How do you get pillar candles to burn evenly? Pillars are designed to burn for long periods of time: at least 3-4 hours each time you light it. If you prefer burning your candle for a shorter time try Candlesticks. Instead of blowing out the candle, dunk the wick into the wax pool and straighten. This ensures an easier relight and prevents the wick from smoking.
How do you stop pillar candles from tunneling? The best way to fix candle tunneling is to prevent it from happening in the first place. And it’s very simple, too. To prevent tunneling, all you need to do is burn your candle long enough each time so that the entire top surface of wax is melted. This is especially important the first time you burn your candle!
How do you fix a sinkhole in a candle?
Can you microwave a candle to fix tunneling? Pop it into the oven for 2 minutes.
NOTE: DO NOT put your candles inside a microwave oven! Candles usually have metal wick butts that can be dangerous when put inside a microwave oven.