cook·​ware | \ ˈku̇k-ˌwer How to pronounce cookware (audio) \

Definition of cookware

: utensils used in cooking

Examples of cookware in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Julie Wilson of Department of Work in Portland buys vintage and contemporary cast-iron cookware and restores and re-seasons the durable, nonstick, chemical-free pots and pans to sell ($25-$75). oregonlive, 4 Oct. 2021 The chemicals were used widely in the U.S. starting in the 1940s to manufacture items like nonstick cookware and stain repellent. Christine Condon,, 3 Oct. 2021 HomeGoods is one of the best places to buy discounted cookware. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Stacking cookware in a cabinet might save space, but doing so can scratch the surfaces of your pots and pans. Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 Asha Kangralkar of Plano and her cookware business, Avacraft, have been featured on a new Forbes list of top small business owners. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 16 Sep. 2021 My other small cookware appliances just don’t have the range. Alexandra Polk,, 27 Aug. 2021 The controversial chemicals are common in consumer goods such as nonstick cookware. Xiaozhi Lim, Science | AAAS, 27 Aug. 2021 Think of a stylish cookware or dish set for intimate meals together or on-the-go accessories for adventurous dates and getaways. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 18 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of cookware

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cookware was in 1906

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14 Oct 2021

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“Cookware.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cookware

: the pots, pans, etc., that are used in cooking


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