I've used a metal can like a coffee can and then set it in a pot of boiling water to make a type of double boiler.
Are you wanting to melt down old candles to make new ones or seal jelly/jam?
If so, I suggest making a “double boiler” with the internal part being something you don’t care about. Like what?
Disposable Aluminum “pan” from dollar store. This can be shaped to have a pour spout* (see below)
or some metal container that one picks up at a thrift shop.
*As long as you have a way to pick it up out of the boiling water and pour it where you want (hot pads mittens) then you’re good to go.
I have to agree with the above. The easiest way is to place a tin can inside a pot of hot water and they will melt slowly for you.
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Hi Charlotte. The double-boiler method works best. Begin by filling a pot of water. Bring it up to a simmer. Use an empty can (from fruits or vegetables) to do the melting in. Make sure it is dry on the inside. Put your old candles in it and carefully set it down in the water. Use caution when working with this process.
Get your self 2 old pots or go to the dollar store and get 2 one for water and one for the wax let the water heat up the wax will melt don’t forget your wicks there only a thin piece of string dipped in wax.
You could put it on a hot plate to melt the wax
Even if using a hot plate as a source of heat, you would still need to first put the wax in some kind of container/pot. It's getting the wax completely cleaned off any pot, without damaging it, that is the worst ongoing problem with any project that requires melting wax.
I agree with others who have said use cheap disposable pots , rather than your regular cookware.
This tutorial shows how to melt candles with an electric cup warmer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TmsKTLd7wpA
Hi Charlotte, hope you like this, it shows how to reuse the wax,
A double boiler would be a great option