I'm always looking for ways to make using hot hyde glue easier. Up to recently I've been using an electric kettle with a temp control to heat the glue, not a convenient set up. I found this in a thrift store that makes things a little easier. The photo shows a Crock Pot Little Dipper, a 16oz. Ball canning jar and a HVAC thermometer. The Thermometer is not really needed. Its normal life is for serving chips etc. with a hot dip at parties. There is no temp control on it but none is needed. The temp range on this little pot is 140 to 150 degrees which is the range needed to melt hyde glue. I use it with a 16oz. Ball canning jar and lid. Put the jar in the Little Dipper, add water from 1/2 to 3/4 from the top rim (the more witer the higher the temp). and I get a temp range of 140 to 150 depending on the amount of glue in the jar. When you are finished using it just unplug, put the lid on the jar and return it to the refrigrator. (Do not freeze hyde glue. It is organic and freezing will destroy the glue.) The only drawback I found is that it can take 20 to 30 minutes for it to heat and melt the glue, but that is not much different from the electric kettle. There are several makes of this little pot on the market and I've seen most of them in thrift stores.