All-Clad Reflective Double Boiler Insert, 3-Quart

Last updated: December 20, 2022


This double boiler includes a porcelain insert that overcomes the usual weaknesses with stainless steel double boilers. This design leads to a gentler transfer of heat that gets better results. The highly-polished surfaces keep food from sticking, making for easier cleanup.

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Key Takeaway: If you have an induction cooktop, this double boiler is one of the few compatible options.

In our analysis of 22 expert reviews, the All-Clad Reflective Double Boiler Insert, 3-Quart placed 12th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Expertly melt chocolate, whisk up egg-based sauces, or keep gravy warm with this All-Clad Stainless 42025 2-Quart sauce pan with double boiler. Its porcelain insert nests inside the saucepan, creating indirect heat—perfect for foods that have a tendency to seize or separate over direct heat. The saucepan can also be used on its own to reheat, cook, or make sauces. All-Clad’s Stainless 3-ply cookware features a thick-gauge aluminum core that attracts heat fast, while the addition of stainless steel ensures even heat distribution for consistent results across the entire cooking surface, all the way to the rim. Even more, its stainless-steel interior with a starburst finish offers natural stick resistance, letting you know when food is ready to release, and it won’t react with ingredients, so there’s no risk of food picking up a metallic taste. Made in the USA, this stainless-steel cookware offers warp-resistant strength and dishwasher-safe convenience, plus it can be used on any cooktop, including induction. Discover what it means to cook with All-Clad’s most popular cookware collection–All-Clad Stainless is a classic choice for anyone who loves to cook.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Beautiful, sturdy piece that arrives wonderfully packaged and does everything short of cook for you.
Thanks to the porcelain insertion that has been made within the saucepan, it ensures there is indirect heating made because of which your food stays perfect and you can have tender cooked food without compromising with the nourishment tall.
This stainless-steel cookware offers warp-resistant strength and dishwasher-safe convenience, plus you can use it on any cooktop, including induction. The handles are solid and riveted to the body of the pan, a very solid construction.

What reviewers didn't like

Perhaps, it does take a lot to melt chocolate in this than a regular pan or even a glass bowl set in boiling water.
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