de Buyer® Double Boiler, 1.5L
Boiler handle features water-level gauge for easy monitoring, spout for adding more water and a silicone cover for heat protection. Hand wash. Made in France.
- Manufacturer: de Buyer
- Care: Hand wash
- Capacity: 1½ L
- Material: Stainless steel with aluminum core
- Ensures gentle, slow cooking heat.
- Spout in handle makes adding water easy.
- Silicone handle features water level gauge.
- Made in China.
melt butter, make custard, hollandaise, etc..
If you were putting a glass bowl over a pan, the same technique would apply. Water only needs to steam under the bowl, not boil. This product works fine when used appropriately
The directions that come with the item are not clear. I can not remember off hand how much it tell you to fill but if you filled the double boiler with the amount of water it tells you, it would not keep cool or work well. If you filled it with out tilting the boiler you could not read the gauge correctly. Then it should come with an appropriate sized funnel to fill it as well. I read previous reviews and found that the handles are very fragile and found through my own use that they are. I did not use too much flame and I am very good with my cooking utensils but after I would have to say four uses the handle started to leak at the bottom. Why not use a flame retardant plastic or something? Well, I just bought another product from De Buyer I hope it stands up to the use but I would avoid this item. Go to the traditional way, yes you will spend more and have more pots then you need but you really can't reinvent the wheel like I though had happened here. Though the price was nice to see in comparison to other double boilers it is not going to stand up to them in compairison
Secondly, it just does not function well. It is hard to pour water into the tiny chamber. The water overheats and spurts out from the handle in bursts of steam if you overfill it. Chocolate clumps instead of melting because it constantly overheats.
I have given this double boiler many tries, but the overheating consistently happens, and I am always left with clumpy chocolate I can no longer use. It is a beautiful product, but it is just not functional
Questions & Answers
Can this be used on an induction stovetop?