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Nostalgia CFF986 4-Tier 2-Pound Capacity Stainless Steel Chocolate Fondue Fountain

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  • 2-pound capacity
  • Heated base to keep chocolate flowing
  • Auger-style fountain
  • Separate motor and heat switches
  • Four easy-to-assemble tiers
  • Use with a variety of chocolates and liqueurs
  • BPA free
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Product Description

Color: Silver

The Nostalgia CFF986 4-Tier 2-Pound Capacity Stainless Steel Chocolate Fondue Fountain is a 4-tier fountain with stainless steel base that will impress guests with elegance and style at any special event. This chocolate fountain creates a cascade of sweetness that will add mouth-watering fun to any occasion. Simply pour the recommended amount of melted white or dark chocolate into the base and switch on the motor. Watch as the chocolate is carried to the top of the tower where it flows down each tier in a mesmerizing display. Provide guests with fresh strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, cookies, and other goodies for dipping. Cheese and barbeque sauces may also be used. Easily disassembles for quick cleanup. The fountain is a beautiful addition to any dining table or casual gatherings with friends and family.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 8.5 x 8.5 x 18 inches
Item Weight 4.8 pounds
Shipping Weight 4.8 pounds
Department Kitchen & Dining
Manufacturer Emgee
Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Item model number CFF986
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4.0 out of 5 stars 573 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #16,465 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#5 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Specialty Appliances > Chocolate Fountains
Date first available at Amazon.com February 1, 2007

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From the Manufacturer

Assembled Height 8.75 in. 14 in. 12.75 in. 18 in 17.13 in.
Chocolate Capacity 8 oz. 24 oz. 24 oz. 32 oz. 32 oz.
Tiers 2 2 2 3 3
Easy Clean Design
Control Knob
Stainless Steel Base

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See my video review for more details and see it run. Like many of you, I found reviews on both sides of the fence. I was really a little nervous getting this because our party was the day after it arrived and "what if it is does not work". Well, this things works great. We did NOT use expensive chocolate. My wife used the regular chocolate chips (24oz) and 3/4 cup of oil. Heated it in the microwave first, then stirred it up and poured it in the fountain base.

This is NOT a high dollar piece of equipment. The base is not a solid stainless steel base, but rather a very thin sheeting of some type wrapped around the plastic base. But come on, this thing was only $50. For the money it worked perfectly and it will likely provide good food entertainment at many other gatherings to come. I did not find clean up to be a big deal. Some folks made it seem like near impossible. I simply rinsed the pieces with hot water to get the bulk of the chocolate off and then washed them by hand. The pieces all fit together quickly and nicely as you see in the video.

I just can't see how anyone could give this a 1 star. If you get a lemon (and they certainly exist), then get a replacement. Someone mentioned that this product was a little loud. You can certainly hear it run (see video) but it just becomes part of the room noise when you get people in the room. When there are just two people standing there watching it run, you think, "wow, that is a little loud" but in any function where this would be used there will likely be quite a few people and they will be talking. They won't even notice the noise.

If you are in doubt, let me help you. Get one, you will be pleased. At least I was!
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By TriXie on January 27, 2007
Color: Silver
Okay, I guess this must be the "better" version of the Nostalgia line (mine is a CFF-980). I received mine as a gift for Christmas and wondered what everyone else thought about theirs. There were so many bad reviews (on other versions) that I began to get worried mine was a piece of junk too. I wanted to use it for a party next week and so I decided to pull it out and see how bad it really was.

I tried to use water so I didn't have to make a mess(a suggestion from another comment) and it didn't work. Nothing was coming out! I finally broke down and used the chocolate/oil mix. When I first turned it on, the auger clanked really loudly against the tower. I turned it off and checked to see if it was level and it was clearly un-level. After I leveled it properly, the chocolate flowed beautifully.

The clean-up was simple. I heard so many complaints that this thing is very hard to clean. I didn't find that to be true. I took the tower and auger off and soaked it in soapy water while i discarded the chocolate. I took a sponge and cleaned the tower and auger. I used the water sprayer on my sink to get inside the tower. I used a baking spatula to wipe most of the chocolate from the bowl. Then wiped it once with a paper towel and finished by using a soapy sponge. Cleaning the parts took less than 10 minutes (not including drying).

The only thing I suggest is to put a mat or towel under the fountain because dipping into it causes drops of chocolate to land on the table. Also, be sure to follow the instructions! The most important part of the entire thing is leveling it correctly. It took me about 10 minutes to level it properly.

The sound is not bad at all. It is much quieter than I was led to believe. It is quieter than any kitchen appliance I own. I don't even have anything to compare it to. It sounds like a fan blowing...that is the closest thing I can come too. I LOVE IT!
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Color: Silver
Here’s a bit of information regarding chocolate and compound that works in fountains and what is required. Merkins, Wilton, Nestles w/oil, the stuff at Michaels - all of it is a compound meaning it's not real chocolate. It is primarily sugar and partially/fractionated hydrogenated palm kernel oil with no more than 17% cocoa (usually much less if any) and is designed to harden quickly. A true chocolate has cocoa and cocoa butter. A compound lacks cocoa butter, which is the expensive ingredient in chocolate. It is also the natural ingredient that allows it to flow in a chocolate fountain when it contains enough. Chocolate fountains need what is called a couverture chocolate in order for the chocolate to be viscous enough for it to flow in fountain. A couverture chocolate is defined as having between 32-39% cocoa butter, but there’s a catch. If the couverture chocolate does not have at least 38% cocoa butter or more it will not flow though a fountain. You will have to add a bit of oil to it to thin it out so that it will flow. When you add oil to a chocolate it becomes a compound. To give you an idea, Callebaut is the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer and an excellent one at that. A lot of Nestle’s chocolate is simply Callebaut chocolate private labeled. Callebaut makes a dark and milk chocolate 811 and 823 and while it’s a couverture chocolate it only contains 34% cocoa butter. It’s a couverture chocolate, but it is not designed to flow in a fountain. Couverture chocolates, by the way represent the highest quality chocolate you can buy.Read more ›
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