Need to degunk your old candlesticks? Here’s an easier way to do it. In a vegetable steamer, place the glass or ceramic holders upside down, position it over a pot of boiling water (just like the way you do with veggies), making sure you cover the pot. Steam for 15 minutes, let cool in the steamer, then remove. The softened wax will have slipped right off the candleholders and dripped into the water below. You can simply skim the melted candle from the pot.