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    Stone soaking container

    After a long time searching - which involved checking out the tupperware section of every drug store or supermarket I visited for the past few months - I finally found the perfect stone soaking container. It's big enough to fit two standard size stones, but still fairly compact. Only small problem is because of the rounded bottom corners, the stone sits only on its corners unless you place a small plastic pad underneath to elevate the stone slightly. I like it because it's compact, doesn't take up much room in the fridge, and seems like decent quality plastic... So what do you guys use for your perma-soak stones?

    http://www.usphome.com/catalog/item....0493&catid=920


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    i use a container similar to that, but large enough to hold four stones.

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    Long time searching? Where you trying to find a perfect size or something?

    I've always used the cheapest food container from Kroger that was large enough for two stones, as the Bester just sleeps in it which is stored in my laundry room sink.

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    You mention that it's the right size for your fridge. Do you plan on storing your stones in the fridge? If so, why? I'm not challenging you - just open to learning.

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    so long as it holds my 4 stones, i dont really care what container i use

    lucky for me, my plastic container has an airtight lid and makes for no spill when i carry it over to the sink but that was not intended when i dug it out of my basement storage

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    remember one thing...airtight lid plus stones that might be damp equals one thing......green and black dots on your stones.....ask me how i know....ryan

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    Agreed, using a lid with perma-soakers is a bad idea...unless you think the mold makes the stones cut faster

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    I should mention that my fridge right now is a mini-fridge :P It seemed like everything was either slightly too small or way too big.

    And I'm storing them in the fridge because I'm in Hawaii, and I think even without a lid they'd be growing green and black dots within a few days at room temps.

    Ryan, I'm assuming your mold experience was at room temps, right? And how does everyone else deal with mold? Is just leaving the lid off good enough, or do you add soap or bleach?

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    i've been adding 95% isopropyl, because i don't like the smell of bleach, and i haven't had any trouble with mold.

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    i have never gotten the dots but appreciate the concern. it has two locks on both sides but i keep them unlocked. i guess that keeps enough circulation. its just useful if i need to carry it to the sink or bring them to work for a sharpening demo or something.

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