Would it be safe to place a candle on top of our cast iron stove?

by Lou

Would putting a candle in a glass jar on our cast iron stove be the same as having a candle on a warmer? I don't like burning candles cause sometimes I forget they're lit... It was a gift and smells really nice.

  7 answers
  • AmAtHome AmAtHome on Oct 23, 2018

    Is the glass jar heat resistant enough?

    • Lou Lou on Oct 23, 2018

      The candle is in the jar it came in from the store.

  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 23, 2018

    Is that an electric stove or a wood stove. As long as the top doesn't get hot enough to melt the wax, it should be safe. If its a wood stove, I would say no.

    • Lisa Sinclair Lisa Sinclair on Oct 24, 2018

      She wants the was to melt, that's the point. The risk is the glass shattering. If it was me, I'd see how long o could hold my hand over the top. It'll give you a good idea how hot it is. You may be better off buying one of the warmers, better safe than sorry.

  • Pat Miller Pat Miller on Oct 24, 2018

    I would cut the candle out of the glass jar and get a small heavy cast iron skillet or pot and use that... any other vessel will get to hot. I have a small little cast iron pot that I use....

    • Lou Lou on Oct 24, 2018

      That's a great idea!!!

      Now to find a small cast iron pot, I must visit the Salv Boutique (aka Salvation Army) today.


  • Baka Mraz Baka Mraz on Oct 24, 2018

    No, it's not safe !!! Rather sprinkle a few drops of essential oil on the stove.

  • Ian Howarth Ian Howarth on Oct 24, 2018

    Do not risk it, you could burn your house down!

  • Kim Kim on Oct 24, 2018

    Wax will ignite at a high temp. I make candles I know the risk.

  • Janice Janice on Apr 16, 2021

    I would lnot advise doing it. Depending on how hot the stove gets it could actually crack the glass and the wax would then run all over the top of the stove and down into the fire area causing a real safety concern.