Food Possible to do fondue without the kit?

effinhaute

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Sep 18, 2006
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I was wondering if it was possible to do fondue without getting the whole set? and just having a burner and a regular pot?

It'd be great to save 50 dollars!
 

usillypenguin

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I don't see why not! A lot of recipes call for cooking the fondue in a regular pot anyways and then transferring it into the fondue. I would just turn down the heat to low when eating.
 

ChineseGoddess

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You have to use a double boiler so you don't burn what you are melting. If you don't have one, boil water in a big pot, then slowly melt the cheese, chocolate, etc in a smaller pot over the boiling water.
 

DC-Cutie

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Yes, I would suggest double boiler method as well. no chance of burning.... then you can transfer to a small crockpot (pre heated) to keep hot
 

twinkle.tink

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Burners tens to burn in one spot and not completely warm the fondue through out the evening....a better alternative is a slow cooker if you have one of those :smile:
 

redney

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Yes absolutely! I've used a double boiler or the small "crock pot" that came as an extra with my large crock pot. the key is to watch the temperature and not let it get to a boil - just underneath a boil works fine.

I've done this with broth, cheese and chocolate.
 
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You could get a pot, put some water in it, put a basin in the pot so that it's in the water but not touching the bottom of the pot, then put the chocolate in the basin and turn the burner on. Once the chocolate melts you can lower the fire so that it stays warm.
 
when my husband and I lived in London, we didn't have a fondue kit so we just used a regular pot. Kept the heat VERY VERY VERY low and ate right over the stovetop :smile: It was fun and cozy just the two of us. Now we have a fondue pot with the long forks and everything, but honestly the nights in London is what I remember!