Use and care instructions
Porcelain is sensitive to knocks!
Do not place ‘lighthouses’ on heat sensitive surfaces.
Cleaning lighthouses – the short version:
Boiling water and paper towel.
Cleaning lighthouses – the elaborate version:
Place the lighthouse 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.
Quite often it suffices to wipe the interior with moist paper towel.
Avoid moving the lighthouse 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:
Do not use hard objects to free the wax. Do not squeeze the light house.
Place the light house 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 lighthouse to avoid burning your hands.
A thick layer of wax at the bottom of the light house can removed as follows:
Fill a bowl with boiling water. Place and hold the bottom of the lighthouse in the water for about 20 seconds. The wax will loosen and can be removed. Remove the rest of the wax/soot, if any, with more boiling water and paper towel. Use a cloth to hold the lighthouse to avoid burning your hands.
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 while packing the machine, and make sure nothing topples onto the porcelain during the washing.