Double Boilers

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by cairoboy, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. cairoboy

    cairoboy

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    Do all double boil sets have the unner (upper) pan with a big groove in the side? I just sent one back from Amazon that had this giant V-shape recess in the side. What a nightmare to clean

    Maybe they're all this way, but I'd be shocked. Any thoughts?
     
  2. cairoboy

    cairoboy

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    No one has a suggestion?
     
  3. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    I've always just cobbled one together out of other bowls/saucepans.
     
  4. petemccracken

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    Do you have a picture?

    I've generally just used a SS bowl atop a pan of simmering water
     
  5. cairoboy

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  6. cairoboy

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    Some feedback: This unit arrived today. Seems OK. The lower pot has a somewhat heavy bottom, and seems solid. The upper pot is quite lightweight, and small. Maybe 1 quart. I was thinking this was a 2 quart. For $19 I'll keep it.
     
  7. dscheidt

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    a bump is the usual way of hanging the inner pot on the outer one.  You can make the inner pot convex, like a mixing bowl, but you get less capacity in it for the same sized outer pot.  I've never found them hard to clean; annoying to get everything out of, yes, but not hard to clean.