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10 Easy Pieces: Classic Fondue Pots


10 Easy Pieces: Classic Fondue Pots

December 1, 2021

Fondue sets have always seemed a little cheesy to me (forgive the pun). However, a recent array of offerings has me rethinking; after all, when you do find yourself hunkered down around a bubbling fondue pot (ideally high in the Swiss Alps, as I once did), it’s a pretty idyllic way to spend a winter evening.

N.B.: We’ve included a Mark Bittman recipe below (in our humble opinion, one of the better fondue recipes to be had).

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Above: The Boska Cast Iron Fondue Pot in Black is $50 at Food52.
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Above: The Alessi Mami Fondue Pot is $243.21 at Einrichten Design.
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Above: The All Clad Cast Aluminum Fondue Pot is $199.95 at Williams-Sonoma.
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Above: The ultimate fondue pot? Mauviel’s Copper Fondue Pot with Stand for $770 at Williams-Sonoma.
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Above: The Emile Henry Ceramic Classic Fondue Set is $140 Food52.
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Above: The Swissmar Arosa 11 Piece Stainless Steel Fondue Set is $120 at Crate & Barrel.
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Above: The fondue by candlelight option is the Glass and Ceramic Fondue Set for $19.95 at Crate & Barrel.
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Above: The Cast Iron Staub Fondue Set is $119.95 at Sur la Table.
the boska ceramic chocolate fondue set is \$40 at food5\2. 17
Above: The Boska Ceramic Chocolate Fondue Set is $40 at Food52.
the cuisinart electric fondue set is \$79.95 at williams sonoma. 18
Above: The Cuisinart Electric Fondue Set is $79.95 at Williams-Sonoma.

Mark Bittman’s fondue recipe, from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.

  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed (optional)
  • 2 T cornstarch; mixed with water to make a slurry
  • 1 lb Gruyere cheese, grated (4 cups)
  • 1 lb Emmenthal cheese, grated (4 cups)

Combine wine and garlic in a saucepan and bring to a slow bubble.
Gradually stir in cheese until melted and creamy; do not let boil. Whisk slurry in and cook until thickened. If fondue is too thick, add a little more wine.

N.B.: This post was originally published on February 6, 2013. We have updated it with new and additional product selections and current pricing.

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