Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Review and Giveaway.

I'm not quite sure what the appeal is....but I just love fondue. So I got a fondue pot from this store--they sent it to me in an exchange for a product review. I chose this set because I wanted a pot that was mobile, something we could take to the table.


The 17 pc. set included a stainless steel stand and pot, fork guard, 6 forks, 6 ceramic plates, and a ceramic insert functional to use with cheese or chocolate, and a fuel container (the fuel is sold separately). It all nests together in a neat little box for safe and easy storage.




So I got the fondue set out tonight. I made a chocolate fondue with chopped bananas, apples, and animal crackers for dipping. And then I realized fondue with an open flame isn't really a good idea for kids--my kids, anyway. Everything went fine--better than expected, but I was kind of nervous the whole time which didn't make it as fun as I thought it would be.


The pot, however, is a great addition to my kitchen gadgets. It was easy to store, easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to put away. The only disadvantage to this set is that you have to buy the little burner things separately.

I recommend it. You can get yours here.


Speaking of kitchen gadgets, I got a new one. I found it at Goodwill, brand new, for two dollars. Tell me the correct name and what it is used for and I will randomly select a correct answer to win a giveaway! (I can't tell you what the prize is--it would give away the answer!)

I'll let you know who the winner is on Thursday!

10 comments:

Andrea said...

I e-mailed my answer to u HAHA!! I knew what it was as soon as I saw it LOL

Morgan Hood said...

ahhhh man.... i thought i would be the first to answer...that is soo neat that you found this!!!! i know exactly what that is..... it's an old timey popcorn popper... it's called a Whirley-Pop. you put it on the stovetop and crank that ole handle and eventually you will have some popcorn!!!

NessaAnn said...

Yup, popcorn popper! Although why you would need that when shaking the pan is oh so easy...

Courtney, Jeff, Ayla & Leah said...

Im with NessaAnn... I like to shake the pot. But awesome find on the popper. My gpa had one and I really hoped Id inherit it, but no luck. :)

The Ogdens said...

This is Brum commenting, but Rachel's parents use that thing ALL the time. It makes one of Jay's favorite snack. They only recently moved on to an electric one, it was easier for Jay lol.

Annalia Romero said...

Not to rain on your parade, but I just have to say - my cousin has extensive burn scars on her legs from when her brother accidentally spilt a fondue pot. Picture skin grafts and weeks in the hospital. I'd save the fondue for adult-only parties.

Jennifer said...

Vanessa, I agree. I've always made popcorn on the stove like that. But c'mon--it's the novelty!

Annalia, thanks for the story, I'd decided on that anyway, though.

Nicol said...

MMMM! I love fondue also, and you find some really cool things barging hunting.

Lindsay Lynch said...

Am I the only one who had no clue what that was? I thought you only made popcorn in the microwave.. LOL! Do you still put garlic salt on your popcorn? I am waiting on another really good recipe to make now that I am in Betty Crocker mode! Haha!

k a t y said...

I love whirly-pops! Did you know they're a seasonal item? I tried to buy one off-season at Target. Apparently, so are creme brulee torches.

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