One of the most common early morning rituals is a shave. You get out of bed in the morning, take a shower and proceed to using your favorite shaving cream for removing hair from your chin. Often, a hasty and uncomfortable shave results in a cut on your skin. Especially in cold weather, you are more susceptible to dry and irritable skin that makes it hard to achieve a smooth and clean shave. In order to facilitate in shaving, there is a supply of consumer products on the market. These products make it easier to achieve a good shave, make your skin smoother and remove excess hair from your skin without any physical damage to your skin. One such product is a shaving cream warmer or hot lather machine.
|Product Name||Weight||Gel or Lather||Lather Heating Time||Use||Price|
|Campbell’s Lather King Hot Lather Machine||6 pounds||Lather||20 minutes||Commercial|
|Conair HGL1NR/HGL1R Conair Gel and Lather Heating System||1.1 pounds||Both||5 minutes||Personal|
|Conair HLM10 Hot Lather Machine||1 pounds||Lather||1 minute||Personal|
|Wahl Professional’19 Hot Lather Machine||3.4 pounds||Lather||50 minutes||Commercial|
|Lather Time Professional Hot Lather Machine||4.8 pounds||Lather||60 minutes||Commercial|
|Conair HGL1 Combination Hot Gel/Lather Machine||1.2 pounds||Both||5 minutes||Personal|
|Common Wealth Professional Deluxe Hot Lather Machine||1.6 pounds||Lather||30 minutes||Commercial|
|Salon Edge Professional Barber Hot Lather Shave Dispenser Digital Machine||4.2 pounds||Lather||10-15 minutes||Commercial|
|Conair HLM5CS Compact Hot Lather Cap Heating System||1.8 pounds||Lather||1 minute||Personal|
|Conair HLM11CH Chrome Hot Lather Machine||1.4 pounds||Lather||1 minute||Personal|
1. Campbell’s Lather King Hot Lather Machine
The machine consists of an enclosed universal motor that protects the internal mechanism from heat, dust and corrosion. The motor lasts as long as possible since it is free from external damage. Not only that, it is also waterproof so there is no risk of electric shock in case water gets into the machine.
It comes with a hand activation system that allows a long, uninterrupted flow of warmed lather or cream and can supply two barbershops a day. The machine has waterproof heather and an easy to fill soap cup. This makes it convenient for a busy barber who doesn’t have time to fill a machine frequently or to handle a complicated operation mechanism.
2. Conair HGL1NR/HGL1R Conair Gel and Lather Heating System (Best shaving cream warmer under $30)
Conair HGLNR/HGL1R has a simple black stem-like construction with buttons on the top of the lid. The lid needs to come off and the shaving cream can is placed inside the dispenser. The machine has a variable temperature control that can be adjusted according to preference once you figure out how the machine operates.
Aesthetically, the machine fits in with your bathroom interior. It is sleek and takes very less counter space. Watermarks do not show up on the black body unlike the chrome version of the machine.
3. Conair HLM10 Hot Lather Machine
Conair HML10 is one of the best shaving dispensers that has an on/off button on the top. It works with both standard and large size cans to warm shaving cream in a convenient duration of time. The bottom plate of the machine allows adjustment for different sizes of shaving cream cans so that takes away the inconvenience of buying a shaving cream only to find out it doesn’t fit your hot lather dispensing machine.
Aesthetically, this is one of the best-looking shaving cream warmers on the market. It is white and sleek and takes up minimal countertop space. The only disadvantage is that it doesn’t work with shaving gels.
4. Wahl Professional’19 Hot Lather Machine
Wahl Hot Lather Machine is another barbershop machine that heats up completely in fifty minutes. It was designed for professional use, and it can supply a barbershop with hot lather all day long.
5. Lather Time Professional Hot Lather Machine
Lather Time is a professional hot lather machine that creates super aerated wet lather for shaving facial hair. This is the type of heavy-duty machine you are likely to find in a barbershop.
The machine comes with a large soap cup perfect for heating large amounts of cream adequate for personal and professional use. The machine can heat up enough shaving lather at a time to last a barbershop all day. But if you are utilizing it for a one-time use, you will simply need to fill the soap cup less.
It also comes with a rubber pad that the machine can rest upon while it is being used. This way, the machine won’t slip off the counter, spilling hot lather everywhere. The kit also contains a special cleaning brush that can be used to clean the machine after the cream is done heating.
6. Conair HGL1 Combination Hot Gel/Lather Machine (Best shaving cream warmer under $40)
Conair HGL1 comes in an attractive cylindrical shape that can fit a variety of shaving cream cans. There are control buttons on top of the machine that can be used to adjust the heating preferences. The black exterior means that water droplets or steam do not show up on the machine. It is an efficient product for heating up lather to avoid irritation and cuts during shaving. The pain produced due to tugging or pulling of hair is also greatly reduced.
7. Common Wealth Professional Deluxe Hot Lather Machine
Common Wealth Hot Lather Machine has a shiny black exterior with a push button that dispenses an aerated and uninterrupted flow of warmed up cream. The hot lather softens your facial hair before shaving and open up your pores, which makes for a pain free shaving experience even if you have a tough beard. The machine will take at least half an hour for heating cream to ideal temperature.
There is also a thermostat control so that you can warm cream to an ideal setting. The machine has a one-year warranty and it comes up with a shaving brush to spread lather evenly before shaving. There is also an 8 oz. bottle of lather concentrate with the machine.
8. Salon Edge Professional Barber Hot Lather Shave Dispenser Digital Machine
Salon Edge Hot Lather Dispenser comes with a digital LED display and you can press the up and down arrows on top to setup the desired temperature. The LED display also shows the current temperature of the cream so that you can find out if the cream has been warmed to suit your needs. The machine is manufactured for professional barbershops, but you can utilize it for personal use to gain a close and smooth shave.
The machine heats up in 10 to 15 minutes. It is comparatively faster than other machines on the market. When heated, the dispense button can be pressed to release the warm lather.
But since the Salon Edge Hot Lather Machine does not come with a manufacturer’s warranty, it can be very hard to get it repaired once it gets broken. The machine doesn’t come with an instruction manual, or a help kit in case something malfunctions, and that can leave the user in a fix. Another problem is that the machine consumes a lot of shaving cream, so you may need to refill the cup often.
9. Conair HLM5CS Compact Hot Lather Cap Heating System
With dual voltage, it can work worldwide and can come in handy if you are travelling internationally. This makes it the best lather heating system for travelling, since it can plug in anywhere and you won’t have to worry about your machine not plugging in the sockets available.
The machine heats up in less than a minute, so it can be used to save up on time. Due to its compact size, it is easy to store. It provides super rich lather in no time that can be used to give a close shave with less irritation.
10. Conair HLM11CH Chrome Hot Lather Machine
Conair HLM11CH Chrome has a chrome finish that complements bathroom interior. It is small and occupies less counter space, which makes it handy during travel. The machine can be operated with one button, for an uninterrupted flow of warm shaving cream and brings lather to ideal temperature in just a minute. It also works with both standard and travel size shaving cans.