Rival offers online manuals for many of its products, including the chocolate fountain. Instructions for two different models are found under the Desserts section on Rival's instruction manual page.
The manuals for Rival's chocolate fountains are comprehensive. Safety information informs consumers how to prevent accidents and injuries. An illustration accompanies written instructions describing how to set up the product. Operating directions explain how to preheat the appliance and add the chocolate. Details are provided to guide the consumer in selecting chocolate. They describe the types of chocolate that work well and the quantities of chocolate needed for several serving sizes. Also, the directions list how much oil must be added to each amount of chocolate in order for the substance to flow easily.
There are instructions for disassembling and cleaning all parts of the fountain, including which pieces must be hand-washed and which are dishwasher-safe. Several hints are presented to help consumers get the best experience, such as what to do if the chocolate "seizes" or suddenly starts to become firm. The tips section includes a troubleshooting guide, as well. The manual concludes with recipes and serving suggestions. When comparing prices to similar products, Rival's chocolate fountains typically offer good value.