Post # 1
Has anyone used a chocolate fountain -NOT through a caterer-at their reception? My mom’s friend offered me to borrow hers and I was wondering if anyone did this. Was it worth the hassle?
Because the caterer I might be using doesn’t offer hors d’uerves, I was thinking of having the fountain running as people began filtering in, along with cookie tables so people had something to munch of and occupy their time.
What do you think?
Post # 3
Is it a home model or one that is for catering? They work very differently I’ve heard.
Post # 4
Not sure Kate… my mom said it was "a big one."
Post # 5
my nephews Fiance had one at her shower in March and it wasnt a commercial unit and i felt it was a bit of a fizzer due to size (small) and how it performed. Love choc fountains btw but was so worried about making a mess on my outfit that i couldnt partake too much so make sure you have lots of napkins on hand
Post # 6
I have a non-commercial model and it works well. I have used it for many parties and got a great response from my guests. You want to make sure that you use canola oil (other oils may work too) to prevent the chocolate from being too thick. It helps a lot!! Something that I had to learn the hard way when I first used it. My only disappointment about it was that I felt like it did not have a consistent flow at the last tier like the commercial models do.
Post # 7
We have a non-commercial one at work for events, and it sucks because it’s a cheap little one. Can you ask what brand it is and google some reviews?
Post # 8
I Googled a lot of reviews, and ended up with a Rival CFF5 Chocolate Fondue Fountain. It was one of the few at a reasonable price that got good reviews. It has a large capacity–5 lbs. of chocolate, instead of the 2-3 that most other home fountains have. The only problem is that it’s a discontinued model. However, I was able to find one on eBay that had only been used once.