What Is an Electric Tart Warmer?

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What Is an Electric Tart Warmer?

Burning candles and melting wax tarts with a tea light have recently become popular ways to add fragrance to your home, but some people worry about the dangers of an open flame. Electric tart warmers are safer alternatives to burning candles.

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What Is a Tart?

Tarts are small pieces of wax, usually shaped like a small disk, infused with a scent. They are similar to a candle but do not have a wick and are more concentrated with fragrance. Tarts must be melted with an external heat source in order release their scent.


Tarts were originally designed to be melted in the basin of a ceramic holder heated by a small tea light. Because open flames can be dangerous when left unattended, particularly around pets and small children, the electric tart warmer was introduced as an alternative.


An electric tart warmer performs the same function as a traditional candle burning tart burner. It does not matter how the wax in a tart is melted in order to extract the fragrance. Electric tart warmers can also be used to heat essential oils.


Electric jar warmers are also available. They allow users to enjoy the scent of a candle without burning the wick by warming up the entire jar to release the fragrance.


Electric tart warmers are available in a wide variety of designs to suit any decor They also come in seasonal and holiday themes.

Safety Tip

Electric tart burners eliminate the danger of an open flame, but as with any electrical appliance, people should exercise caution when using them.

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