Yes, I do know that schmoiler isn't a word. How? Well, first of all, it just doesn't sound like a real word; it sounds like some syllables smooshed together specifically to rhyme with words like "boiler" and "spoiler." Secondly, my spell check told me so. TGFSC!
So, yeah, this post actually has a point. Which is that double boilers are awesome and immensely useful, but not everyone has one. Heck, I cook, bake, and craft on a regular basis and I don't even have one. So, what's a girl (or guy!) to do when they need to gently melt something but don't want to drop cash on a kitchen utensil they may never use again? Grab a jar!
That's right. All you need is a pan, aluminum foil, and a mason jar.
- Tear off 4 medium sized pieces of foil and roll into strips.
- Place the strips inside the pan in a grid pattern.
- Place the mason jar in the pan, in the middle of the grid.
- Fill the pan halfway up the jar with water.
- Place the pan over high heat until it begins to boil and then reduce heat to medium.
- Follow the rest of the directions for whatever you're making!
The foil keeps the jar from resting on the bottom of the pan and the water bath ensures the contents of the jar melt evenly, without scorching.
I just saved you, like, $8. Heck yeah!