Use a microwave-safe bowl and heat-proof spatula or spoon.Pro tip - I like to use a glass bowl but plastic or silicone is often preferred because it retains heat.
Chop the chocolate into small, similar size pieces. Place the chocolate in the bowl and into the microwave.
Start at 30 seconds on high. Then, take it out of the microwave and stir it with a spatula or spoon.Pro tip - The chocolate will seem untouched as if it has not been melted but you still want to stir it.
Next, put it back into the microwave and give it another 20 seconds. Remove and stir again.Pro tip - Make sure you stir well, the chocolate may look like it is not fully melted but the heat in the chocolate is often enough to melt the remaining chocolate.
If necessary, put it back into the microwave for 10 seconds at a time.
Place a saucepan with 2-inches of water on medium heat. The water should be barely at a simmer. When necessary turn to low heat.
You will need a heat-proof bowl that can be set on the saucepan or pot. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water.
Place the chopped chocolate bar or chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl. Place the bowl of chocolate on top of the pot with simmering water.
Let the chocolate melt stirring with a rubber spatula when needed.Pro tip - Chocolate can seize if any steam gets into it. So, keep the heat on medium to low and stir as necessary.
Stirring is important not just to melt quickly and easily but when agitated the chocolate has a nicer shine to it.
You will need a slow cooker set on low and a heat-proof spoon or spatula.
Add the chocolate to the slow cooker and make sure the heat is on low or the bottom chocolate can burn easily.
Stir occasionally distribute the heat evenly.
If the pot gets too hot, turn it off. You can always turn it on again as needed.
And if you find the chocolate is too hot, add a few pieces of unmelted chocolate to bring down the temperature.
These are easy to use and are perfect for dipping strawberries fruits, etc.
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