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Is there any problem with using yomtov candles to cook food (on yomtov)?

Suppose you had a lot of candles, and a small pan of chocolate you wanted to melt, any problem using the yomtov candles for this? Cooking is permitted, but is the use of yomtov candles restricted in ...
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refilling a percolator on Yom Tov

Are you allowed to refill a percolator or hot water urn on Yom Tov?
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Cooking on Yom Tov, for Yom Tov

Why can't one cook for the second day of Yom Tov on the first day? Why won't something along the lines of Eiruv Tavshilin help in this case as well?
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Cooking on yom tov, not on shabbas

Why are you allowed to cook on yom tov but not on shabbas? I understand that there are certain rules about cooking, but why can't we do that on shabbas?
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Proper use of a blech/plata

What is the proper use of a blech/plata on Shabbat?