Use and care instructions
Porcelain is sensitive to knocks!
Do not place lanterns on heat sensitive surfaces.
Cleaning lanterns – the short version:
Boiling water and papertowel.
Cleaning lanterns – the elaborate version:
Place the lantern away from draught as this will cause the tealight to soot.
Som candles soot a lot anyway. Throw them away – they will soot on your walls, ceilings and lungs. I do not recommend palm oil candles. In my experience they may overheat and ignite the wax itself, causing a fire hazard.
Quite often it suffices to wipe the interior gently with moist papertowel.
Avoid moving the lantern when lit in such a way that it causes the melted candle wax to surge. If you want to put out the light, avoid blowing hard into the melted wax.
If candle wax or greasy soot get on the interior, do the following:
Place the lantern in the sink and almost fill with boiling water. Let the water cool down a bit. The wax can now be removed from the top of the water. Remove the rest of the wax/soot, if any, with more boiling water and paper towel. Use a cloth to hold the lantern to avoid burning your hands.
A thick layer of wax at the bottom of the lantern can be removed as follows:
Fill a bowl with boiling water. Place and hold the bottom of the lantern in the water for about 20 seconds. The block of wax will loosen and can be removed. Remove the rest of the wax/soot, if any, with more boiling water and papertowel. Use a cloth to hold the lantern to avoid burning your hands.
Don´t use hard objects to free the wax. Don´t squeeze the light house.
Wash with a sponge and regular dishwashing detergent. If necessary, leave a bit of vinegar or the like in the vase overnight to remove any chalky residue.
All my cups go in the dishwasher, but be careful not to knock anything whilst packing the machine, and make sure nothing topples onto the porcelain during the washing.