The chocolatiere (is that is word?) is dead and I killed it! I was making another batch of mulberry fudge yesterday afternoon and I put the cacao butter in the chocolatiere to gently melt it. Then I plugged in the blender to try and blend the berries. Suddenly there was a spark and the blender stopped. In fact, everything in the kitchen went out. Resetting the fuse switch did the trick for everything except the chocolatiere, so its a safe bet that it was responsible. At least the blender still works. I only bought it a few weeks ago and it was fairly expensive. The chocolatiere on the other hand was a bargain, so not much lost in the whole incident.
I ended up melting the chocolate butter in a hot waterbath and the fudge once again turned out delicious.