double boiler definition

  • noun:
    • A cooking utensil composed of two nested pans, made to allow slow, even cooking or heating of food in the top pan because of the activity of water boiling into the lower.
    • in cooking, a large pan containing warm water, into which various other smaller pans tend to be occur order to cook food at reduced heat (below 100C or 212F), or even keep food warm.
    • two saucepans, one fitting within the other

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