Just got my new scuttle and took it out for a test drive. I used hot water from the wife's tea kettle. Hot wash cloth as prep. Tempered the water in the bowl and let my brush soak while I soaked my face. Poured the water out of the bowl and proceeded to build my lather in the scuttle. As it was my first time, I know the quality of my lather will improve. That being said, I had one of the best shaves I have gotten to date. A wonderful warm lather for three plus passes using my Futur and Lord Platinum blade.
Can't wait to shave again.