## Candle Making: Wax Melting Pot
In the world of candle making, wax melting pots are an essential tool. Whether you are a professional or a hobbyist, a wax melting pot allows you to safely and quickly melt wax so that it can be poured into a mold, creating beautiful candles that can be enjoyed for years to come. Here’s what you should know about wax melting pots – the different types, how to use them, and how to take care of them.
### Types of Wax Melting Pots
There are two main types of wax melting pots – electric and non-electric.
**Electric Wax Melting Pots:** Electric wax melting pots are heated electrically, providing even and consistent heat for wax melting. These pots come with variable temperature controls and indicators, allowing for precise temperature control, and are less likely to cause burns than non-electric options.
**Non-Electric Wax Melting Pots:** Non-electric wax melting pots are heated using a stove on the lowest temperature setting, generally a “simmer” setting. They can be made of stainless steel, cast iron, or ceramic, but stainless steel is the most common type. Without the risk of electric shock, these pots are a great option for children who are just starting to learn how to make candles.
### How to Use a Wax Melting Pot
Whether you have an electric wax melting pot or a non-electric wax melting pot, here are the steps to follow when melting wax:
1. Place the desired amount of wax into the melting pot.
2. Heat the wax slowly until it melts.
3. Stir the melted wax occasionally to ensure the temperature remains consistent.
4. Reduce the temperature as the wax approaches its melting point to prevent it from burning.
5. Once all the wax has melted, use a thermometer to check the temperature, which should be between 170-220 degrees Fahrenheit.
6. Once the desired temperature is reached, turn off the heat and begin pouring the wax into molds, as desired.
### Taking Care of Wax Melting Pots
It’s important to take proper care of your wax melting pot to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. Here are some tips for taking care of both electric and non-electric pots:
**Electric Wax Melting Pots:**
– Regularly clean the pot, using either warm water and a soft cloth or dish soap and a non-abrasive sponge.
– Make sure the pot is completely dry before plugging it in and heating it up.
– Unplug the pot when not in use.
**Non-Electric Wax Melting Pots:**
– Always use a stove on the lowest temperature setting.
– Wipe down the outside of the pot after each use.
– Keep the pot away from open flames and other sources of heat.
By following these guidelines, you can ensure your wax melting pot remains in good condition and is able to create beautiful candles for years to come.
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