The Mauviel copper butter warmer is great for warming syrup for waffles too. Use this small Mauviel pot, of course, to melt butter or warm small amounts of sauce or a single cup of milk. It's easy to melt butter or chocolate in a microwave, but it's also easy to burn small amounts of liquids using this method. With the Mauviel copper butter warmer, temperature is easily controlled. There's a view that butter melted on a stovetop makes for a more consistent ingredient.