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Old 22.07.2013, 21:41
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Fondue pot in hand luggage

Would it be allowed to take an earthenware fondue pot in my hand luggage to the USA?

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Old 22.07.2013, 23:01
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Re: Fondue pot in hand luggage

My mom managed it 5 years ago. And I don't recall her having an issue with it.

Actually it went to Canada though.
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Old 22.07.2013, 23:06
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Would it be allowed to take an earthenware fondue pot in my hand luggage to the USA?

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I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't be allowed. We have taken a waffle iron through security, and while it was pulled aside because, hey, waffle irons look suspicious what with their plates and wires, it was ultimately fine

More related, my husband took a earthenware Alsace casserole and a Moroccan tagine in his carry-on luggage to the US in January with no issues.
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Old 22.07.2013, 23:18
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Re: Fondue pot in hand luggage

I think so! But be sure to wrap it around something soft so that it doesn't break (even as hand luggage!!!)
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Old 22.07.2013, 23:23
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Re: Fondue pot in hand luggage

I got something similar back to the UK in newspaper and a towel.

Bit of suspense unwrapping it at the other end though
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Old 22.07.2013, 23:50
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Re: Fondue pot in hand luggage

Just need to be careful about your carry on luggage weight. Last thing you want is to have them throw it in to the lower hold if they decide it's all too heavy. Before you leave check with your airline about their most current carry-on baggage allowance.
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Old 23.07.2013, 00:10
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Re: Fondue pot in hand luggage

Make sure the cheese is cold. If warm and liquid, you'll get a problem in the security check.
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Old 23.07.2013, 00:24
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Re: Fondue pot in hand luggage

If you look like him you might have a problem
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Would it be allowed to take an earthenware fondue pot in my hand luggage to the USA?
Why would you want to? They are readily available in the US.
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Re: Fondue pot in hand luggage

I did briong one on a flight a few years ago, and securtiy checked me.

When they saw, it was brand new and unused, it was ok, but they said it would have been a different story, if there was remains of fire paste in it.

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Old 23.07.2013, 09:14
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Re: Fondue pot in hand luggage

Not only can you bring the pot, you can bring big wedges of cheese, as long as they are shrink wrapped. Done it many times, as my American kids are now all addicted to good fondue. Bottles of Kirsch, however, have to go in your checked baggage.
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Old 23.07.2013, 09:57
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Make sure the cheese is cold. If warm and liquid, you'll get a problem in the security check.
Fondue won't be allowed on if they see it, whether it is cold or hot. Even in cold form they consider it to be liquid (from my experience of trying to take the small fondue pots that are microwavable). Soft cheese is not allowed on planes. Interested to know how others managed it - maybe wasn't "soft enough" to get rejected.

But to answer the OP's question the cooking pot should be no problem as long as it doesn't make the overall hand luggage too large / or heavy
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Old 23.07.2013, 10:07
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Re: Fondue pot in hand luggage

My sister bought a food processor whilst visiting us here (greatly reduced in price), and took it back to the UK in her hand luggage, no problem.
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Old 23.07.2013, 13:55
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Re: Fondue pot in hand luggage

I took a fondue gas burner in my checked in baggage and it was pulled out and brought to the gate for me to open. They were concerend it may contain gas. When shown it was empty all was OK and repacked. (Zürich Airport)
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Old 23.07.2013, 14:02
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Fondue won't be allowed on if they see it, whether it is cold or hot. Even in cold form they consider it to be liquid (from my experience of trying to take the small fondue pots that are microwavable). Soft cheese is not allowed on planes. Interested to know how others managed it - maybe wasn't "soft enough" to get rejected.

But to answer the OP's question the cooking pot should be no problem as long as it doesn't make the overall hand luggage too large / or heavy
Not at all. We took some Raclette cheese to friends in Florida last year. We declared it and everything, wasn't a problem.
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Not at all. We took some Raclette cheese to friends in Florida last year. We declared it and everything, wasn't a problem.
Raclette cheese is generally harder than fondue though right before melted? I think the little fondue pots you can get (got them as gifts for a cheese lover) are also a bit softer than the prepared fondue packs you can get. Must be borderline soft / hard cheese discussion area! When security opened my fondue pots there was residual liquid so i could understand their point - never eaten them myself so hadnt expected that..

First time i managed to take them. But i thought that was just because they didn't see them after the second time they were confiscated from me at security.
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Old 23.07.2013, 14:29
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Not at all. We took some Raclette cheese to friends in Florida last year. We declared it and everything, wasn't a problem.
See here for more information on what you can and can't bring in to the States (cheese-wise and other foods). Paddy's stuff was definitely allowed.
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Old 23.07.2013, 15:25
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Raclette cheese is generally harder than fondue though right before melted?
Fondue cheeses are traditionally Vacherin, Gruyere, Apenzeller, Emmentaler (But actually you can use any cheese you want, I think Grumpy is promoting a Cheddar variety), Additional you would need garlic, schnapps (Kirsch is traditional), a dry white wine (but cider is also an option), maybe cornstarch.

You can mix the cheeses if you like (different kinds of chesses, or different variety of the same cheese) or use them solely (AFAIK Emmentaler is never used solo). For ex. the famous Moite-Moite is half Vacherin, half Gruyere.

For dipping you can use bread, but also mushrooms, pear (preserved or fresh), banana, cooked potatoes etc.

When you have nearly finished your Fondue but you are still hungry crack an egg into the caquelon and stir it into the melted cheese.

If you are lazy you can also use a pre mixed package. If you are really lazy and you really do not care about taste you can use the microwave stuff.


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Re: Fondue pot in hand luggage

Hi! Does someone know if I can bring raclette grill to the Philippines? I will take Air China. Please help. Thanks
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Hi! Does someone know if I can bring raclette grill to the Philippines? I will take Air China. Please help. Thanks
How about calling the airline and ask?
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