What is a candle pouring pot?

What is a candle pouring pot?

If you’re new to candle making, it can feel like there is an overwhelming amount of information to learn. While there are lots of tools for making candles, you don’t necessarily need to buy everything before you get started. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the options. However, one of the most useful tools you can get is a candle wax pitcher. If you’re new to candle making, learn more about these tools and why you might want to use one below.

Candle Pouring Pots – The Basics

A candle pitcher is a tool that you use to pour melted wax into your candle container or mold. Pouring pitchers have a spout that makes it easier to pour neatly. They also have a handle to hold while pouring the hot wax.

There are many different types of candle making pouring pots, but the best ones are made of stainless steel and have measurement lines. Stainless steel is a durable material that can handle any temperature of wax, and it’s also easy to clean and maintain. A stainless steel pouring pitcher for candles can be used over and over again as long as you take care of it.

The reason you want a candle pouring pot with measurements is that these lines make it easier to create consistent candles from one batch to the next. Measurement lines make it easier to add your ingredients and tell how much wax you have left after pouring each candle.

Do you need a pouring pot for candle making?

Pouring pots are helpful candle making tools, but you might be wondering whether you actually need one. This is a matter of personal preference based on your candle making system.

A wax pouring pitcher is great for pouring a few candles at a time. You can use them whether you’re making one candle or a whole batch. When making larger batches, you can always pour a few candles, then refill your pouring pitcher, and continue until all your candles are done.

If you have a large-scale candle making operation, you may find it’s more efficient to pour your candles straight from your melting pot. However, even people who make a large volume of candles find pouring pots to be useful when making small batches or special orders.

A wax pourer is also very useful when making layered candles that use different scents or colors in each layer. They are also great for those who like designing intricate candles that need to be made in small batches, such as candles with whipped topping.

If you use wax that requires a second pour, pitchers are also great for repouring candles. This involves adding a thin layer of wax to the tops of your candles if they form divots after cooling.

No matter how many candles you’re making, a wax pouring pot is very useful if you’re adding colorants, mica, or other additives to your candles. Powdered colorants are especially difficult to clean out of an electric wax melter. If you add them directly to your candle wax pourer, you never have to worry about colorants getting stuck in the spout of the wax melter.

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How do you use a candle making pouring pot?

A candle pouring pitcher is very easy to use. All you need to do is add melted wax to the pitcher, then start pouring your candles. Many candle makers melt their wax in a large electric melting pot, then fill their pouring pitcher from this pot.

Can you melt candle wax in a pouring pot?

If you don’t have an electric wax melting pot, you can melt your wax directly in a pouring pitcher. Some candle makers will heat their wax pouring pitcher directly on a hot plate or electric stove top. Depending on how hot the burner gets, this can cause staining or discoloration to your pouring pitcher – even if you’re using a stainless steel one. However, any staining would be to the outside. Because of how durable stainless steel is, you can clean the surface to remove any build up if you wish. Just avoid any super abrasive materials that may cause scratches.

Another option is to create a double boiler with your candle pitcher. To make a double boiler, simply fill a sauce pan about half full with water. Next, add wax to your candle pouring pot and place the pitcher into the pan. Begin heating the sauce pan on a stove top or hot plate until your wax melts.

When using the double boiler method, it can take longer to get your wax to a high enough temperature for adding fragrance. This method is great if you’re using soy wax, which ideally should only be heated to 185 degrees F before adding fragrance. However, coconut wax blends typically need to be heated to 200 degrees F or more, depending on the wax. When using a double boiler, it’s sometimes difficult to get coconut wax to reach the ideal temp for adding fragrance.

If you don’t want to use your wax pouring pitcher to create a double boiler, you can alternatively melt your wax in a different pan on the stove. Once melted, simply pour the wax into your candle wax pot.

How do I clean a wax pouring pitcher?

A stainless steel pouring pitcher for candles is very easy to clean. For best results, wipe any remaining wax out of the pitcher before it hardens. A paper towel or a cloth works well for wiping out excess wax. If you clean the pot right after you’re done, you should be able to get most of the wax out with this technique. Any hard wax that remains can be cleaned off with a scraping tool.

If you don’t get a chance to clean your pouring pot before the wax hardens, it may help to get the pitcher hot before attempting to clean it. Any large deposits of wax will be easier to clean up when they’re soft and melted. An easy method for softening the wax is to create a double boiler, as described in the section above.

Where to Buy Candle Pouring Pots

Looking for a candle pitcher? We have several stainless steel pouring pitchers that we know you’ll love using. Our 1 Liter pitchers are great for smaller projects, while our 2 Liter pitchers are ideal if you’re making a larger batch of candles.

Our stainless steel pitchers have measurement lines stamped into them, making it super easy to measure as you pour. Best of all, you can choose between classic silver and a fun rainbow colored stainless steel version!

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