Absoutly love this bowl. The groves on the bottom really help create a great lather and I love how the side walls are shallow so the base of my brush doesn't bang on the sides. I lather all my soaps and creams in this bowl. A little bit more expensive then other options but it is well worth the money. I love the fact that these bowls are handcrafted which means no two bowls are alike. I think it is a must have for any shave den.