As of 2014, recipes for Nostalgia Electrics chocolate fountains can be downloaded from the company's website, Nostalgia Electrics. Other chocolate fondue fountain recipes are available on food-related blogs and websites, such as Bestfondue and video websites such as YouTube and Vimeo.
Nostalgia Electrics recommends using chocolate with a 60 percent cocoa content. Chocolates that contain a higher percentage of cocoa need to be thinned with vegetable oil for the machine to function properly. Adding cold liquids directly to the fountain causes the existing chocolate to thicken and decreases flow. Follow the manufacturer's specifications regarding appliance operation, recipe amounts and preparation techniques for best results.