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Do electric fondue pots work to melt chocolate for dipping?

post #1 of 9
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I'm moving in a few months and have been coveting a chocolate melting pot but don't want to buy one more thing to pack. (We're moving cross-country, so space is at a premium.) I have an Oster electric fondue pot, has anyone had any luck/success melting chocolate melts in a fondue pot for pop dipping and/or candy mold filling? Thanks!
post #2 of 9
You can do them in crock pots, you just want to either put it on a low setting or melt them in it then turn it off for a while.
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post #3 of 9
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I will have to order a melting pot then -- I have three crockpots that are all too huge, and my tiny one won't melt much unless there's a lot in there as the sides are much hotter than the bottom. Darn, I have to purchase another fun gadget!! icon_wink.gif Hate it when that happens!

Thank you!
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I'd try it in what you have and see. You just will have to watch it, and turn the pot off if the chocolate gets to hot.
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post #5 of 9
I just melt and use a glass bowl. I melt most everything in the microwave.
post #6 of 9
You can also set your bowl on a heating pad. (The kind you use for an aches and pains.) It's not as easy to overheat your chocolate with that.

I've also heard of people setting a bowl into an electric skillet that has an inch or two of water in it. Of course, you have to be careful about any water getting into the chocolate.
post #7 of 9
NO!!!! You will burn your chocolate!!!!

Use either an electric frying pan with a glass or ceramic bowl of chocolate, fill pan with water and turn on low. It takes awhile, but you won't burn and waste any chocolate.

I also have used my turkey roasting pan on the stovetop, turning both front and back burners on low, fill with water and put a large glass or ceramic mixing bowl full of chocolate in. A large bowl will take about an hour to melt.

You have to be very careful with white and colored melting chocolates. Since they are technically not chocolate, they don't melt as well and can burn very quickly. You can add a teaspoon or two of Crisco to them to help thin out the consistency.
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post #8 of 9
I've used my electric Wilton fondue pot to melt and hold chocolate, candy melts, white chocolate wth no problems. It has a "melt" temp, then a "keep warm" temp.
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Originally Posted by SammieB

I've used my electric Wilton fondue pot to melt and hold chocolate, candy melts, white chocolate wth no problems. It has a "melt" temp, then a "keep warm" temp.


The same with me. thumbs_up.gif
I use Trudeau.
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