I buy a little more expensive cake candles in Amish Country yet they still have a tendency to burn out leaving about 2" of candle. I started saving those pieces of candle in a large baggie. Then when I have quite a bit, my husband breaks them up for me with a hammer, still in the bag, so no mess. And I use those small pieces in my tart burners. Now I don't have to buy the tarts anymore, and get dual use out of those candles.
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How can I clean tart wax from the burner?
By Nita Ellene Godwin from Beaumont, TX
Freeze it then just take it off with a case knife. When I want to change out my tarts I put it in the freezer then just pop mine out and keep them in a ziplock bag to rechange a scent.
Ditto for the freezing! I learned it from my MIL. =)
I have Yankee candle wax tarts, but I don't have a burner. What could I use?
I really don't think there is any thing else you could use, only a burner. Don't forget there is a safety issue also. At the moment on the Yankee website here in the UK burners are pretty inexpensive, so maybe on the US site there are the same offers. Hope this helps.
I bought two coffee cup warmers at the thrift store. I use a votive cup/jar sitting on that to melt the scented cubes. they draw very little power so I leave at least one on at all times. I turn the other off when I leave home because it is placed in a location where it could be bumped or knocked over by my dogs or cat.
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I love to use tart burners. I now buy votive candles and cut them in half, pull out wick and metal wick holder and use instead of buying the tarts.