Had enough of the glasses getting burned every night from the floating wicks? This simple water hack will solve the issue!
When it comes to lighting the menorah, we have many wick options you can choose from. You can go with the floating wicks, long wicks with/without a metal holder, hand rolled, and so on, though every year we gravitate towards the type we’re used to.
For people like myself that use the floating wicks or long wicks without a holder, we got a problem. As the oil burns and steadily drops, so does the wick, which often leads to your glasses getting “burned” and black, and at the end of chanukah you’re either throwing them out or trying very hard to get them cleaned!
So, instead of wondering what you can do, here’s our wick that’s been working! The answer? Water.
Before you fill up the glass with oil, add a bit of water first, and then the oil which will float above the water. If you forget, you can still add the water afterward, as the oil will float to the top. This will ensure that the wick won’t drop too low in the glass and burn it, rather it will stop once the flame hits the water.
This can also help you if you plan on going out at night, and want the glass to be filled to the top, but not burn for too long.
Want to try a different type of wick? Check out this post!