How To Clean Wax Warmer Pot Like A Pro?

We all love the amazing benefits of hard waxing.

…but sometimes it can leave behind a bit of a mess! No matter how careful we are in keeping our pot and bench space clean, sticky wax sometimes seems to find its way into spaces we don’t want! But do you know how to clean wax pot?

Wax warmers are really not hard to maintain. Especially if you follow the following basic steps, you’ll know that just a little care will do the trick. Read on!


First, assure that your pot is still warm when you are cleaning it. Wax can be best removed when it is still hot, but not too hot that it spills readily. For this, you must switch off your wax warmer, and wait for a while, until it cools a bit. And clean it when it’s still warm. Be cautious of not burning your hands, though. Especially if you are new to the waxing trend.


Most wax warmers, like that of Mello Beauty, come with removable containers. Besides, if you are using the wax warmer at home, you don’t have access to the professional salon sterilizing equipment. But you can definitely use the all-time favourite sterilizing method, which is boiling water.

But… Do not soak your wax pot in water, or some other solution

As I mentioned earlier, you have to only sterilize the removable container and not the machinery. If you submerge the wax warmer in water or any other liquid, it will damage the machinery.


Use oils since “Oil wins out every time”. Wax solvents are designed to clean wax from all surfaces and we think they work best on hard surfaces like floors and bench tops, but when it comes to cleaning pots and/or vinyl chairs or beds, oil wins out every time.

If you pour a little oil on a paper towel and then wipe the sides or rim of your sticky wax pot, you will find the wax quickly disappearing. For best results, make sure the pot is still hot (but turned OFF). The great thing is the pot will not feel tacky or sticky, as the oil dissolves the wax and although it may feel a little greasy, you can always wipe over the area with a dry cloth.

Over time, cleaning with solvents can cause plastic pots to crack or surfaces becoming dull and damaged. Whereas, cleaning with oil keeps them in tip-top condition for longer. Using this same method will clean vinyl chairs and treatment couches will make sure they last longer than if you rub with solvents. Which oil? We recommend using a mineral-based oil with no colour or fragrance.


  • Do not heat the wax warmer without the wax.

When switched on without the wax, the wax pot will overheat and damage itself. And in case you do, next time you won’t need to ask about how to clean wax warmer.

  • Switch off the power before cleaning

This is one serious point to note. Because any laxity can result in some serious skin burns. Therefore, carefully switching off your machine is a must for preventing your wax warmer and yourself from any unfortunate accident.

  • Take out the extra wax

Don’t splash water and detergent into a container quarter filled with wax. It might make things messier instead of cleaning! If there’s a considerable amount of wax left inside your pot then storing it in a container will be a wise option. To store the extra wax, reheat it until it becomes thinner and then keep it in a sterilised container. And then reuse it whenever you wish.

  • Don’t handle it with bare hands

This is a no brainer but just in case it skips your mind, trying to handle a hot container can create serious burns. However, since a warm wax heater is easier to clean, the safe way is to use towel or oven gloves while cleaning. This safety measure could save you from unwanted burns and make cleaning easier for you.

  • Avoid spilling water into the machine:

Scrubbing the whole machine while cleaning is not a great idea. As water can damage the coils of your heater and if used just after cleaning it might also result in short-circuits. Also, if you accidentally messed up your machinery you can clean it with warm oil or bleach spray instead of detergent.

  • Dry the container before Reusing

Pouring the wax into a wet container might just be the stunt to avoid! This might look like a minor thing to do but it’s an important thing to keep in mind in the long run. Although the containers of your wax warmers are usually rust proof but still storing them dry are best practice for its long term usability.

So here now, you know how to clean wax warmer and also how to remove hard wax, so there’s nothing stopping you from a super clean hard wax experience. Just keep up with the suggestions, and that’s it! For more information about waxing, click here.

Happy waxing!

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