The 4 Best Fondue Pots for Any Occasion The 4 Best Fondue Pots for Any Occasion
Make your dinner really memorable with our top fondue pots of 2017 If you have never tried it, Fondue is a really great dish... The 4 Best Fondue Pots for Any Occasion
Make your dinner really memorable with our top fondue pots of 2017

If you have never tried it, Fondue is a really great dish to serve at a party or family gathering. Originally from Switzerland, it is a dish of melted cheese that is served in a pot which diners can dip bread into before eating. Fondue began to gain international fame during the 1960’s, when Americans went mad for this deliciously fun dish. When foods are adopted by new countries and cultures, they begin to change and take on different flavors and serving styles, fondue was no different.

Since becoming a popular international dish, Fondue has evolved into a series of different dishes. The traditional cheese fondue is now served not just with bread, but apples and other snacks too. Perhaps the most radical change to fondue thus far, is that it now served as melted chocolate in which a variety of fruits can pastries can be dipped. With so many great ways to eat fondue, there never been a better time to get yourself a top fondue pot to give your dinner that extra special fondue touch.

What to look out for in a good fondue pot?

In the past, fondue pots were basically regular pots that were kept warm by placing them over a candle. Well, the great news is that the humble fondue pot has not changed all that much over the years. They are now made from either stainless steel or are cast iron and come in some pretty classy designs. These traditional style pots come with a bracket to hold them up so that you can place a candle or heater underneath. Other, more modern designs, meanwhile, make everything much easier by using an electric current to heat the fondue until it is just the perfect texture to eat. Which one you choose is really a matter of personal taste.

Swissmar Lugano 2-Quart Cast Iron 9-Piece Cheese Fondue Set

It probably comes as no surprise that one of the very best fondue sets on the market is Swiss. This superb 9-piece set is made by Swissmar and has everything you need to make whatever kind of fondue you want. Available in 3 delightful colors, you can use it on either a stove top or with a separate burner, so is ideal should you wish to place it out to serve during the meal as it is 100% portable.

The elegant stand is included in the set, so you don’t have to worry about buying it separately like you do with some other pots. The pot itself is both scratch and burn resistant, while its gloss surface makes it really effective at preventing any fondue from burning onto the sides and becoming a pain to clean.

It is definitely a huge plus that the set comes with 6 very stylish serving forks, making it ideal for most house parties and larger families too. The heavy duty cast iron pot will hold a whopping 2 oz. of fondue, meaning that with this design, there is little chance of you ever needing to make more during the dinner.

Pros

  • 9-Piece Set
  • 6 Serving Folks
  • Large Pot Capacity
  • Option to heat on the stove or with a separate candle/heater
  • Good quality

Cons

  • Harder to clean

Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker Set

If you are less concerned with tradition but more interested in getting a practical, low maintenance fondue set then this electronic fondue maker from Cuisinart is for you. It comes with a large 3-quart fondue pot that is made out of stainless steel. This feature also makes it really easy to clean, something which is really important.

It comes with a nice stand that makes it look just like a traditional fondue pot and is a nice little touch for all those people who are concerned about presentation. This innovative design has a temperature/heater attachment that plugs into the base to give you really accurate temperature control. This is a lifesaving feature for all those hosts who don’t want the trouble of having to keep an eye on the pot all night, and for those who despise having to scrape burned fondue off the inside of their pots that overheated.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Temperature controlled
  • Comes with 8 serving folks
  • One-wipe clean
  • No chance of burned in fondue if it overheats
  • 3-year limited warranty

Cons

  • Requires components to be attached

Chocolate Fondue Maker- Deluxe Electric Dessert Fountain Fondu Pot Set with 4 Forks and Party Serving Tray

This is another really electric pot that makes making fondue as easy as making a cup of coffee. Packed with great features, the main advantage of this design is it is an enclosed unit so you don’t have any electrical parts you need to connect to make it work. After you have plugged it in, you only need to sit back and let it do all the work. The other thing we loved is it has a built-in serving tray where you can pile in all the dips for the fondue. Simple to clean and comes with 4 serving folks.

Pros

  • Excellent design
  • All in one unit
  • Built in serving tray

Cons

  • Small pot – only designed for chocolate fondue

ExcelSteel 11-Piece Fondue Set

Despite being one of the least expensive fondue sets on this list, this fantastic pot from ExcelSteel is quite possibly the classiest. Without question, this design would not look out of place at even the most sophisticated banquet. The entire set is made from stainless steel so not only looks great, but will last for a long time too.

Though the pot doesn’t have such a large capacity, it can be used for chocolate, cheese, broth, oil and anything else. You are able to heat it with a stove or with the really nice gel burner that comes with it. The whole set is really hard to fault and is definitely the one to choose if you want to make your table look really great for that extra special occasion.

Pros

  • Elegant set
  • Can be used away from mains power
  • Simple to clean
  • Long lasting

Cons

  • Small capacity
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