Removing candlewax from glass

It’s never a smart move to stick candles in glasses, because once the parties are over you know you’ll want to drink out of them again at some point.

So how to get the wax out without cracking the glass?

Unless the glasses have metal decorations, the easiest way is to heat in the microwave for a few seconds to loosen the wax.

Otherwise, heat upside down on a baking tray covered with kitchen paper in a low oven, or place the glasses in warm water and gradually increase the temperature (don’t plunge into boiling water) until you’ve warmed the wax enough to float it out and given the glass time to expand without cracking.