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proper double boiler setup

okayperson | Jan 17, 201107:16 PM     9

I've created a few makeshift double-boiler setups over the years but am always unsure of the proper setup. I dug around online but nothing very thorough (or reliable-seeming) came up. My Better Homes and Gardens cookbook basically just says the double boiler needs to be heat-safe and should not touch the water below. Is that all there is to it? Should it / can it form a seal with the pot below? Should the water be simmering or boiling?

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