I pull out the dried cream and add it to a mixing bowl:

    You can also see the water that I need, heated to boiling in the microwave. I add the water, and cover the bowl for a while to let things warm up:

    OK, time to mix. After a minute or so, I am getting nowhere fast:
    This stuff hasn't softened at all. Into the microwave for a bit!

    More whisking. Now we are getting somewhere! The bits have softened up and are starting to amalgamate:

    A bit more elbow grease, and I am pretty proud of myself. I am sooo cool, right?....


    I guess I whipped too much....:blink: :cursing: :mad2:
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  2. Careful Scotto, too much of that, and you're gonna have to start shaving your palms too! :tongue_sm

    Seriously though, great pictorial! You'll have to let us know how the quality of the shave with the rehydrated stuff is.

  3. Scotto

    Scotto Moderator Emeritus

    I actually couldn't resist lathering some up just to make sure I hadn't dorked it up. Worked great.

    Hmmm, I can see it now.... I can buy tubs of cream, whip lots of air into them, then sell them at massive profit.... It could be like the ice cream business.
  4. Rik

    Rik Moderator Emeritus

    What's next Scotto?

    Basting the turkey with a fine silver tip? You could even carve it with a str8! :biggrin:
  5. roughrider

    roughrider Moderator Emeritus

    Good work Scotto. Nice little pictorial.
  6. Nicely done!

    Perhaps some sample tubs sent out with the excess?
  7. Austin

    Austin Moderator Emeritus

    Scotto, nice pictorial and funny too.
  8. mark the shoeshine boy

    mark the shoeshine boy Moderator Emeritus

    why you're just the Marthat Stewart aren't you....

    mark the shoeshine boy
  9. roughrider

    roughrider Moderator Emeritus

    Minus the ankle bracelet. :biggrin:
  10. guenron

    guenron Moderator Emeritus

    Yo RR! How do you know what intimate jewelry ol' Scotto wears???:001_rolle
  11. you seem to amaze me over and over again ! :a47:
  12. Kyle

    Kyle Moderator Emeritus Contributor

    Just guessing here, but if Scotto did wear an ankle bracelet, it wouldn't last long due to his progenies (that's why I quit wearing mine).
  13. roughrider

    roughrider Moderator Emeritus


  14. ouch

    ouch Moderator Contributor

    It's been done already. It's called Nancy Boy.:lol:

    Sorry, couldn't resist. If it makes you feel better, you may substitute T&H Ultimate for Nancy Boy (which I happen to like).
  15. drP



    Very nice little review; i think this thread can be very helpful when we encounter a dried out tub in one of our cabinets, stucked up with dozens of creams:w00t: (one day in the future in 2028 you will discover that tub of GFT limes that you ordered in 2006.......)

  16. ouch

    ouch Moderator Contributor

    Glad to see you're enjoying the Coates. Pasteur's still has a good stock of them- almost all of the flavors. They're $27, but that's not too bad for a top notch item that's been pretty hard to come by.

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