How to Clean a Chocolate Fountain

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You're thinking about getting a chocolate fountain, but you're not sure if it would be worth the trouble. While it'd be great to have at festive dinners and parties, you're worried about maintenance and cleaning. You'll be relieved to learn that a chocolate fountain is not too complicated to clean, and if you entertain often, it will probably be worth its weight in gold when you see how delighted your guests are at dessert time!

Things You'll Need

  • Paper Towels

  • Spatula

  • Storage Container For Leftover Chocolate

  • Dishcloth

Step 1

Unplug the chocolate fountain before you begin the cleanup. Always clean a chocolate fountain when the chocolate is still in liquid form.

Step 2

Dismantle the chocolate fountain by removing the crown and tiers of the fountain in the opposite manner in which they were installed. Although models may vary, a basic chocolate fountain will have a decorative crown on top which lifts off, and a tiered section that snaps into place on three pegs.

Step 3

Scrape the excess chocolate off the crown and tier, then wipe off the majority of remaining chocolate with paper towels.

Step 4

Place the crown and tiers into a dishwasher and run on a regular cycle or wash in hot, soapy water and then air dry.

Step 5

Pour any remaining chocolate from the base into the plastic storage container.

Step 6

Wipe the excess chocolate from the unit base with paper towels.

Step 7

Wash the base with a damp dishcloth, rinsing the cloth often to remove all chocolate residue.


Never submerge the base of the fountain in water, as this is where the motor is located.