How to clean wax from inside the pot It has ridges in it.

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 08, 2020

    Hi Masheille,

    What is the pot made of? Metal, ceramic, glass, plaster...?

  • Teresa Alexander Teresa Alexander on May 08, 2020

    Heat up pan enough so wax melts back down, then take newspaper and paper towels to wipe out excess. Put back on heat with water to about an 1inch from top with a drop or two of blue Dawn or liquid Castile soap. Get it steaming, then turn off and allow to cool most of way down. It should have a skim coat of wax on top of water and the soap will help with any oily residue that may have been in wax. Skim out as much wax as you can then pour water outside so you don't clog sink. Scrub it with dish soap and a piece of steel wool after it has no more wax in it. As for the grease staining, place pan in a sink or bucket of boiling water and vinegar so all of surface is covered, letting it sit for a couple of hours. This should help any residual grease and food particles to loosen enough to do next steps. Place baking soda in a bowl and spray with peroxide light to make a light paste. Will want it think enough to coat entire pan. Allow this to sit over night. The next day, (wear gloves to keep hands from getting dry and irritated) spray lightly with peroxide to dampen mix again and use either hand or a sponge or scratch pad and scour all surfaces. You have have to do the paste steps a couple of time to get it all but it will get it all. You can also use a heavy duty piece of foil to help loosen during scrubbing. Hope this helps.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on May 08, 2020

    Hi! I would slowly fill with boiling water -- if container can handle the heat. Or, you could put into a low tmp oven and scrape it off.

  • Mogie Mogie on May 08, 2020

    Once the wax cools slightly but is still in liquid form, wad up a paper towel and wipe down the inside of the pot with it, replacing the paper towel as it becomes saturated with wax. Wear a heavy leather glove to protect your hand from heat while wiping out the wax. If the wax becomes a bit too hard to wipe up with a paper towel, reheat the melting pot as you heated it up to make candles -- in a pot of water if it melts the wax double-boiler style, or by plugging in the melting pot if it is electric. Once the wax liquefies, remove the pot from the heat source or unplug it; then wipe away the liquid wax with paper towels.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on May 09, 2020

    I would try sitting it in a basin of hot water and also fill it with hot water. Let it sit for a few minutes and it should be loosened up. Remove as much as you can. Then squirt in some Dawn dish detergent. After all visible wax is removed, I wash in hot soapy water. Alternatively, if you have a candle warmer, it will soften the wax up for you instead of the hot water. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 09, 2020

    Heat to melt then remove with paper towels. You might use a heat gun or blow dryer.

  • Betsy Betsy on May 09, 2020

    Hi Masheillle: Try putting the pot in the freezer to freeze the wax and then, using a toothpick or chopstick, try to chip the wax out. After that, put the pot (once it's reached room temp) into a larger pot of boiling water and let the rest of the wax melt. Use a toothbrush to clean out the ridges, while it's still in the hot water. Good luck

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 09, 2020

    Hello Masheille,

    Put hot water into the pot and let the wax melt into it. Dispose of on soil. The wax will cool and sit on top.

  • Deb K Deb K on May 09, 2020

    Hi Masheille, here are a few things for you to try, Pour boiling water into the container, leaving room at the top. (If your candle is made of a soft wax, such as soy wax, you can use hot water that's not boiling.) The boiling water will melt the wax and it will float to the top. Let the water cool and remove the wax.

    Pour a few squirts of mild dish soap into your wax pot and then fill it up with lukewarm water. Scrub the inside of your container with a sponge or clean cloth to remove any remaining wax residue. Empty the water and dry the interior of your wax pot with a clean paper towel.

  • Hot water and a dish detergent should help. Rub with a sponge.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on May 10, 2020

    Boil water in it that should get all the wax out