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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Stainless Steel Soap

January 19, 2019 10:36 p.m.

Hold this beautiful shiny object while you are thinking deeply and concentrating

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My Story:

I was in an embryology lecture and there was a girl who sat several rows in front of me. She would take her pen and spin it around her fingers. It wasn't just a matter of flipping the pen back and forth. She would spin the pen completely around her fingers without dropping it. It was really kinda neat. In another one of my classes, there was a guy who did the same thing. He would take a pen and twirl it in his fingers, spinning the pen completely around one of his fingers. He would repeat it again and again and would not drop the pen. It was really a sight to see. It was both interesting and distracting as I was trying to pay attention to the lecture. It was kinda neat to see how some other people fidget when they are concentrating. At some point later on, I was watching an episode of House, M.D. and I noticed that the main character, Dr. Gregory House, would sometimes hold a ball and fiddle with it while in deep thought. I have to go into deep thought for work thinking through problems for solutions. Sometimes, I would sit for hours at my desk thinking up a solution and I never seem to know what to do with my hands and fingers. I purchased a plastic rod made out of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). This is the same type of plastic that is used to make high quality plastic cutting boards. This rod turned out to be really durable, but I didn't like the texture and feel of it. I looked at various stainless steel soap bars online. I ended up getting a stainless steel soap bar that was made by Zwilling J.A. Henckels.

How did this purchase improve my life?

Like most other people, I was drawn to pretty shiny things. I couldn't help but add this to my collection of other pretty shiny things. I can appreciate the beauty of this stainless steel soap. There were other ones not made by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, but I did not find them to be as pretty. The stainless steel soap by Zwilling J.A. Henckels has sides and edges that are brushed and also a center groove that is polished to a nice shine with a nice logo at the center. It is the same design on the opposite side as well. This stainless steel soap bar helped me with thinking through problems for solutions. It helped ease my fidgeting by giving me something to hold with my hands and move around with my fingers. I could have this in my hands while thinking and it seemed to help focus my thoughts a bit better and my mind wouldn't wander as much. It had a nice smooth texture to it and felt nice in the hands. Having this stainless steel soap also helped created a sense of comfort in my mind when I was thinking about things. I could fiddle with it in my hands and I could work on thinking through a problem with a sense that I was grounded and I wasn't going to drift off anywhere. It may seem esoteric, but while thinking through some complex problems, it helped me create a sense that I was safe and that I would not get lost while thinking through a problem and I can come back the my regular state of mind to bring the solution back with me.

How do I use this item?

I would hold the stainless steel soap bar in my hands while I sat to think through some problems or if I was searching my mind for a creative solution. I would run my fingers along the grooves in the soap bar, rotate it, and pass it back and forth between my right and left hands. Mostly, I would hold it in one hand with my index finger and thumb on either side of the stainless steel soap bar resting on the top and bottom logo. With the other hand, I would rotate the soap bar. I did this while thinking and it alleviates fidgeting. I seemed to focus a bit better on the problem that I was working on. At other times, I would just site quietly and lay back in a supine position and hold the stainless steel soap in my hand and think about the problem I was working on and any possible solutions. Sometimes, I may just hold the stainless steel soap in my hands or I would rotate it along each of its axes.

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Final Thoughts:

I liked this stainless steel soap bar so much that I ended up buying two of them. It is surprisingly high quality. I didn't notice any manufacturing defects or any issues with them. I saw a bunch of other variants online, but none of them really spoke to me like the one from Zwilling J.A. Henckels. This one had a nice look to it, almost like it was a piece of art with its brushed edges and polished grooves and nice elliptical shape. I have not been using it as it was originally intended. As a stainless steel soap, it can actually be used to clean your hands and fingers after handling seafood, onions, or garlic. Sometimes, it is not always possible to get all the food scents off of your fingers using soap and water, so the stainless steel soap bar can come in handy for that. To get the scents off of your hands and fingers, you rub the soap bar against your hands and fingers under running water. I didn't believe it, but it works. In a simple unofficial experiment, my girlfriend cut up some garlic and transferring it so that both of her hands had garlic on them. I ran both of her hands under running water and then one of them was scrubbed using the stainless steel soap bar. I smelled each hand separately and noticed that the one that was scrubbed with the stainless steel soap bar had a reduced smell of garlic. I have read that in some kitchens, chefs will rub their hands and fingers at the flat part of their knives under running water to get rid of garlic or seafood smells. That may be the inspiration for the invention of stainless steel soap bars. I feel that if someone needed something to help with removing unwanted scents from their hands and fingers that it would be safer to use a stainless steel soap bar rather than a knife.


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