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    Just wondering the safest way to remelt wax in unsuccessful test jars so I can use them for a different test. Up to now I've put them on an oven tray on a gentle heat then upturned, holding with oven gloves (not easy!) and let them drip into my metal jug.

    I don't have a double boiler - would it be save to put the jars upside down in the bottom of my metal jug and put in a pan of simmering water?

    Marion

  • #2
    Originally posted by MarionT View Post
    Just wondering the safest way to remelt wax in unsuccessful test jars so I can use them for a different test. Up to now I've put them on an oven tray on a gentle heat then upturned, holding with oven gloves (not easy!) and let them drip into my metal jug.

    I don't have a double boiler - would it be save to put the jars upside down in the bottom of my metal jug and put in a pan of simmering water?

    Marion
    I just put my jars/containers in a big pot with water and melt them. Then I dispence the way you described only I put them through an old seive (metal!) to remove any debris...also saves you having to stand holding the jar until empty.

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    • #3
      Do you mean the wax mixes with the water Isabel or do you mean in a big pot with another one around the side (like a double boiler)? The sieve is a great idea. Wonder if I've one I could spare ...

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      • #4
        No I put the jar in to the water and melt the wax in it's jar.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by holehouse View Post
          No I put the jar in to the water and melt the wax in it's jar.
          Ok gotcha. Thanks!

          Marion

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          • #6
            The way holehouse described would work a treat

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