Swissmar Sierra 11-Piece Meat Fondue Set, Red Enameled Pot

by fondue on October 17, 2010

Swissmar Sierra 11-Piece Meat Fondue Set, Red Enameled Pot

Swissmar Sierra 11-Piece Meat Fondue Set, Red Enameled Pot Rating:
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Product Description

Having graduated well beyond the 1960s culinary craze, fondue cooking remains a creative way to gather friends at the table for a deliciously entertaining experience. Swissmar's Sierra 11-piece meat fondue set specializes in heating oil or broth to an even, consistent temperature for dipping bite-sized dinner treats such as beef, chicken, seafood, or pork. Crafted of enameled cast iron, the wide, straight-sided pot holds a generous 1.6 quarts of liquid and can be preheated on a stovetop or warmed directly over the fondue flame. Cast iron is an ideal choice for meat cooking, as it works well at both low and high temperatures and, though it takes a few minutes to heat up, provides excellent heat distribution and retention. The matching rechaud stands on three sturdy legs with high arches between to easily access the paste/gel fuel burner. Below, a handsome light wood base is carved with a groove to securely hold the entire fondue set while protecting tabletops from heat and drips.

When the liquid inside is bubbling nicely, it's time to dig in. For safe, cool handling, there are two wide handles as well as a removable splatter guard that fits snugly on the pot with slots for the six forks. Diners choose a color on the tip of each fork so it's easy to identify and store even when there's much dipping and stirring (not to mention talking and laughing!). For multipurpose usage, simply remove the splatter guard and lower the heat to melt cheese, or use the pot as a warmer for appetizers, buffet items, chilis, or soups. Available in an array of bright colors including red, blue, white, and orange, this fondue set has a cheerful presence that suits its inviting, communal purpose. Assembled, the set measures 8-1/4 inches high by 8 inches in diameter, and wide handles assist in transporting the 6-3/4-inch pot. Easy recipes are included to get the party started. --Kara Karll

Details

  • 11-piece Sierra meat fondue set includes 1.6-quart pot with handles, 6 color-tipped forks, splatter ring, rechaud, paste/gel fuel burner, and grooved wooden base
  • Enameled cast iron for superior heat distribution and retention at both low and high temperatures
  • Bright color for fun presentation; wooden base keeps table cool with cozy, inviting style
  • Easy recipes included; also heats cheese, soups, dips, and more
  • Measures 8-1/4 inches high by 8 inches in diameter; pot measures 6-3/4 inches

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Udo Bode March 23, 2007 at 4:04 am

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The item was shipped immediately and arrived on time. Pot and burner are excellent, but forget about the forks. They bend easily, and the color dots fall off. This is an excellent product, but buy quality forks extra somewhere else.

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C. Amunrud December 29, 2007 at 6:45 pm

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Easy to use, easy to clean – this fondue pot has it all. We made cheese, broth, and chocolate fondue in this pot all in one night. We let it cool in between and washed it off with just a quick wipe down. Very quick and nice transition. I loved it! We used the gel fondue fuel and it was a nice addition. It doesn’t come with that so recommend purchasing that with the pot when you buy. Came with six fondue forks and a nice wooden turntable to set it on to avoid burning your table. I would highly recommend it.

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Travis Moore April 6, 2009 at 3:30 am

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I have had this set for two years now and I use it about every other month. I have done cheese fondue and meat fondue. I works wonderfully! I have left the heat on too long and burnt the cheese several times, I just soak it in water for an hour and literaly wipe it out with the soft side of my sponge. Super easy to clean, very good quality. Great for family fun.

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CC October 21, 2009 at 3:43 am

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this is an awesome little fondue pot (i say little but it served 10 people with lots of leftovers). it’s sturdy and has a simple, stylish design. the wooden base is a must have for the heat source too. this will get a lot of use!

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Luke A. Singleton February 7, 2010 at 5:03 am

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This is a nice fondue set. The cast iron is really nice. Be aware that the pot is not red completely. Fades into an orange color at bottom. Also, make sure you buy some of that liquid lighter gel or something of that nature, doesn’t come with anything to light on fire.

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Petra February 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm

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Keeps the oil for fondue hot and cooks meat uniformly. Works much better than the electric type.

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Jonathan K February 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm

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Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2N0PAIYTWR7SR this is listed in the review for the blue pot and i think it deserves to be here as well. the pot is great, the stand is great but they don’t quite fit together! the pot tends to rock a little bit from left to right and doesn’t fit firmly into the base. there is a lip on both the pot and the stand that prevents it from tipping all the way over, but a 2% rock is still disconcerting when it is full of scalding hot oil! i was not happy about this at all.

before using it, i filled it up with water just to see what it would take to upset it. the lips really do keep it from going all the way over and there is no way a casual disturbance is going to knock it over. feeling a little bit better, i decided to try it out. it was great being able to heat the oil right in the pot and move it right over to the stand from the stove top. once it was on the stand, it really was solid and didn’t rock during normal use, though i could have made it. it did stay wonderfully warm and clean up was a snap.

all told, pot is fantastic, stand is also sturdy, but the rock is a little frightening. considering this is one of the more expensive sets, you’d think that wouldn’t be the case! that being said, it didn’t make it any less functional, just a little mentally disturbing. i will contact the manufacturer to see what they say about it.

i just noticed that you can do a video review. i will try to post a video of the rock.

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