The Waxmelter Palette is an electric heated art tool for adult use. It was designed to melt wax for batik encaustic painting and candle decoration. It takes approximately twenty minutes to heat up and maintains the same heat as long as it is plugged in. At full heat it is TOO HOT TO TOUCH and it is advised that a temperature regulator is used to prevent encaustic paint from burning. The palette comes with eleven metal cups that can be removed from the palette. Also included is a metal eyedropper. This palette is ideal for melting down Hot Sticks and small amounts of encaustic paint. Terrific for artists who like to experiment with creating their own color mixtures and for those who use small amounts of paint at a time.