Notice the air lock releasing during the unmold; you can tell by the white color that moves up the side of the soap. If the air lock hasn’t been broken, you can push and push with all of your might and the soap won’t release. Before attempting to unmold any soap, be sure to gently pull back on all of the sides of the mold prior to pushing to break the air lock.
The nice thing about this flexible silicone mold is the ease of unmolding. We have a lot more testing to do to ensure that it will hold up to the rigors of regular use. I already notice just a little bit of “bowing” in the plastic. A little bowing is to be expected. If the mold is flexible enough to release the soap easily, it’s a fairly soft material that won’t maintain a completely rigid line.
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It’s about a 3 pound mold so it’s super good for testing. I agree, a one pound flex mold would be ideal!
How big is that mold – it appears to be around 2lb? I’d like to see a 1lb mold myself – big molds are widely available, but there is a gap between 1 bar and largish loaves that needs to be filled IMO.
Hi Joanna –
We just tested the first batch of CP yesterday in them and they seemed to do great! The real test will come after the 15th or 20th batch though.
looks so easy, hope it tests ok.
Michelle in NV
Joanna Schmidt says
Do these molds work with cp soap?
Oh! Can’t wait to see it sliced!