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 Warm caramel in the microwave or on a double boiler. Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 Mix ½ cup sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Nov. 2021 In a medium mixing bowl over a double boiler, melt 100 grams of dark chocolate. Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 In a double boiler, or in a heatproof medium bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt the white chocolate, stirring as needed. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 23 Sep. 2021 The Kitchn advises setting up a double boiler situation, with very hot water in a saucepan and a bowl with the butter set over it. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2021 Set up a double boiler: Set up a 4-quart saucepan with 1 inch of water. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 2 Aug. 2021 Fit the mixing bowl or top part of the double boiler inside the saucepan and continue beating. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 25 May 2021 Set up a double boiler or place a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water; make sure the bowl does not touch the water. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 15 June 2021

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First Known Use of double boiler

1864, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2021

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“Double boiler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20boiler. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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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