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Re: Best type of cheese fondue pot to buy

Ever since I was introduced to the ceramic-coated cast-iron pot (mine have all come from Migros), that's all I use for cheese fondue. I find it distributes the heat better (no hot spots) and cleans as well as (or better than) 100% ceramic. Rare are the ceramic pots that distribute heat well, nevertheless they're a rustic and beloved tradition.
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Old 03.03.2015, 20:21
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Re: Best type of cheese fondue pot to buy

OP in Migros some sets are 75% off at the moment, a large set for 4 or 6 (not sure) 80.- original price and a small set for 2 people at 25.- original price. If you get there asap you might still be able to grab one. I think they're leftovers so the sale probably won't be going on when these are gone.
A set for 20.- or for 6.- seems like a huge bargain to me - and I'm not affiliated with Migros
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Ever since I was introduced to the ceramic-coated cast-iron pot (mine have all come from Migros), that's all I use for cheese fondue. I find it distributes the heat better (no hot spots) and cleans as well as (or better than) 100% ceramic. Rare are the ceramic pots that distribute heat well, nevertheless they're a rustic and beloved tradition.
I like the cast iron pots as well. But i find them a PITA as they are so heavy to deal with cleaning and arranging. My limited kitchen space requires that I move stuff around a lot to access things stuffed in the cupboards.

But, to avoid hot spot you should get one of those heat distribution round metal plates that you put between the pot and the flame.

Like this:

http://www.cheesefondueshop.co.uk/me...nium_plaat.jpg
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Old 03.03.2015, 21:39
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Actually, they say to use oil if you don't like garlic.

Tom
Squashed garlic and actually be used as an adhesive as it's really quite sticky.

It has very different properties to oil.

You're wrong here.
I'm sorry but I question everything about cooking, methods and ingredients.

I thought you did too but you obviously belong to the Delia Smith cookery school (shut up and do as you're told) rather than the Heston Blumenthal school (why do people do that? It doesn't make sense -I'll try something else).
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Old 03.03.2015, 22:16
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Re: Best type of cheese fondue pot to buy

I see many suggest a non-stick pot, but do cast iron pots without non-stick treatment still exist? Where can one find those? Reason I ask is the burning that happens sometimes...and maybe then an untreated cast iron pot is better.
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I see many suggest a non-stick pot, but do cast iron pots without non-stick treatment still exist? Where can one find those? Reason I ask is the burning that happens sometimes...and maybe then an untreated cast iron pot is better.
here ya go
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Re: Best type of cheese fondue pot to buy

The best fondue I've ever had was made in one of these.

You only need a garden, some snow and plenty of alcohol.
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The best fondue I've ever had was made in one of these.

You only need a garden, some snow and plenty of alcohol.
You'll want to make sure you don't accidentally pour alcohol into the fire though
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You'll want to make sure you don't accidentally pour alcohol into the fire though
The trick is to pour it down your gullet.

It takes practise, I know, but I don't mind
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Old 03.03.2015, 22:56
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The trick is to pour it down your gullet.

It takes practise, I know, but I don't mind
rather throw cheese into the fire, eh?
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joking, of course, as fat in fire would be extremely dangerous...
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Re: Best type of cheese fondue pot to buy

3-in-1 does the job perfectly.

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Actually, they say to use oil if you don't like garlic.

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You're wrong here.
Now, I'm not.

Simple test:

Rub half the pot with garlic, the other half leave untouched.

See what happens.

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Old 04.03.2015, 09:28
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Yes, I appreciate people may think that but I'm convinced it was actually originally done to impart flavour to the fondue and over time people have instead become convinced that it stops the cheese sticking.

If it does then why not use something more oily - like oil?

I think this is a Swiss myth a bit like having a draught with two open windows causing a cold virus.
It's indeed not a myth.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1131298

Though I doubt the amount of oil would be sufficient to keep cheese from sticking to the caquelon unless a vast amount of garlic is used.

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3-in-1 does the job perfectly.
What's that? Garlic and oil and something else mixed up, or am I on the wrong track here?

This thread is making me hungry - perhaps I'll need to go out and get some fondue ingredients hehe
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What's that? Garlic and oil and something else mixed up, or am I on the wrong track here?
You're on the wrong track. It's his British humour.

This is 3 in 1 oil .
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It's indeed not a myth.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1131298

Though I doubt the amount of oil would be sufficient to keep cheese from sticking to the caquelon unless a vast amount of garlic is used.
We generally use a whole head.

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Squashed garlic and actually be used as an adhesive as it's really quite sticky.

It has very different properties to oil.

You're wrong here.
I'm sorry but I question everything about cooking, methods and ingredients.

I thought you did too but you obviously belong to the Delia Smith cookery school (shut up and do as you're told) rather than the Heston Blumenthal school (why do people do that? It doesn't make sense -I'll try something else).
Garlic does indeed possess adhesive properties. It can also yield oil, with a low yield of 22.5% -- but I'd wager that the amount of oil manually expressed from half a clove of garlic rubbed around a caquelon would be completely inadequate for lubrication/protection against adhesion. In any case, garlic doesn't seem to make much difference to my fondue washing-up time. It does make the fondue taste good, though.


ETA: looks like glowjupiter researches faster than I can. Or didn't get interrupted by coworkers offering coffee.
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We generally use a whole head.

Tom
Maybe mine are too small then

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You're on the wrong track. It's his British humour.

This is 3 in 1 oil .
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Simple test:

Rub half the pot with garlic, the other half leave untouched.

See what happens.

Tom
I'll let you know.
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