chavamom: Steel wool!
Estie: I put them in the cutlery basket
It is the fire that burns the sides of the glass, but the tzinorit setup is a gold stick with a circle on the bottom that sits in the cup. Then a long red wick goes in and the fire stays above the cup. You can fill the cup as high as you want. The wick gets the oil from the bottom.
And on and on. reading this exchange felt like I had just walked into my wife’s tea with a bunch of friends, and almost overstayed my welcome because I just had to hear more about how each woman was managing the side of Chanukah not to be found in Sefer Maccabim.
Incidentally, editing this dialogue I discovered that not a single Jewish woman here knows how to spell “disposable.” Also, the lady going by the nickname zuncompany has posted 23,515 messages, as of December, 2010.