If you've been tempted to buy a home fondue fountain, but have heard ugly rumors about how hard they are to set up and clean up, take a look at this - and start dipping today!
The Sephra Select Home Chocolate Fountain is one of the best, most entertaining pieces of kitchen equipment you can buy. It will add such a great element of fun to any event! It's the perfect size for family functions or holiday parties and runs quietly and flawlessly every time. This video is less than two minutes long and takes you through easy directions to set up your Select Home Fondue Fountain, as well as the proper way to melt Sephra Chocolate in the microwave.
Assembling your Select Home Chocolate Fountain
Setting up a Sephra Home Fountain is so basic, it will take you longer to read this post than to assemble. Simply join the two pieces of the plastic cylinder together and seat the cylinder into the fountain basin. Lower the gray auger (the twisty thing) into the cylinder. You should feel it slip properly into the bottom of the cylinder. Then turn the heating element on. After melting the chocolate (instructions on how to melt Sephra chocolate below) cut off the corner of the bag and pour the chocolate into the basin. Squeeze out every last drop of our delicious couverture dipping chocolate. Slip the two tiers onto the cylinder and top with the crown and you're ready to start the fountain. Check out the "Pro Tips" in this video for perfectly flowing chocolate fondue every time. See also The Secret to Burping Your Chocolate Fountain for more helpful info on maintaining that smooth flowing chocolate every time you use your home fondue fountain. Tips apply to other types of fondue, like cheese, ranch dressing and caramel. Maple syrup anyone? More about those options below.
How to Melt Sephra Chocolate
It takes less than four minutes to melt Sephra chocolate chips into smooth, rich and creamy chocolate fondue. Simply place the bag of Sephra chocolate in the microwave and heat on half power for one minute. Remove the bag from the microwave and massage the bag by squeezing it in your hands. Place the bag back into the microwave and repeat this process until the chocolate is a smooth creamy fondue. (Usually about 4 minutes total). Instructions are on the back of every bag of Sephra chocolate. Snip off the corner of the bag and add to your chocolate fountain.
Turn on the fountain and let it flow for a few minutes. If you find your chocolate has gaps or is 'drippy' looking simply turn off the fountain for 30 seconds to let air escape the cylinder. Then turn the chocolate fountain back on. This process is called 'burping' and is shown in greater detail in our Chocolate Fountain Burping video The Secret to Burping Your Chocolate Fountain .
Fondue Recipes for your fountain
Be sure to try these amazing fondue recipes in your Sephra Select Home Fondue Fountain. There are a ton of delicious options!
Try cheese fondue for a nacho or taco party. Just provide lot's of crisp corn chips, jalapeno peppers, diced tomatoes, spicy taco meat, olives and any other goodies you call nacho heaven! Our favorite cheese fondue recipe is easy. We recommend a #10 can of Que Bueno! Nacho Cheese Sauce. You should be able to purchase this at your favorite warehouse store. Just follow the directions on the can to heat and stir in 4 cups water. Add cheese fondue mixture to the fountain. After 45 minutes you may need to add a bit more water into the basin and stir. Turn the fountain up to the highest temp. The cheese in the bottom of the basin may scorch a bit, but the cheese will stay gooey, warm and delicious. NOTE: We have tried all kinds of other thinners for our cheese fondue recipe, such as milk, whip cream, etc. but water works the best! Please comment below if you've had luck with any other liquids.
Enjoy the delicious buttery taste of Sephra caramel fondue. This is an especially fun fondue recipe for fall. Perfect for dipping apples at a Halloween party. Bananas are great in the caramel fondue as well as crispy cookies! Serve up ice cream and drizzle caramel fondue over the top. Yum! It's really up to your imagination what you can pair with caramel fondue and any of the fondue recipes listed here.
Provide a supply of meatballs, wings, mini hot dogs or kielbasa. Let your guests (this is a fun family dinner, too) dip the meats into the BBQ Sauce. You can set the fondue fountain right in the center of your dinner table. Serve with potato salad and fruit and you have not only a healthy dinner, but one your kids will love and remember! Just use your favorite Bar-b-que sauce.
Ranch Dressing Fondue:
Bring on the veggies and watch your family devour them! This is a fun way to serve veggies and a fun family dinner addition to any main dish. Our favorite ranch fondue recipes uses Hidden Valley Ranch Fat Free dressing. You can even add a tad of water to get the flow down to perfection.
The aroma of flowing maple syrup running through your Sephra home fondue will make your mouth water. So many delicious options to dip, too. It's a great "breakfast for dinner" option and also yummy for "breakfast for breakfast" and brunches. This is a big hit at a brunch type baby shower or bridal shower. Dip French toast sticks, waffles, sausages. I mean, what is not good dipped in maple syrup? Right? We have used all different types of off-the-shelf maple syrup, so just go with your family's fav.
Be sure to try all these delicious fondue recipe ideas in your Sephra Home Fondue Fountain. Please share your tips and secrets in our comments below, so the rest of us can get into dipping mode. As always, our team of chocolate fountain and fondue specialists are happy to help in anyway we can. Give a call. 888.973.7472