Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Petal Bowl Wax Tart Burner
Member Name: helenc72
Yankee Candle Petal Bowl Wax Tart Burner
Advantages: Sturdy, bowl sits securely on base so low risk of it falling off, easy to remove wax, works well
Disadvantages: Looks a bit big and clunky but it's okay
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!
Summary: I am happy with it!