I have used a candle for 35 years because that's how I learned it from an old lady. Bought an alcohol lamp 2 years ago. Never going back !!!!!! Clean, no stink, great waxes from Jim. pysanky is good !!!!vicki (Jun 03 2016, 20:47 PM)
I was wrong
I didn't think I'd see a big difference between this and a candle, but I was wrong - VERY wrong. This creates no soot, it burns clean and doesn't stink, and it is always the perfect height (not changing as it burns down, the way a candle does). I use 91% isopropyl alcohol in it (drug store or Walmart) and it works like a dream. I just cap it after each use and haven't noticed any evaporation. Travel tip: Cover the wick holder (when it's cold) by cutting the thumb off a used glove and stretching it over the lip. Cap over that, making a nice seal between the cap and the unit, and it doesn't seem to leak when traveling. (But to be safe I put mine in a napkin lined peanut can with a lid and keep it upright.)Twyla (Feb 27 2015, 19:38 PM)
Never use a candle again!
Love,love, love this mini alcohol lamp. There is no soot, so my wax stays pure, and does not clog my kistka. When I am done working I pour the alcohol back into the container, this way it will not evaporate. I would have never tried this if I didn't read the reviews.What a big help these are for beginners.Anonymous (Feb 16 2013, 17:58 PM)
Forget the candles, this little lamp is great! I never thought about giving up my candles before, but decided to give this a try and I love it. It's easy to light, and to extinguish it you just pop the cap on over the flame. It uses either rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol. Best of all, there's no more soot to blacken and clog my kistky.Eggaholic (Nov 26 2012, 20:30 PM)
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