No Knives, no steam required. Only 5 second per frame. Operates like a pop-up toaster. Down and upâ€”all done! The machine is fast. The motor automatically starts when the frame is hand lowered. Revolving stainless steel chains strip off the wax cap. The machine automatically stops when the frame is raised. Chain reels are adjustable. Shipping weight–#125. Packed compete in one box. Legs assembled by user.