Wax burner instructions Please read carefully The wax burner consists of 4 parts that have been perfectly designed to fit together. Manufacturer The wax burner has been developed by DENK and is made in Germany. The wax burner is patent registered and protected. CeraNatur® is a brand of Denk Keramische Werkstätten KG and is also protected under patent law. CeraNatur® melting bowl The melting bowl is made from CeraNatur® ceramic. The ceramic heats up when used, yet transport is easy and safe. The size of the melting bowl is exactly suited to the burner. The wax stays liquid during use, at a temperature of approx. 65° C. The self-ignition temperature of wax, 200°C, cannot be reached during use. Aluminium burner The shape and size of the burner are important for the correct function of wax burner. During use, the metal heats up and conducts the heat downwards into the wax and melts it. The burner is also constructed in such a way that the fibreglass wick in the burner can suck up wax from below. The fibreglass wicks do not burn up and are long-lasting. First filling with 1kg wax 1kg wax is already poured into the melting bowl for the initial filling and for activating the wick. If all of the wax burns out, the melted wax must be simply be poured over the wick again and the wick activated. Wax must also be added to the melting bowl again. Igniting the burner Because the ignition temperature of the fibreglass wick is slightly higher than for a textile wick, we recommend that you light the burner using a cigarette lighter. The flame will then need a couple of minutes to become full. Under no circumstances should you use methylated spirit, petrol or similar liquids to light or relight the burner. If the wax burner is kept outside, any water that may be in the wick or in the melting bowl will have to be removed before lighting. Candle recycling Old wax and candles can be used as fuel in the wax burner. The wax is melted and can be used as a fuel again. Old wicks do not have to be removed because they sink to the bottom of the melting bowl after melting so that they can't catch fire. Reactivating the wick with wax Should the entire wax burn away, reactivate the wick by covering it with liquid wax. Wax must also be added for melting to the melting bowl. To activate the wick, we recommend lighting several tea candles and pouring the liquid wax over the wick.
Use The wax burner is intended for use outdoors. The flame burns strongly with a vigorous, windresistant flame. The place where the wax burner is set up becomes hot during operation. If required, use a heat-resistant base. Keep the wax burner away from easily combustible and heat-sensitive objects. Minimum burning time At the beginning only the wax bound in the wick is burnt until the surrounding wax is melted and becomes liquid and can feed the flame. In order for the wax burner to function effectively, a minimum burning time of 30 minutes is required. Otherwise the melting cycle is interrupted and a quantity of liquid wax must be poured over the wick to reactivate the flame. The addition of essential oils / insect repellent Droplets of pure essential oils can be added to the liquid wax. The aromatic oil volatises very slowly in the liquid wax. No sudden fragrant effect is produced, but rather the aroma is a longlasting one. We provide naturally pure essential oils especially matched to the wax burner. Our anti-insect oil, for example, has a pleasantly invigorating fragrance and repels insects. Extinguishing the flame The candle flame is so strong that it is unlikely that it can be simply blown out. It also resists strong wind. To extinguish the flame the flame must be smothered by placing a nonflammable object on the burner. We offer a special cover to extinguish the wax burner. It can also serve as a protection against the effects of weather and soiling.
Troubleshooting The wax burner is not burning well or there is no flame Using non-purified or poor quality wax can lead to greater build-up of wax on the wick. Lots of soot may also build up on the wick if it is used for a very long time. The soot can be scraped off the wick when it is cold using a pointed object. It can be done with minimum effort. The glass fibres that have become stuck together by the soot can be detached from each other again. The wick’s fibres should then be released and spread out. This will not damage the wick. After emptying the soot, add a little wax to the wick. The wax burner can be used again. If there is too much wax in the melting bowl, it can lead to problems. The liquid wax can extinguish the flame. Wax can only be filled up to approx. 3cm below the wick (as with first filling). If you accidentally put in too much wax, the melting bowl can be heated in a water bath, for example, and the excess wax can be removed. The wax burner goes out after a time, although there is enough wax in the melting bowl. Because of stretching during use, the wick can move slightly upward after a time and looses contact with the melting bowl. If this happens, the wax burner can be used briefly or heated in order to move the wick. Use a blunt object (e.g. a screwdriver handle) to push the wick back down again. The fibres of the wick must then be separated using a pointed tool. Soot deposits can be removed from the wick at the same time. The wax burner is not burning well or there is no flame After emptying the soot, the wick can be reactivated by adding a little wax (see above). The wax burner can then be used again.
Too much wax in the melting bowl Should you accidentally add too much wax, the melting bowl can be heated, for example, in an oven (maximum 100°C) and the excess wax removed. Too little wax in the melting bowl If there is too little wax in the melting bowl, the melting effect may be too slow and the wax burn out of the wick without the liquid wax feeding the flame. The melting cycle must then be reactivated (see above) with wax and sufficient wax must be added to the bowl for melting again (wax cut into small pieces melts quicker).
Accessories for the wax burner Wax burner cover Steel stand for the wax burner Anti-insect oil Winterdreams oil Relax oil Wax tabs for refill , 2 kg Wax tabs for refill, 4 Kg Replacement wick
The wax burner cannot be lit External circumstances can result in there being no more wax left on the wick after using and extinguishing the wax burner. Reactivate the wick with liquid wax (see above) and relight. Recycling drip-free candles Some candles have a higher melting point (e.g. altar candles). This wax negatively affects the functioning of the wax burner. Therefore, add at least half of normal domestic candles or wax tabs to these candles. Using bees’ wax Bees’ wax produces more soot when it burns. That means that the wick often has to be cleared of soot in order to work properly. We advise against using bees' wax as a fuel. Replacing the wick The fibreglass wick used is a long-lasting wick that will not burn out even if used for a long time. Depending on the quality of the wax used, it may become covered in soot. The fibres of the wick may become stuck together because of the coating and can stop it from burning correctly. The soot can be removed as described above. You may need to change the wick, in which case you can order replacement wicks. Heating the melting bowl in the oven ( please note – maximum 100°C) the wax becomes soft and the wick can be removed. Add a new wick. The new wick must then be covered in liquid wax in order to be activated as described above. Safety information Only use the wax burner outside. During use there will be liquid, 65°C hot wax in the melting bowl. Therefore it is important that the wax burner is always in a secure location and that it can’t fall over. Only move the wax burner when it is not in use and the wax has hardened. The melting bowl is warm on the outside and liquid wax can cause burns if it comes into contact with skin. Do not allow children to play with the wax burner unsupervised. Keep the wax burner away from highly flammable and heat-sensitive objects. Do not leave the wax burner unattended if it is still alight! Make sure that it is correctly extinguished before you leave it unattended. The wax burner may only be operated if it is protected from rain and water. If water gets into the liquid wax, the wax can spray outwards and can cause mess and damage.
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