Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fondue or Fondon't?

So- I have a strange question.... Do any of you Chicago ladies have a fondue pot (for cheese) that you feel like getting rid of? I know it is a bit odd to ask, but I know it is one of those things that people say they never use. I have been craving fondue for months, but because of the amount of wine that our recipe involves, I was a little weary of having it until H was born. Big Guy has Swiss family and one of them lives here and makes the BEST fondue ever- and I went to buy a nice pot online and they are all $80-100. Since we are trying to be frugal around here I thought I would reach out to see if I could barter online for one. I have a baby St. Patrick's Day outfit to offer, (13-17lbs) or we could even negotiate a garage sale price? Also, if anyone outside Chicago is dying to get rid of theirs, I could pay shipping as well....
Maybe this is crazy, but I thought I would throw it out there- you could also suggest something that you have been looking for. Maybe I have one that I would trade!
Have I been home so long that I am going crazy? Maybe I should just look on Craigslist- seems gross for food items though.

6 comments:

Jenna said...

You can use a dutch oven (like Le Creuset) instead of a special fondu pot that will sit in your closet for years. You can keep the cheese warm by either putting it back on the stove when it gets too cold, or buy a electric hot plate like this (http://www.amazon.com/Proctor-Silex-34101-Proctor-Silex-Burner/dp/B000690WNU/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1236709897&sr=1-10).

Mom x 2 said...

Ugh, I just responded but I think my response got eaten by the laptop. I just said that I have the Cheese & Chocolate fondue set from Crate & Barrel and it's $21.95. Just in case no one else responds - it's probably not the best fondue set, but it does the job.

Seaside Prep said...

I would check ebay.

I did a quick search for you... and this came up:

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-70-Rachael-Ray-Fondue-Set-Cast-Iron-Gift_W0QQitemZ370167878143QQcmdZViewItemQQptZSmall_Kitchen_Appliances_US?hash=item370167878143&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1729%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

I would just try to stick with new items listed on Ebay because Ebay guarantees all products. Fondue is so yummy!!

suburban prep said...

I honest to God just lent mine to a friend of mine. I had not used it since receiving it at a bridal shower. my husband and I love melted Chocolate but obviously haven't used it all that much.
I think that Crate & Barrel had a few that weren't all that expensive.
I know that my friend will not be giving it back to me until June otherwise you would have had a new one.

CRICKET said...

I agree you don;t need a fondue pot because most of the instructions for making it tell you to do so on the stove and then move to the fondue pot. Or for fun could you go out for it, yes more expensive but nice to get waited on..

The Mrs. said...

Got mine at Marshalls and Tues morning for $20 each!!!