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Old 09-21-2005, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fondue Sets: Electric Vs. Fuel.. Preferences?

I'm talking with a coworker about fondue cooking. They want to buy some fondue cookware.

What's your preferences? What are your reasons behind going with fuel versus going with electric? Is it just sentimental/historical value with the fuel, or is there some basis behind it?

Just curious.
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I think mine is electric.
Easier to control, I would say.
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Bob, I wish we lived closer. I could so use a Fondue bash with some tasty wine.
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If it will be used more as a decorative piece, and only used at functions like cocktail parties, the fuel type are more purdy.

If it is actually going to be used for fondue cooking on a semi-regular basis, go with electric. It is just more convenient, and gives more even heating along the bottom of the pot.




And thanks for the reminder, I haven't had a good crab-cheese fondue in awhile, and now I have a craving. I will have to break mine out this weekend now!
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Damn...I can't believe we didn't get a fondue set for a wedding gift!! I thought it was mandatory
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not to hijack the thread, but can someone please give me some good recipies for fondue????

I got a really cool All Clad set, and want to make some, but don't want to mess around with a recipie that no one has used before.

Help!
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Anyone ever been to the Melting Pot?? We have one here, in Westlake and I know there is one in Littleton, CO. My boss says its "Excellent" but he thinks that he is the king of fine dining (NOT!!)

Mel, I cannot you did not register for a fondue pot!!! Geez....
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Anyone ever been to the Melting Pot?? We have one here, in Westlake and I know there is one in Littleton, CO. My boss says its "Excellent" but he thinks that he is the king of fine dining (NOT!!)

Mel, I cannot you did not register for a fondue pot!!! Geez....
Oh hell yes - the one in Littleton is awesome.

Oh, and Heather, yeah that would be great - we have 5 gallons of Peach Wine fermenting in the kitchen right now!
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not to hijack the thread, but can someone please give me some good recipies for fondue????

I got a really cool All Clad set, and want to make some, but don't want to mess around with a recipie that no one has used before.

Help!
Mine is electric and I can control the heat. My favorite is a can of Rotel and Velveeta cheese, the directions are on the can.
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Don't think I've ever had it,....what exactly is it.
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Don't think I've ever had it,....what exactly is it.
You get a little pot full of hot oil, or hot cheese, or hot chocolate... You use little spears to dip your food into it - like raw chicken in the oil, bread cubes in the cheese, fruit in the chocolate. Fondue - it's french for "cook your own fawking dinner asshole" (actually, I think it's Swedish)
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Rotel is a combination of different ingreadents, based on chopped tomotoes. Open the can and dump it in, then break up chuncks of Velveeta cheese and let it simmer, stir often.
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Anyone ever been to the Melting Pot?? We have one here, in Westlake and I know there is one in Littleton, CO. My boss says its "Excellent" but he thinks that he is the king of fine dining (NOT!!)
I've been to the one here in Sacramento. It is pretty good, but you smell like it afterwards...definitely something you should go to though, and be prepared to spend some $$$
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Oh yeah, mine's electric, and you can make some bomb potato wedge dip with cheese and bacon and chives and stuff!
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And don't drink water to the cheese fondue.
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I've got a cast iron set with an adjustable fuel tray that I fill with Ronsonol (probably better stuff to use out there, but hey, the ronsonol works) and I really like it. Takes a while for the oil/cheese/whatever to heat up, but when it does it holds its heat pretty well.

I've used electric to and it really just comes down to your personal preference.

Like ev13wt said, men = fire. women = electric
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And don't drink water to the cheese fondue.
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Another smartass. I got this snowboarding in the Swiss Alps, the french side. The frenchys told about this, and its easy. Hot melted cheese and cold water just don't work well, but be my guest to try it.

Its best with wine. But Robb, just try it, and post up!
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