I had read that a quality mold makes a difference, but I wasn't convinced. In my attempt to start a soap business as fast as possible, I bought some supplies off Amazon prime and got to it. As I got rolling, I decided to buy this mold from Nurture Soap. They weren't kidding. This is my favorite mold to use for cold process soap loaves. I have 3 others and if this one isn't sitting somewhere with soap in it, it's the one I go for first. It's sturdy, soap is so easy to remove. I highly recommend purchase at least one of these. It's the perfect size for my new soap business as I test out techniques, fragrances and learn the process. Thank you! I'll be back to buy more of these.