This is my second scuttle. It was going to be my first, but I was a little scared off by the price and my expectations of a longer delivery time. So I bought a G5 instead. To make a long story short, I never achieved the desired results with that scuttle and had resigned myself to a life of face lathering.Fast forward a few months and an unexpected (albeit small) financial gain, and I decided to gamble on this one. I contacted Ansgar, he replied immediately, and I had my new scuttle within a week or so.So how does it perform? Unbelievable. It's extra capacity allows the lather to stay warm longer. This means that you don't have to overcompensate by overheating the scuttle which leads to lather breakdown. It is also very deep, which allows you to create enough lather to last 3-4 passes with enough leftover to paint your kitchen. I could not be happier. Besides Super Iridiums, it is the single best shave product I have purchased so far.