Be sure to achieve the optimum temperature when making your candles. This thermometer is ideally suited for beginner to advanced candle makers, it is compact, fast, and gives a reliable reading.
The non-contact infrared thermometer infers the temperature from a portion of the thermal radiation emitted by the object being measured, IE it measures the heat coming off the subject, in this case wax.
It is vital that the wax is not overheated at all, and that the fragrance is added at the optimum temperature, as well as poured into the container at the optimum temperature. Be sure to follow the recommended temperatures on each of the wax pages.
This will ensure that your candles have a smooth top finish and will help limit concaving.
- Always stir the wax before taking a reading, as the wax at the bottom of the container will always be hotter than the top, so this ensures an accurate reading.
- Angle your thermometer just short of 10cm above the wax.
- Press, and hold in the button for 2 – 3 seconds
- Release the button, and read the temperature.
- We recommend to do this about 3 times to make sure the readings are consistent.
- Take caution not to hold the thermometer too close to the wax.