Is fire gel ideal for all types of fondue? Dessert fondues like chocolate, butterscotch or coffee only need the liquid dipping sauce warm. In this case, unscented tea lights will work well. For cheese, meat and seafood fondues that need higher temperatures, lighting a fire gel is more appropriate. This burns longer (perfect for fondue parties) and is safer than liquid fuel. Keep the fondue fire burning. Shop online or at any Kitchen Warehouse store near you, and enjoy good customer service, fast shipping and a reassuring 30-day money-back guarantee.