Melting chocolate always perplexes me. I have a really nice double boiler my mom bought me for a wedding shower gift but I have never liked it. It's too big. Most of the time when I melt chocolate, it's usually for dipping purposes, and I can't imagine the amount of chocolate you need to melt in that pot to make it deep enough to dip. So, I use this method:
I don't know if you can tell by the picture, but this is a tiny pot. It holds about a cup. I couldn't resist this pot, it was a pair, the other one has a happy home at my mom's. Then I put a little glass bowl on the top and voila.
Here's my little helper for today:
And my eager taste tester:
And the finished product: