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My Yankee candle obsession began when I was given a large yankee jar in 'Pink Sands' for my birthday. I'd never really heard of them before but I absolutely love scented candles of all kinds so it turned out to be the perfect gift for me.
When I went shopping to explore all things Yankee I was really interested in the idea of the wax tarts. I picked up a few, which retail at around £1.25 depending where you buy and then came home to look into what sort of wax burner to buy. This is when I came across the 'Yankee Candle Petal Bowl Burner' on Amazon, which looked pretty and was inexpensive. I purchased my burner in pink for £5.95 but I have noticed that since the price has increased by £1, which could be due to it's popularity. Delivery was free so at either price in my opinion it was a definite bargain.
The top bowl of the burner is ceramic with a petal shaped edge and is sat on a black, metal stand. The dish sits perfectly into the stand so there is no worry about it falling out, it is also very sturdy and it has been dropped the once and didn't break (though I wouldn't recommend trying this at home!) The burner is used by placing the wax tart into the bowl, putting a tealight on the metal stand and allowing the heat from the tealight to melt the wax to release the fragrance. I have found that having the wax lit for up to two hours is plenty to fill the house with the scent for the whole day. Yankee candles are claimed to last for 8 hours of burning time but I would say the tarts have more than this. The tealight can be blown out allowing the wax to reset so it can be used again.
I am really pleased I discovered this burner, it is so easy to use and looks lovely in my living room. The price is brilliant and I am planning on buying a few of these as Christmas gifts! The burners are available in several colours, cream, yellow, blue, pink, red and green, a colour to suit any taste!
As many of you who have read my past reviews will know by now of gathered I really do love the brand that is Yankee. I particularly like burning the wax tarts as I find them excellent value for a great burn time and that they allow me to not commit to a certain scent for too long.
I already owned 4 wax tart burners, not from Yankee and they were nice enough and just cheap things I picked up from all over the place really. With a flat full of all the things I need I have recently decided to start replacing things really with nicer, more quality stuff.
With money in Amazon account and money to burn.......so to speak and pardon the pun I decided to treat myself when I spotted this item when looking for some wax tarts. At just under £8.00 for the burner with the red petals I chose for my living room it was a considered purchase but after then looking at reviews on here about it I hit the buy button!
In appearance I really did like this when I opted to buy it of course but in the flesh so to speak it really is lovely. Its available in red, blue, green and cream and thats the only colours I have seen this in.
What you get for your money is the black intricate iron/metal black stand, the base is solid and black and round with the 'legs', all four of them being curved kind of upwards to hold the petals which is actually a ceramic dish. The whole thing is sturdy and the base is heat resistant and that base is where your tealight slides into. I reckon the legs are about 3 inches or so high and the dish is a little bit bigger than that around and its about 3 or so inches deep.
The dish part is lightweight and removable making it easy to clean and the nice part about it is when using the tarts you can easily clean that bowl part and they are not easily damaged. When I want to clean mine I allow the remainder of the wax to cool but not go completely cold and scoop it out with a teaspoon and wipe it clean with a cloth.
Its lightweight a well as being pretty and functional and its simply enough to dust over on a daily basis as where I have it, it does tend to collect dust a bit but I think thats my fault rather than Yankees! The tarts heat and melt easily within this with just one tealight burning under where as some of mine used to need a couple of tealights to get the wax melting.
This is a vibrant and eye catching piece and it exudes quality and I really love mine sat on my windowsill and have nothing but good to say about it and am really bad i parted with my cash though do be aware that prices vary depending on the colour option that you choose.
Available from a lot of online retailers I bought mine from Amazon but Google for a list of stockists if interested!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
I have had my tart burner for about a year now and I wouldn't be without it! It is really simple to use and it looks nice too, and I didn't pay very much for it either. It was only £5 which is the full retail price, and considering how many times I have used it (almost every day) I have definitely gotten my money's worth and it is still in really good condition.
I bought mine directly from the Yankee candle website but it can also be found on sites like amazon and eBay and I think quite a few gift/card shops sell these tart burners as well. It is available in several different colours including red, yellow & green and I have the cream one, as this was the most plain and simple looking and I thought it would match my cream fireplace well as this is where I keep my tart burner while it is burning (on top of the fire place).
I was tempted to get a blue one because it was such a nice shade - a pastel sky blue shade, but I decided not to in the end as I didn't want it to clash or stand out too much. The design of this tart burner is pretty simple but it still looks elegant in my opinion and it also looks a lot more expensive than it actually is! It has a cute shabby chic look to it and I love the design of the ceramic bowl as the shape of it is like a flower. The burner feels sturdy rather than flimsy and although it is light enough to easily move from surface to surface it is not so light that it feels cheap.
Using the tart burner really couldn't be easier, I just put an unwrapped wax tart into the bowl and place a tea light underneath onto the base (the black part underneath the bowl, which is made of a metal kind of material) and the bowl quickly heats up. The bowl is a good size and I've never had any problems with a wax tart not fitting in or anything and it always holds the melted wax without overflowing.
When it comes to cleaning the burner I will wait for the melted wax to solidify then get a spoon and scoop it all out, then rinse the bowl which is quick and easy, and after being rinsed countless times there is no fading or chips or anything, it is still in great condition. I actually bought my Mum and her partner one of these for Christmas as a small stocking filler sort of gift and they both love it, and they have it on their French dresser in their living room. I bought them the red one, which looks just as nice as my cream one.
All in all I definitely recommend this wax tart burner as it is really good value and good quality and it looks nice too. Five out of five stars.
A few months ago I began my obsession with Yankee candles by buying a couple of Christmassy wax tarts. I had a small burner at home from a gift set I was given years ago and never used, but the space on top to hold my wax melts was very small and didn't hold much, so I looked through the burners on Amazon when I came across this Petal Bowl burner.
I have seen it in a few colours, including cream, yellow, blue, but I purchased it in pink. The colour is a nice, dusky shade of pink, so its girly looking but not a vibrant, Barbie pink that is very in your face.
The holder is made out of metal and looks very elegant, like wrought iron, although it is very light, while still being sturdy. It has a solid base which means it can be placed on any flat surface without worrying about your coffee table or so on getting hot or having melted wax dripped on it. There are 4 'legs' round the stand, all in that elegant, curvy stye, and the they are held in place at the top by a circle of metal. Where the legs end at the bottom of the holder, they create a perfect space for your tealight candle to sit and they hold it nicely in place. The holder stands around 3 inches high.
The bowl, which is removable from the holder, making it easy to clean, change waxes etc, has a lip around the bottom. This then sits nice and snugly in the circle of the holder.
The bowl is about two inches deep, so there is plenty if depth to hold the melted wax without it spilling over the side. Its also around 4 inches round. You could easily pop a wax tart on whole and it would fit nicely, although i never burn a whole tart at a time, but crumble around a quarter in a time.
This burner is given its name due to the fact the bowl is shaped to look like a flower opening up, and all around the bowl are lips shaped into petals. It gives the burner that little bit of wow factor which you wouldn't necessarily get if it had just been a round bowl.
I paid around £6.99 for this from Amazon around Christmas time, I have seen it on other Yankee websites and prices can vary but not much more than £1 either way, and some websites offer some wax tarts with the burner too. It was delivered in a well padded box with an official Yankee Candles label attached to the holder, which assured me, as a newbie to Yankee products, that I had bought a genuine Yankee product.
I found that with my old, small burner, removing old wax was a bit of a chore and it would get on my nerves when I would be scraping wax off for ages before removing it all. Then somebody gave me a tip to pop the burner in the freezer for ten minutes and the wax would pop straight out. I needed to use this trick just once, because then my Petal Bowl burner arrived, and I soon realised that Yankee must have added some thing to this burner because not once have I had a problem when removing old wax, it just slips out in one piece with a little nudge of the finger! So much easier!
I absolutely love burning my Yankee candles, especially my tarts which i find to give out a stronger smell than some candles. I don't know if this has anything to do with the openness of the burner or not.
I am really hoping I can manage to find this burner with a red bowl, I have recently redecorated my living room in cream, red and black, so if I could find this burner in red it would look great, and I would actually pay for two!
I absolutely love the Yankee Tart collection, I think that they are the best wax tarts on the market for the money at the moment because they are cheap to buy, come in a wide range of different scents and also they linger nicely in a room and have lots of burning time. To burn a wax tart, you firstly need a wax burner. These can be picked up in the Yankee Candle Stores. I seen this Petal one in Yankee a few months ago and thought it would look lovely in our bathroom.
The Wax Holder
This wax holder is petal shaped, it has a black metal bottom and is shaped nicely. It has a space in the bottom to slide your tea light under, and then a cup on the top shaped like a flower to place your Yankee Tart. You can buy this burner in different colours of flowers including yellow, cream and blue. I decided to pick up the cream one as it matched my bathroom quite well and I have always wanted something nice to set on our windowsill in that colour. I think the fact that it is both pretty and functional is a great plus about this burner.
Using The Wax Burner
To use a wax burner you simply take your selected Yankee Candle Wax Tart and remove its plastic and pop it into the top part of the burner. This is the flower part of the wax burner in this case.
Then to release the fragrance, you simply take a little tea light and put it under the flower, onto the black metal part, and light it and wait.
To change a tart you simply give the bottom of this burner a little bit of a tap and they should pop out quite easily. I find that sometimes they can be a little stubborn to remove, but usually they do come out with a little perseverance.
I find that these burners are really easy to use and they do not take long to release the scent from the wax tart.
What I Thought
I think that this burner looks great, it is quite stylish and also very versatile and would look good in any room. I really liked the cream coloured one that I bought, and the yellow and blue ones that are also on sale look quite nice too.
These burners are made well and really sturdy, they are great quality and can take an odd knock about, mine has fell on the floor a few times, but is still standing and hasn't broke yet.
I find that this burner releases the scent well from the wax tarts and it is perfectly shaped and designed for them.
Price and Availability
I bought my wax burner for around £6 from memory. I think that this is a fantastic price for this as it looks so good and is so handy for burning my Yankee Tarts. I would definitely buy recommend this tart burner and would buy it again if I needed another one for a different room.
I think that this is a great burner, it looks good, is reasonably priced and the Yankee Candles that it holds are lovely, there is a scent for everyone in the collection. Overall I would give this burner 5 out of 5 stars.
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YANKEE CANDLE PETAL WAX TART BURNER
I have had my wax tart burner now for around 6 months and purchased mine from amazon, well I should say i purchased all of them from amazon, as I have 3.
Yankee wax tart burners are available to purchase online from the yankee candle website, amazon and ebay.
I have a cream wax tart burner, a yellow one and also a red one, for the cream one I paid £4.99 and for the other 2 i paid £7.99, The reason I have 3 is because I have one downstairs, another in the bathroom and another in my bedroom.
Each one came packaged exactly the same, In a plain cardboard box with the petal wrapped well inside with bubble wrap.
The petal which holds the wax tarts is fairly deep with plenty of room for the tart to sit and this petal sits on a black metal base where you place the tealight.
My petals get used every day as i like to keep the house smelling nice, and sometimes when you have 2 young children still in nappies it's impossible to do that with their smells.
For around 2 hours each day I like to use mine during the afternoon, When i first got them i did find it a it fiddly to place the tealight candle on the metal burner, but after using a few times i soon got used to this.
This look really nice and are suitable for use in any room in the house, although if you leave the tart to harden again it can sometimes be fiddly to remove this, so i would advise that after you have blown out the tealight to leave the wax to set for around 10 minutes and then remove.
I actually discovered this product whilst rating reviews on here! I LOVE candles, but my hubbie isn't too keen, so I needed to find a bit of an alternative. I found this tart burner and just thought it looked fab, so added it to my Amazon Wishlist and hoped someone would get it for me for my birthday.
It was my birthday a month ago, and actually my husband ended up buying this for me - I was thrilled! It cost him £5.99 from Amazon, but it is available from other places too including the Yankee Candle website - http://www.yankeecandle.co.uk/ and one of my favourite sites, Yankee Doodle - http://www.yankeedoodle.co.uk/
One I had it, I couldn't wait to get it open and start burning! The product was well packaged in a simple brown, cardboard box and well wrapped up. It has a black, metal base with intricate legs holding the actual burner up. The pretty cream ceramic bowl is petal shaped and it really does look very pretty when all put together.
So, the idea is that you put a normal unscented tealight on the black, metal base, and then place a Yankee Candle wax tart (in a scent of your choice) in the bowl. The tealight will melt the wax, gradually releasing the smell from the tart. It is really simple to use and it's so effective.
Wax tarts are available from the websites I listed above, as well as Amazon and you can even buy them in places such as House of Fraser and Clintons Cards now. They usually cost around £1.20 each, or you can buy multipacks at a discounted rate. Personally, I prefer to buy the single tarts as I then get to try out many more different scents. There are hundreds of different flavours available, including fruity ones like Strawberry or Lemon, flowery ones like Jasmine or Beach Flowers, festive ones like Christmas Cookie as well as slightly more unusual ones like Beach Wood, Baby Powder or Fluffy Towels. My current favourite tart scent is Sicilian Lemon, it's such a fresh, zesty smell and it really travels through the house, making it smell amazing!
The wax tarts are designed to last for around 8 hours each, although I'm pretty sure that mine last for a bit longer than this. The smell is more 'punchy' at the beginining but only begins to fade slightly towards the end of the burn time. You will be pleased to hear that you don't have to wait to a tart to have burned completely before changing fragrances. Once a tart has cooled and hardened, you can simply tap the bottom of the bowl and it will come out in tact. You can then keep that scent for later and use another one. I was a little sceptical when I first read this, but I can assure you that it works - I am now always swapping the tarts around!
My husband even quite likes it as 'it's not a candle' and he has got involved with choosing scents, his favourite so far is 'Beach Wood'.
Overall, I would thoroughly recommend this product. It keeps my home smelling of whatever I want it to smell of and even when not lit, it still looks really pretty and decorative. It's priced pretty low and I'm sure it will last, the only cost comes with the tealights and wax tarts. I have already recommended this product to friends and will continue to do so as I love it!
I am now a huge fan of Yankee Candle since my mum brought me a couple of tarts for Christmas. I have now started to treat myself every week and a new tart but I only have one oil burner and I felt it looked a little tired so only kept this in rooms where nobody could see them.
I decided to purchase a new wax burner and after reading a recent review on this, I felt the urge to buy one immediately.
*Price and availability:*
I brought mine from EBay and from what looked like an official Yankee stocker for £4.99 including postage and packaging.
Having looked on Yankees website, I can see that this price is pretty consistent however there would be postage payable.
The wax burners are suitable to be used with all of the tarts and are available in either blue, green, yellow, pink or cream top but all with a black base.
*How to use:*
For any Yankee Tarts newbie's like me, using them is really easy. All you need to do is place a tea light in the bottom of the burner and light it. You can either put water with some fragranced oil in the top or a Yankee Candle tart. I prefer to use the Yankee Candle tarts as I have found you get a stronger aroma.
If you using a tart, ensure all the packaging is removed when you place in the top, the tart will start to melt which them delivers the fragrance. Once the tea light has been extinguished, the tart hardens ready to be used again.
Tarts can be purchased online from places like Amazon, EBay, Yankeecandle.co.uk, you can also buy them from B&Q and also some garden centres have started selling them. The price is around £1.20 for a single tart which will burn for about 8 hours.
I really am impressed with the product. I choose the cream version as I thought this would then be able to be used in any room. The sleek and simple design looks very stylish and modern and I think would suit my any house.
The petal shaped bowl is quite deep so I don't have to worry about it overflowing and also feels quite sturdy in the lip of the base.
The design of the base also means that the tea light sits quite snug and cannot easily be knocked out.
Considering the product was less than £5, in no way is this poor quality, in fact, I would say its quite the opposite. The ceramic petal bowl is quite chunky which I think gives it that 'expensive' look. I have spent more money than this on oil burners in the past and the quality has been way inferior to this.
I would definitely recommend this product, I have since been on EBay and ordered another one for a birthday present for my mum!
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I had heard so much about Yankee Candles but was put off buying them because of the high price (around £17 for a large jar candle). I kept reading about the wax tarts which seemed exceptional value for money (between £1 and £1.50 in most cases) but I was a bit unsure of exactly what I would need in order to burn them as they do not have a wick.
After some googling I learned that all I needed was an oil/wax tart burner and some unscented tealights. This sounded like a good option to me because the burner would obviously last for a long time and therefore see me through many of the wax tarts.
I assumed that the burners would be around the £15 mark so I was prepared to wait a while until I had some disposable cash. However, I was lucky enough to find a genuine Yankee stockist on ebay selling these for something like £7. I had actually seen these before and thought that they looked like a really nice burner with a clean, contemporary appearance so I didn't hesitate in ordering myself one straight away. They were available in a few colours from this particular seller whereas I have seen them only available in cream from other places. I believe they were available in pink, blue and yellow but I opted for the cream because I felt it would best match my living rooms colour scheme and would easily fit into another room with another colour scheme.
This particular burner is a black metal with a ceramic bowl on the top. The bowl is shaped like a petal and I think this gives it a gentle detailing without being too overpowering. It looks great but also subtle.
The black metal holding the bowl has four 'legs' and these are all around three inches tall with a gentle curve at the bottom. There is a black metal circular plate the the bottom of these which is where you will store your tealight. The bowl which holds your tart is around three inches round and at the lowest points around an inch and a half high and the highest around two inches high.
To use the burner you simply pop your wax tart in the top and then place a lighted tealight underneath on the black metal plate. Within 5 or 10 minutes the tart begins to melt and release its scent. When you have finished with the tart you simply extinguish the tealight and then allow the wax to harden. Once this is done you can simply wiggle the tart about a bit and it will become loose from the bowl allowing you to simply take it out. It does not leave any little bits of wax behind and after removal it looks as new again.
On the whole, I think this is a superb product and I have just one small gripe. When putting the tealight in it is usually necessary to light it before putting it in place. This is because if lighting with a lighter you will find it difficult to position the lighter without burning your fingertips. However, if putting a lit tealight in the black 'legs' are quite close together making it often a sort of drop in and hope for the best!
I've had this burner a few months now and I am extremely pleased with it, especially for the price I paid. I believe that it does a superb job of burned the wax tarts safely and with ease and its smooth and soft ceramic surface allows tarts to be popped out leaving no residue. Mine has been used probably around 10x and I am happy with the results and the fact that it still looks brand new. I am confident it will last for years to come.
I recommend this tart burner without a doubt. Its a fantastic way to enjoy the Yankee range without having to spend a lot of money and you can experience a different scent every night if desired.
WHAT IS IT?
A wax tart burner from Yankee Candle.
The receptacle for the wax tart is shaped like a tulip and the legs are iron, the bottom of the stand is dish shaped and that's where you put your tealight to melt the wax. The bowl is available in different pastel shades, I have got a cream one for downstairs and a pale blue one for in our bedroom. These are the most standard tart burners but I like the simplicity of the design and think they compliment my decor better than any of the more fancy designs.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Place your unwrapped wax tart inside the flower and put a lit tealight underneath it. You can use any tealight but the Yankee Candle unscented tealights are best because they have a long burn time and stand taller so will melt the wax quicker. The wax will start melting in a few minutes and you can start to smell the fragrance in about 10 minutes for the heavily fragranced tarts and 20 minutes for the fainter ones. You can leave it until the tealight burns out or blow out the flame for shorter bursts of fragrance in your home.
WHAT I THINK
This tart burner is described as a starter and is often found on Amazon as part of a set that comes with wax tarts and even tealights sometimes. I think it's more than a starter though and the cheap price of about £5 has turned it into a classic burner because so many people have them. The choice of colours is nice because you can match them to your decor and because the burner is so cheap you can buy one for each room.
I use the part where the tealight goes to store little things I pick up off the floor like buttons or small pieces of my childrens games, I always take these out before lighting the candle but it is useful sometimes to have the dish shape. The bottom of this part is flat so the tealight doesn't wobble, it's easy to slide it through the legs even if you light it first. The whole burner is very stable and both of the ones I have stand straight without wobbling.
The flower is ceramic and thick so I don't think it would ever crack or be damaged. The inside is a bit scratched now from where I've used a knife to remove the used wax tart but that doesn't affect the burner. I wash it in the sink with washing up liquid every few days to remove any dust, my cream burner shows up the dust very badly and if I don't keep it very clean the dust stains the pale ceramic and makes it look dirty and old.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
Yankee Candle Petal Bowl Wax Tart Burner - currently £4.99 on-line
This wax burner is specifically designed for use with Yankee candle wax tarts. I add one at a time (with maybe a small section of a second for an accent scent), as I do not think this is large enough to add two safely. The wax tarts are made of beautifully scented wax that have all natural scents in them, that act as room fragrancers.
The ceramic petal bowl of the burner is supported by four metal legs, that have been scrolled for decoration. The idea is that you place a candle on the metal base, light a tea light, and wait for the wax to melt, and create magic. Each wax tart is imbibed with a wonderful scent, and on the website you are actively encouraged to mix scents to make one that is unique to you...
The Petal bowl wax burner is available in cream, blue, pink, and yellow. As one of the cheaper wax burners available on-line form the Yankee range it is often sold out in at least one of the colours. Each of these is accented with black metal.
As far as wax burners go this is one of the less elaborate burners available from the Yankee range, however it does the job wonderfully. I would highly recommend the product, and the whole of the Yankee range, as they are so very decadent feeling.
Over the last year or so I've read many glowing reviews about Yankee candles on here. I'd been tempted to try these for a while but was a little put off by the price of the full sized candles. It seemed a huge investment in something that I may not like. Through the reviews I learnt about wax tarts that are also produced by Yankee, which priced at around £1.20, seemed a lot more reasonably priced. However, when I went to my local Clintons to buy some I was a little puzzled as to how these were used. The tarts are basically small, circular blocks of wax, with fluted edges, rather like a tart you would bake in the over, hence the name. The puzzling thing for me was 'how do they burn?' as unlike a conventional candle they contain no wick. After a little further research online I learnt about tart burners and how these were used to burn wax tarts. I have quite a few Yankee candle stockists near where I live and when comparing prices for tart burners online against the shop I found one on Amazon to be significantly cheaper so I decided to enter the world of Yankee candles and see how good these were for myself.
Tart burners come in various styles and the one that I went for was the Yankee Candles Petal tart burner which was priced at £4.99. The tart burner consists of a small ceramic flower shaped bowl which is perched on a metal stand. The bowl comes in various colours and I opted for a fairly neutral magnolia coloured one as it would fit in with the décor of any room in my flat. The metal base is elegantly designed; with four metal curved pillars leading up to a hollow metal base onto which the ceramic bowl is placed. My first impression when I opened the box was that it looked really elegant and rather pretty.
To burn a wax tart, simply place the tart in the ceramic bowl and then place a tea light beneath the ceramic bowl. There is a metal base on which the tea light should be placed. Due to the fact that this can get quite hot I tend to place the tart burner on a small coaster before lighting the tea light so that the surface it is placed on doesn't get too hot. I should point out here that this is an official Yankee product and the instructions recommend using only Yankee tea lights with this product. I didn't really bother with this and just used ordinarily tea lights that I'd picked up in a local bargain store. I really can't see how using Yankee tea lights would make a difference here apart from burning a bigger hole in your pocket! When in use the base and the burner do get rather hot so it's best not to touch these when in use and to wait for these to cool down before moving the burner.
Within a few minutes of lighting the tea light the wax that is placed in the burner starts to melt and the scent soon starts to waft around the room. Usually it is possible to get around 8 hours of burn time out of a wax tart and when it comes to changing the tart to a new one I let the tart cool down and solidify again before placing the ceramic bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes or so. This causes the wax to contract slightly and then it is a question of a gentle tap and the tart just pops out of the burner, leaving a clean bowl behind ready for the next tart. I do find that when burning a tea light that black deposits appear at the bottom of the tart burner but this is easily removed with washing up liquid and a little gentle scrubbing.
Overall I am really pleased with my purchase and am enjoying experimenting with the huge array of wax tarts on offer in the shops at the moment. The tart burner looks elegant and stylish and would fit in well into any room in the house. I have no hesitations in recommending this - in fact I have since ordered a couple more as presents for friends!
This tart burner is a purchase which I made a month or so ago and it was completely due to Dooyoo! I had seen so many reviews of Yankee candles and been temped into trying them, but I was a bit underwhelmed with the strength of a sampler candle that I bought as it didn't exactly fill my home with its scent as I had hoped and I could barely smell it. Lots of reviews suggested that the Yankee wax tarts are much stronger and better at distributing the scents throughout the room, so I was keen to try those and to do that I needed a wax tart burner because the Yankee tarts are basically just discs of wax with no wick.
This particular Yankee wax tart burner seems to be the most popular one. You can easily find this design on Ebay (where I bought mine for around £5 with free postage) and Amazon. It costs £4.99 from the Yankee website, www.yankee.co.uk. It comes in a number of different colours, but personally I felt that some of the coloured ones such as bright yellow or blue looked a little bit too loud and garish for my taste, so I went for the cream coloured option as it can easily fit in with any room's decor. The tart burner looks pretty much exactly as pictured above. I don't find it that attractive to be honest, but it looks alright. I would say it is more functional than stunning. It has a sturdy base upon which you place a tea light, and there is a circle on top of the curved legs. The petal bowl has a ridge on the bottom allowing it to fit exactly onto the legs, sitting securely with no real risk of wobbling or being knocked off. This is obviously important as when it is being used it contains very hot liquid wax.
The instructions I got with this burner state you should only use it on heat proof surfaces and they recommend you only use Yankee branded tea lights, but I am sure there is really no difference between their tea lights and generic ones! I have been using any old tea lights and have had no problems. I will be stocking up on a big bag of 100 tealights for £2 at Wilkos as that will enable me to use this burner cheaply as much as I want. As for the heat proof surface, obviously you should always be careful with candles but as the tea light is resting on the base of the wax burner, it never comes into contact with the table or surface so I think it is safe enough as it is and I have rested my burner on a wooden table with no problems and I don't feel it is a safety risk.
I find it is easier to light the tealight and then pick it up by the sides and place it under the bowl, as it can be fiddly to reach under there with a lighter. Alternatively you could use a long handled electric candle lighter and this would be a very simple solution.
I have been so impressed with how well this wax tart burner and the Yankee wax tarts work. They really do create much more fragrance than the sampler candles and I have been burning the lovely "Warm Spice" tart in my room for hours over the last week or so. I find that you don't need to have the tea light constantly lit, as once you have had it lit for a while the scent lingers for ages. While it is burning, the wax melts and becomes completely liquid, but after you leave it the wax solidifies again completely, as you would expect, meaning you can simply melt it again the next time for however long you want. At first I thought I would have to completely use up a tart before replacing it with a new one, as the wax melts to fit the shape of the burner's bowl and I thought it would be stuck inside there and hard to remove, but I found you can easily get it out. You just take the bowl off, turn upside down and lightly tap on the bottom a few times, and the wax comes out.
If you need to clean the bowl, as you can detach it from the stand it is very easy to just take it and give it a wipe.
I have now also tried this as an oil burner today and found it also works well with home fragrance oils from Body Shop. The bowl is a bit deeper than the Body Shop's own oil burners, but the format is otherwise basically the same, so you just put water into the bowl and add a few drops of fragrance oil to enable the scent to waft into the room as it burns. It works great with the oils as well as the wax tarts, so I would say it is a multi-purpose burner.
Overall I am really pleased with this. It is not the most exciting to look at but it is sturdy and does the job well. I am looking forward to trying a lot more wax tarts now!
For years I'd been seeing Yankee candles and accessories on QVC and heard people raving about them, but I've always been put off by the prices. I decided to buy one of the littlest candles just to see what all the fuss was about. It was only when I took the wrapper off that I found it had no wick and learnt that it was actually a wax tart.
Fast forward a month and I've got around to buying this tart burner. It cost me £5.95 from Amazon which I think is a really good price for a genuine Yankee burner. I was a bit worried it could break in the post as I'd previously only seen very fragile looking ones, but it's actually a lot sturdier than you'd imagine from looking at it. The black base part is made of what I'd guess is coated metal and this holds the top piece which is a thick ceramic bowl in the shape of an open flower. The top piece has a slight rim underneath it that ensures it sits in place in the holder. The whole thing looks really nice, and as it's an off white/creamy colour it will go with whatever room I feel like putting it in.
Using the burner:
It really is easy to use, you simply pop the wax tart in the top bowl and light a tea light underneath, after a few minute you start to see that the wax is melting and making a pool.
The burner came with some general instructions about how to use it, things such as that you should put it on a heatproof surface, and only use unscented Yankee tea lights underneath it. I've found that it doesn't actually get that hot underneath, and as for the tea lights, I only had common or garden ones and I don't see that it makes a difference! To be honest, the instructions were pretty much common sense. It says not to use sharp implements to remove your melted wax from the burner and advises you to put it in the freezer if you have trouble removing it. I find that if you let the wax cool completely then it will pop out easily using your fingers. This is great as it means you can have different tarts on the go at the same time (If one should be inclined!).
I'm really pleased with it and have already been out buying more tarts to use. It would make a really nice present and is well finished and substantial. I having nothing but good things to say about it.
Yankee Candle Petal Bowl Wax Tart Burner
I was given one of these a few months back for my birthday along with 10 wax tarts to use in it. I'll be honest, I didn't really do anything much with it at the time, but just put it away until recently when came across it in the drawer and thought ooh yeah that'll do and dragged it out.
What This Is
A Wax Tart Burner is kind of like an oil burner, but instead of adding oil to the bowl, you put in a small disc or tart of scented wax (like a round flat candle without a wick) - you have a place underneath where you put a tea light, and then a bowl part above where you put the wax tart. When you light the tea light, it melts the wax tart above, and the scent from it is released.
Looks & Design
I don't think this is the style I'd have bought for myself - it's a bit black and white looking for me. Actually it's cream and white and fairly stylish looking, but it doesn't really go with the decor in any of my rooms which is why I wouldn't choose it for myself. The stand is quite ornate looking, and is black with the cream bowl fitting neatly at the top. It reminds me of a number of candle holders I had back in the 80's & 90's which I loved back then but which like this are quite striking and have a rather specific look to them. The petal shaped bowl is well made and sits tidily on the top - I don't find it that stable compared to the oil burner I have where the bowl sits in to the frame - this just sort of sits on top if you know what I mean. Having said that, it's a fairly well built design and not too easy to knock over (I tested this before putting anything in it). I like that the bowl on this is quite deep. I was a little worried that when the wax melted it might seep out between the petals, but the bowl is deep enough for this not to happen.
I find it easiest to put the tea light in place, and then use a hob lighter to light it. I've tried lighting it first and then putting it in, but I find that a bit awkward to do, and I also find it a bit hard to get a match or regular lighter in here, so in that respect the design isn't that clever - unless they do their own lighter for it which I guess they might - I'll have to investigate that one.
Putting the wax tart into the bowl is easy, and placing the bowl on the stand is also simple. Having never used anything like this before, I wasn't sure how long the wax would take to melt, or how long the scent would last. Would it last as long as the tea light, longer, or less time? Well to my astonishment, I found it lasted a lot longer than one tea light, and in fact, it took me 3 days to make my way through the first wax tart as each time I used it, I found myself deciding that was enough, before it had finished burning down. I would say overall each tart lasts around 7 to 8 hours - possibly a bit more.
Obviously the scent you get will depend very much on which tart you burn, but I can assure you that I was extremely surprised by the strength of scent these give off, and quite impressed overall with the device. I can't honestly compare them to other wax tarts by other companies because I've never used them, but compared to an oil burner it's just as good and Yankee Candle do seem to do quite a wide range of smells to go with the burner so that's good.
A Few Other Thoughts
I found the wax quite awkward to get out of the bowl afterwards until a friend told me how she does this - dip the bottom of the bowl into hot water, and then slide a butter knife type knife down the edge and the left over used wax just pops out. - Thought I'd mention this in case anyone else had struggled with it, but it's probably just me lol.
I don't know how economical these are to use either, or what they're like environmentally. I wonder if in some ways, the oil burner may be better as wax tends to use paraffin and leaves a residue to be got rid of, while the oils dissipate into the atmosphere - also, with the oils, in the winter I can just put the bowl on the radiator and that means I don't need a tea light even - not being winter I can't try this at the moment, but again that would be a factor for me. I think before I purchase any more of these, I'll look into that element of things as I do prefer to be both environmentally friendly and pocket friendly if you get my gist. (If anyone else already has, I'd be grateful to hear from them ta).
I would say overall I do like this. It's not bad to look at even if it doesn't fit with the look of my room. It works well, and you do seem to get more scent from these than you would from burning a regular candle (although again that could be to do with brand I guess). For me, at the moment it's a yes, but when I've run out of tarts for it, I'll have to think hard about whether to get more, or go back to my oils.
Candle holder available in several colours.