Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Food and drink  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10.09.2020, 09:19
lpuerto's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Zürich
Posts: 93
Groaned at 13 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
lpuerto has annoyed a few people around herelpuerto has annoyed a few people around herelpuerto has annoyed a few people around here
Lild's Fondue Pot

Hey!

This week Lild is offering several fondue pots. Are they OK for a beginner (I haven't done a fondue in my life) or it's better to expend some money and get something better?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank lpuerto for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 10.09.2020, 09:45
Spinal's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,387
Groaned at 11 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 1,363 Times in 596 Posts
Spinal has a reputation beyond reputeSpinal has a reputation beyond reputeSpinal has a reputation beyond reputeSpinal has a reputation beyond reputeSpinal has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Quote:
View Post
Hey!

This week Lild is offering several fondue pots. Are they OK for a beginner (I haven't done a fondue in my life) or it's better to expend some money and get something better?
I had a ceramic lidl pot for 3 years - loved it and was gutted when I dropped it....
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10.09.2020, 09:57
Pancakes's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Zurich-ish
Posts: 4,896
Groaned at 275 Times in 195 Posts
Thanked 10,056 Times in 3,798 Posts
Pancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

If it's for cheese fondue (rather than for meat / Chinese fondue), I do suggest getting one that is non-stick. They're soo much easier to clean. That's been my own experience, at least.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10.09.2020, 10:06
Ato Ato is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: ZH
Posts: 1,607
Groaned at 17 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 3,023 Times in 1,219 Posts
Ato has a reputation beyond reputeAto has a reputation beyond reputeAto has a reputation beyond reputeAto has a reputation beyond reputeAto has a reputation beyond reputeAto has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Quote:
View Post
If it's for cheese fondue (rather than for meat / Chinese fondue), I do suggest getting one that is non-stick. They're soo much easier to clean. That's been my own experience, at least.
Does a non-stick still form the Grossmutter?

I can't speak for the lidl set, I bought a cheap pot from Obi that was on special. The pot itself is great, the stand is very basic and the burner is flimsy.
When compared to the nicer ones I've seen, it seems it's the accessories (stand, burner, forks) that are better, not the pot itself.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10.09.2020, 10:35
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 31,901
Groaned at 2,389 Times in 1,737 Posts
Thanked 38,850 Times in 18,312 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Quote:
View Post
If it's for cheese fondue (rather than for meat / Chinese fondue), I do suggest getting one that is non-stick. They're soo much easier to clean. That's been my own experience, at least.
Ceramic ones of good quality do not stick.

Tom
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 10.09.2020, 10:55
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

from what I gathered in the flyer, they're all OK to use. Ceramic ones are sturdier and lead the heat better, the email one might be prone to chip, but has the benefit of being used as an additional cooking pan as well as, if it slips your fingers, at most it will be dented and might still be used, whereas the ceramic pot......


As for the 'Grossmutter'/'Schwiegermutter'/'belle-mère' or 'Bödeli', that forms in all caquelons, unless you use one of those aluminium plates between the rechaud and Caquelon, they're exactly to prevent forming the crispy bottom.

Again, if you are a fan of that, as we are, then a ceramic Caquelon is better, as the email would get scratched when oone wants to indulge inthe crisy yummyness that forms on the bottom of the Caquelon.

Then in regards to cleaning, rinse first the chunkiest gunk out, then fill Caquelon with water and a squirt of dishwashing soap and let stand over night.

It is as easy as that!

In fact moi, the Swissie, will go and purchase a new Caquelon there this week.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 10.09.2020, 11:01
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 31,901
Groaned at 2,389 Times in 1,737 Posts
Thanked 38,850 Times in 18,312 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Quote:
View Post
Then in regards to cleaning, rinse first the chunkiest gunk out, then fill Caquelon with COLD water and a squirt of dishwashing soap and let stand over night.
FTFY!

And the important is to FILL it, and not SOAK it!

Tom
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 10.09.2020, 11:03
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 31,901
Groaned at 2,389 Times in 1,737 Posts
Thanked 38,850 Times in 18,312 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Quote:
View Post
from what I gathered in the flyer, they're all OK to use.
I also have a cast iron one that I got from a promo from Appenzeller chease many years ago, but I normally use that for chinoise.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10.09.2020, 13:33
Pancakes's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Zurich-ish
Posts: 4,896
Groaned at 275 Times in 195 Posts
Thanked 10,056 Times in 3,798 Posts
Pancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Quote:
View Post
Ceramic ones of good quality do not stick.

Tom
Thanks. I wondered about that. When I first moved here to CH, we just used the pot / set that my Swiss husband already had, and that thing was a pain in the bootay to clean. So then I finally bought a non-stick one and love it.

We usually use a couple tea light candles under ours now (unscented). It creates enough heat so that the fondue doesn't become too thick and stays warm but also helps prevent it from burning.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10.09.2020, 13:47
John_H
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Quote:
View Post
If it's for cheese fondue (rather than for meat / Chinese fondue), I do suggest getting one that is non-stick. They're soo much easier to clean. That's been my own experience, at least.
You have to clean the pot??

The burnt bit at the bottom is the best, we scrape it off and eat it at the table
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 10.09.2020, 16:01
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Basle
Posts: 2,767
Groaned at 72 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 1,928 Times in 1,114 Posts
Landers has a reputation beyond reputeLanders has a reputation beyond reputeLanders has a reputation beyond reputeLanders has a reputation beyond reputeLanders has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

They'll be fine but take a close look at them and the stands to see if the quality is ok for you. They don't appear to be especially cheap so you could also look elsewhere. It's important to get a decent burner but they're mostly all the same.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10.09.2020, 16:11
Pancakes's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Zurich-ish
Posts: 4,896
Groaned at 275 Times in 195 Posts
Thanked 10,056 Times in 3,798 Posts
Pancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Quote:
View Post
You have to clean the pot??

The burnt bit at the bottom is the best, we scrape it off and eat it at the table
Well, by the time we get to the bottom, we're usually so full that we feel like we're about to explode, so we're afraid to take just one more bite.

I still remember the first time I ever ate fondue here, just after I moved to CH. It was at a dinner party that friends of my husband were giving (first time I ever met them). The fondue was sooo good that I just kept eating and eating, casually while sitting at the table. I spent the rest of the party wishing I was dead, I was so full and absolutely miserable because of it. I learned my lesson the hard way.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11.09.2020, 07:36
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 10,830
Groaned at 346 Times in 282 Posts
Thanked 15,840 Times in 8,090 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Quote:
View Post
Hey!

This week Lild is offering several fondue pots. Are they OK for a beginner (I haven't done a fondue in my life) or it's better to expend some money and get something better?
I made fondue long before moving to CH and having an actual fondue pot.

Of course, I do own one now... Not from Lidl, but as far as I my experience go Lidl has cheap but good quality stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11.09.2020, 07:50
John_H
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Question for the experts..
We have an auberge near us with magnificent fondue bourguignonne.. Home made sauces, great meat etc.

We re-create it at home sometimes but the difference is the meat spits and splatters hot oil when we do it at home, it doesn't in the resto..

The resto has a little thing like a cork floating in the oil, is that what helps? What is it? I keep forgetting to ask them.

I can't think of any other reason for the difference, I mean it's meat and hot oil otherwise.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11.09.2020, 09:30
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 31,901
Groaned at 2,389 Times in 1,737 Posts
Thanked 38,850 Times in 18,312 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Maybe the meat you use is too wet.

Tom
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank st2lemans for this useful post:
  #16  
Old 11.09.2020, 09:34
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

Quote:
View Post
Maybe the meat you use is too wet.

Tom
... and/or the oil is too hot. What sort of oil are you using?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 11.09.2020, 09:41
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 31,901
Groaned at 2,389 Times in 1,737 Posts
Thanked 38,850 Times in 18,312 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Lild's Fondue Pot

I use peanut oil for fondue and deep frying.

Tom
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fondue pot, shopping




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[ZH] Fondue set aag681 Items for sale 0 22.01.2019 11:01
How to do Fondue!! Pinkpanter Food and drink 63 04.01.2016 17:00
Fondue in Zermatt garfield185 Travel/day trips/free time 18 26.08.2014 07:07
Where did you eat the best fondue ever ? BUGFROMHELL Food and drink 46 25.06.2010 12:05
Fondue in Zurich? Chemmie Food and drink 2 22.10.2009 11:29


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:27.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0