I get a lot of sample eye and face singles in small plastic cases from monthly subscriptions (which means... they'll keep coming) and they would either clutter my vanity or I would forget they exist. I decided to store them in a magnetic palette... and then I decided to depot some of my smaller palettes to put them all in one place for the same reason.
I love that it's multifunctional - with consideration of situations included. The provided magnet helps ascertain what it needed to be done to the palette/single being depotted; and if the pan isn't magnetic, the metal plate is provided for you so that you can continue depotting regardless if the pan is magnetic or aluminum (not magnetic).
While my initial attempts to depot, before the Z Potter, were via a hair straightener... it made balancing on the straightener's plate a bit difficult (my straightener's bottom is rounded) and limited in surface. The Z Potter was easier to work with.
- Flat surface; don't have to worry about it rolling or uneven heating from being held unintentionally on an angle
- Larger surface area (the plate included is wider/longer than my straightener's plate) means I can get more done and if I want to depot some shades from a larger palette in the future, I don't have to worry about it hanging over and falling.
- I don't have to hold it, the whole time
- I can use it for other things between uses (cooking/heating)
The only thing I wish the instruction manual included was the temperatures listed... coinciding with the numbers controlling the temperature.
Not a huge matter, just for curiosity's sake and trial and error with depotting/melting glue.