I bought this fondue set for my daughter for Christmas. She invited several people over on New Years Eve to fondue and it started out great. She preheated the oil on the stove, like the instructions suggested. 20 minutes into the meal, the fondue pot quit working and has not worked since. It seems like it overheated and burnt itself out? I thought it was convenient for me to order this online, but as it turned out, I would have been better off buying it locally. At least I could easily return it, now I will have to figure out how to go about returning it to Amazon and wonder if I will have to pay the postage.