Okay I am new here but my last batch, my supplier gave me a great idea on steeping. Put it in the oven. It's that simple, put the oven at 150F, and once the soon to be wort reaches 150F, put it in the oven. This stops you from having to constantly check the temp for 1 hour.
I'm sure it's nothing new to most of you, but I thought it made it much easier.