Here’s a tip on making the best sauces. By using a double boiler, you pretty much guarantee that you will not burn or overcook a sauce. It’s great insurance for your wonderful culinary creations. Sauces are generally pretty easy to execute; however making them does require attention, particularly to level of heat that is used. The biggest cardinal sin in making a sauce is to have the heat too high and end up burning or partially burning it; particularly if the sauce has either butter and/or eggs involved… and many sauces do. By using a double boiler, you have removed the sauce from the direct heat; it is cooked by the heat/steam generated from the boiling water in the lower portion of the double boiler, giving you far more control.This why using a double boiler really helps to control the heat and prevent ruining your sauce by overcooking it.