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Gretchen's picture

I was going to put this in the knife thread but thought it deserved its own place. They have the Rival chocolate fountain for $39.95. Of course, I have just received mine from Amazon for a little more than that, but not enough to do anything about it. I have looked at it--and read the reviews on Amazon. I think it is a pretty nice thing--for what it is ( gift to my chocoholic kids).  It seems to come apart for cleaning better than others.

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MadMom's picture

(post #54919, reply #1 of 6)

I saw that the other day.  I'm a chocoholic, but for some reason, this simply doesn't turn me on.



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Gretchen's picture

(post #54919, reply #2 of 6)

The only reason I am getting it is for the grandkids (and probably the kids--and the Denver inlaws)  to have for parties.  They already have a cotton candy machine.  I'm not going to get it to have here either.


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DeannaS's picture

(post #54919, reply #3 of 6)

The conference center in which I work as one of these. For Xmas last year they set it up with chunks of plain cheesecake, pineapple, and a few other assorted goodies for dipping.

Mmmmmm, molten chocolate. Mmmmmm..... Of course, I'm sure it was cheapo chocolate, but it was a lot of fun.

You'd waste a lot of the chocolate, though, I would think, when you clean it out. So, I'd probably stick to a fondue pot at home.

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Gretchen's picture

(post #54919, reply #4 of 6)

I think you can probably get it out and use again. You have to add a lot of oil to get it to flow. Maybe Jill will tell us about how much she had left and what she did.  This one comes apart--and you melt the chocolate on the stove first before putting it in the machine.

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Jillsifer's picture

(post #54919, reply #5 of 6)

Ummmm, none left after we reheated it for . . . ummmm . . . breakfast . . . the next morning (hangs head in shame).


Okay, ALMOST none. There WAS that whole cleaning drama, but all told, I'd say we had less than 1/4 c. left at the end (after breakfast).


I used about 24 oz. of Ghirardelli double chocolate chips and a VERY scant 1/4 c. of oil to get it all started.


 


 

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Gretchen's picture

(post #54919, reply #6 of 6)

Thanks. I "think" they are recommending a LOT more. I will forewarn son.

Gretchen

 

Re-read your post and indeed they do recommend a lot more chocolate "to get the full effect"--I assume, the sheet of chocolate.


Edited 11/18/2005 7:37 am ET by Gretchen

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