Owning a cast iron fondue pot can be advantageous, but it also carries with it a number of disadvantages. Some of these advantages and disadvantages include:
• Sturdy (Advantage) – The last thing that you want when buying a fondue pot is to have it spring a leak or have a handle break off. Some of the more cheaply made pots are prone to do this, but any cast iron fondue pot is almost guaranteed not to do this thanks to the fact that they are so well-made.
• Hot (Advantage) and (Disadvantage) – Having a cast iron fondue pot means that you are going to have a pot that will stay hot for long periods of time. One of the advantages associated with this is the fact that a hot fondue pot means that the food inside the fondue pot is staying hot as well. This means that you will have happy guests.
On the other hand, if you have children (or anyone) around the fondue pots who are not careful, having an extremely hot fondue pot could be a bad thing because the likelihood of somebody being burnt increases. Simply touching the outside of a cast iron fondue pot could do enough to burn somebody pretty well.
Before buying a cast iron fondue pot, it may be best for you to weigh your options and make your decision based on your own preferences.