Nothing beats a chocolate fountain at a parties, weddings, or any get together for that matter. They're the most showy way to make a treat with universal appeal. Prepare some fruit slices or unwrap some marshmallows, skewer them on a toothpick, and dip them in the running chocolate. This type of decadence used to be found only at the most exclusive of events, but with these consumer friendly priced units, virtually any gathering can enjoy a chocolate treat that is second to none.
All of the chocolate fondue fountains on this list were chosen because they're made with durable, stainless steel lower components, many of which are easy to clean and dishwasher safe as well.You also don't want to be fumbling around in a party situation trying to make one work, so these picks are designed so adding in the solid/melted chocolate is an easy process. Each pick will come with all the necessary accessories like fondue sticks so you're ready to go, especially convenient if you pick one up on the day of a party. Additionally, every unit will come with a one year limited warranty unless specified otherwise in the listing.
The Kalorik CHM 41044 BK Cascading Chocolate Fondue Fountain is the lowest price fountain on this list, yet it gives you the best value for your money. Easy to use "heat" and "heat/motor" switch, so all you do is add the chocolate, turn it on and go. The top isn't stainless steel so be careful when cleaning, but otherwise this is a quality unit. Read Full Review
Cost and overall performance takes the Kalorik CHM 41044 BK Cascading Chocolate Fondue Fountain to the top of this list. It's the lowest price fountain here, yet performs like a higher end units. The auger-style feed replaces the pump for smooth flowing chocolate and fondue, and only the basin is stainless steel, which keeps the price down but also means that you have to take it easy when washing the tiers. This option has a "heat" only setting for melting chocolate, and a "heat/motor" setting for when you want it to flow. It will only hold 1 1/2 pounds of chocolate, but that makes it very economical and reduces possible waste for each use. This fountain can also accommodate fondue as well and you can manually level the legs to keep the unit on even keel. If you throw parties on a regular basis, maybe this Kaloric unit isn't right for you but for the occasional party or get together on a budget, you really can't do better than this pick.
The Sweet Fountains Mammoth Dual Cascading Chocolate Fountain - 55'' is commercial grade all the way, and it comes with a lifetime warranty on parts. It cleans up in your dishwasher in 15 minutes, and it's easy to take down too. This is an extremely expensive unit, but if decadence is your middle name, and you want bragging rights that will blow everyone away at your next party, then this unit is what you need. Read Full Review
If price is no object and you want the best commercial fountain that will literally be the life of the party, then you want the Sweet Fountains Mammoth Dual Cascading Chocolate Fountain. At 55 inches tall, this bad boy is easy to set up/break down and the "Dual" in the title means that you can use two different types of chocolate with this fountain. You'll need eight pounds of chocolate per side, but you can combine white and a dark chocolate for incredible contrast, and no one walk away from the fountain unhappy.
The fountain is auger powered so there are no worries about a pump failure, the parts clean up in 15 minutes in your dishwasher, and the unit comes with an amazing lifetime warranty, with an additional two year motor warranty. This unit has a simple on/off button for the motor and the heating unit, and there's also an indicator light when the unit is running. For bragging rights, for the largest parties, or if you just want the ultimate chocolate fountain, the Sweet Fountains Mammoth Dual 55-inch has your name on it.
The Sephra CF18L Classic Home Fountain-Stainless Steel is the next best thing to a commercial chocolate or fondue fountain, and it's capable of melting and flowing chocolate, cheese, and even ranch dressing. You'll need at least four pounds of product to start the flow, and it will take a maximum of six pounds in its basin. It is quiet and great for medium to large parties. Read Full Review
Quiety, built to last, dishwasher safe with food grade plastic tiers, that's just some of what you'll get with the Sephra CF18L Classic Home Fountain. This is essentially a commercial grade fountain which uses an auger instead of a pump to make the chocolate flow smoothly. You'll need a minimum of four pounds of chocolate to get it flowing, and it will take up to six pounds in total, making it perfect for larger gatherings. This fountain heats so effectively that you don't have to pre-melt the chocolate first as many other machines recommend. It's even versatile enough to get caramel, cheese, and even ranch dressing flow like a river. It's also the quietest running unit here and all you have are the on/off switches for the heat and motor. If you plan on throwing a lot of parties, the Sephra CF18L is the next best thing to a dedicated commercial-only unit.
The Total Chef WTF-43 Stainless-Steel Double-Tower Chocolate Fountain is the most unique fountain on this list. The ability to serve up two different kinds of chocolate make this a party favorite. It may be a bit noisy while running, and it is more difficult to clean than the rest, but for a novelty chocolate fountain, it's appearance can't be beat. Read Full Review
For the best in a novelty fountain, look no further than the Total Chef WTF-43 Stainless-Steel Double-Tower Chocolate Fountain. You can do both white and dark chocolate at the same time for a fountain treat that will be the centerpiece of the party. This fountain has two separate pumps, one for each side of the unit with a center divider which keeps the chocolate flavors separate from one another on each side. It has a simple motor and heat switches, with corresponding indicator lights to let you know they're both on and working. Although this is fountain offers a neat design, it's also the most difficult unit to clean on this list due to multiple paths for the chocolate to take. There have been user complaints about motor noise during operation, but in a noisy party setting most people won't notice. This unit comes with a 30 day money back manufacturers warranty.
The auger-powered Wilton Chocolate Pro 3-Tier Chocolate Fountain, 2104-9008 is one of the less expensive fountains here, but it will hold four pounds of chocolate for your small to medium sized party. It's dishwasher safe, but the heater is a little weak, so it's better to pour molten chocolate in first. It is auger powered, and for the price, you're getting quite a good deal. Read Full Review
The second most cost effective fountain on our list, the Wilton Chocolate Pro 3-Tier Chocolate Fountain, 2104-9008 is one of the best deals around. This auger-powered chocolate fountain holds 4 pounds of chocolate but operation goes a lot quicker if you heat up and melt the chocolate yourself before adding. It will take a minimum of two pounds of chocolate to get the sweets flowing working, but for that quantity and the price you'll pay, it's a very good deal. As with our other picks, it's simple on/off switches for the heat and motor, there's manually adjustable feet, and a built-in level. The 30 day limited warranty belies the durability of this product, but for medium sized parties where you don't want to spend much on a chocolate fountain, the Wilton Pro will handily suit your needs without breaking the bank.