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Perfect Wick Trimmer

Candle Tool

Item #1272714


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Caring for your Candles

To enjoy your candles to their fullest, a certain amount of care is required. Keeping their wicks trimmed properly will help your candles burn fully and last longer. Specifically, your candle's wick should be trimmed after every 4 hours of burn time. Let the candle come to room temperature, then trim the wick to 1/8-inch before relighting. That length helps create complete combustion, which means less soot is formed while the candle is burning. This is where our Perfect Wick Trimmer comes in - place the bottom of the trimmer flush with the candle surface, rock the trimmer back so that its "elbow" rests on the surface, this keeps the trimmer at a 45-degree angle and helps ensure the cut is to the proper length. Simple! Enjoy your candles and their fragrances, then repeat again after every 4 hours of burn time.

About the Perfect Wick Trimmer

The proper tool makes every task easy. This is the essential one for maintaining your candle's wick properly. Our heavy-duty metal wick trimmer clips wicks to 1/8" to ensure a clean, even flame for a longer lasting candle and maximum fragrance. (To learn why this is important, see Caring for your Candles at left.) Long enough to reach the bottom of our Large Jar Candles, the Perfect Wick Trimmer's design also easily lets you remove the clipped wick safely. You can't do that with a pair of scissors!


1.375" H x 7.625" W x 2.375" D

Candle Tool Everyday Metal Wick Trimmer 4.9 5 91 91
Great tool! I've used Yankee Candles for a long while, and I've always tried to snip my wicks with a pair of scissors. My sister, also a long time candle lover, has been telling me for years that I need to purchase a wick trimmer. WOW! This handy tool makes it so easy to trim my wicks to the perfect length. It's long handles make it a breeze cutting the wicks in my large jars! I have shared this with all of my fellow Yankee Candle lovers, and several of them have made the purchase, and feel the same way I do! Another thanks to Yankee Candles! August 15, 2014
Very nice It's what I needed. I have another wick cutter that says "wickman" on it that I like even better. But that's a minor quibble. August 13, 2014
Best $10 I've Ever Spent! I was at my local Yankee Candle store and the cashier told me about this wick trimmer. Prior to purchasing, I was always cutting the wicks with normal scissors. Now after using this tool for a good month, I can say I'm so happy I bought this! Cutting wicks has never been easier, especially in a Large Jar/Tumblr. One of the best YC tools. A must buy! July 30, 2014
Don't Wait on Purchasing This Essential! The wick trimmer is an item that I waited to purchase for a long time. I had just been using nail trimmers for quite a while. I wish I had purchased the wick trimmer sooner! I was tired of having to maneuver my hands into the jars to trim to wicks with nail clippers... plus, nail clippers often ended up fraying the wicks (not good!). Yankee Candle's wick trimmer is a lifesaver that is well worth the price! Also, it's pretty and ornate looking, so no worries if you leave it laying around.. it still looks nice. Trimming your wicks is a very important step when using scented candles. Keeping your wicks trimmed appropriately prevents excess, stinky soot from lessening the wonderful aroma of your candles, and it prevents your jars from getting all black and sooty. Your candle will also last longer if you keep your wicks trimmed! June 15, 2014
wick trimmer essential to keeping my deep, large jar candles burning well, functional and attractive. May 4, 2014
A Must Have Before getting these I was trimming my wicks with nail clippers. Yeah....nail clippers!!! It was such a pain to trim, I wouldn't always do it. After getting these I now realize the EXACT importance of wick trimming and I would never ever light a candle without trimming the wick. I'm obsessive about it now. These have just made it so easy. March 30, 2014
love the longer length it's excellent for the large jars - the longer length prevents soot from getting on my fingers. March 6, 2014
Why did I wait? This wick trimmer is a must have. No more sooty hands getting scissors in jar to trim wick. No more picking wick pieces out of wax. I'm almost fanatical about keeping my candles trimmed. This has made it all easy. Very sturdy and very well made. Sharp blades and wick catcher work beautifully. February 22, 2014
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