The question of how long you can leave a wax warmer on is one that many people ask themselves. Contrary to popular belief, there is no set answer as it all depends on the type of wax warmer and what type of wax you are using. Recently we answered how long do Scentsy wax lasts. This article will provide information about the different kinds of wax warmers and then give some guidelines for leaving your wax warmer on based on those types.
Wax Warmer Types
Electric Wax Warmers
Electric wax warmers are by far the most popular type of warmer on the market today. They work simply by plugging them in and turning them on with a switch or knob to set your desired temperature. Electric warmers typically have low-medium-high switches that allow you to adjust how hot your wax is, ranging from 150 degrees Fahrenheit up to 200+ degrees Fahrenheit. These types of melters run for an average of 10 hours before they need their light bulb replaced so they can maintain maximum heat levels at all times without burning out (make sure if you’re using this type of warmer that you only use 100 watt bulbs). For safety reasons, it’s important not to leave these electric models plugged into power when not in use because, over time, this can cause damage to your wax warmer.
Electric Wax Warmers’ Risks
- Wax warmers can get too hot.
- The wires might be worn down.
- There’s a chance of being shocked if water is left to stand in the sink.
Tealight Wax Warmers
Tealight wax warmers are another common type of warmer on the market today. They work by using tea lights to heat up a metal dish, which heats up your wax melts, releasing their scent into the air. These types of melters typically have low-medium-high switches that allow you to adjust how hot your wax is, ranging from 100 degrees Fahrenheit up to 150+ degrees Fahrenheit (some models don’t even provide any adjustable settings). Tea light candles tend to last between 4-6 hours each. For safety reasons as well as for maximum life expectancy of your tea lights, never leave them burning unattended or within reach of children or pets! Leaving these on for too long can also cause damage to your wax warmer.
Tealight Wax Warmers’ Risks
There is a lot of misinformation out there about the risks associated with tea light wax warmers. The truth is that they aren’t dangerous in any way when used properly, and you can leave them on for as long as needed to keep your room smelling great!
Here are some risks:
- You must be cautious when using a candle warmer if the burner is too short. Overheating of the tiny gap between the tealight’s flame and the bottom of the wax warmer dish can cause it to fracture.
- Tealights that are housed in metal pots can become extremely hot.
- Tealights in plastic pots can cause a fire if they melt the plastic.
- Never leave a wax warmer plugged in when not in use.
- Replace your light bulbs after about 12 hours of constant use if you are using an electric model or every few days for tealight models.
- If using tea lights, make sure to buy more than one set at a time so that you always have some on hand while the others are being used! If left unattended, they can burn out quickly and cause damage to your candle warmer dish, which will eventually lead it to break down faster over time.
- The best way to keep all types of wax warmers running smoothly is by following these simple rules! There’s no need to be nervous about how long you can leave them on as there really isn’t any harm done if you’re just keeping them on for a little bit longer than recommended.
- Remember that most wax warmers have automatic shut-off timers, so if you do forget and leave your warmer plugged in or burning with tealights, it will automatically shut off after the time has passed!
- As long as these guidelines are followed, there is no reason to be nervous about leaving any type of wax warmer running! Enjoy all the benefits they bring into your home without worrying about overheating problems like those seen with candles and oil burners. These types of melters provide such an easy way to keep your entire house smelling great while also providing some extra heat during chilly winter months!
Can you leave wax in the wax warmer?
If you put too many melted wax beans in the wax warmer, they may stick together. Please clean the hard wax beans and then reheat them again in the future.
Do wax warmers turn off automatically?
Yes, some models have a timer for this.
Can I use wax warmers outside?
Please don’t put the wax warmer in direct sunlight and keep it out of reach from children or pets! Keep it at least three feet away from any combustible items such as curtains, blinds, furniture, etc. Don’t leave tealight candles unattended either when using them with tealight warmers! You can also unplug your electric model if you plan on leaving home for an extended period of time, so there’s no risk of fire hazard while you’re gone by accidentally leaving the unit plugged in.
How long can you leave a Scentsy Warmer on?
The lifespan of these candles is approximately 50-70 hours. However, some burn for longer. It is dependent on the strength of the scent.
Can you use Yankee Candle melts in a Scentsy warmer?
You can, but we strongly discourage it. Our unique paraffin wax is lightweight and intended to melt at a low temperature. Because of our waxes’ low melting point, other waxes may find that they won’t even begin to melt in your Scentsy warmer.
There’s no need to be nervous about how long you can leave them on as there really isn’t any harm done if you’re just keeping them on for a little bit longer than recommended! Also, remember that most wax warmers have automatic shut-off timers, so if you do forget and leave the warmer plugged in or burning with tealights, it will automatically shut off after the time has passed.
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