Utility Cups


These are useful. I keep one (with holes poked in its bottom) in my shower for holding up my razor, toothbrush, and tongue scraper. You could consider one for holding bars of soap so the scum is contained, if you're too unmotivated to make the soap dish. I keep one on my bathroom counter for the same reason.

Aluminum doesn't really rust, so it stays clean and attractive. Also, the inside has an epoxy coating, so the water tends to bead up a bit instead of clinging to the surface. Incidentally, you can use these as special bi-level planters, as shown on this website.

Utility cups can also be used in the fridge or freezer for individual dessert servings – particularly those that are layered – but do not use these cups for baking. As I mentioned, aluminum cans are covered with an epoxy laquer preserve the freshness and taste of the beverage. This laquer is foodsafe and stable at room temperature or below, but at high temperatures it risks contaminating your food.


The Instructions page of this website explains how to remove the top and make a rim.

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