Chocolate fondue fountains are great for all sorts of special events, from weddings and wedding anniversaries, to baby showers, kids’ birthday parties and, since the holiday season is almost upon us, for New Year’s Eve Parties. They look amazing, with waves upon waves of thick, delicious chocolate trickling down lavishly. They are also great fun for kids and grownups alike, since they combine the rich goodness of chocolate with a soft, flowing texture that will delight your palate. So if you’re thinking of purchasing or renting out a chocolate fountain, you should probably know all about the best selling models on the market.

1. Rival CFF4 2-Pound-Capacity Chocolate Fondue Fountain

The Rival CFF4 costs around $120 and features an auger-style pump, as well as a heated reservoir which can hold up to two pounds of chocolate. The heat and motor settings are separate, for best access, and the motor is so quiet you will barely hear it running. Upon purchase, you also receive eight fondue skewers and a serving tray, which, along with all the other parts, are dishwasher safe. This is one of the easiest to use models of chocolate fondue fountains out there, and while not necessarily a pro model, it can have you starting your party a.s.a.p..

2. Nostalgia CFF-990 Stainless-Steel 3-Tier Chocolate Fondue Fountain

The Nostalgia CFF-990 is also one of the auger-style chocolate fondue fountains out there. it’s got three tiers and is ridiculously simple to use. Just pout pre-melted chocolate into the base, switch on the motor and enjoy one of the most delicious parties you’ve ever seen. The base is stainless steel, which makes it very easy to clean, and the machine operates quietly, thanks to its quiet motor.

3. Total Chef TCCF05BN Mini Chocolate Fountain

With a price tag of only $43, the Total Chef is one of the best mini chocolate fondue fountains your money can buy. While it probably won’t be able to cater for a full-blown party, it’s ideal for smaller gatherings with family and friends. Not only is it easy to use, but it also includes several recipes, perfect for your inspiration. It can hold up to 1 ½ pounds of chocolate and was designed with safety in mind, as it features a thermostat and safety fuse, which prevents overheating.

4. 21 Inch Chocolate Fountain

Priced at $250, the 21-Inch Chocolate Fondue Fountain on sale by Kitchen World is a high quality appliance. The fountain feature three tiers in stainless steel and was especially produced for heavy duty work. It’s ideal for weddings or any other similar, large scale festive occasions. Its sleek exterior and impeccable functions will add class and originality to any event, leaving your guests satisfied and ‘sweetened’.

5. Chef Buddy? Three Tier Chocolate Fountain

Chef Buddy?, this chocolate fondue fountain asks. Even if you’re not a professional chef, we’re sure you’ll find ample opportunities to put this fountain to good use. It’s not simply a chocolate fountain, as it can be used for a variety of foods, many different types of chocolate and lots of various sauces. It can hold up to 22 ounces of chocolate on its three tiers and features a 40-inch two-prong cord for easy use.

6. 21” Chocolate Fountain with Three Tiers

This is one of the chocolate fondue fountains on sale by The Home Collection and it’s priced at $150. It’s a big model, coming in at 21 inches tall, with a four to six pound capacity. It features three tiers with a heated base and its protective edge will guard against spills. Conveniently enough, it requires no complicated assembly – all you need to do is place the tiers on the base and you’re ready to go. Other than chocolate, this fountain also works with cheese, sauces, beverages and more. It’s a stunning centerpiece that will surely add excitement and deliciousness to any party.

7. Total Chef TCCSF-02 Stainless-Steel 2-Tier Chocolate Fountain

This is yet another great model of chocolate fondue fountains from Total Chef, and, at only $56 new, it’s very affordably priced. It’s a great holiday gift idea. The 170-watt auger-style fountain works perfectly for smaller gatherings, as it can hold up to about two pounds of melted chocolate. The two-tier tower will create an elegant cascading effect, while usability and durability are nothing to worry about. The TCCSF-02 features user-friendly control knobs and is made of stainless steel and durable, heat-resistant plastic.

8. Oster Chocolate Fountain

The Oster Chocolate Fountain is one of the more successful chocolate fondue fountains models out there because it’s great value for money. The price tag of only $50 is more than affordable, given what this little technological gem can do. It features three settings (heater, motor and heater with motor) and can hold around one or two pounds of chocolate. Cleaning it is a breeze, as the fountain is easy to disassemble, and the piece is very quiet, operating with a minimal noise level.

9. Total Chef WTF-43 Stainless-Steel Double-Tower Chocolate Fountain

Priced at around $77, this is one of the more special models of chocolate fondue fountains out there, for the mere reason that it allows you to heat up and serve two different types of chocolate simultaneously. It comes equipped with an auger-style pump that draws the melted chocolate up to the top tower, from where it gently cascades down. It comes with ten plastic skewers, ideal for strawberries, bananas, pound cake, marshmallows, pretzels or anything else your heart (and sweet tooth) desires.

10. Nostalgia Electrics CFF-986 3-Tier Chocolate Fondue Fountain, Stainless Steel

With a price tag of only $39.95, the Nostalgia Electrics CFF-986 is a best-buy type of chocolate fondue fountain, with no pump and a stainless steel base. It looks good and works just as well. Buy it if you want to give any event the feeling of a “catered affair” by providing your guests with fresh strawberries, marshmallows, pretzels, and other goodies to dip into the flowing chocolate.