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How It Works

Detach from sturdy suction cup base.

Fill with warm water, heating the mirror's surface.

Water drains out after shower.

Razor holder is just handy.

Don't Get Steamed
I recently stayed at a hotel in the UK that had a mirror in the shower for shaving. Though it fogged up a bit, I'd love to get one. Do you know of a good one to use? - Stuart, Lincolnwood, IL

The problem with most fog-free mirrors is that the coating on the surface makes you feel as though you're shaving in one of those distorted fun-house mirrors. That's why we recommend this one by Ace, the same company that made your grandad's pocket comb (they relaunched a more modern line in '07). Instead of chemicals or coatings, it relies on the delicate balance of physics to combat steam. A reservoir, behind the mirror, fills with warm water that equalizes the air temperature, thus eliminating fog. $19, at Amazon.com

  • Ace invented the hard rubber comb in 1851.

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