Got this beauty in yesterday. Yes it's quite large, but oh so awesome in use! By blix72 at 2011-07-10 I love the "soap lid" it comes with, I filled mine with Cella from a kilo brick. By blix72 at 2011-07-10 Here with a Merkur 37c for scale: By blix72 at 2011-07-10 It seems to retain heat heat for a loooong time. The large handle makes it very easy to hold while generating lather, even if it's fairly heavy when filled. The only downside is discovering some soaps don't like heat at all, Cella is completely useless when heated, but warm lather is far from desirable now anyway, so I'll have no problem using Cella with colder water. Thums up for this scuttle from me!