How To Use Your Chocolate Fountain Machine?

24 Hours Party Rentals loves it when clients throw parties using our chocolate fountain machine and chocolate treats. What do you mean, chocolate treats?

Yeah, delicious melted chocolate is dancing for you and your guest to eat and mix with other delicacies. Whether you use a sizeable, lovely commercial chocolate machine rental or a cute small house unit, they all work together.

If you’ve got a pump design fountain instead of an auger (corkscrew) pushed chocolate jar, sometimes chocolate clogs from the little plastic tube can be a disaster. However, do not worry that most chocolate fountains have a much superior auger fashion.

So, how do you make a chocolate fountain machine party? Well, party rentals in Miami experts will give you some tips to get the most out of your machine:

Set Up the Chocolate Fountain Machine Safely

pick the right place where you can set up the chocolate fountain safely

Decide on a place away from AC ducts, swinging doors, dance flooring, outside doorways, etc. If the site is inadequate, set up the chocolate fountain machine elsewhere. Doing so will ruin the chocolate fountain’s function, as being straight beneath A/C ducts will cause the chocolate to cool, begin to harden, and flow incorrectly.

Set up your Chocolate Fountain on a well-made Level Table

Most chocolate fountains do not arrive with a way to measure, so go to your local hardware store and pick up a small level. They charge a few dollars, and it is money well invested. Do not try to eye it up as an alternative to using the level. Before the chocolate is in the fountain, place the level throughout the border of the fountain bowl.

Ensure the fountain is flat by adjusting the table’s feet and repeating it repeatedly at various sides. The more precise, the higher the chocolate flow. An even fountain will enable the chocolate to flow evenly across the whole cascade, which makes everyone say, “Wow.”

Never use a Chocolate Fountain Machine Outside

never utilize a chocolate fountain outside

I understand you are tempted to use the machine outside, but don’t use a chocolate fountain outside. A gust of wind will blow off the chocolate around you and your visitors, ruining your party. Furthermore, a sudden rainstorm will damage things, making the chocolate seize because chocolate & water do not mix.

So maybe there will be no rain or wind, and insects love chocolate, too. If you must take it outside, rent a sidewall tent, which protects you from the weather and other elements, like bugs.

Chocolate Cooking Tips

Think about melting the chocolate until you go to the event or when the party starts and transport/store it in containers within a cooler. Chocolate doesn’t harden until it drops to 70-72 °F.

Melted chocolate in bottles within a Styrofoam cooler will insulate it from external temperatures, keeping it warm and liquid for many hours.

Once you reach the occasion, you will be ready to add chocolate, especially if you do not have kitchen facilities during the event.

Chocolate Fountain Faulty Technique Tricks

chocolate fountain faulty techniques tricks

Before adding the chocolate, always preheat the chocolate fountain. When the room is chilly, the tiers and the metal bowl get cold, too, and as soon as the chocolate has been poured, it may harden and not flow correctly.

For instance, everything is going great, but a little time later, the fountain stops flowing or working. You probably need to add more chocolate, or air will get trapped in the tube, which will make the chocolate flow irregularly or entirely stop working.

Switch off the auger for about 15 minutes. You will probably see air bubbles popping from the chocolate as it slides back down to the bowl from inside the auger tube. Turn back on the fountain, and you will fix the problem.

If the issue persists, level the fountain and ensure you’re not under the AC or wind entering from a window.

How Much Chocolate Do You Need for a Chocolate Fountain?

The amount of chocolate required for a chocolate fountain can vary depending on the size of the fountain and the number of guests. For a small gathering of around 20 guests, you need approximately 2-3 kilograms (4.4-6.6 pounds) of chocolate.

If you’re using a standard fountain, it typically holds about 4 pounds of chocolate, which is suitable for larger events. Chocolate with a high cocoa butter content is important to ensure a smooth flow. If other desserts are present, you can estimate about 1 pound of chocolate for every 10 guests.

Remember to melt the chocolate properly and maintain it at the right temperature to keep it flowing smoothly through the fountain.

Where Can You Buy Chocolate to Use in a Fountain?

Various options are available online for those purchasing chocolate suitable for a fountain. Sephra Premium Milk Couverture Chocolate is known for its high cocoa butter content, ensuring a smooth flow when melted. Additionally, Wilton Chocolate Pro Fountain Fondue Chocolate is another popular choice that does not require the addition of oil to achieve the correct melting consistency.

Selecting chocolate with high-fat content and the right cacao percentage is important to ensure a smooth and delicious experience. For further guidance, expert reviews and recommendations on the best chocolates for fountains can be found, detailing the characteristics to look for in fountain chocolate and tips for melting.

When choosing chocolate for a fountain, consider the type of event, the number of guests, and personal taste preferences to ensure the best selection for a memorable and tasty feature.

What Should You Dip in a Chocolate Fountain?

Regarding chocolate fountains, the possibilities for dipping are both delicious and diverse.

  • Fresh fruits like strawberries, bananas, and apple slices are classic choices that pair wonderfully with the rich flavor of chocolate.
  • For those who prefer a bit of crunch, pretzels and various cookies can offer a delightful contrast to the smoothness of the melted chocolate.
  • Marshmallows and gummy bears are also popular for their chewy texture and sweetness, which complement the chocolate well.
  • For a more unique experience, consider dipping items like dried apricots, candied ginger, or even crispy bacon to add a surprising twist to the taste.

Remember, the key is to choose items that won’t crumble easily or leave residues that could clog the fountain, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable dipping experience for everyone. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply indulging in a sweet treat, a chocolate fountain offers a fun and interactive way to enjoy a variety of flavors and textures.


Remember to clean after using the chocolate fondue fountain machine and enjoy your delicious treats. Strawberries, cookies, bananas, cookie dough, Cinnamon Eggos, and more will make the best snack party.

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