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Cleaning a waxy candlestick

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GoodyGoodyGumdrops Wed 04-Jan-17 20:12:53

It's a very detailed candlestick, with lots of nooks and crannies. I've chipped off as much wax as possible. Pouring boiling water over it would clean it quickly and easily, but I very much doubt this would be good for the drains (local paper headlines: The Berkshire Fatberg!). Any alternatives?

PinkSwimGoggles Wed 04-Jan-17 20:14:41

lots of kitchen paper.
on a lowish heat in the oven (50 degrees or so). then wipe off when warm.

pklme Wed 04-Jan-17 20:18:02

Catch the boiling water in a bowl as you pour. When it cools fish out the wax and bin it.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Wed 04-Jan-17 20:40:54

Excellent ideas! Thanks flowers

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Wed 04-Jan-17 22:14:53

The canldlestick is clean. No wax went down the drain, just in the bin.

The washing up bowl is now crusted with a 5cm band of wax. Rinse and repeat!

pklme Thu 05-Jan-17 05:46:41


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