chocolate fountain
CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN
Introducing your Fountain
Thank you for choosing a Table Fountain from Giles & Posner.
This short Guide is here to help you enjoy a great new eating and
entertaining experience, to inspire you with delicious dipping
ideas and to show you how easy it is to care for your Fountain.
To start, here’s what you’ll find in the box and how they fit
together.
Base unit containing heater and motor
Bowl
Triangular point where
spiral drive fits
Spiral drive
Tier system (in 4 parts)
Top hat
Round pins for locking
the tier system
Centre column
Top tier
HEAT
OFF
Middle tier
HEAT/
FLOW
Operating dial with
Off/Heat/Heat & Flow
settings
Adjustable feet
First things first:
Assembling your Fountain
Your Fountain is easy to assemble.
After unpacking for the first time, wipe out the bowl with a damp paper towel or cloth.
Rinse the tier system and spiral drive in warm water and dry.
Fit the spiral drive to the triangular point in the centre of the bowl. Make sure it’s firmly
locked in position.
Assemble the tier system by taking the central column and slipping first the middle tier and
then the top tier over it. Complete by adding the top hat. Then slip the complete system
over the spiral drive and lock it in position on the three round pins in the bowl.
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Getting ready to eat
Place the Fountain on a flat and stable surface within reach of a mains supply or extension
lead. The Fountain must be completely level to work properly so adjust the small feet on the
base as you need to.
Plug the Fountain in. Turn the dial clockwise to the Heat position. Let it warm up for
between 3-5 minutes.
Preparing the chocolate
Now it’s time to get the chocolate ready. It needs to be melted before you place it in the
warmed Fountain bowl. The quickest and simplest way to do this is in a microwave but you
can also melt your chocolate on the hob. For the best cascading effects, you need at least
800g and ideally 900g of chocolate to start. This is a generous serving for up to 6 people.
Microwave
If you’re using Giles & Posner Luxury Fondue Chocolate in microwaveable pouches, simply
follow the instructions on the pack.
If you’re using another brand of chocolate, break it into pieces and place it in a bowl in
the microwave. Heat it for 1 minute on Medium power (800W oven) and then stir. Return
it to the microwave for a further minute and then check again. The chocolate must be
completely melted and of a thin consistency that flows easily off a spoon. You will also need
to add some vegetable oil to your chosen chocolate to improve its flowing quality. See page
4 for details.
Hob
Place the chocolate in a heat-resistant bowl. Stand the bowl in a large saucepan of hot
water on the hob over a low heat. Stir the chocolate constantly until it’s completely melted,
taking care not to let it stick or burn.
Again, you’ll need to add some vegetable oil. Quantities are detailed on page 4.
It’s important not to add water or any water-based liquids to your chocolate as this will
make it harden and stop the flow.
Adding the chocolate to your Fountain
Now turn the dial to the Heat & Flow position. Get your choice of dipping foods ready
around the base. Pour your melted chocolate into the centre of the Fountain bowl at the
bottom of the tier system. The spiral drive inside will draw the chocolate up to the top –
and then the enticing cascade will start to flow over the tiers with its irresistible warm
chocolate aroma.
And start dipping!
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Some dipping ideas to inspire you
Your Fountain is a great guest to have at any party or event. Chocolate is sure to be a big
favourite as a dipping sauce – but you can also fill your Fountain with other sweet sauces
and savoury sauces. Here are some ideas to get you thinking.
Dipping ideas for chocolate
Try:
• Marshmallows and pieces of Turkish delight, fudge and honeycomb
• Whole fruits – such as strawberries and cherries
• Sliced fruits – such as mango, kiwi fruit and orange segments
• Biscuits – such as amaretti or a similar firm biscuit
• Profiteroles
Dipping ideas for other sauces
For another sweet idea, try filling your Fountain with a fruit coulis
that you’ve warmed gently in the microwave or on the hob.
For a completely different Fountain eating experience, take a cheese, barbecue or sweet
chilli sauce of a thin consistency that you’ve warmed up. Then dip with these:
• Cooked cubes of pork, beef, chicken, firm fish or prawns
• The same foods in a light batter, Chinese or tempura-style
• Cooked cubes of vegetables
• A variety of breads – plain or flavoured
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Using different chocolates in your Fountain
Virtually any quality chocolate will work well but for perfect results first time and every time,
you’re recommended to use a specially blended fondue chocolate, such as the ones created
by Giles & Posner. You’ll find more about these plus details of how to order on page 8 or at
the Giles & Posner Website at: www.gilesandposner.com
To get the best cascading effects, the secret is a chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa
solids. Dark chocolate usually has a higher percentage than milk. Other cheaper chocolates
can work with the addition of vegetable oil but the oil can obviously affect the taste and
the texture.
Use this table to help you prepare your chosen chocolate brand.
Manufacturer/brand
Amount Vegetable oil Preparation
to use
to add
Giles & Posner Luxury Dark 900g
None
Fondue Chocolate pouch
58% cocoa solids
Place the pouch in the microwave for 1 minute.
Take it out and massage it to help the melting
process. Return to the microwave for
1 minute more. Giles & Posner Luxury Milk 900g
None
Fondue Chocolate pouch
45% cocoa solids
Place the pouch in the microwave for 1 minute.
Take it out and massage it to help the melting
process. Return to the microwave for
1 minute more.
Green & Black’s Organic 800g
2 fl ozs
Bittersweet Dark Chocolate 70% cocoa solids Mix 400g with 1 fluid oz of oil and microwave
for 1 minute. Stir. If necessary, microwave for
30 seconds more. Repeat with the remaining chocolate and oil.
Lindt Excellence Dark Extra 800g
4 fl ozs
Fine Chocolate 70% cocoa solids
Mix 400g with 2 fluid ozs of oil and microwave
for 1 minute. Stir. If necessary, microwave for
30 seconds more. Repeat with the remaining chocolate and oil.
Tesco Value Chocolate 800g
7 fl ozs
Mix 400g with 3.5 fluid ozs of oil and microwave
50% cocoa solidsfor 1 minute. Stir. If necessary, microwave for
30 seconds more. Repeat with the remaining
chocolate and oil.
Supercook Belgian Milk 800g
5 fl ozs
Chocolate
30% cocoa solids
Mix 400g with 2.5 fluid ozs of oil and microwave
for 1 minute. Stir. If necessary, microwave for
30 seconds more. Repeat with the remaining chocolate and oil.
Cadbury’s Dairy Milk
800g
5 fl ozs
20% cocoa solids
Mix 400g with 2.5 fluid ozs of oil and microwave
for 1 minute. Stir. If necessary, microwave for
30 seconds more. Repeat with the remaining chocolate and oil.
Galaxy Milk Chocolate
800g
6 fl ozs
14% cocoa solids
Mix 400g with 3 fluid ozs of oil and microwave
for 1 minute. Stir. If necessary, microwave for
30 seconds more. Repeat with the remaining chocolate and oil.
Important – please note!
•T
imings are based on heating the chocolate on a Medium setting in a 800W microwave oven. If your oven has a different
wattage, please check with the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Chocolate burns easily so keep an eye on it and don’t heat it for more than 1 minute at a time.
• If you’re melting your chocolate on a hob, follow the general instructions on page 2 and add oil as indicated above.
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How to clean and care for your Fountain
Your Fountain is designed to be easy to use and easy to clean and care for too. Always
switch off your Fountain and unplug it before cleaning.
Start by pouring away any remaining liquid chocolate from the bowl. It’s important to put
it into a plastic bag or another disposable container and then place in a bin. Never pour the
chocolate into a drain or the toilet. It could cause blockages as it hardens.
Let the Fountain cool down. Wipe off any remaining chocolate in the bowl and on the sides
of the base unit with a damp paper towel or soft cleaning cloth and buff dry. Don’t use
abrasive sponges or scourers as these will damage the surface.
The base unit of your Fountain contains the electrical components and so it must obviously
never be placed in water or in a dishwasher. The spiral drive and the tier system can be
safely washed by hand in warm, soapy water. Then rinse and dry with a paper towel
or soft cloth.
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Troubleshooting
Your Giles & Posner Table Fountain is designed for high reliability and trouble-free use.
On the rare occasions when you experience a problem, try these simple solutions:
Problem Possible cause – and solution
Chocolate is dripping, not flowing
Chocolate is too thick. Add a small amount of vegetable oil.
Or
The Fountain is not level. Check the surface it’s standing on. Adjust the base unit’s feet as required.
Or
Make sure there’s at least 800g of melted chocolate in
the bowl.
Chocolate is flowing unevenlyThe base is not level. Check the surface it’s standing on and
adjust the feet on the base unit as necessary. The chocolate
should also be evenly distributed in the bowl.
Chocolate flow is intermittent or interrupted
Food may be blocking the chocolate flow at the base of the
tier system. Remove any pieces found.
Chocolate flow is slow, not
reaching the bottom tier
Air may be caught in the spiral drive or tier system.
Turn off the Fountain for a few minutes then restart.
Chocolate is too thick to flow
The room temperature may be too low or the Fountain may be in a draught from an open door or window. Thin the
chocolate with a little vegetable oil.
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Using your Fountain safely – important
When using your Table Fountain, always follow these common-sense safety rules:
• Read this User Guide first.
• The Fountain must always be level to work properly.
• Keep your fingers and other objects away from the Fountain bowl while it’s operating.
Check regularly to see if any food has fallen into the bowl as it could cause a blockage.
• Don’t use force when dipping food into the bowl.
• Don’t leave the Fountain unattended while it’s running.
• Don’t touch or move the spiral drive while it’s working.
• Don’t let children use the Fountain without adult supervision.
• Don’t move the Fountain while the motor is running.
• Keep the Fountain and its cord away from hot surfaces.
• The Fountain isn’t recommended for outdoor use.
• Don’t use the Fountain for any other purpose than those described in this Guide.
• Don’t try to assemble or take apart the tier system or spiral drive when the motor is
running. Switch it off and unplug the Fountain first.
• Don’t place the base unit or cord in water or any other liquid or in the dishwater.
• Always switch off and unplug the Fountain before cleaning.
• To reduce the risks of tripping accidents, your Fountain is fitted with a short cord. An
extension lead can obviously be used but its marked electrical rating should be at least as
great as the electrical rating of the Fountain. This is 325 Watts/230 Volts/50 HZ/1.46A.
• Don’t use if the cord or plug is damaged. If it’s within warranty return it to the
organisation you bought it from, following the instructions on page 10.
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From the world’s leading chocolate fountain
experts, a selection of luxury fondue chocolate
Giles & Posner was founded by two chefs who refined the Chocolate Fountain concept and
are now recognised as the world’s leading manufacturers and innovators in this field.
To complement our growing range of Fountains for home and professional use, we’ve
created a selection of fine fondue chocolate, specially blended for great taste and great
cascading effects – first time and every time.
Our Luxury Fondue Chocolate is available in Milk and Dark and comes in handy 900g
pouches that you can simply pop into the microwave, heat and pour.
To place your order, simply use the order form on the warranty
registration form on the flap at the back of this Guide.
Alternatively, you can order by phone on 0871 376 9903 at any time
between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or at our Website:
www.gilesandposner.com
Need a larger Fountain for a special event?
Giles & Posner offers large professional Fountains for hire anywhere in
the UK to create a stunning centrepiece at everything from wedding
receptions and corporate functions to product launches and exhibitions.
This service can also include the provision of a member of staff to set up
and operate the Fountain and assist your guests.
For more information about our hire service, please visit:
www.gilesandposner.com
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