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July 1st, 2010

Candle Warmers EtcLast June I reviewed Candle Warmers, Etc.’s Contempo Candle Warmer Lamp and I have honestly used it almost every day. I love the soft glow it gives the kitchen at night and I love that I don’t have to worry about a lit candle in a home with little ones. I’ve had to replace the bulb once, and I chalk that up to the move last August. Seriously, this little candle warmer is awesome!

When Candle Warmers, Etc. wanted to send me their new Plug-In Fragrance Warmer to review, I was more than happy to give it a test run. This little warmer is “designed to warm scented oils and wax creating the glow and ambiance of a burning candle. ...” Its size makes it perfect for small rooms and small spaces, but I had a hard time putting it in a bathroom because I was worried it would be too easy for the kids to bump or unplug. Instead I put it in the kitchen, at least for the test run. You can see it post-warming (above left) and all lit up and liquefying wax melts (below):

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(Yes, I own quite a few cutting boards; believe it or not, I use them all!) After a couple weeks of clicking this baby on and off, here’s my opinion: I love the decorative look and artsy feel of this plug-in versus other ones you’ll find in my home for sure, but the openness of the melted wax makes me hesitant to put it anywhere other than my kitchen, unless an outlet is safe out of my children’s reach. So for me the Plug-In Fragrance Warmer is a bit limiting, but if you want a more beautiful, unique option to those “other” plug-in fragrances, it’s definitely the way to go. Oh, and if you have limited counter space but want a little mood lighting and a little fragrance, the Plug-In Fragrance Warmer is a great option!

We’re well into wedding season, and if you’re not a fan of the whole registered-at-Target thing, I’d consider a candle warmer from Candle Warmers, Etc. The Plug-in Fragrance Warmer may  not be as flashy as a new set of pots and pans but it is a lot more budget friendly. And what newlywed couple doesn’t want their 200-square-foot studio apartment smelling good?—Emily

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June 3rd, 2009

I stopped burning candles regularly after living in an apartment when I found soot collecting on my walls and ceiling—and I didn’t even burn candles that often or for that long! Though I still light them now and then on special occasions (when the kids aren’t around to blow them out), I prefer a candle warmer to a lighted wick when it comes to daily candle use.

Some of you may grimace at the idea of a candle warmer; you’re picturing the sterile white, totally un-chic candle warmers of the past. I admit that’s the kind I used to have until Candle Warmers, Etc. sent me the newest addition to their candle warmer line, the Contempo Candle Warmer Lamp. At first glance you’d think this was a stylish-yet-functional reading lamp of sorts, but it is really the most awesome of candle warmers. I’ve had this baby plugged into the wall socket in my kitchen since it arrived and it hasn’t moved since! The Contempo Candle Warmer Lamp comes in four finishes: black, brushed nickel (my choice), oil rubbed bronze and vintage brass. The brushed nickel matches my kitchen faucet and the hardware on my cupboards perfect, and I love that the base doesn’t get hot like my previous warmer.

My favorite part about the Contempo Candle Warmer Lamp isn’t that it has successfully warmed every size candle I own but that it adds beautiful mood lighting to my kitchen in the evenings. It gives off this super cozy feeling when I’m sitting at my computer late at night and pop into the kitchen for a late-night snack. It’s so homey without being homely (sorry, sterile, white, so-not-chic candle warmer!) and is the perfect way to keep soot build-up off your walls.

I also love the Illumination Fragrance Warmers and the Ceramic Candle Warmer & Dish combo. Candle Warmers, Etc. has one of the most stylish selection of candle warmers and accessories I’ve seen. I’m one that’s usually all about the burn, but that’s when it comes to working out. When it comes to candles I’m all about the warm!—Emily

* Promotion! Candle Warmers, Etc. is offering Daily Dish readers 10% off their purchase! Simply enter code BP10 when checking out; offer expires June 30, 2009.

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