Even if you’re following a tried-and-true recipe, you should still taste your food as you cook it. A whole slew of other variables can arise during the cooking process, and you need to know what’s going on in that pan or pot. Your mouth is going to tell you what’s what. A metal spoon, however, is a potential hazard.
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A double boiler setup is crucial when you're gently heating foods such as chocolate, eggs for custard, or certain sauces, but I don't do enough gentle heating to buy one, and you probably don't either. Luckily, you can make one from stuff you already have; all you need is a pot, a bowl, and a chopstick or wooden spoon.