An old restaurant trick for your summer entertaining today……
1// when wax is cool and hard, break up with a knife.
2// scrape sides with knife and dump out.
3// boil water and pour into the candleholders, melting any bits that remain.
let sit for about a minute or so.
4// discard water from candler holders*
5// wipe out excess wax and soot with a dry paper towel.
the trick is the boiling water; hot tap water melts some of the wax but requires you work harder 🙂
*repeatedly pouring wax down the drain can lead to clogged pipes. I throw the water outside, but you can also pour the waxy water from the candle holders into a bowl and allow to cool, then strain solids out and throw in trash. Water can then go down drain without hardening on pipes.
This same principle is true when discarding cooking oils – allow oil to harden, strain off other liquids and discard solids in trash instead of rinsing down your sink.
A two-for-one QTT! What a bargain!