I don’t do many consumer product reviews but when I was contacted by Zippo to review their candle lighter, I couldn’t resist. I couldn’t resist because it involved two of my favorites.
I didn’t tell Zippo this but I already had one of these lighters. Mine is probably eight or nine years old and I do love it so I was curious about whether the design had changed at all.
My second favorite is candles – I stay away from scented ones because I’m quite sensitive to different aromas but I do just love the light and ambiance that candles create. On a Sunday evening, I love to have dinner in our dining room, with the table set, place mats, napkins and of course, candles.
One of the reasons I like the Zippo Candle Lighter is its design – it’s sleek and stylish and it fits my hand perfectly. The design means it’s more than just functional and that means I would be comfortable giving this as a gift, with candles, of course! I can’t say the same for some other automatic lighters that are more about function.
To ignite the lighter, you have to push the button on the top forward (see the middle picture). At the same time, there’s a button on the underside that has to be pressed in. If you don’t press the bottom button it won’t light. It’s a safety feature.
I have no problem with this because I’m used to it but when I asked some of my girlfriends to test this out, one of them thought it was very awkward. In fact, she said it was too awkward for her to use. She did concede though that he lighter’s design was way cooler than her wholesale club lighter.
Another of my girlfriends said she uses her Zippo every night to light candles around her home. She loves it and recommends that you also keep a lighter fuel refill on hand because “there’s nothing more annoying than when it runs out.” So that is another feature … it’s refillable but then you probably guessed that since I’ve had mine for so long.
The lighter retails for $14.95 and you can visit Zippo’s website to either purchase it or to find it in stores near you.
Zippo Candle Lighter Giveaway
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- The giveaway ends at midnight MT Friday November 16.
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Do you light candles around your home? Every day or just for specially occasions?