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Rival CFF5-CHP Chocolate Fountain
Add to the festival atmospere of birthdays,dinner parties and holiday gatherings with this easy-to-use chocolate fountain. The unit's heated stainless steel bowl holds up to 5 pounds of chocolate and it's auger-style pump creatwes atwo tiered waterfall of melted chocolate. Guests will enjoy dipping strawberries, cookies and pretzels - even marshmallows. Other useful highlights include a dial control with "off" and two setting options, an "on" indicator light, stabalizinf feet and quiet operation. The fountain is easy to assemble and it's dishwasher safe parts make for fast clean-up. Instructions and entertaining ideas are included. The fountain measures approximately 10 by 10 by 15 inches and carries a one year limited warranty.
Chocolate fondue fountain with 5-pound heated reservoir capacity
Auger-style pump creates 2-tiered waterfall of melted chocolate; quiet operation
Simple dial control with "off" and 2 setting options; "on" indicator light
Dishwasher safe parts; easy to assemble; instructions and entertaining ideas included
Measures approximately 10 by 10 by 15 inches
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17 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Rival Chocolate FountainJan 06, 2007
By Rita D. Rohleder
Great product. Great for the holidays. I used candy melting chocolate instead of chocolate chips. I set up a big bowl of ice beside the fountain with a plate covered with wax paper in the middle of it. The kids dipped strawberries, pretzels, animal crackers, ritz bits and marshmallows and put them on the plate to harden. They loved doing this and after the chocolate hardened they used the plate to serve everyone.
The only problem was the cleanup of the fountain. I had to do this job and it was really messy.
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Lots of fun for a partyNov 20, 2005
By Mark Graban
"Author, consultant, speaker, blogger"
I was a bit skeptical of how well this would work, but it was a huge hit at a party. The chocolate flow didn't look at full as in the photo, but nobody cared -- it tasted great, even with the vegetable oil that you have to add (2 cups of oil to 10 cups of chocolate chips). You do have to pre-melt the chips on the stovetop before you pour it into the fountain, but the fountain kept the chocolate melted and flowing for more than 4 hours. Nobody minded the taste of the vegetable oil, nor did anybody notice or ask. A popular topic of discussion during the party was "can this be cleaned?" but the cleanup was much easier than we expected. Sure you get chocolate on your hands when you disassemble it (yum!) but the parts hand washed easily in the sink (and they're dishwasher safe). Will we use this fountain every day? Of course not, it's for large parties and holidays. But, for $50, it compares well to renting a larger fountain that you'd only use once. I can recommend this. The only reason I give it 4 stars was that the chocolate flow was not as pictured. The manual says if the flow doesn't look like the box "add more chocolate or more oil". That sort of trial and error isn't very helpful.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
For what it's worth!!!Oct 31, 2005
By Heather A. Riggs
For what it's worth, it's a great product. As far as being disappointed by putting "oil in your chocolate", it's not the machine, IT'S THE CHOCOLATE, I'm in the process of buying and researching Choc. Fntns. you need to buy high end "baking" choc, with a higher cocoa content the darker the better, The chocolate makes the machine, not the other way around, If you buy one for $2000, and use grocery store choc. chips, you need to add oil to make it flow, buy Guittard's. Sephra, or Belgium. Bottom line, do your homework.
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Fountain Fun with Liquid ChocolateJul 08, 2007
By D. C. Eden
I needed a chocolate fountain for a friend's wedding that I was also attending as a guest - I wanted something big enough to serve around 100 guests, also quick and easy enough to set up in five minutes without stress or getting my dress covered in chocolate. I had never used a chocolate fountain before so I did my internet "homework" and ordered a CFF5 (actually received a CFF5-CHP). Manufacturer packaging could be improved, but distributor packaging was better. Set-up instructions were straightforward for the unit itself, and can be viewed ahead of time on the web. Most of the poor reviews I have read on any of the chocolate fountains relate not to the fountain itself, but the difficulty in using regular chocolate with oil - all the time and mess for melting, adding heaps of oil, etc.. Why bother ? We used liquid fountain chocolate from J&D Fine Foods and it was perfect, quick, no mess and tasted delicious. We added around 4lbs of liquid chocolate and set the fountain running - the chocolate flow was uneven so we added more (perhaps total 5lbs) and everything looked and worked wonderfully well for the next three hours. Set-up from empty fountain to perfectly flowing chocolate was actually five minutes - fantastic. Items for dipping included cantaloupe melon, strawberries, grapes, pineapple, marshmallows and cubes of pound cake. Disassembly was easy (don't forget plastic bags or similar to hold the chocolatey parts) and wash-up at home took only five minutes as well - again, no mess on the dress ! I would recommend this product, particularly with the liquid chocolate.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
No party should be without one!Jul 29, 2007
By Lil MamaKitty
This was the most loved item at our recent party! Guests oohed and aahed at the sight of the smooth flowing chocolate, and gathered around to taste. We offered strawberries, banana slices, marshmallows, and thick pretzel sticks. We also had plenty of wooden kabob skewers since it only comes with 8 metal ones. I used 2 24oz bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips and added the amount of oil stated plus one tablespoon extra (I used Canola); while the motor heated, I microwaved the chips and oil in a pyrex dish, stirring a few times, and then poured it in. It flowed perfectly all night! The mess was minimal. Very stable, it is quiet and attractive, as well as fun! I wish that it did not require so much chocolate, or it would enjoy much more use. But I am so pleased to have bought this item, and it will be out for every party!
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