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I use a 6.5L slow cooker to reclaim wax. It is in the garden shed. I forgot about it the last time I turned it on. Much later, when I found it, the contents were black and rock hard. With a lot of effort I've been able to reclaim my slow cooker. So I can carry on as before - and will always set an alarm reminder.

But I thought I'd take the chance to ask, what other options are there for reclaiming wax? For reasons I won't bore you with, I don't want to use a solar melter or electric steamer.
 
I use a 6.5L slow cooker to reclaim wax. It is in the garden shed. I forgot about it the last time I turned it on. Much later, when I found it, the contents were black and rock hard. With a lot of effort I've been able to reclaim my slow cooker. So I can carry on as before - and will always set an alarm reminder.

But I thought I'd take the chance to ask, what other options are there for reclaiming wax? For reasons I won't bore you with, I don't want to use a solar melter or electric steamer.
wash thoroughly, get a large double boiler/bain marie (they are still available) and an electric hob, melt it all down - the water in the wax will help (even add a few pints) then skim the wax off and filter through a double layer of nylon stockings. All the slumgum will settle down into the water.
 

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