Optimize your candle's longevity by keeping it clean and soot-free with these stainless steel wick trimmers! Most candle companies recommend you trim your candle's wick after every burn (including the first burn) to a minimum of 1/4". Doing this helps your candle burn more evenly, and reduces soot. Black residue on the glass or a bloom-shaped wick means it's time for a trim! The angle of this trimmer makes it easy to get into narrow candle containers.