Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written about the best skillets and frying pans, the best instant pots, and saucepans, here we’re exploring the best fondue pots on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)
Best electric fondue-maker
“Ohhhhh, how I love these fondue pots. I have three … for chocolate, cheese, and broth! I’ve had several different types of fondue pots over the years, but these are by far the best. Good temperature control, EASY to clean, and stylish for any décor.”
Best cast-iron fondue set
“Swissmar truly is the best cheese-fondue-pot brand. I’m Swiss, so I know what real fondue pots are supposed to look like and how they’re supposed to function. This pot works perfectly and looks great. Swissmar also includes a fondue recipe that isn’t perfect but is great for fondue beginners. This is the best, most traditional Swiss cheese fondue on the market at such a reasonable price. I’m a student, so I was thinking about just buying a cheap fondue pot, but I’m glad I invested in a slightly pricier model. I’ll have this for years!”
Best porcelain fondue set
“A few years ago, I tried fondue with some stainless fondue pots that I had. Everything burned in those pots and I gave up fondue altogether. After seeing a few posts on how to properly do fondue, this little pot kept showing up in the blog posts as highly recommended. It arrived with all of the pieces and looked pretty on my Christmas table. I loved it so much after opening it that I ordered a second one. For our Christmas Eve dinner, I used one for a meat broth and the other one for a chocolate fondue. We couldn’t wait to do fondue night again. I am thrilled with this fondue pot!”
Best chocolate fondue pot
“For anyone that melts chocolate, this thing is amazing. Being able to melt the chocolate is one thing, but being able to keep it at the right temperature after it’s melted is really nice. The best part about this device is the cleanup, which is a breeze because you just take out the silicone pot insert when your are done and pop it into the fridge for five to ten minutes to harden the chocolate. The chocolate then pops out of the container in one piece. Even if you only melt chocolate once a year, the money and cabinet space spent on this is well worth it.”
Best fondue grill set
“I bought this as a Christmas gift for my wife, who loves to fondue. We’ve used it twice already, and I must admit, it’s a good time. It’s interactive and creative, and it works just as described. Easy to set up, take down, and clean. The kids like it a lot. It’s just fun and easy to make interesting meal combos. If you entertain or like a lighthearted, friendly atmosphere at dinner and have the time to do it, you should try it. I have used a raclette grill a few times with other people, but this particular brand is hands down better than the others I’ve used.”
Best individual-serving fondue set
Best chocolate fondue fountain
“I love this chocolate fountain! It was easy to put together and easy to use. Make sure when you put it together you use two-plus pounds of chocolate.The base works without the tier also, which is awesome for if you don’t want to put the tier together. It is for the most part easy to clean, you just have to be careful with the base (don’t submerge it in water). I will be recommending this to all of my friends and family.”
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