Lidl ...Honey warmer / wax melter thingy

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Not sure if it's a national thing. But these were reduced to £30 in my Lidl this morning. Boxes have had a bit of a kicking but they are fine inside.

Not even got as far as getting my bees yet, but nothing like being prepared. 🤣
 

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Must be a previous offer end clear out ... they have not been available in Lidl since last year ... none in my local Lidl ...
 

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Sorry should have added they were in madeley Telford this morning.
You are probably correct, boxes did look like they'd been sat about for a bit.

There were six left after I'd been.
 

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Could be refurbished returns - I have had to take two back over the last six months after they packed up.
Still great pieces of kit.
 

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Lol I’ve got 1 and it sits beside my koshstar at 10 times the price but does the same job🤬
 

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I just wish I had room to put all these lovely "thingies" 😀
My heated box made from PIR slides under my workbench and melts 3 buckets at a time so will have to do for the moment.
 

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Not sure if it's a national thing. But these were reduced to £30 in my Lidl this morning. Boxes have had a bit of a kicking but they are fine inside.

Not even got as far as getting my bees yet, but nothing like being prepared. 🤣
If you happen to go back and there are any left would you be happy to buy another and post if I transfer you the money and cover postage?
 

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Know the feeling. OK I don't mind owning up, I waited years for these warmers to appear again until I gave in and forked out eighty quid. Within a few months, Lidl warmers on offer :rolleyes:
 

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Please excuse my ignorance but what exactly are these things useful for? Is it to take the place of a bain marie to melt wax or is there some other use? I imagine I'm really asking how you would process the wax using one? I was thinking of an old slow cooker but if this better I may get one as they're on sale locally for £39.99. Thanks as always for advice.
 

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Please excuse my ignorance but what exactly are these things useful for? Is it to take the place of a bain marie to melt wax or is there some other use? I imagine I'm really asking how you would process the wax using one? I was thinking of an old slow cooker but if this better I may get one as they're on sale locally for £39.99. Thanks as always for advice.
They take a 30lb bucket of honey or 15 jars to melt the honey once it’s crystallised
 

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They take a 30lb bucket of honey or 15 jars to melt the honey once it’s crystallised
30lbs! Didn't look that large when I saw it in the box. Simply place the bucket inside it then and set the timer? Maybe a good thing to have then for the money as a similar device on thornes is crazy money. Thank you Erichalfbee.
 

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add water first and sit the bucket on the trivet
Yep and top up
And don’t forget to wiggle the bucket about a bit to get rid of the air pocket which sets off the overheating alarm.
The timer has an infinity setting so you can leave it over night.
Melts a bucket quite easily.
 

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Please excuse my ignorance but what exactly are these things useful for? Is it to take the place of a bain marie to melt wax or is there some other use? I imagine I'm really asking how you would process the wax using one? I was thinking of an old slow cooker but if this better I may get one as they're on sale locally for £39.99. Thanks as always for advice.
Yes, it's like the Tardis! I have only 2 hives and also use a slow cooker from a car boot to melt my wax. Again, add a good inch of water to the base, stretch a fine mesh/paint strainer over the bowl and add the broken up comb. If I am melting brood comb, I usually put a sheet of strong kitchen towel under the comb; I can then carefully take out the remaining waste, squeeze carefully and chuck out, instead of having to fish out of the melted wax. You will lose a little wax, so don't do for just a small amount of comb.
 

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If you happen to go back and there are any left would you be happy to buy another and post if I transfer you the money and cover postage?
Wilco. Working away for a few days but I'll go look when I get back.
 
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