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double boiler

n.
A cooking utensil consisting of two nested pans, designed to allow slow, even cooking or heating of food in the upper pan by the action of water boiling in the lower.

double boiler

n
(Cookery) US and Canadian a cooking utensil consisting of two saucepans, one fitting inside the other. The bottom saucepan contains water that, while boiling, gently heats food in the upper pan. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): double saucepan

dou′ble boil′er


n.
a utensil consisting of two pots, one of which fits partway into the other: water is boiled in the lower pot to cook or warm food in the upper.
[1875–80, Amer.]
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Noun1.double boiler - two saucepans, one fitting inside the other
saucepan - a deep pan with a handle; used for stewing or boiling
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A You can buy double boilers but an easy way is to put a bowl over a pan of simmering water making sure the water doesn't touch the bowl.
While other innovations and patents have followed, giving further impetus to the company's unique position among espresso machines, La Marzocco's fame remains based most securely on its dedication to stainless steel, double boilers, maximum thermal control, sleek housing designs and, above all, the handcrafting.
In three separate double boilers or bowls over hot water, melt white chocolate and 1 tablespoon oil; milk chocolate and 2 teaspoons oil; and semisweet chocolate and 1 teaspoon oil, stirring each until well-blended.
People do not use double boilers, casserole dishes or even frying pans as often as they used to.