Candle making is truly an art form as well as a profitable business. In the United States, there are roughly $3.14 billion in retail sales of candle products each year. If you want to grow your business, you need to have wax melting equipment that is able to handle mass quantities. To take your business to the next level, you will want to choose an industrial wax melter that’s right for you. Here is what you need to know about commercial wax melters.
What Are My Industrial Wax Melter Options?
An industrial wax melter is essential for melting large amounts of candle wax evenly without overheating. Melters are typically made from stainless steel to prevent cross-contamination when different heavy scents are used. They come in many sizes and there are two widely used types: direct heat and water jacket heat. Coogar direct heat melters are able to heat the wax to the desired temperature +/- 1°C. They can range from 25 gallons to 400 gallons.
Water jacket melters operate like a double boiler and are typically made from stainless steel. They also consume more electricity, sometimes up to 10x more than a Coogar direct heat melter.
Benefits of Industrial Wax Melters
Using industrial melters can boost overall production while reducing operating costs at the same time, especially if you’re producing wax products on a large scale. On a large scale production there needs to be enough liquid wax melted each morning to do that days production.
Wax melters also typically don’t require any extensive cleaning or maintenance while in use. Of course, routine maintenance definitely shouldn’t be neglected. When in prime condition, your wax melters will keep your production schedule running at peak speed.
Direct heat melters have a few more benefits, as well. For example, they’re safe to use in tight workspaces because the outer walls remain cool to the touch. Their heated spouts will allow you to continuously pour wax without clogging the valves. Direct heat melters can save you money on electricity consumption because they are insulated and they help keep the air conditioning bill down during the summer months. Direct heat melters melt wax evenly without burning or lumping.
Using an industrial wax melter can give your candle making business a much-needed boost. The type of melter you choose will depend on your budget and the size of your business. You will be able to worry less about the process itself and focus on what you truly do best: creating amazing candles for your customers.