I really love this thing, it's my new go-to shaving mug. It helps create a perfect lather that I wasn't getting with the previous bowls I was using. If I had to criticize anything it would just be that it's like any traditional drinking mug: the walls are a little high. So if you're using a short brush then you might have a hard time creating a lather because you'll have restricted movement. I used a large horse hair brush and I found it to be perfect for my needs; I actually prefer the higher walls because it helps keep the lather contained within the mug. It doesn't fly out and land everywhere. I recommend!