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. 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 wood base securely holds the entire fondue set while protecting tabletops from heat and drips. For safe, cool handling, there are two large handles as well as a removable splatter guard that fits snugly on the pot with slots for the six forks. 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, chili, or soup. Available in red and blue, this fondue set has a cheerful presence that suits its inviting, communal purpose. Easy recipes are included to get the party started. Can be used on all heat sources - easy to clean. Capacity 1.6L/1.6Qt. Gift boxed.