Don't Use Microwave to Melt Candles

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I had two candles in glass jars that I wanted to remove. As suggested by one of the members, I put the container in boiling water and as the wax melted I poured it into a disposable container.

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I also had read a suggestion to melt the wax by putting the candle in the microwave. However, I found this was not a good idea. I put it in for only 10 seconds and a FIRE started! Luckily I stayed by the microwave to keep an eye on it.

By Judy from Columbus, Ohio

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February 6, 20100 found this helpful

Did you perhaps leave the lil metal disc the wick is held in with?

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February 10, 20101 found this helpful

A sure fire way (no pun intended) to remove candles from jars/holders, etc. is to place them in the freezer. A few hours and they will come right out. I have been doing this for years!

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November 4, 20170 found this helpful

MAKE A GREAT XMAS GIFT!
Yes the freezer is fine but this is a large jar candle to big to drop out of the hole. I'm not using a knife to try and break it up.

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That's a good way to stab myself..LOL..... I think I will try the boiling water. That way I can use my Christmas silicone ice cube trays and make tarts for Xmas gifts!

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March 31, 20200 found this helpful

I used the same tip to finish up the job with hot water. DO NOT DO THIS as it will ex0ode because the wax traps the gas that is trying to escape (the water boiling) this caused an explosion of wax all over my microwave

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