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I'm looking for a use for my marmite jars. I've tried making candles in them but they aren't successful.? Answered


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KitemanBest Answer (author)2010-03-11

The jars are flattish front-to-back.

If you have lots, try laying them on their side and mortaring them together into a wall.

Leave the caps off for a sun-glasses type lighting effect, put them back on to make the jars more insulating.

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Jayefuu (author)2010-03-11

If you don't have room in a cupboard, marmite jars would be ideal for storing spices in a light area. Light speeds the degradation of spices and herbs, so dark jars like marmite jars would make them last longer.... I can't think of another use for them right now.

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Tipi2000 (author)Jayefuu2010-03-19

This is a cool idea. I should have mentioned in the original post that I got rid of the lids. If they were glass I might have kept them.

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steveastrouk (author)2010-03-11

What does "aren't successful" mean in this context ?

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Tipi2000 (author)steveastrouk2010-03-19

Yep, what the other people said. The candles burn only down to a certain bit and are really dim.

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Kiteman (author)steveastrouk2010-03-11

Probably "flickery, smoky flame that you can't see very well" - the jars' wide middle needs a wide top to get enough oxygen to the candle flame for a decent flame.

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steveastrouk (author)Kiteman2010-03-11

...that and the dark brown glass can't help.

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Kiteman (author)steveastrouk2010-03-11

That's what I meant by "...that you can't see very well".


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steveastrouk (author)Kiteman2010-03-11

I thought you were referring to the flame itself, sorry.

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