Product Type: Asda household products
Newest Review: ... flame burns the wick down to the wax). In order to light these with a lighter, it's best to tilt them to an angle otherwise you can end up... more
Melting Some Tarts? Buy These!
Asda Tea Lights
Member Name: angelboouk
Asda Tea Lights
Advantages: value for money, last well, effective
Disadvantages: not the prettiest
Asda offer scented tealights for popping in tealight holders. They also offer unscented tealights which can be lit to simply add a cosy atmosphere to a room or used alongside an oil or wax tart burner. For a whole £2.00, you can buy a large plastic bag of 100 unscented tealights.
The unscented tealights are presented in little, individual cases and should be placed in an appropriate holder. There are some care instructions on the bag and these should be read prior to using the tealights. The wicks should be kept trimmed to 0.5mm in length and care should be taken to ensure the lit tealight does not come into contact with flammable objects, children or pets.
Each tealights is designed to burn for 3.5 hours.
I go through so many tealights as I use Yankee wax tarts daily. I buy the Asda tealights as at 2p each, these represent excellent value for money. I started off with the tealights from Poundland and found that several out of each packet weren't up to scratch and simply fizzled out within 30 minutes of lighting them. I keep my big bag of Asda tealights in my candle box and simpy remove one when required.
If I am using tealights alone, I prefer scented tealights in holders but these are perfect for melting Yankee tarts. The casing for each tealight is round and they are a good side to fit neatly in my Yankee Petal Burner. The casing offers a secure holder for the white wax to melt as the wick burns down. Before using each tart, I snip a little off the wick to keep it at an acceptable length. The tealights are easy to light (I use one of the long lighters) and produce a comforting flicker which adds a touch of warm to any room and a pleasant glow.
The quality of these tealights is really good considering how much they actually cost. The wax inside the holder melts down evenly and despite being quite small, they do actually burn for a considerable amount of time. The heat travels upwards and melts any tart I have in the tart bowl efficiently and I've only every came across the odd dud where it simply doesn't produce enough heat to melt the tart. I have found these tealights to burn for 3 hours mainly but the odd one has burned for a little longer.
I wouldn't recommend moving these whilst they are warm. I wait until the wax has completely gone (the tealights burn right down to the bottom and go out themselves). I always ensure my tealight has went out fully and then remove it from the holder and dispose of it from there. There is a little disc at the base of the wax. When the wax has fully melted, the casing does appear a little flimsy and is easy to crush down to dispose off.
I can recommend these tealights from Asda. They do what I need them to do and are very reasonably priced. There is nothing fancy about them but they are practical and perform well so I will continue to purchase them. I would recommend them to anyone who burns Yankee tarts as they are a worthwhile and affordable neccessity - don't pay the extortionate price for Yankee branded (unscented) tealights.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: good choice for tealights