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.

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If chocolate begins to harden, simply return to double boiler to melt. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "5 sweet (some spicy) healthy Valentine's Day treats for your sweetie," 6 Feb. 2018 When the bananas are frozen, melt the dark chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 sec bursts at half power. Fox News, "Justin Warner is cooking with Post Dream Cereals," 30 June 2018 Melt chocolate in top of a double boiler set over simmering water, stirring until smooth. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018 From this point of a view, a seduction is a joint project between two people collaborating in the weakening of one’s defenses, watching them melt like chocolate in a double boiler. Laura Kipnis, The Cut, "Should There Be a Future for Seduction?," 10 June 2018 Using a double boiler prevents the weed and oil from getting too hot and cooking all the THC out. Melanie Laforce, Chicago Reader, "Here’s what happened when I took a weed bath," 19 Apr. 2018 In a double boiler, melt shea butter and beeswax together. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "How To Make A DIY Face Cream With Skin-Protecting Essential Oils," 15 Nov. 2017 Pour back into the top of the double boiler; cook mixture 2 minutes longer, and continue to stir. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Royal Wedding Pie celebrates upcoming nuptials - and pie," 18 May 2018 To make meringue filling: Place egg whites and sugar in top of double boiler (a heatproof bowl set over a pot also can be used). Florence Steinberger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mimouna sweets, a Moroccan tradition, herald the end of Passover," 3 Apr. 2018

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1864, in the meaning defined above

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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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