This stainless multi-purpose fondue set has a ceramic insert that acts as a double boiler so you can use one fondue for 3 different types of fondue - meat, cheese and chocolate. From casual get-togethers with a favorite bottle of wine to avant-garde presentations at fine restaurants, fondue always finds an enthusiastic audience. The Arosa 3-in-1 stainless-steel fondue set makes it easy to explore the delicious possibilities for cooking in oil, cheese, and chocolate any time the yen strikes. Launching off from the traditional earthenware version, this updated model incorporates the classic, sturdy proportions and wide handles conducive to communal dining while introducing lighter modern construction and versatile design-for a result that is a sleek and streamlined marriage of old and new.
The 11-piece set begins with a gleaming 18/8 stainless-steel pot sitting on a matching three-legged rechaud stand. Steel is an excellent agent for fondue cooking, as it provides even heat distribution, corrosion resistance, and a nonsticking surface that's easy to cook in and clean. Underneath, a paste/gel fuel burner with a rubber-covered handle is both accessible and secure in its steady tiered base. A removable splatter guard on top features slots for the six numbered stainless-steel forks, so hands stay safe and cool even when temperatures below really heat up. To melt cheese or chocolate, add the high-sided, 1-quart ceramic bowl and use water in the pot to create a double boiler that will keep liquids smooth and bubbly without burning. For meat, remove the bowl and pour oil or another fondue broth right into the 1-1/2-quart pot itself-the liquid will remain at 350 degrees F for consistent, controlled cooking throughout the meal. Also included are easy recipes to get the party started, and extra ceramic inserts are sold separately to add courses and choices. Voila! Now it's time to invite five friends, get creative, and concoct appetizers, main courses, and desserts that'll keep everyone dipping for more! --Kara Karll