How to Clean a Menorah


Menorah is one kind of lamp that has seven golden candelabra branches. These are described in the holy bible, and that’s why they are widely used in holy temples or holy places. They offer a unique look and can give you a spiritual feel. But the complication starts when you are about to clean them. Several things need to be considered while cleaning menorah. This can include the material of which it is made, such as glass or brass. Also, you have to consider the vintage or old menorah that you don’t want to damage while cleaning.

Due to the unique design and branched-like shape, cleaning a Menorah is literally a tricky process. Without the proper technique, you may not be able to accomplish the cleaning process. But, as now you are here, you won’t have to worry about these anymore. First, you have to separate all the pieces of your Menorah. It is easier to clean each piece individually than to clean the entire structure together.

How to Clean a Menorah

In this article, I will discuss some simplest techniques with which you can make a Menorah good as new within a short time. So, without wasting any time, let’s see how to clean a menorah easily.

Required Materials:

  • Ziplock Bag
  • Olive Oil or Candle Wax 
  • Microfiber cloths (at least three)
  • Paper towels, tissues, toilet paper rolls, and/or a cotton swab
  • Soap and water
  • Rubbing Alcohol – This is for the metal candle holders. It will cut through grease to make them shiny before you polish them with olive oil or wax.

Processes How To Clean A Menorah

Process One

  1. One of the most important things is to keep your menorah clean and safe from any bugs or mold. This will help it stay in good condition for many years to come! To clean your menorah, you can use a damp cloth or paper towel. Be sure to dry it off completely afterwards so that no water is left on the surface.
  2. First, take a dry cloth and wipe off all the dust on your menorah. If you have a lot of grime on there that won’t come off with just wiping, use some dish soap mixed with water (about one teaspoon) as well as an old toothbrush to scrub away at those hard spots. Next, rinse off the menorah with plain water. Do not use any chemicals, as they can cause damage to the menorah.wiping dust on menorah
  3. Let everything sit for about five minutes before rinsing thoroughly under warm water until all residue has been removed. Dry completely before using again or storing
  4. If any cracks need repair, make sure to cover them with glue and let the glue dry for about five minutes before trying to put your menorah back together.
  5. If you have any candles or other decorations that are not in good condition, it is time to replace those items. You can find many wonderful new decorating options at stores near you!

Process Two:

My menorah has already got a lot of buildup on its surface. Some parts have become red; some is filled with wax. So, I am going to use three simple techniques to get rid of all of them.

To get rid of the waxes, I will put the menorah inside of my oven. For that, I have prepared a surface with tin foil and then put a pile of paper towels on it. Then I put my menorah on it and put it into the oven at 200 degrees for three minutes.

In the next stage, I will use my hairdryer at the highest setting with low blow power. When you use this, you will notice the wax will start to melt at really very.

For cleaning the red spots, put the menorah inside of your freezer for around an hour. You will then get a nice and clean menorah.


  • Ensure that the metal or porcelain is very clean. It should be free of any dust, dirt, fingerprints, and grime.
  • Wipe down your menorah with a damp cloth to remove all surface residue before cleaning. Use soap and water if necessary. Ensure not to use too much water because this may cause some parts of the menorah to become loose or fall off entirely due to its weight (this includes any movable pieces like decorations).
  • Dry thoroughly after wiping it down! Do not leave wet bathing on for an extended period of time as this can lead to moisture seeping in under screws, making them work less effectively over time if left unattended.
  • Set up a drying. Set up a drying
  • Consider using a non-abrasive scrubber or sponge to clean the gold and silver parts of your menorah.

To Clean:

  • Ensure that it is spotless before proceeding with these steps! Scrub away any dust, dirt, fingerprints, grease spots, and grime from all surfaces of both the metal/porcelain and its decorations (if they are movable). Apply soap such as dishwashing liquid if necessary.
  • Rinse thoroughly after scrubbing. Dry off immediately afterward because this will prevent moisture seeping in under screws, leading to them becoming less effective over time due to rusting on their threads! Use caution when cleaning delicate porcelain pieces – don’t bump into anything else.


In conclusion, we hope that the processes we have stated here will surely help you clean a Menorah. But you should be well aware of the precautionary measures associated with this process. Thank you, and have a good day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Easiest Way to Clean a Menorah?

There is no one easy answer to this question since the cleaning of a menorah will vary depending on the type and condition of the Menorah. However, some general tips that may help include:

• Wipe down the entire Menorah with a damp cloth to remove any dust or debris.

• Use a mild soap if necessary to clean all the parts of the Menorah.

• Dry the Menorah thoroughly before re-lighting it.

What Is a Menorah Candle?

A menorah candle is a votive candle that is used during the Hanukkah holiday. It is made from a mixture of wax, cotton wick, and fragrant oil.

A menorah candle symbolizes the eight branches of knowledge (the Hebrew letters that make up the word “Hanukkah”). Each night during the Hanukkah holiday, one branch of the Menorah (usually the top row) is lit with a candle.

What Is the Golden Menorah?

The Golden Menorah is a seven-branched candelabrum that is used during the holiday of Hanukkah. It is made from pure gold and has a menorah on each of its branches.

The purpose of the Golden Menorah is to commemorate the story of how Judah Maccabee, a Jewish general, defeated the Syrian army in 167 BC. After defeating the Syrians, Judah set up an oil lamp in every synagogue as a sign of thanksgiving.

Today, the Golden Menorah is one of the most popular symbols of Hanukkah and is often displayed in homes and businesses.

Seven-branched Candelabrum

Is Menorah in the Bible?

Menorah is mentioned in the Bible several times. In fact, it is one of the most popular items in the Bible.

The first time Menorah is mentioned in the Bible is in Exodus 30:1-10 where it is used to light the Menorah during the Feast of Tabernacles.

Later on, Menorah is mentioned in Daniel 8:5-16 where it is used to help Daniel understand a vision he had about seven angels who were thrown down from heaven.

Finally, Menorah is mentioned again in Revelation 8:5-9 where it is used to light up the New Jerusalem.

What Is a Menorah for Kids?

A menorah for kids is a decoration that can be used to celebrate the holidays or any special occasion. It is made up of six candles that are placed on a branch or stem. The candles are lit one at a time, and the Menorah is then moved around the room while the candles are burning.

The Menorah for kids is a great way to teach your children about Hanukkah and Jewish traditions. It also makes a great holiday gift for friends and family members who are Jewish.

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