After the fun and excitement of a chocolate fountain, cleaning the fountain can seem like a task best left to the morning. But if you are renting the chocolate fountain, then ensuring that it is completely clean is necessary to get back your deposit; and cleaning has to begin quickly after the chocolate fountain has been used.
Cleaning the Chocolate Fountain
- It is important to begin the cleaning task before the chocolate sets. It is far easier to clean a chocolate fountain while the chocolate is still liquid: you can try warming up the fountain gently if it has already set.
- Empty the fountain into a container, scraping off as much excess as you are able.Use a spatula to wipe off tiers and centre columns or tubes.
- If the chocolate fountain has dishwasher proof pieces, take these off and place in a dishwasher. Never put the motor and pump, contained in the chocolate fountain base, into the dishwasher. It is a good idea to put the fountain into soapy water before putting in the dishwasher.
- Use hot water and soap to thoroughly clean the chocolate fountain. Hot water helps the chocolate to stay liquid. Change the water and re-wash to ensure that all parts are totally clean.