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ScorpionQueen Sun 18-Nov-12 11:48:02

I'm asking on the Christmas thread as I know this is where the YK lovers are.

When you get 2/3 the way down a large jar, how do you stop the top of the jar turning black from the flame? Should I be buying a lovely but expensive jar holder thing with the funnel bit at the top?

MegaClutterSlut Sun 18-Nov-12 12:36:03

Yes you should use a shade as this helps to stop 'tunnelling' too smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 18-Nov-12 13:21:40

Yankee Candle Addict here grin

I've got one of the cover thingies and they do help if the candle is a new one (stops the flame waving about) especially if it's on the windowsill.

Make sure you trim the wick to 1/4 inch (not too short or it drowns in the wax)
First time you burn it, needs to be 3 or 4 hours, it needs to have a wax pool of liquid wax right across the top. Then it will burn flat, no tunneling.

If you have a 'mushroom' -where the wick has a little lumpy bit on the end, you need to cut that off and shake out any bits of wick. They melt into the wax and can cause a secondary flame. (Do this when the candle is cold and solid) grin

I wipe round the inside with a damp paper towel and use long scissors to trim.

Some burn differently, the wicks are different depending on fragrence. I've got Red Apple Wreath on and the moment and it's a 'sooty' one .

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