Why you should definitely freeze tea lights
Created: 11/29/2022, 09:55 am
By: Sebastian Peters
If you put tea lights in the freezer, you can save money.
The burning time is extended by frozen tea lights.
That's how it's done.
Hamburg – There is hardly anyone who does not know them.
The tea lights.
A souvenir that automatically goes into the large yellow or blue bag with almost every IKEA purchase.
Especially in the cold and dark winter time, tea lights are often lit to create a cozy atmosphere at home.
But, as the name suggests, you can also operate your tea light oven, which you may have built yourself with a kit, with tea lights.
But beware, the fire brigade expressly warns against so-called tea light ovens.
Freeze Tea Lights: Burn time can be extended with Frost Trick
In addition to the tip that you should never bake rolls in the oven, there is another useful tip that is easy on the wallet.
You should freeze them properly before use.
The reason is that this increases the burning time of the candle by almost an hour, reports 24hamburg.de.
Freezing tea lights can save you money.
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In a successful self-test byordnungsliebe.de, the benefits of frozen tea lights are tested.
The author used two Ikea tea lights for the test.
"One lived in the freezer for two days, one was just allowed to hang around in the living room at room temperature," says the author.
It is important that the tea lights have been in the freezer long enough to be properly deep-frozen.
Tea lights in the freezer: That's why the burning time is longer
But why does the candle burn longer if you have frozen it beforehand?
The melting point of the candle (hard paraffin) is between 50 °C and 80 °C.
If the hard paraffin (wax) wax is deep-frozen, the small flame of the candle must first heat the wax again.
Hence the longer burning time.
With this little "frost trick" you can impress your next visitor with your knowledge, but maybe even save one or two euros.
If you want to score another interesting savings tip during your visit, you can possibly reduce your heating costs with just a piece of paper.