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How To Use

  1. Thoroughly wash and dry the center tube pieces and screw auger before first use. NEVER IMMERSE ELECTRICAL UNIT IN WATER. Wipe metal basin with a damp cloth to clean.
  2. Completely assemble the fountain following the illustrations below. Place on a flat surface such as a counter or table. Be sure you are near an outlet and away from any water source. 
  3. Before operating, use the bubble level at the back of the base unit to ensure that the fountain is completely level. Use the three adjustable feet to achieve the correct leveling. Turn feet clockwise to raise and counter-clockwise to lower. The fountain must be completely level to function properly!
  4. Plug the chocolate fountain into a 120V outlet and move the switch to the “Preheat” position. For best results, allow the appliance to preheat for approximately 10 minutes. Do not operate in this mode for serving.
  5. While base unit is preheating, carefully melt 4 pounds of chocolate in microwave or double-boiler. Be sure that chocolate is completely melted and add the indicated amount of vegetable oil as the chocolate is being melted based on the type of chocolate being used. Stir well. Ideal operation requires 4 pounds of chocolate.
  6. After the fountain is preheated, pour the melted chocolate into the metal bowl and turn the knob to “Flow.”
  7. Add additional melted chocolate as needed, following the instructions for preparation of the chocolate.
  8. Never leave the appliance unattended while it is on

The Wilton Chocolate Fountain will work with any chocolate, however, they recommend using the Wilton Chocolate Wafer Melt (milk chocolate) which is specially formulated to use in chocolate fountains without adding oil. If you do not have fountain chocolate or are unable to find it to purchase, you can be successful with other chocolates by following our simple instructions below:

Type of Chocolate Amount Vegetable Oil
Wilton Chocolate Pro Chocolate 4 lbs (64 dry oz) none
Wilton Light & Dark Cocoa Candy Melts Confectionery Coating 4 lbs (64 dry oz) 1 cup
Wilton White Candy Melts® Confectionery Coating 4 lbs (64 dry oz) 3/4 cup
Milk & Semi-Sweet Chocolate 4 lbs (64 dry oz) 1 1/2 cups
White Chocolate 4 lbs (64 dry oz) 1/2 cup


You may download the users manual here for more information.


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