Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Get lots of different Yankee fragrances into your home with this inexpensive tart burner.
Yankee Candle Petal Bowl Wax Tart Burner
Member Name: rolandrat
Yankee Candle Petal Bowl Wax Tart Burner
Advantages: sleek, attractive and inexpensive
---Why I Have This---
Well I was lucky enough to get given two of these cream petal tart burners with some tarts for two consecutive Christmases.
Yankee candles are a well known USA brand which has been going since the late 1960s. Yankee are well known for selling large jar candles, small votive candles, tarts and also attractive jar shades, plates and candle holders. They also now do car air fresheners as well.
---What Are Tarts Anyway?---
Well I wondered that myself a while ago when browsing Ebay and finding hundreds of them!
Tarts are little discs of solid wax with serrated edges as if they had been moulded in a cake case.
These wax discs do not have any wicks and are meant to be melted in a burner over a candle for the aroma to be released.
Each tart costs just over £1 and the fragrance is said to last up to 8 hours. After that the was should be disposed of.
There are literally hundreds of different tarts to choose from and they come in Fresh, Floral, Fruit, food & Spice and Festive categories.
---Tarts V Candles---
I have also been lucky enough to be given one of the large jar candles that Yankee make.
However I would say that the tarts have advantages over the candles.
Large jar candles need to be burnt for 2-3 hours at a time to get the wax to melt in the correct way and not 'tunnel' down the centre.
Tarts can be used for however long or short a time as you wish - the fragrance is released after as little as 5 minutes and they can be extinguished whenever you wish.
Yankee.co.uk have a huge list of suggestions for blending two compatible fragrance tarts together to make a new aroma.
This tart burner is a cream porcelain dish with six petals resting on four black metal legs and having a black metal base.
The burner measures 125mm high with a petal shaped tart dish diameter of 85mm.
The dish is available in the following colours: Blue, Cream, Pink, Sage Green and Yellow.
The dish rests on a circle of black metal.
Underneath is an area for you to place a tea light candle to burn.
To use you must put a tea light on the black base and light - the wax tart should be unwrapped from its cellophane wrapping and placed in the petal dish.
In about 5 minutes the smell begins being released as the wax melts.
Once all the aroma has been depleted and the wax has reset its just a matter of popping it easily out of the dish and disposing.
You can also pop out the set wax before it is finished if you wish to use another aroma for a change.
£4.99 from Amazon - in yellow, pink green or blue.
The cream burner is available on Amazon only as part of a set at present.
Many other online sites and stores sell Yankee items.
Tarts can be bought for around £1 each.
Well having had both the large jars and the tarts to use I would definitely say I prefer the tarts.
The tart burners to begin with have nice simple clean lines and would blend in with anyone's decor.
They are very easy to light - I know you are recommended to use Yankee tea lights in the base but I have use ones bought from Tesco without any problems.
The tarts can either be melted whole or snapped into smaller pieces to melt just a little. Or you can snap them and melt a few different fragrances at a time.
Personally I find I can have the room filled with fragrance after only about 10 minutes - I then blow out the tea light and you still have a lovely smelling room, plus your tea lights last longer that way.
I like having two burners as I often use one in the kitchen and another in the living room.
The fact that the tarts are so inexpensive to buy and so readily available both online and in stores means you can try lots of different aromas without breaking the bank and buying a huge candle in a fragrance you may not like.
---Would I Recommend?---
Summary: Tart burners offer you a quick way to fill your home with fragrance.