Nowadays when you see, chocolate fountains have become a must for most of the celebrations.  It has been seen that almost everyone loves the idea of dipping various treat like marshmallows, strawberries etc.into this fountain of chocolate before taking a bite. Doesn’t it give a feel of fairyland when you practically see chocolate sprouting out of a fountain instead of water?Chocolate fountains are simple to operate and but when placed at the center of a party it turns out to be the show-stopper.

Two of the best choices

There are a number of products available in the market, two of the best chocolate fountain are highlighted below:

  • Nostalgia CFF965 3-Tier 1.5-Pound Chocolate Fondue Fountain – This three-tier fountain from the house of Nostalgia is suitable for around 15 people. Its manageable size makes it perfect for the small events and parties. Being an auger-style fountain, you can use other ingredients too besides chocolate. The stainless steel bowl adds to its durability and is easy to clean. Since you can control the pump and the heat separately it is highly useful for ingredients like barbecue sauce that does not require heating. This easy-to-assemble machine has a built-in level and a control dial. It can be easily cleaned with soap water after you are done.
  • Nostalgia CFF1000 2-Pound Stainless Steel Cascading Fondue Fountain – This one is a little different from the traditional fountain style. Its architectural design directs the chocolate down different paths and tiers. The directed flow of this two-pound fountain is a treat for the eyes. The fountain comes with a stainless steel base and the tiers can be easily assembled. It has an auger style mechanism that can handle ingredients other than chocolate. Even in this model, you can control the heat separately which works great for cold sauces.The alignment of the cups plays a vital role here or else chocolate gets collected at the back of the cups hardens and obstructs the normal flow of the fountain.

How to clean

Even if it is the best chocolate fountain that you acquire, if not maintained properly it will not give you lasting service.Proper cleaning is essential to ensure that the machine works well.After the party is over you should not leave it for long as the chocolate hardens and makes the cleaning process more difficult. The leftover chocolate should be drained out carefully and stored in the fridge. Then rinse the fountain part by part in water and put them in the dishwasher for thorough cleaning. Rinse the pump and the base separately.