In order for candles to burn clean without all the smoke and soot buildup the wick must be maintained. Trimming the wicks to 1/4 of an inch before lighting each time is a must to keep them from smoking but trimming the wick with traditional scissors becomes a challenge once the candles get about halfway down or lower. Introducing Wickman Wick Trimmers. The ultimate tool for precision wick trimming with ease. The trimmer is angled making trimming a breeze and it’s spoon like design catches the trimmed wick so it doesn’t fall into the candle. A must have for any candle lover!