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Cuisinart CFO-3SS Electric Fondue Maker

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  • Electric fondue set suitable for chocolate, cheese, broth or oil
  • Includes base, bowl, temperature probe, 8 fondue forks, and fork rack
  • Elegant, brushed stainless-steel 3-quart bowl with nonstick interior
  • Removable temperature control is adjustable for wide range of recipes;Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
  • Dimensions : 6.12-Inch x 10.50-Inch x 7.00-Inch (LxWxH)
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Color Brushed Stainless Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Red
Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Steel Cast Iron
Dimensions 7 inches x 14.1 inches 8.27 inches x 8.66 inches 9.9 inches x 12.75 inches 7.25 inches x 7 inches
Item Package Weight 5.3 pounds 3.6 pounds 9.5 pounds 6.75 pounds
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Product Description

Fondue Cord
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

Fondue Made Easy!

Your party is sure to be a success with the elegant brushed stainless Cuisinart Electric Fondue Set!

The 3-quart nonstick pot will accommodate all of your favorite fondue recipes, including chocolate, cheese, broth or oil. So call the family, or invite friends over to relax with a variety of great-tasting fondues, then enjoy easy, dishwasher safe cleanup.

Product Parts

  1. Eight individual fondue forks
  2. Fondue ring
  3. Fondue bowl
  4. Qt. Stainless steel bowl with
    nonstick interior
  5. Brushed stainless steel housing
  6. Adjustable temperature control probe

Product Features

  • 3-quart capacity
  • Dishwasher-safe fondue pot
  • 1000 watts of power
  • Nonstick interior
  • Adjustable temperature probe with eight settings
  • Eight fondue forks
  • Stainless steel fork ring
  • Instruction/Recipe book
  • Limited 3-year warranty

About the Fondue Pot

The fun of fondue gets a sleek and convenient makeover with the Cuisinart Electric Fondue Pot. Designed for use with oil, broth, chocolate, or cheese, the set combines powerful electric heat with easy temperature control and handsome but tidy construction. The 3-quart stainless-steel bowl is lined with nonstick coating for keeping heated foods from sticking, and the stand, bowl, ring, and temperature probe all assemble and disassemble easily. A combination of finishes—brushed on the bowl and ring, mirror on the stand and handles—gives the unit a contemporary flair.

Fondue with Cheese
Heat up is efficient here--getting oil to 375 degrees F takes between 10 and 15 minutes. Best of all, you can change the temperature setting with a simple turn of the dial to adjust for different ingredients or the passage of time. For clean up, run the entire set (temperature probe and cord removed, of course) through the dishwasher. A set of eight color-coded fondue forks is also included. Fully assembled, the fondue maker stands 6-1/4 inches high; the bowl is 8-1/4 inches in diameter at the opening.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 14.1 x 9.6 x 7 inches
Item Weight 1 pounds
Shipping Weight 5.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Department unisex
Manufacturer Cuisinart
ASIN B00018RR48
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number CFO-3SS
Customer Reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars 764 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,799 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#2 in Kitchen & Dining > Cookware > Fondue
#6 in Kitchen & Dining > Cookware > Cookware Accessories
#7 in Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Utensils & Gadgets > Cheese Tools
Date first available at Amazon.com May 5, 2003

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Being a fondue lover, when I first saw this new Cuisinart electric fondue maker, I had an "Aha!" moment, and purchased the pot looking forward to a future of only using those smelly little sterno cans for nicely subdued pink outdoor lighting, (yes...I am kidding), instead of heating my food. At first blush, this Item has some great features. Large pot, detachable cord, easy clean nonstick interior, full immersability and variable heating temperatures. Now for the bad news. The pot does not detach from the ever so immense and functional stand, making it a very large pot indeed. difficult to store, almost impossible to refrigerate in newer center split refrigerators that have smaller shelf space....like mine. Tres cumbersome. The cord is extremely short, almost always calling for an additional extension cord. Fabulous if you like that industrial look while dining or entertaining, unfortunate if you don't. The worst flaw? The tendency to heat unevenly dang it! Because the heat is concentrated around the widely spaced heating elements on the bottom of the pot, we have noticed that this is creating marks in the non stick surface and overcooked areas and even burns the cheese at the bottom of the pot. Quelle horreur! Now we see clearly why this pot is non-stick. It has to be if there is even a remote chance of getting the burnt bits off without using dynamite. We tried far lower temperature settings,or even varying the temperature, thinking this would remedy the problem, but then instead of the one true hot, gooey, melty fondue, we ended up with semi-chilled, semi melted cheese lumps. Not as appetizing as you might think. No doubt, a better product for oil than cheese or chocolate. Also, No lid sigh...Well, I guess you can't have everything, but this Cuisinart fondue pot is sleek and pretty and burnt bits or not, at least I'm only using the left over sterno for "candle-lit" baths until it runs out (...yes...I am kidding again). However, I am still looking for a better fondue pot.
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If you like fondue, but find Sterno fuel a pain to use, not to mentioned potentially dangerous... you will love this fondue pot... Just plug it in, turn the knob to the setting you desire and put in the make fondue! Couldn't be easier!

While the power cord is rather short, just get an extension and all is right with the world... And for those concerned that someone tripping over the cord could cause a big mess... forget it... The cord has a megnetic connector that holds it to the thermostat, which incidentally unplugs from the pot itself for cleaning, If someone were to trip over the cord, it just comes undone and all you have to do is set it back in place and the magnet reconnects it... Brilliant!

Oh, and the non-stick surface is great... Those old ceramic fondue pots were a chore to clean... Just wipe this one out with a soft sponge with soap and water and your done!

Yes, Fondue is back and this pot could keep it here to stay this time around!
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Update 3/19/11:

Since introducing my kids to the joys of fondue for dinner last summer, they've wanted to have fondue for every special occasion. After borrowing a friend's Rival fondue pot, which is similar to the Cuisinart one, we decided to buy a second pot since one wasn't quite enough for 5 hungry people trying to cook two items at once! Since my brother-in-law wanted to get us a Christmas gift, I told him to get the Rival one since it's cheaper (I didn't feel right asking him to spend more money on the Cuisinart since my friend's Rival pot was fine when we used it for chocolate fondue and my Cuisinart for the oil-based meat course). Well, the shrimp and steak stuck to the bottom of the Rival pot once it reached temperature, but it never did with my Cuisinart! It cleaned up just as easily, but it made me wish we'd asked for another Cuisinart. If you are choosing between the two, definitely go for Cuisinart! In the meantime I will be researching how to keep meats from sticking to the non-stick Rival.

Original Review (thanks for all the helpful votes!!):

I got this fondue set as a wedding gift and tried it out for the first time last night. It heats quickly and evenly, and the ability to dial the temperature in .5 stops from 1 to 10 is very helpful. It's a nice large size, so larger fondues for a big crowd are no problem (you could easily double small recipes). We made the chocolate hazelnut fondue recipe that came with the set and it was fabulous! Best of the four recipes we made last night. The removable top has 6 slotted "rests" for the fondue forks, although we didn't need it since we were just dipping. One thing to be aware of is that the cord is pretty short, but if you have a heavy-duty extension cord then that's no problem. I highly recommend this fondue set! It's great as a gift or a self-indulgence!
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Ok, so I read all the reviews and almost didn't buy it because some said it didn't regulate it correctly. Well i had a fondue party last night for 15 people and i bought 2 of these cuisinart pots! I did make the fondues on the stove and transfer them to the pots once they were done, but i found they had excellent capacity and worked perfectly. I did a cheese fondue, a chocolate fondue and a caramel fondue and I kept them around 2-3 temp level as suggested in the directions for maintaining temp. If it started to bubble too much, turned it down. Just like any cooking, you have to watch the pot. But they worked Amazing. They heated up as soon as you plug them in, which was perfect for transferring so there was no lag time. the consistency was great on all the fondues, and it stayed that way for hours. You just have to stir it every once in while,just like on the stove. Chocolate and cheese are particularly finicky. And if you don't stay on top of them, and you get a burn patch, it will kill your whole batch. But that has nothing to do with the pot. That's the cook!. I'm a chef and my instructer from culinary school was there too and we were both thrilled with how easy they were to use & clean .
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