Candle by the Hour

Self-Extinguishing Coil Candle - Vertical Case of 4

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Unhappy Customer

12/27/2019 by stephen

Very disappointing !!!
There is no way that candle will burn for 60 hours
Set it up and the candle burned 2 inches in minutes
We bought the vertical and horizontal unit
We will be returning both
Steve Wheaton


Had high hopes.

12/13/2019 by Cynthia

Looks good in the picture, but the real thing is, unfortunately, very cheap looking.


Terribly Disappointing

7/14/2019 by Scott

Clip is difficult to engage...candle burns far shorter than advertised. I would not recommend this...


Not as easy as it looks

5/14/2019 by John

The clamp is really tight with a hole that's a bit too small for the candle provided. This all but guarantees that the candle gets mangled whenever you extend it. It looks nothing like the pretty picture by the time you get the candle through the clamp - dings, dents, scrapes in the wax all over. Then, the first burn went well and the candle extinguished itself as designed. Unfortunately, the wick burned down so low that it would not light for the second burn. about every other time we use the candle I have to carve away the wax to expose enough wick for a good burn. Otherwise, the wick drowns in the wax. Overall, a big disappointment.


It Won't Feed

12/28/2018 by Alan

I bought one of these earlier in the year. I thought it a clever idea and an attractive design. But after a week of trying to use it, I gave up. The wax coil was too stiff, and it wouldn't unwind smoothly to feed through the 'holder' I don't know if you're supposed to put it in the oven a while before adding burnable length. but if so, that's a deal-breaker for me.

Regrettably, I cannot recommend this product.


Packaging Nightmare

11/30/2018 by Karen

Though I love the product, the packaging left a lot to be desired. I had written before requesting a new box and have not yet received one. I am disappointed. As I stated before, it looked like it had been returned and just thrown in a box. There was styrofoam everywhere, including inside the product. I needed to bring it outside to clean it off. Please send me a new box so I can get this wrapped by Christmas. Thank you.


Doesn't live up to its looks

10/28/2018 by Greg

So I have to say I'm not really happy with my purchase. It looks pretty cool and I thought I would try one out and maybe buy some as holiday gifts if I liked it. But the candle needs to be adjusted quite frequently and burns for only minutes at a time before you need to lengthen the candle or let it extinguish. Yes its a cool idea but it burns far too quickly for me to recommend it.


Looks better in the pictures

2/24/2018 by Joseph

I found that once I received this, it looked better in the pictures than I did in person. Also, the packaging was not great. The candle was able to shake and move around inside the box. I sent it back for a refund.

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The Candle by the Hour Story

Candle by the Hour | The Grommet

Self-Timed Candles

The innovation behind these eye-catching coiled beeswax candles dates back to the 1600’s, proving that sometimes the old way is still the best way.

A candles cotton wick can burn 20 minutes per every inch that you pull through the clip. Once the flame reaches the clip, it will put itself out. The coiled design is based on stories of ‘Courting Candles’ in the 1600's. It is said protective parents would light such a candle to mark how long a suitor could spend with their daughter. While our culture may not need that ritual, Candles by the Hour has preserved the beautiful, self-extinguishing
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