Melting all sorts of chocolate
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So many  recipes ask you to melt chocolate in a double boiler or saucepan I use the microwave to melt all sorts and it always works. What do you use?
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Melting all sorts of chocolate

posted at 1/10/2011 6:23 AM EST
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So many  recipes ask you to melt chocolate in a double boiler or saucepan

I use the microwave to melt all sorts and it always works.

What do you use?

Re: Melting all sorts of chocolate

posted at 1/10/2011 7:08 AM EST
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Micro and sometimes stove top

Re: Melting all sorts of chocolate

posted at 1/10/2011 8:59 AM EST
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I have an all in one pot double boiler. It looks like a pitcher, has a spout that the water goes intom, a pour spout and handle. It works like a charm especially for melting white chocolate which is the worst in my opinion!!

Re: Melting all sorts of chocolate

posted at 1/10/2011 9:10 AM EST
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I love the control that a double boiler gives me.  I have found that the time spent "babysitting" the chocolate in the microwave "zap, stop, stir, zap, stop, stir, repeat, I can get more done if I do the melting stove top with a double boiler.
And my "fancy"double boiler  is a bowl and a pan.  Never got a "real" double boiler, couldn't figure out why I would need an insert that had no other "real" use.

Re: Melting all sorts of chocolate

posted at 1/10/2011 9:13 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Melting all sorts of chocolate:
I have an all in one pot double boiler. It looks like a pitcher, has a spout that the water goes intom, a pour spout and handle. It works like a charm especially for melting white chocolate which is the worst in my opinion!!
Posted by Renee C


Never saw a double boiler like the one you describe it sounds like it makes a lot of sense for melting chocolate, great control for pouring.  And you are so right about white chocolate.

Re: Melting all sorts of chocolate

posted at 1/10/2011 5:08 PM EST
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I just use my double boiler,I have two tops which I picked up at a garage sale years ago and I also use them for my cooked custard frostings,one is shallow and the other deeper.I also use them for varies things that i want to chill fast,metal is good for that.

Re: Melting all sorts of chocolate

posted at 1/10/2011 6:00 PM EST
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I use a bowl and a pan, it is less time consuming and I like it better.

Re: Melting all sorts of chocolate

posted at 1/14/2011 12:19 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Melting all sorts of chocolate:
I use a bowl and a pan, it is less time consuming and I like it better.
Posted by Carol P

Carol,  I agree it is easier and I think it is faster. 
I can keep my eye on a pan and a bowl much easier than I can if the chocolate is in the microwave.

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