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de Buyer Double Boiler

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Sugg. Price $59.95 Our Price $47.96

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Whether the task is melting chocolate, making hollandaise sauce or preparing custard, the slow, gentle heat of this stainless-steel double boiler ensures perfect results. Designed for ease of use, the ingenious one-piece design can be used with success by both novice and experienced cooks.

  • Stainless steel with an aluminum-core base for efficient heat conduction.
  • Ingenious one-piece design.
  • Water is added through the spout of the handle.
  • Built-in water-level gauge.
  • Heatproof silicone handle.
Dimensions & More Info

  • 6" diam., 5" high.
  • 1 1/2-qt. cap.
  • 2 lb. 2oz.
  • Made in China.

Use & Care


  • Ideal for gas and electric cooktops.


  • Allow pan to cool before washing.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads or harsh detergents.


Shipping Information

UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 3-5 business days. UPS is unable to deliver to P.O. boxes.

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Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $17.50 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.

Orders received by 9:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners, and knife storage) please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable, and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

More about de Buyer

The de Buyer family has been making cookware in the French town of Val-d’Ajol since 1830. The family-owned company originally crafted pots and cauldrons for cooking over a live fire using iron ore extracted from the region. Pairing modern technology with a timeless attention to quality, De Buyer still creates cookware in the classic French shapes and materials traditionally used in professional kitchens. In addition to copper and iron collections, the company also offers stainless-steel and nonstick lines to meet the needs of today’s home cooks.

  • Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to use and store. Just bought this double boiler this weekend to use for cooking and craft projects (melting wax). I too had a difficult time reading the water gauge until I added red food coloring to the water. Now it's much easier to read. Great alternative to double boilers costing hundreds of dollars more.
    Date published: 2017-07-03
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Melts beautifully but watch your hands! i got this thinking it would be easier than the normal two/pot balancing double boiler. I suppose I didn't realize that the steam of this comes out the handle, right where you are going to be stirring your chocolate so you have to be very careful of getting a steam burn. I'd rather take my chances on a double boiler balancing correctly.
    Date published: 2017-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy to use I've had such a difficult time doing Hollandaise Sauce using two different pots. Using this Double Boiler was wonderful. So easy and no problem. My sauce came out perfect and I didn't burn myself using two different pots, one on top of the other to get the same effect. I would highly recommend for anyone needing to make sauces for fish or anything else that requires a double boiler. No problem with the water going into the spout for me.
    Date published: 2015-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet! Love it! I have been looking for a double boiler for years. This is so nice. I drove to W&S and purchased the last one and just used this yesterday. Don't stop but run to buy this. Love it!
    Date published: 2014-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommend I love this handy pot. I have made hot mustard and also use it for melting like a dream. I highly recommend the product. Well worth the money.
    Date published: 2014-09-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Double Boiler!! Love my new Double Boiler!! Very well made. Pleasantly surprised how large the pot is. Best thing is it is only one unit. Love it!!
    Date published: 2013-01-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for eggs, hard to measure water The best eggs on a Sunday morning. Also great with chocolate or anything you need careful control with heat. But, I wish there was a way to see or measure how much water was in the double boiler and how much to fill. The gauge that it claims to have is hard to see. If I knew exactly how filled it was and how much it needed, it would be perfect.
    Date published: 2012-11-06
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