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

Definition of cookware

: utensils used in cooking

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Never use steel wool or other harsh scrubbing tools on nonstick cookware, and don’t use metal utensils like spatulas. Bryan Rogala, Outside Online, "Keep Your Backpacking Gear Working Like New," 24 May 2018 Later on, Teigen also released a line of cookware for Target. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Chrissy Teigen Is Cooking Some of Her Favorite Recipes on Instagram," 18 Dec. 2018 These pots and pans were made by hand: Sand molds were carefully formed, and the iron was hand-poured, allowing manufacturers to make thinner, lighter cookware than can be made in a factory. Georgia Freedman, Good Housekeeping, "How Cast-Iron Skillets Used To Be Made And Why That Makes Vintage Pans The Best," 14 Dec. 2015 Sans serifs are giving way to thicker, curvier, curlier fonts, as with the makeup brand Flesh, launched this summer; the months-old cookware line Great Jones; and Buffy, the comforter brand. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "How the Great Recession influenced a decade of design," 27 Dec. 2018 So that was very much inspired by high end cookware and kitchenware and even a kitchen design aesthetic. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Lexus' Latest Concept Car Was Inspired By a Copper Pot," 18 Dec. 2018 Seeing an avalanche of cookware and other kitchen miscellany can get anyone’s eye twitching. Marlen Komar, Curbed, "10 ways to make the most of a tiny kitchen," 25 July 2018 The confiscated cookware and jewelry, the teeth of a heavy boot breaking the paper bodies of his brother’s kites. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Fluid Mechanics" by Mabel Yu," 2 June 2018 Many of the new campers and vans use a two-burner induction stove, which requires specific cookware. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The ultimate van life shopping guide," 14 Nov. 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cookware

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

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