What We Need to Consider When Buying Soap Cutter?
A soap cutter is a simple tool. Yet, to be able to use a soap cutter to its full potential, you need to choose one very wisely. For that, a buying guide is essential.
Get a complete package and make sure you can use it in various ways. For example, you can get a soap cutter that comes with every possible tool that you need to make soap right from the start till you finish.
Such packages are apt for beginners who have no tools for making soaps at all. Or, suppose you are making soaps that are large in size and then cut them into soap loaf. You need to make quite a good amount of soaps at a limited time. In that case, you can try the soap cutters with wires that cut multiple soap bars together. Such cutters are also handy when you already have soap molds.
A soap cutter should have space to fit the soap loaf you made to cut it properly. So, you must do the measurements here. Make sure to buy a loaf cutter mold that is slightly bigger than what you use to make the soap loaf.
You can either make soap loaf according to the size of the loaf mold cutter or buy the one which will fit the soap loaf perfectly. In both cases, you need to know the length and width of both the loaf you make and the cutter you are buying.
Cutters could be either blades or wires. The type doesn’t matter, but the sharpness does. If the blade or wire is not high-quality, you will not get the much-needed even finish on the soap. So, even if they cost a bit high, always buy cutters with stainless steel blades and wires. The high-quality steel makes a huge difference in sharpness and holding on to that sharpness even after using the cutter to cut hundreds of soaps.
We always prefer the soap cutter that has a built-in scale on it. With the scale reading either on the base of the cutter or the blade, you can be precise, and there is no room for error. Cutting the same sized soap becomes easier.
Among all the types of soap cutter with embossed scale reading, we prefer the adjustable ones where not only you can clearly read the scale readings and measure but also adjust the size of the soap and cut accordingly. The non-adjustable ones always provide the same sized soaps, so cannot be versatile with the shape.
Soaps are made of different ingredients for different skin types. Some might be easy to cut without any stickiness or leftover soap on the mold or cutter. But some might require elements that make the soap too sticky in nature. So, the base, frame, and blade, all need to provide a non-stick performance. The non-stickiness also makes the tool easy to clean.
Easy To Clean
The tool must be easy to clean. Plain water with a bit of rubbing, at best warm water instead of plain water, that’s it. That is why we emphasized the non-sticky nature of the base, mold, and cutter. The less amount of leftover soap on the cutter is the easiest to clean. A few sweeps with a damp cloth could clean it.
Soap cutters are not something that’s worth 100 dollars. Especially if it’s just a hobby or your business hasn’t expanded that much. To be honest, even the professional soap makers do not need expensive soap cutters.
So, do not hesitate and always go for affordable ones. If that is not the option for you, then we will suggest making your own soap cutter. However, the good news is the ones we will discuss here are all affordable and worth every penny.
Any consumer expects durability from the tools. When it is about soapmaking, the need for durability increases leaps and bounds. Because buying a soap cutter frequently is not practical. You buy a soap cutter, assuming you will not need another one for a long time.
Also, durability directly affects the smooth finish, and precision the cutter will ensure. A wobbly, poorly made soap cutter is never going to perform well; expecting a professional touch is simply out of the question.
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ESA Supplies Wooden Soap Loaf Cutter Mold and Soap Cutter
We had to start with a complete package, so here we are talking about ESA Supplies Wooden Soap Loaf Cutter. The set comes with a wooden loaf cutter mold, a silicone mold, a wooden box that fits in it, and two stainless steel cutters.
If that was not enough, it is an adjustable soap cutter, apt for making varied sizes of soap bars. There is scale reading embossed in it, and the knob on the little wood piece helps to move it and make the required adjustments.
The silicone mold set in the wooden box is 28.3×9.3×8.4cm. So it is perfect for making a soap loaf approximately the same size.
You have one straight cutter and one wavy cutter. Try different edges on your soap with the two. They are sharp, thus, leave a smooth finish on the sides of the soap.
Every component, be it the wood, silicon, or steel, is easy to clean. A perfect soap maker for the beginners, because all that you need is right there in it.
Features At A Glance
- A complete package
- Perfect for the beginners
- Adjustable wooden soap loaf cutter mold
- Built-in scale reading
- Two stainless steel cutters, straight and wavy
- A silicon mold with a wooden box
DD-life Pack of 2 Stainless Steel Wavy & Straight Soap Mold Loaf soap cutter
If you already have a soap mold but are not satisfied with cutting your soap bars with regular kitchen knives, you need this two-piece set of cutters.
You get two stainless steel blades in this pack. The straight cutter measures 6”x4.4” and the wavy cutter, 7.3”x4.8”. Perfect for cutting standard-sized handmade soap bars.
The cutters are sharp and ensure a stable hold. They are durable, as well as high-quality. Cut soft cakes, firm soap bars, and solid vegetables with the same cutter with equal ease and even finish.
Try to be creative with the two types of cutters. The wavy cutter cuts as sharper as the straight cutter. So, cut your soaps with it and give a distinct but striking pattern to it. The blades are great in preparing salads.
You can try fancy edges on your soap with it. Making waffle cuts on the sides of the soap was never so easy and fast.
Features At A Glance
- Stainless steel cutter set
- A straight cutter and a wavy cutter
- Cuts quick and clean
- A great salad cutter
- Easy to grip and cut
- Need simple soapy hand wash to clean
Soap Cutting Tool Set Wooden Loaf Cutter
WAWLIVING cutting tool is a set of two blades and a loaf mold. The loaf mold is made of high-quality wood and has a sleek finish to it. And the cutters are high-quality stainless steel, known for cutting soap bars neat and quick.
It is not a simple soap cutter. The best part of it is you can cut a whole soap loaf in ten soap bars. There are ten 1-inch slots in the mold for doing that. The knife fits those slots perfectly, and you get soap bars of 1-inch width per cut, that too, with even finish.
The two cutters are not the same. One cutter cuts a soap straight, and the other cut it wavy. So, you can try different textures on the soap you made.
Not just soap, you can cut edible items like a bread loaf, cake, pastry too. So, when you are not making soap, you can use it to piece what you baked and cooked. Basically, you are getting a multipurpose tool.
Place the soap loaf once on the mold and get ten soap bars without moving it for once. Not touching the loaf ensures better hygiene. Then the loaf shape also doesn’t have any chance to vitiate and saves time too.
Features At A Glance
- Ten slots for cutting ten 1” width soap bars
- An 11.1”x5.9” wooden mold
- Sharp cutters with a comfy grip
- A straight and a wavy cutter
- Cuts soaps quick and clean
- Apt for cutting cake, pastry, and other food items
R.E.D. Soap Cutter
In our opinion, this is the best rated soap cutter when it comes to cutting multiple soaps at one go. With it, you can cut 11 soap bars from one soap loaf with a single attempt.
It’s a perfect tool for cutting 11 soap bars with a smooth, neat finish, lengthwise 11 inches, and widthwise 1 inch with one firm push on the frame.
It is made in the USA. Therefore it being a high-quality product is a given. You have a cutter base, and a cutting table to place the soap loaf on it.
The cutter frame has 11 cutting wires secured with cutting tension bolts. The bolts have comfy rubber caps on them. All in all, it’s a beautiful piece of soap cutter, very wisely designed.
All the parts of the soap cutter are either made of steel or high-grade plastic. Its wires are stainless steel, and the red frame is steel coated with a hard baked-on “firehouse red” powder-coat enamel. And both the heavy-duty base and loaf table are HDPE plastic.
Features At A Glance
- Durable, long-lasting soap cutter
- Cuts 11, 1-inch soap bars
- High-grade HDPE plastic base and table
- Stainless steel wires
- Steel frame with a hard baked-on powder-coat enamel
- Easy wipe and clean
DD-life 2 Pcs Stainless Steel Soap Cutter, Bench Scraper
This one is something that proves to be very handy when you have a soap mold. It is a set of two stainless steel blades. The stainless steel is very high-quality and is going to stay sharp for a long time.
The scale reading is embossed right on the blade. So, when you need accurate measurement, you can use the same tool to measure and cut the soap. This measuring guide is going to keep you precise in your every attempt.
The handle on it is easy to clutch and made of the same high-quality stainless steel. The whole blade is made from one single steel plate. There is nothing extra that is attached one over the other. Such tools are way sturdier.
You have two. Instead of using the same blade while cutting soap, candles, and food items like pudding, cake, and cheese, use one for each purpose.
You can keep one cutter for non-edible items and one for edible items. Though using the same blade for both is absolutely fine.
Features At A Glance
- Two sharp soap cutters
- High-quality stainless steel
- Built-in measuring guide
- Easy to grip handle
- Neat and smooth cut
- Cut soaps as well as many food items and vegetables
PH PandaHall Adjustable Wooden Soap Cutter
PH PandaHall soap cutter is a set consisting of a mold, a straight planer blade, and a wavy cutting blade. So, you can make both plain and wavy soaps with the same tool.
It is a wooden mold measuring 9.8”x4.7”x3.3”. The handle of the blades is wooden too. Both the blades are stainless steel and are so sharp and high quality that when you cut a soap, you cut it smooth, clean, at one go.
The adjustment knob with the scale reading on the base allows you to cut soap of varied sizes. Not many soap cutters offer as many options in one set. So, this one is, without a doubt, a value pack.
To clean it after making soap, use warm water. Dry both the mold and blades at once when you finish washing it. Doing that will increase its lifespan.
Not just soap, this one cuts pudding, cake with equal ease. The mold material is of high quality. Thus, you can slice food on it.
Features At A Glance
- Adjustable wood soap cutter with a scale reading
- A 9.8”x4.7”x3.3” wooden mold
- Two stainless steel blades
- Multipurpose tool
- Releases the soap easily, doesn’t stick
- Easy to clean
RoseFlower Bamboo Soap Cutter Mold
This one is very similar to the wooden cheese cutter that is available in the market. That brings us to say you can use this soap cutter to cut candles, pudding, cheese, pizza, and bread evenly. No need to worry thinking about the hygiene because the materials used to make this multifunctional soap cutter are food grade.
This 15mm thick board is high-grade bamboo. Thus extremely durable. To cut the soap with a smooth finish, it uses a Beveler Planer wire slicer.
The mold fits a 25×9.8x4cm soap loaf easily. Place the roll and follow the scale reading to cut it as thick as you want. The clear-to-read measurement ensures you are cutting same-sized soap bars every time.
Holding the knob like thingy on the slicer while cutting the soap is easy and satisfactory. The soap doesn’t even stick to the surface. It has a non-stick surface.
To clean it after slicing the soap, you can simply throw it inside the dishwasher. Even if you wash it with water regularly, this reliable soap cutter will not lose its shape, nor will it inflate.
Features At A Glance
- Durable bamboo soap cutter
- Made of food-grade materials
- Beveler Planer wire slicer
- Non-stick, soap doesn’t stick and have a smooth finish
- Easy to clean and store
How to Make a Soap Cutter?
To all, you DIY soapmakers, isn’t knowing to make a soap cutter thrilling? Cutting your own soap with your own soap cutter sounds enticing. You are also saving yourself from spending a minimum of $100 on a simple soap cutter. When all it does is cutting a soap into slices, spending 100 bucks on such a tool doesn’t seem worthy.
Let us assure you DIY-ing a soap cutter is easier than you thought. But cuts your soap fine and quick. The result you get with these DIY soap cutters is something way too professional and precise than whatever you try doing to the soap, with a knife or scissor from the kitchen. Just follow the process step by step.
Things You Need To Make The Best Soap Cutter
- Wood plank
- Two small wood pieces
- Eye hooks
- Steel wire
- Drill machine
Step One – Decide The Design
It is you who is making a soap cutter. So, the design will be the way you think you could cut your soap best. Do not make something too complicated, because a DIY product never meant to be fancy. Keep it simple. The design could be a wire bind with hooks on a wooden plank for cutting a soap without even touching it. Or a loaf mold with slots in it for cutting multiple soap bars with knives. We are attempting the former as it’s a bit distinct.
Step Two- Built The Base
You will just need a piece of wood. Cut the plank with a saw, lengthwise, 45cm. Length, width, and height are entirely up to you, though. But, the measurement we are mentioning cuts loafs from a large soap. The wooden piece should not be too thin or too thick.
The length and width should be such that you can easily grab the cutter base, and the soap has enough space to glide and cut through. Regarding the cutter’s design, keep in mind that you are going to slide the wire forward through the soap holding the wooden base to cut a loaf from it.
Step Three – Cut Two Small Wood Pieces
The length of the little wood pieces could be 6 inches, and the width should exactly match the width you want your soap to be. That way, when you move the wire through the giant DIY oblong soap, it will cut it with the desired width. Or you could simply cut a soap loaf into bars by sliding the wire through it. For measurement, use a ruler, and a pin and cut it the same size, every time.
Step Four – Screw The Wooden Pieces
After you are done cutting the wood pieces with your desired measurement, you will have to screw them to either side of the big wooden base. For that, you need a drilling machine to drill holes. Place one little piece to the thickness of the plank right at the top. Make sure to place them vertically, not horizontally. Drill the holes and screw them tight. Do the same thing to the other side of the base. It might look like two ears sticking outside the wooden plank.
Step Five – Bind The Wire
Now, you have to drill two eye hooks behind the base. Those will work as the tension bolts and decide how loose or tight the wire will be. Drill holes at the back of the plank and screw the eye hooks there. Ensure that the steel wire goes right over the middle of the two wooden pieces you just screwed with the base.
To make it even and at the same distance, use a ruler and a pencil and keep the measurement accurate. Now take the steel wire and start binding it, round and round, to the hook. To lock the wire, insert it through the eye of the hook, and again wrap it tight using a plier. Take the wire over the two wooden pieces and fasten the other side of it to the other eye hook, following the same process.
Step Six – Tighten The Wire
Tighten the wire, inserting a screw in the eye of the hook. Use the screw whenever you feel the wire is not tight enough. Your soap cutter is ready. Now cut one to see how it works. You will need to practice to use it properly. So ignore the first few failed attempts.