Mami Fondue Set by Alessi. Fondue sets are on another planet in the complex universe of kitchen utensils. There are lots of types of fondue, quite different from each other and rooted in quite different culinary cultures. All fondues share the same cooking method (which varies from simmering to slow frying or melting) that is achieved with a casserole or a pot placed over a heat source that is taken directly to the table.
On the basis of these differing needs, the aim in the project of the Mami fondue set was to create a truly complete system of objects for all aspects of this type of cooking. In fact, the small tray base and stand with diffuser plate complete with burner (which operates both with paste and with alcohol) may be combined with the classic, long-handled steel casserole, with heat-diffusing base (which functions on all types of heat sources, including induction plates), typical of the Bourguignonne fondue, as well as the traditional stove-top ceramic casserole, ideal for cheese and for chocolate fondues. There are also forks with three prongs and widened palms for cheeses, chocolate and whatever else needs to be put together each time, even for just a part of the sauce. The system is completed by a “Lazy Susan”, a huge, wood revolving container for the complete set, with small stainless steel and ceramic sauce bowls.
Part of the Mami Collection of kitcheware and tableware that includes oven dishes and frying pans in pressure-cast aluminium with a non-stick coating, a pasta-set and a pressure cooker, as well as a cutlery service and superb kitchen knives.
DESIGNER: Stefano Giovannoni
MATERIALS: Fondue set composed of: casserole with long handle in ceramic, cast-iron holder, heat diffusing plate in aluminium, burner and tray in 18/10 stainless steel. Set of 6 bowls in ceramic. Set of 6 fondue forks in 18/10 stainless steel, with handle in wood, black. Turning tray for fondue in black wood.
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