The glass double boiler is not easy to find so run dont walk if your interested in getting one. I picked this one up in pristine condition (ebay) for $15.00 and another $15.00 in shipping.
What Happened to the Glass Double Boiler?
I decided to buy a double boiler for making salves etc. I made the decision to buy a glass one based on the ease of use I experienced when making salves in a workshop with Cathy Hope, founder of Iris Herbal. Glass and the rounded edges it produces seems so logical when using thick substances like honey, wax, and oils. The shape and texture is conducive to using a spatula to get all the material from the boiler. I was surprised to find that these glass Corning double boilers can only be obtained vintage. I always favor buying used goods but I am left scratching my head, "why did Corning (and Pyrex and the others) stop making glass double boilers?" Was there a problem with them or is this more evidence of the decline of American made goods for reasons none other than profit? Does anyone have a clue about this?
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Wednesday, June 30, 2010