A great way to set the mood is to spread a pleasant aroma in the room. The best way to safely do that is with a candle or wax warmer.
If you are not sure what a wax warmer is, please read on as we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of wax warmers.
We will also list down the best wax warmers in the market. As always, we will only review products from reputable manufacturers and only one product per manufacturer.
Elanze Designs Electric 2 in 1 Jar Candle and Wax Tart Oil Warmer
Darice Large Candle Warmer
EricX Light Candle Warmer Lamp with Dimmer Switch
Hosley's Cream Ceramic Fragrance Candle Wax Warmer
Q: How to clean scented wax warmer?
A: Cleaning a scented wax warmer may seem confusing at first, but it is quite easy.
Here are a few tips to help you clean your candle warmer.
- First, you need to remove the melted wax on the warmer plate or on, the warmer itself if you decided to heat the wax directly there for some reason.
- Pour the melted wax somewhere safe like an empty soda can, a disposable cup or a metal container. Otherwise, if you pour it directly into a garbage bag, it will make a hole in it.
- One good practice is to wait for the wax to harden before removing it from the warmer. This helps you avoid a mess or spillage.
- Finally, wipe down the warmer or warming plate for any excess wax.
Most often, you might forget to clean your wax warmer right after using it. The wax hardens after some time and becomes difficult to remove.
If this has happened to you,
- turn on the warmer, with the waste wax still in it, and wait until it starts to melt.
- When you see the edges melt, turn off the warmer and take out the semi-hardened wax with a paper towel. Hopefully, it will come off in one piece.
- Make sure to wipe the plate or warmer for residue wax.
Another technique you can use if you don't want to turn on and off your wax warmer for cleaning is to use a bit of hot water.
- Pour a small amount of hot water on the warming plate.
- The hot water will loosen the hard wax on its edges allowing you to remove them quickly.
- This method also works for removing the last remaining wax from the inside of candle jars.
There is another trick to cleaning your wax warmer without the use of any heat. In fact, we are going to do the complete opposite.
- We remove the wax by freezing it in the freezer.
- Do not put the whole warmer in the fridge. Just remove the warming dish and place it in the freezer.
- If you warmer doesn't have a warming dish, skip this method.
- Once the wax has hardened in the freezer, remove the dish and scrape off the remaining wax with a bread knife or a similar tool.
Q: How do I get the old wax out of my scented candle warmer?
- To remove old wax from your scented candle warmer, merely place the warming plate in the freezer. Wait for a few minutes then take out the warming dish.
- The old wax should pop out in one piece when you rub against it with your finger. If not, use a bread knife or a similar tool to scrape it off.
- One thing to note though is that the warming plate is cold since it just came out of the freezer.
- Don't use it immediately to warm another set of wax melts or candle. It might crack because of the rapid temperature change.
- Wait for a few minutes for the warming plate to get back to room temperature and then you can use it again.
- Finally, wipe the warming dish with a paper towel to remove any residue wax.
- If your wax warmer doesn't have a removable dish, then skip this method.
- Technically, you could put the one-piece warmer in the freezer, but we can't guarantee that there will be no damage to the product. It's better to be safe than sorry.
Another method you can use to remove old hardened wax from your warmer is to use ice cubes.
- Using this method removes the wax faster than the freezer method.
- Cover the entire warming dish with ice cubes to accelerate the removal process. Wait for a few seconds and gently push out the wax. It should come off in one piece.
- Another advantage of this method is that you didn't have to put the warming dish in the freezer. Thus it didn't get icy. Since it didn't reach freezing, you can immediately use it to warm another candle or wax. You don't have to wait for the dish to get back up to room temperature.
- Make sure to use a paper towel to wipe off any extra wax that is still in there.
Our Conclusion - The Best Scented Wax Warmers in 2018
There are a lot of advantages to using a wax warmer in your home, office or room. It is relatively safe and mess-free. You don't have to deal with fire and soot.
However, not all wax warmers are made equal. Some are better than others.
We made a list of the best wax warmers on the market today, and we choose the Darice Large Candle Warmer as our favourite.
The thing we love most about it is the large diameter warming plate. We could use the wax warmer for a variety of items especially our large coffee mugs.
It heats up quickly and is relatively light.
The EricX Light Candle Warmer Lamp with Dimmer Switch comes at a close second. We love its dual purpose design. It can double as a lamp and wax warmer.
The only downside is you can't use the warmer without turning off the lamp. Some people like to sleep with the warmer on but in complete darkness.
We hope you have decided which one to get. Thanks for reading!