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Instawares’ Commercial Chocolate Fountains and Accessories:  

Chocolate Fountain
by Type

Aztec Chocolate Fountains
Sephra Select Home Fountain
Montezuma Chocolate Fountain
American Chocolate Australian Fountain

Chocolate Fountain Accessories

Storage Cases
Plexi Shield
Chocolate Fountain Print Table
Chocolate Fountain Ball Topper
Chocolate Fountain Spout Topper
Small Sneezegard
Med/Lg Sneezeguard
Vertical Sneeze Guard - 35 3/4"
Vertical Sneeze Guard - 63 1/4"
Protector Case with Lights
Bamboo Skewers
Chocolate Thermometer


Did You Know…

>> It takes about 400 cocao beans to make a pound of chocolate.

>> Chocolate is rich in magnesium and iron.

>> 71% of Americans prefer milk chocolate.

>> One ounce of semi-sweet chocolate contains about 20 millligrams of caffeine. The same amount as 3 ounces of brewed tea.

>> American consumers spend $7 billion a year on chocolate..

>> The Maya Indians discovered cocoa in 600 A.D.


Chocolate Fountains Buying Guide

How Does a Chocolate Fountain Work?

The basics - A chocolate fountain has three parts, a base unit that contains the heating unit and motor, a pump, auger or spiral drive, and a tier system. The fountain should be displayed on a level surface to ensure proper operation. The heating unit in the base will maintain the temperature to keep the chocolate in a liquid form, between 175 – 180 degrees. The pump, stainless steel auger or spiral drive carries the chocolate to the top of the fountain where it erupts over the fountain tiers, giving an illusion of a chocolate waterfall.

Basic Parts of a Chocolate Fountain


Chocolate fountains are profitable and popular. They can be used for almost any occassion for both the young and old. Use as a centerpiece at a birthday party, wedding, Bar Mitzvahs, showers, corporate events, family reunions or any gathering.

Below are some FAQs that will assist you in making an informed purchase.

What features should I look for when purchasing a chocolate fountain?
What type is better, pump style or auger (cork screw)?
How long can you run a fountain?


What features should I look for when purchasing a chocolate fountain?

  • Make sure the description includes "quiet operation" or "whisper quite", which is a sure sign of a quality fountain.
  • All parts should be dishwasher safe. Otherwise, the fountain may be made with inexpensive parts and materials.
  • The fountain should have adjustable feet or a leveling mechanism.
  • A removable basin or bowl for easy clean-up.
  • At least a one year warrenty.
  • Stainless steel - nice looking and long lasting.

What type is better, the pump style or auger, (cork screw)?

Definately the auger type pump. A plain pump style with a small plastic tube usually clogs. The majority of fountains are built using the auger for that reason.

How long can you run a fountain?

Depending on the make and manufacturer, you can ususally run a commercial fountain for up to 24 hours. Smaller non commercial fountains for the home are designed to run up to 3 hours.

Chocolate Fountains

Helpful Tips

>> Use only dry, non cumbly foods. Wet foods, even a droplet of water will result in hard lump. Crumbly foods will comtaminate the chocolate.

>> Test the fountain before you add the chocolate.

>> Immediately remove the chocolate after you turn off your machine. The chocolate will harden. If the fountain is turned on after the chocolate is harden, the moter could burn out.

>> Keep chocolate between 55 - 70 degrees and less than a 50% humdity. Don't refrigerate chocolate before or after use and never freeze it. Why? dampness and condensation results in "sugar bloom". Grains of sugar will appear on the surface.

 


Cacotree

Cacao Tree - The fruit of the Cacao tree are grown from the trunk. The pulp inside the small melons contain about 20 to 50 beans.

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