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Chocolate Fountain Instructions - Cleaning Up Afterwards
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Chocolate Fountain Instructions  -  Cleaning Up Afterwards

Some chocolate fountain hire companies will pick up the dirty machine afterwards and clean it for you but if you are having to do this yourself then once your party is over the cleaning up begins. Now chocolate fountains aren't the nicest of things to clean but these instructions should make it relatively pain free.

The first thing you need to do is turn off the machine and then most of the left over chocolate will drain back into the bowl. There may be as much as 10 pounds of chocolate left in your fountain so you will need several containers to tip this into. Next you will need to remove the spine of the fountain and lay it on some plastic I would then suggest that you wipe your hands on some wet wipes to avoid getting everything else you touch covered in chocolate. Start pouring the chocolate from the bowl into your containers, when set this can either be thrown away or kept for another occasion. If you are thinking about eating it then you might want to put a small amount into several containers because otherwise you will finish up with a huge block of chocolate that will be very difficult to break up.

Now you need to wipe the spine and the bowl as clean as possible with some paper towel. If you have absolutely no way of cleaning this properly with hot soapy water then put it in a large plastic bag and take it home to clean but be warned the chocolate will completely coat everything and dry solid and will be much more difficult to clean off once set. We once left our paper towel behind and had to take home a fully coated fountain. The only way to clean it off was in the bath - took us hours - never forgot the paper towel again! At the end of the party the last thing you will want to do is clean the fountain but believe me that if there is hot soapy water at the venue then the job will be so much quicker than it will be the next day.

When washing the fountain you can use a brush to help you remove the chocolate from all the nooks and crannies but make sure that you take care and avoid all electrical parts. Once your chocolate fountain is all nice and clean you will need to ensure that you dry it properly before packing it away.

Cleaning your chocolate fountain is really not that bad a job if you follow these instructions and do it before the chocolate has had a chance to set. If you're warming to the idea of doing it yourself then perhaps you would be interested in my suggestions for dipping ideas.


Street Talk

I hate cleaning up, perhaps this is a job for someone else, I could delegate to my nephews and nieces!

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  about 6 years ago

They will love you forever if you do, I can just see those chocolately smiling faces now :)

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  about 6 years ago

Here in our place, doing things in your own is the usual thing to do. It's a good thing that you taught the steps on how to clean a chocolate fountain here for everyone to follow.

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  about 6 years ago

It's always easier when you have instructions, stops you having to make silly mistakes that can cost you time and money..

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  about 6 years ago

can't it just be licked clean ?? lol.

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  about 6 years ago

You certainly could as long as you didn't leave tongue marks :)

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  about 6 years ago

The only time my 2 children volunteered to help cleaning up....

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  about 6 years ago

lol, bit like cleaning the bowl after making a cake, mine used to to be happy to help with that too :)

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  about 6 years ago

Are you SURE those are legal, LOL!!!

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  about 6 years ago

Mmmm, perhaps there should be a restriction at least...

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  about 6 years ago

If you ever forget your paper towels again, I suggest stopping at the car wash lol...I was also wondering if it would seem odd at a party if I was to stick a crazy straw into the chocolate fountain?

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  about 6 years ago

A straight straw would probably work better as there is a chance that the chocolate could block the corners :)

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  about 6 years ago
Kyle  

You have officially made me crave a chocolate fondue! I have had one for ages that I need to set-up!

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  about 6 years ago

Just invite a couple of friends round and go for it!

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  about 6 years ago
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