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Saucepan with a spout for warming milk or making hot chocolate

javaandjazz Nov 9, 2009 12:33 PM

This never occured to me until I made hot chcolate for the first time this season. Whenever I pour the hot milk mixture into the mug I have to do it over the sink because I usually make a mess pouring from the pot. Is there a saucepan with a spout in it like a batter bowl has to make the pouring easier and less messy? Thanks!

  1. greygarious Jan 1, 2010 07:51 AM

    Kettle.

    1. c
      cheesemaestro Nov 10, 2009 02:02 PM

      The Sitram Profiserie line of cookware recommended by many Chowhounders includes small saucepans with spouts. They have 3/4 qt. and a 1.1 qt. sizes. You're most likely to find them online from restaurant suppliers. They are much less expensive than Le Creuset.

      1. b
        Buckethead Nov 10, 2009 12:19 PM

        The type of pan you're looking for is often called a 'butter warmer', a small saucepan with 2 pouring spouts.

        1. w
          williamsonoma Nov 10, 2009 08:00 AM

          Le Creuset made one a while back.
          Le Creuset 1-1/2-Quart Saucepan with Wood Handle and Pour Spout
          I paid $50 a few years back for it.
          I saw an Oneida at target a month ago that was about $20
          google oneida cook and pour.
          Get something with a thick bottom.

          1. d
            DGresh Nov 10, 2009 07:07 AM

            I have a LC enameled cast iron pot which is perfect for this purpose. It's about a quart in size.

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            1. re: DGresh
              iluvcookies Nov 10, 2009 09:52 AM

              I have one of these LC 1qt with a spout and it it my go-to pot for making hot chocolate for 2.

            2. n
              Normandie Nov 10, 2009 06:16 AM

              java, there are a number of makers who have small (1-quart) saucepans with spouts. Analon and Calphalon have them (I don't know which product lines, though), as do a couple of the celebrity chef's lines, and those would probably be less expensive.

              Go to google and enter "__-quart saucepan with spout" (filling in the size you want) and you will get some hits with the size you'd like.

              In the meantime, using a saucepan with a rolled rim should be less messy than one without. The other thing you can do, although it will give you one more item to wash, is to pour the h.c. from the pan into a spouted measuring cup--e.g., Pyrex--and then into the cup.

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