The base of the chocolate fountain contains a motor, which is housed
under a stainless steel bowl. The bowl has a heating element attached to the
bottom an it is this that melts the chocolate. The heat level is controlled
by a thermostat. The temperature that the thermostat is set at varies
depending on the type of chocolate being used and the surrounding air
temperature. The auger is housed in a stainless steel column and is
connected to the motor in the centre of the heated bowl. There are 4 tiers
which go on the column which get progressively smaller as you go up the
column. At the top is a ribbed crown which adds a shimmer to the chocolate
as it runs over it.
As the auger spins, it sucks the melted chocolate from the base, up the inside of the column, out over the crown, down over the tiers, into the bowl and then re-circulates through the machine.
Unlike most other brands, the Sephra Chocolate Fountain allows you to top up the chocolate with solid chocolate without having to melt it first.