Substitute Double Boiler

Use a sauce pan or pot and fill halfway with water. Place a heat safe bowl right on top of the sauce pan or pot and use as you would a double boiler.

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Source: KCTS Channel 9 Test Kitchen

By Carly from Lynnwood, WA

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December 19, 20090 found this helpful

Been doing this for years because I refuse to pay extra for a double boiler ;-) Gave you a thumbs up for sharing what many of us take for granted :-)

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December 20, 20090 found this helpful

I do this but put a canning ring in the bottom pot as my upper pot sits on an angle.

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October 25, 2011 Flag

Instead of buying a double boiler for twenty dollars or more, I used a skillet that I found at Goodwill for the part that holds my candle wax or soap pieces. The skillet cost me two dollars. I use an old pot from Goodwill, another two dollars, for the base.

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