The Cinderella Slippper Tub

By Kerry Knight

Everyone remembers the Disney classic, "Cinderella."  As she rushes from the Ball, as midnight approaches, she loses her slipper.  The Prince will eventually find her, but only after he puts that slipper onto her foot for the perfect fit.

There is a deep soaking bathtub that has been appropriately named, the Slipper Tub.  One end of the tub has a very tall, and pronounced slope, thus resembling a slipper.  The sloped end is 29 inches from the floor to the top of the rim.  The opposite end is 21 inches tall.  The faucet is located on the side of the rolled top, so that one can conveniently control the water  flow. 

The slipper tubs are made of cast iron with bright, white,
porcelain glass  covering the interior.
The Slipper comes in several sizes.  All tubs are measured from outside rim to outside rim.  The width is a consistent 30 inches.

The 57 inch slipper would be appropriate for the petite body.   The 61 inch Slipper is for the average frame.  The 67 inch would be more for the taller person.

The Slipper comes with majestic metal legs, ornately designed.  They are available in chrome, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, or a color of choice.

The Slipper can be accented with a color on the outside the tub, other than white.   Popular colors have been candy apple red, midnight black, and buttery cream.

The Slipper tub often comes with a tub caddy, which is a metal tray that reaches across the width of the tub.  This is the ideal place for the glass of wine or your favorite book.

The Slipper tub has appeared in more movies than any other style of tub.  It will forever be known as the sexy tub or the glamour tub.

Another variation of the Slipper is the "Double Slipper."  
This one has the tall slope on each end of the tub.  It reaches 72 inches in length and can be the tub of choice for a couple wishing to bathe  together.  It is a monster in size and a real beauty to behold.  The dual symmetry of the tub makes it a perfect choice to be centered  at a large decorative window in the bath.  The ornate legs that support it are even larger than normal, and also can be purchased in chrome, brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze or a color of choice.

The Slight Slipper also has the high back on each end without such a pronounced  slope.  Some find this one to be even more comfortable.  It is 71 inches long by comparison for the back.

And we all know, it's not just the beauty of these tubs that attract us.  It's also the comfort and relaxation that it offers, when you fill these deep tubs with warm water, place the towel at the nap of your  neck, close  your eyes, and forget about the day's drudgery.

In this article, I have discussed the Slipper tubs and its other variants, the Slight Slipper and the Double Slipper. I  discussed all the benefits, the dimension and the varieties for this glamorous tub. Because this tub has been featured in so many movies, it is always remembers as a sexy and glamorous tub to bath in. This tub is so beautiful that people sometimes forget how relaxing and comfortable this tub is in use. If you found this article to be useful please pass it on to your friends. Leave a comment or tell us your slipper tub story in the comment section (PG only) below. It has been my pleasure sharing this information with you. Thanks again for sharing this journey together. 

Until next time keep smiling.


Alan & Kerry Knight are the owners of Tub King, Inc and Senior Bathtub.com in Jacksonville Florida. Together they have many years of experience in the antique and senior bathtub industries. Their companies not only provide superior products they are also award winners, winning the best of Jacksonville Chamber Award 3 years running. If you would like to contact them call (800) 409-3375 or (800) 843-4231 or email them at alan@tubking.com. 

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