A chocolate fountain melts chocolate and serves it in a fun way. There are several different sizes to choose from, and most models fall under the personal or commercial category. The affordable chocolate fountains included in this list are ideal for home and personal use, although some can also handle smaller scale commercial demands. When searching for the right chocolate fountain consider the overall size and capacity. Larger fountains often have more tiers as they feature a larger capacity. If you plan on using the fountain on a regular basis you should also consider features such as construction, durability, and how easy it is to set up and clean the product.
1. Sephra Select Home Fondue Fountain
The 16-inch tall Select Home Fondue Fountain has a 4 pound capacity, which is enough to serve up to 20 people. This fondue fountain is ideal for cheese and caramel fondue as well as making ranch dressing and barbecue sauce. You also won’t have to worry about unsightly appearance as the fountain has a stunning brushed stainless steel finish. A heated basin makes it easy to melt your desired chocolate in the fountain. A heat on/off control facilitates the process. The tier takes just seconds to assemble. The fountain features dishwasher safe parts and a whisper quiet motor.
Price: $66.30 (5 percent off MSRP)
- 4 pound capacity
- Ideal for fondue and sauces
- Easy assembly
- Cleanup can be messy
- Initial learning curve
- Air bubbles can develop when melting chocolate
2. Wilton Chocolate Pro 3-Tier Chocolate Fountain
This chocolate fountain holds up to 4 pounds of melted chocolate. It also doesn’t require constant monitoring. Adjustable feet with a bubble level help to keep the fountain steady and in place at all times. Another feature is removable pieces for a faster and more efficient cleanup. There are three settings, including a preheat to warm up the base unit followed by a flow setting to begin the chocolate cascade and an off setting to quickly clean up and remove the chocolate when the party’s over. The three-tier chocolate fountain provides a fun way to dip strawberries, cookies, and more.
Price: $59.99 (45 percent off MSRP)
- Doesn’t require constant monitoring
- Includes three settings
- Perfect for dipping strawberries, cookies, and more
- Chocolate needs to be thinned out to flow properly
- A bit loud
- Tough to clean
3. Nostalgia Electrics CFF986 3-Tier Stainless Steel Chocolate Fondue Fountain
A 3-tier plastic tower makes for an entertaining and delicious chocolate flow. The chocolate fountain holds up to 2 pounds of melted chocolate and features a handy auger-style fountain that doesn’t require a pump. There are also separate heat and motor control buttons located on the back of the product. A durable stainless steel base adds a touch of elegance, not to mention stability. All you need to do to get started is pour your favorite white or dark chocolate into the base then turn on the motor. You can use almost anything for dipping, including strawberries, pretzels, cookies, and cheese. The fountain disassembles quickly for effortless cleanup.
Price: $46.35 (23 percent off MSRP)
- Holds up to 2 pounds of melted chocolate
- Auger-style fountain
- Separate heat and motor controls
- Can get clogged if chocolate is too thick
- Very messy if auger isn’t properly aligned
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4. Sephra CF18M-SST Elite 6-lb Capacity Chocolate Fountain
Sephra’s Elite fondue fountain has a capacity of 6 pounds and requires 4 pounds of chocolate to run properly. In other words, it’s the ideal chocolate fountain for larger gatherings. You can easily serve 30 to 40 people with this chocolate fountain. Features include a removable bowl for easier cleanup along with an electric control panel for optimal temperature control. Its elegant styling, including a removable stainless steel basin, promises that this fountain will add a touch of elegance to any setting. You can program the fountain with four temperature settings. The tier assembly can be set up and taken down in just seconds. This fountain also stands out for its super quiet motor.
Price: $169.99 (43 percent off MSRP)
- 6 pound capacity
- Multiple temperature settings
- Serves 30 to 40 people
- Short power cord
- Initial learning curve
- Shouldn’t be left unattended
5. Nostalgia Electrics CFF965 Mini Chocolate Fondue Fountain
If you want to enjoy the fun and entertainment of a chocolate fondue fountain without sacrificing counter space, this product is a good alternative. You can use a variety of chocolates, including your favorite black or white chocolate. The flowing fountain makes it easy and fun to serve appetizers, desserts, and snacks. You can also use this fountain for a number of chocolates and liqueurs. A 2-tier plastic tower ensures that the chocolate will flow continuously while an auger-style operation keeps things simple yet effective as a pump isn’t required. This chocolate fondue fountain holds up to 1.5 pounds of melted chocolate. It also comes with a solitary heat and motor control knob.
Price: $35.01 (12 percent off MSRP)
- Compact size
- 1.5 pound capacity
- Auger-style operation
- Cleanup can be tricky
- Loud motor
- Needs to be thinned with a fair amount of oil to flow properly