Sunday, April 4, 2010
Passive Solar Cleaning
Can you guess what this is?
I hope you read the title of the post.
The little glass cups, upside down in the bag, are used to hold the special candles I light as the Jewish Sabbath and holidays begin. When the candles burn out, they leave some wax and a metal "plate." Normally I clean them by putting them in a plastic container, add some laundry detergent and boiling water. The problem is that it's now Passover and the container I use is from a food forbidden on Passover. I needed to clean the glass cups, at least get the metal out before putting in a new candle.
I don't have enough for all I need over the holiday. I light seven candles each time. My married daughter is coming for the last day of Pesach, and she lights five. A friend lit two candles in my house. That's:
That many I don't have. So I put some out in the sun to melt out the metal. And it worked. I hope the sun is strong tomorrow morning.