Fond of Fondue – Pots on Parade

Fondue Table Settings

A couple of weeks ago, I posted an episode about chafing dishes. I said that though a chafing dish can be used for fondue, it’s best to have a dedicated fondue pot. So I thought I’d give you a glimpse of my fondue pot collection, along with some of the napkins from my tabletop collection. I hope hope these fondue table settings serve as inspiration for your own fondue party!

Sleek and Stainless

Polished stainless fondue pot with natural wood accents
Sleek in Silver. This simple fondue pot is accented in natural wood.

I love fondue – particularly the cheese variety, and I love the fondue pots you serve it in. Here are six to share with you today. Above you’ll see my most recent addition – a beautiful silver pot with a bulbous wood handle. Featured with these pots are some of the napkins in my line. These napkins are our Jane Linen line in Spring.

The Convenience of Electric

Oster electric fondue pot
This electrical wonder from Oster has a genie like quality to it.

Next up is my electric fondue pot by Oster. Simple one touch temperature control! It’s accompanied by my tablecloth check napkins.

Almost Architectural

Fondue pot with black base and orange vessel.
This fondue pot has such a great design it resembles architecture. I love the white inner chamber.

Next is a striking architectural fondue pot in orange with a black and white base. The sterno cup swings out on a hinge! I love how the inside of the base is enameled in white. It’s such a nice touch – shows a lot of thought went into the design. This pot is featured with our Gillian floral napkins.

Mainly Minimalist

White fondue pot with simple bent sheet metal base
This pot is pure modern minimalism.

Another stark modern design is this white fondue pot. The sterno pot and a grate are supported by a base is made of a sheet of metal that’s folded. The grate supports the pot. Very nicely designed! This one came with its own matching fondue forks. Featured here are our Jane linen napkins in pumpkin.

Diminutive but Dynamic

Mini-fondue pot with orange with candle warmer and matching tray.
Use this mini fondue pot for desert sauces that must be kept warm.

For diminutive desserts, this pot can’t be beat! Compared to the others it’s tiny, and just perfect for chocolate fondue for two! Instead of sterno, this pot has a candle. I even have tiny little forks to use with it! It’s twinned with our Jane linen napkins in Peacock – very Howard Johnson’s – so chic!

Fresh as a Daisy

Yellow Dansk fondue pot with rubbed iron base.
This pot by Dansk is stunning in cadmium yellow.

Last, but not least is my favorite. This elegant pot is from Dansk – you my recognize the handle on the lid. I especially love the elephant-like legs with wooden feet and the rough, artfully rusty iron structure. Featured with the pot are our Jane linen napkins in Buttercup. In addition to the different pots, you’ll also see my collection of vintage fondue forks – you can’t eat fondue without the proper forks!

Shopping for these little niceties is easy and fun. Vintage and thrift shops, flea markets and eBay are rife with fondue accoutrements. You can find them new now, too – the fondue craze is back!

Of course the fondue table settings are just the beginning. Here are a few recipes for fondue and below, you’ll find the episode of my show in which we made fondue with Margaret Cho!

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