Double Boiler
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A Double Boiler is a set of 2 fitted pots in which the upper (inner) pot contains the product to be melted, and the lower (larger) pot contains water that is boiled. The boiling water in the lower pot, creates steam, that rises to the upper pot. A Double Boiler can hold, a consistent temperature of 100° C (212° F).

Varieties

A Bain Marie, in a pot of boiling water, is the “sister” of the Double Boiler.

Culinary Uses

A Double Boiler is used to melt items such as Sauces, Chocolates and Custards that might otherwise burn, unless stirred constantly.