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 Meanwhile, melt the white candy in the microwave using a microwave-safe bowl or on a stovetop using a double boiler. Mythili Devarakonda, USA TODAY, 20 July 2022 For the Swiss meringue on top, egg whites are cooked in a double boiler with sugar, then whipped into a billowy cloud that maintains its lift, even once blasted with a kitchen torch. Kim Severson, Chicago Tribune, 3 Aug. 2022 For the Swiss meringue on top, egg whites are cooked in a double boiler with sugar, then whipped into a billowy cloud that maintains its lift, even once blasted with a kitchen torch. Kim Severson, Chicago Tribune, 3 Aug. 2022 For the Swiss meringue on top, egg whites are cooked in a double boiler with sugar, then whipped into a billowy cloud that maintains its lift, even once blasted with a kitchen torch. Kim Severson, Chicago Tribune, 3 Aug. 2022 For the Swiss meringue on top, egg whites are cooked in a double boiler with sugar, then whipped into a billowy cloud that maintains its lift, even once blasted with a kitchen torch. Kim Severson, Chicago Tribune, 3 Aug. 2022 As many of her devotees know, Mutha really did start in Smith's kitchen with a double boiler and her trusty Kitchen-Aid mixer. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 26 Apr. 2022 Bring several inches of water to a boil in a large pot, reduce to a vigorous simmer, and add your eggs to a colander, double boiler or vegetable steamer set in the pot. Lynne Sherwin, cleveland, 8 Apr. 2022 For the Swiss meringue on top, egg whites are cooked in a double boiler with sugar, then whipped into a billowy cloud that maintains its lift, even once blasted with a kitchen torch. New York Times, 6 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of double boiler

1864, in the meaning defined above

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24 Sep 2022

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“Double boiler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20boiler. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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