Anyone Own The Chocolate Pro Electric Chocolate Melter?

Decorating By metria Updated 20 Nov 2009 , 11:24pm by millermom

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metria Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 10:39pm
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Chocolate Pro Electric Chocolate Melter

Is it worth $32? Or should I invest in a double boiler? I'm looking for something good to coat cake balls.

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TexasSugar Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 10:47pm
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Is this the Wilton one? If so I have three of them and do liek it buyt I bought it with coupons. I don't know that I'd pay $32 for it.

You can also use a crockpot, as long as it has setting options. icon_smile.gif

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3GCakes Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 10:49pm
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I love mine and use it every time I make icing. Usually about 12 ounces at a time.

It never burns and is easy to clean. I can turn it on and don't have to worry about babysitting the chocolate.

I got mine when I was an instructor so it was super cheap.... but try to use a 50% off coupon!!!

You can't use a huge amount of chocolate at one time, so if you are looking to do things in volume....it may not be worth.

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bobwonderbuns Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 10:50pm
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I have two of them that I use when I teach and that's the only time I use them. My rule for Michaels shopping is anything over $10 gets the 40% off coupon and anything over $15 gets the 50% off coupon. But beware, only use the "warm" temp -- I burnt a pound of white chocolate the other night on the "melt" temp. icon_confused.gif

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BlakesCakes Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 10:54pm
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If you're planning to use it for real chocolate, you need to temper the chocolate (melt it to a very specific temperature depending on the type of chocolate). If the melter has fine temperature settings, then it might be a great idea---from what I see, it doesn't.

If you're using candy melts, it looks like it could be a nice product--especially when bought with a coupon.

I use my microwave for both real chocolate and candy melts. The key is to use 50% power or less, stir between heating sessions, and to never overheat it. I like it better than a double boiler because there's no water vapor that can cause even candy melts to seize.

Rae

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metria Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 10:56pm
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Thank you all! Yes, this is what's on Wilton's site:

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=10DE1EF7-423B-522D-FAC5724016D0DA09&fid=10DE1F35-423B-522D-FDACBFD54749F332

I'll do have a small crock pot, but it's a little cumbersome and I usually end up with a mess. I'll dig up a coupon if I buy one this weekend!

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millermom Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 11:24pm
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I have it and love it too, but I'm with bobwonderbuns--NEVER pay full price for anything at JoAnn's or Michael's! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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