A while ago I bought a fondue pot at a thrift store - totally new and unused - for $3.50. What a bargain. I thought it was time to "christen" it. $50+ worth of ingredients later (now, not so much of a bargain) I had this:
It looks OK, but you can't see the hard bits of cheese that didn't melt (even after 40 minutes), that I had to scoop out. You can't see the palish pink tinge to the mixture, because I put Cherry Brandy in, instead of kirschwasser. You can't see the roaring flame underneath thanks to the methylated spirits in the burner - we had to replace it with a candle. You can't see the sticky mess that was impossible to prise off the saucepan during washing up. So, not a success, especially as James decided he did not like the cheeses I used (emmenthal and gruyere). Oh well, it was all good fun...I guess!!!