Best Chocolate Fountain Reviews

Updated December 17, 2020

It’s hard to think of anything better than warm, melted chocolate drenched over a fresh strawberry or piece of fudge when it comes to desserts.

While you could use a microwave, let’s take things one step further with a chocolate fountain machine.

Chocolate fondue machines are fairly simple in the way that they melt chocolate, and allow it to drip over several tiers above.

However, the features can vary from the amount of tiers, to materials and to the capacity of the machine.

To get you your perfect dessert as soon as possible, we’ve cut down the choice to the best 6 chocolate fountains plus a buying guide at the end.

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1 JMP The Home Chocolate Fountain with Serving Trays
Best Overall
JMP The Home Chocolate Fountain
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2 Huanyu 4 Tiers Chocolate Fondue Large Fountain Huanyu 4 Tiers Chocolate Fondue Fountain
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3 Tooltime Electric Stainless Steel 3 Tier Cascading Chocolate Fountain Fondue Tooltime 3 Tier Cascading Chocolate Fountain
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4 Elgento E26005R 3-Tier Mini Chocolate Fountain Elgento E26005R 3-Tier Mini Chocolate Fountain
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5 Global Gizmos 50990 Chocolate Fountain
Best For Low Budgets
Global Gizmos 50990 Chocolate Fountain
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6 Sephra Select 1 3 Tier Professional Chocolate Fountain
Best For Higher Budgets
Sephra Select 16" 3 Tier Professional Chocolate Fountain
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1. JMP The Home Chocolate Fountain

  • Excellent price.
  • Includes serving trays underneath.
  • It has 3 tiers.
  • Just 450g of chocolate needed to begin.
Best Overall
JMP The Home Chocolate Fountain with Serving Trays

This 90-watt chocolate fountain is sure to please the crowd with its included assortment trays at the base.

The 4 trays fit in a circular shape, surrounding the base of the fountain and can be filled with fruit, marshmallows and more.

They can also be removed if you require more space.

Furthermore, this design holds 3 stainless steel tiers for the chocolate to fall from. Stainless steel is both hygienic, easy to clean and won’t stain.

At the base of the tiers, there is a cream coloured heating pot, with an easy-to-use dial at the centre.

This rotary dial allows you to move between “off”, “heat motor” and “heat”.

To begin the melting process, this chocolate fountain only requires 450 grams of chocolate, which is far less than some other models.

This makes it both easy to start, and ideal for a smaller group of people as the capacity is not huge.

The unit itself is fairly lightweight, coming in at just over 1 kilogram. Plus, the size is compact, measuring under 30 centimetres in height when assembled.

The lightweight design paired with the compact size makes this chocolate fountain easy to store and easy to transport – if you plan on sharing with friends!

As this design is smaller than some other models and has a lower capacity, it may not be ideal for a larger number of people.

The small size is not an ideal statement piece if you’re looking for somewhat of a showstopper.


27.2 x 25.6 x 16.8 cm
1.22 kg
Stainless steel
90 W


  • Durable stainless steel
  • Perfect for home use.
  • Fairly lightweight.
  • Compact size.


  • Shorter than some other designs.
  • Lower capacity than others.

2. Huanyu 4 Tiers Chocolate Fondue Fountain

  • Includes 4 tiers.
  • High-quality stainless steel case.
  • Reduced noise levels.
  • Serves up to 30 people.

Sitting at 48 centimetres in height, this chocolate fondue fountain stands out on any dessert table.

The pure stainless steel design is high quality, hygienic and long-lasting.

Not to mention it’s also fairly attractive, especially when the chocolate begins to fall.

The 4 tiers provide this fountain with the capacity to serve up to 30 people, allowing many people to dip things into the chocolate at once.

Plus, it holds a capacity of 1360 grams for chocolate, meaning it lasts a long time before having to be refilled.

While the design is big, it keeps itself in a fairly lightweight category weighing just under 3 kilograms.

Transport is also easy thanks to the low weight.

The stainless steel casing is equipped with internal plastic screws. The result is a fountain that functions at a very quiet level when switched on.

This is ideal for gatherings or parties where people would not appreciate a loud whizzing machine over conversations.

At the front of the machine are two black rotary dials, one for “off” and “motor” and the other for “off” and “heat”. The heat dial is also adjustable depending on how hot you need the machine to be.

This chocolate fountain would not be ideal for smaller spaces due to its tall height and is therefore suited for larger events.

It also does not include additional accessories such as serving trays.


48 x 29.6 x 24.4 cm
2.86 Kilograms
Stainless steel
150 W


  • 1360 grams of chocolate capacity.
  • Adjustable heating settings.
  • Lightweight for a large fountain.
  • Attractive silver design.


  • May be too large for smaller rooms.
  • No additional dipping holders.

3. Tooltime 3 Tier Cascading Chocolate Fountain

  • Brilliant value.
  • Stainless steel design.
  • Heat resistant base.
  • Includes rubber levelling feet.

This electric chocolate fountain pairs perfect value for money with a decent motor and an attractive design. 

The 3 tiered unit is crafted from stainless steel and attaches to an internal 60-watt motor. 

The stainless steel is perfect for easy cleaning and hygienic food.

The circular design sits at just 150 millimetres in height, making it ideal for smaller rooms and a smaller number of people. 

This is ideal for home or personal use. 

As it is electric powered, it will have to be kept near a wall socket at all times.

In terms of design, the red base is a pretty addition to any dessert occasion. 

On the front of the design is a single rotary dial, allowing you to move between “on”, “heat”, and “off”. 

The simplicity of the design makes it ideal to get up and running as fast as possible.

At the base of the design is a heat resistant plastic stand, helping to protect the surface below. 

The package also includes rubber levelling feet, to lift it off the lower surface, preventing damage.

Furthermore, the mixing tier at the base is removable allowing it to be easily cleaned after usage. 

This is excellent in preventing chocolate from building up inside which can be difficult to clean.

Lastly, as this design is not as large as other models and has a lower capacity, it is not ideal for large numbers of people at one time. 

It also does not include separate serving trays for items to dip into the fountain, so you’ll have to arrange these yourself.


150 x 150 x 220 mm
1.71 Kilograms
Stainless steel
60 W


  • Lightweight.
  • Compact size ideal for home use.
  • The red design is attractive.
  • The removable mixing tier is easy to clean.


  • Not as large as other designs.
  • No additional serving trays.

4. Elgento E26005R 3-Tier Mini Chocolate Fountain

  • Adjustable heat and flow options.
  • Includes 3 tiers.
  • High-quality stainless steel.
  • Attractive matte red finish.

This Elgento chocolate fountain is easy to use thanks to the simple frontal rotary dial, allowing you to manoeuvre between “on”, “off” and “heat”. It’s also incredibly easy to set up.

Astar quality of this mini chocolate fountain is it’s incredibly low price tag of just under 20 pounds.

The compact design and low weight of under 1 kilogram mean it is easy to transport if you wish to bring your fountain with you to occasions or dinners with friends and family.

It has a height of just 25 centimetres, making it easy to store in cupboards and ideal for smaller spaces.

Plus, the small size makes it perfect for children to use too!

It has 3 tiers each made of quality stainless steel for easy cleaning and durability.

The base of the design has a matte red finish alongside plastic feet at the bottom.

These help to protect the surface beneath the hot machine.

Furthermore, the base and the tiers are easy to detach.

Once the machine is switched off, they can be detached and cleaned separately.

Proper cleaning also helps to increase the longevity of the fountain.

A downside of this design is that the small size means it won’t be suitable for larger groups of people that require a bigger capacity of chocolate.

The compact design is also fairly unnoticeable, so if you need a larger standout piece this may not be the best choice.


25 x 15.7 x 15.7 cm
920 grams
Stainless steel
85 W


  • Very lightweight.
  • Removable parts for easy cleaning.
  • Incredible value for money.
  • Compact size stores easily.


  • Does not serve a huge capacity.
  • Some may want a larger design with more tiers.

5. Global Gizmos 50990 Chocolate Fountain

  • Sweet-shop design.
  • Easy to wipe clean.
  • Easy to operate.
  • Super lightweight.
Best For Low Budgets
Global Gizmos 50990 Chocolate Fountain

The global Gizmos chocolate fountain has a charming sweet-shop like design, with “the chocolate shop” written in cursive on the front.

The base of the design has a red finish, with easy to use on and off switches for “motor” and “heat”.

Above the base, we have 3 ascending tiers with a top height of 22 centimetres.

The compact size makes this chocolate fountain ideal for home or personal use, especially where not much space is available.

It’s also a perfect option for kids parties.

Once switched off, the unit is easy to clean by just wiping it down.

Below the base are individual plastic feet, allowing the fountain to sit above the surface rather than on top of it.

This prevents any heat damage from happening to your table or countertop form the machine.

Lastly, this machine is also easy to transport and store.

The low weight makes it ideal to bring with you to friends houses, while the short height makes it easy to store inside a cupboard.

Although the compact size is handy for personal use, it will not be ideal for larger groups of people where a bigger fountain would be suited.

The great price, unfortunately, removes the possibility of stainless steel tiers too as they are made of plastic.


14.8 x 22 x 14.8 cm
750 g
65 W


  • Includes 3 tiers.
  • Compact size for home use.
  • Red matte finish.
  • Sits on plastic feet.


  • The small design doesn’t serve huge numbers.
  • Plastic tiers rather than steel.

6. Sephra Select 16" 3 Tier Professional Chocolate Fountain

  • Sits at 16 inches high.
  • Capacity for almost 2 kilos of chocolate.
  • Serves up to 20 people.
  • Stainless steel heating base.
Best For Higher Budgets
Sephra Select 1 3 Tier Professional Chocolate Fountain

This tall Sephra professional chocolate fountain is certainly a standout piece in a party or in your own home. It stands at 16-inches tall, ensuring everyone will be able to see it! The tall height also makes room for multiple people to enjoy the fountain at once!

The stainless steel base and mixing bowl are topped by 3 plastic tiers. The whole structure has a maximum capacity of 2 kilograms of chocolate atone time. The large capacity means it does not have to be refilled very often and is, therefore, an excellent choice for an event or party in serving up to 20 people.

If you don’t require such a huge amount of chocolate, this machine also runs on a minimum of 1 kilogram. An additional feature of this chocolate fountain is that it is also suitable for cheese!

Assembling the fountain is quick and fuss-free. Furthermore, the tiers can be disassembled after the machine is switched off. Once detached they can be placed in the dishwasher for easy and efficient cleaning.

The tall size of this machine makes it unsuitable for smaller locations where you need to keep extra space for other things. However, it’s still easy to store as the tiers can be removed.

Lastly, although the price is high, the tiers are crafted from plastic rather than stainless steel. However, this is mostly an aesthetic feature, rather than a necessity!


40 x 23 cm
Stainless steel and plastic


  • Dishwasher safe tiers.
  • Can be used for cheese too.
  • Quick to assemble.
  • Runs on a minimum of 1kg.


  • Tall design isn’t suitable for smaller places.
  • The tiers are plastic.

Chocolate Fountain Buying Guide


The capacity of a chocolate fountain refers to the amount of chocolate that it can hold at one time. 

Once you are aware of the capacity of the machine you will be able to know how much chocolate you should insert into the base of the machine at one time and also have an indication as to how many people the chocolate fountain can serve at one time.

For example you will have seen above that some chocolate fountains have capacities of almost 2 kg for chocolate at one time. 

These large designs would serve up to 20 people at once while smaller versions would serve around 20 to 30 individuals at once and therefore have a lower capacity.


Size is an important factor when deciding any appliance. Smaller chocolate fountains will be suitable for 2 to 3 individuals and for home use. 

Larger versions of these chocolate fountains may be more suitable for groups or events or other kinds of parties.

You will have seen above that some of the smaller versions of chocolate fountains have lower height. 

A mini chocolate fountain is an ideal option for kid parties, just like the ToolTime mode.

Bear in mind that larger chocolate fountains usually have a higher capacity and are therefore more suitable for large groups.

Fruit For Chocolate Fountain

Whatever your personal favourite, fresh fruit is likely to be something you enjoy serving with a chocolate fountain. 

There’s just something about the cold, fresh taste of fruit alongside decadent melted chocolate!

Some of the most popular fruits to serve with the fountain are:

  • Strawberries – a classic!
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Kiwi
  • Melon
  • Mango
  • Pear

We think that the best way to serve this is by cutting the fruits up and placing them in smaller serving dishes around the fountain. 

You will have seen our “Best Overall” fountain from JMP actually comes with its own serving dishes too. Make sure to include some cocktail sticks or skewers among your fruits!

If you are purchasing a kids chocolate fountain, fruit can be a great way to ensure they get some goodness in there too!


Cleaning your chocolate fountain properly is essential in increasing the lifespan of the machine, while keeping things hygienic for yourself and guests.

Some chocolate fountains allow the tiers to be removed and washed by hand or in the dishwasher which is ideal. 

However, others do not come apart and must be wiped down fully assembled. 

The downside of this is that they can be a little harder to clean.

If you need a small fountain, don’t worry too much about whether or not you can deconstruct it to clean it as this will be an easier task. 

Try to make sure that larger models allow you to remove the tiers for easy cleaning.

Pricing Range

Price range can be a deciding factor when it comes to buying a chocolate fountain – or any appliance for that matter. 

You will have seen above that the price range varies for chocolate fountains, with some coming in at under £20 whereas our top of the range version costs over £80.

Some other varying factors between chocolate fountains which can affect the price are; the materials used for the tiers (stainless steel will be more expensive than plastic), the capacity of the machine, and its size.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How To Use Chocolate Fountain?

Although usage is fairly simple, there are a few knacks to get your fountain up and running in the proper way.

  1. Firstly, it’s important to wipe down the fountain with a damp cloth when you first open it. 
  2. Now insert the auger into the base and then insert the tiers over the auger in the base.
  3. Then, assemble the top of the tower onto the tiers if your fountain includes one (this is usually a cap-like shape).
  4. Pour the required amount of chocolate into the base of the fountain and switch the machine on.
  5. The machine will now start heating and you’re ready to enjoy your new chocolate fountain!
Q: How Much Chocolate For a Chocolate Fountain?

The amount of chocolate needed for a chocolate fountain depends on the given capacity for the machine. This is usually stated on the box or in the instruction manual.

You will find that larger machines will; take more chocolate, whereas smaller machines will have a lower capacity. Generally, commercial chocolate fountains use between 200 grams and 2 kilograms at one time.

Our Verdict

With the best chocolate fountains covered, and a brain full of knowledge on the in’s and out’s of chocolate fountains, you’re ready to make your purchase!

The most important factors to look out for when deciding which to buy will be the size you need and the number of people you want it to serve.

The extras, such as serving trays and number of tiers, can come afterwards.

Having covered a variety of 6 different fountains, you should have found one that suits your needs. If you want a cheap and cheerful option, then our “Best for Low Budgets” may be perfect.

If you want a larger model to accommodate a bigger group of people,head for the “Top of the Range” version.

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