double boiler

noun

Definition of double boiler

: a cooking utensil consisting of two saucepans fitting together so that the contents of the upper can be cooked or heated by boiling water in the lower

Examples of double boiler in a Sentence

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
Recent Examples on the Web In the top of a double boiler or a metal bowl that’s set at least an inch above barely simmering water in a pot, melt the butter and chocolate together, stirring until smooth. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Not all flour is alike; here's how to work with fresh flours from whole grains," 17 Nov. 2020 The same two pieces can also function as a double boiler — just turn the skillet over and stack it over the pot, or vice versa. Kate Bratskeir, CNN Underscored, "The Proclamation Duo does it all in the kitchen with just two pans," 29 Oct. 2020 Check to see the water is at least 2 inches below the top portion of the double boiler. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Tired of blah desserts? These four are worth the calories," 21 Sep. 2020 Place the eggs, egg yolks and sugar into the top of the double boiler (off the heat) and whisk until blended. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Tired of blah desserts? These four are worth the calories," 21 Sep. 2020 Whether reheating leftovers or using a recipe to make mashed potatoes ahead of time for a crowd, warming those spuds in a double boiler will do the trick. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "How To Reheat Mashed Potatoes and Make Your Holidays a Little Easier," 21 Sep. 2020 Fill the bottom of a double boiler with 2 inches of water and bring to a roiling boil. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Tired of blah desserts? These four are worth the calories," 21 Sep. 2020 In a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water, combine chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "First taste of fall arrives with lots of ways to pumpkin spice up your life in Louisville," 9 Sep. 2020 In a large stainless steel saucepan over medium heat (or in a large stainless steel double boiler set over gently boiling water), heat the milk to 180 degrees and hold it there for 10 minutes. cleveland, "Here’s how to make yogurt at home. It’s easier than you think," 30 June 2020

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First Known Use of double boiler

1864, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Double boiler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20boiler. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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double boiler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of double boiler

: a pair of deep cooking pans that fit together so that the contents of the top pan can be cooked or heated by boiling water in the bottom pan

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