cook·​ware | \ˈku̇k-ˌwer \

Definition of cookware 

: utensils used in cooking

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The founders of Great Jones wanted their cookware to double as home decor, inspiring people to spend more time in the kitchen with just one look. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "11 Colorful Home Gift Ideas for the Design Lover Who Has Everything," 16 Nov. 2018 Seasoning and Preparing a Brand-New Pot Start by washing your new cookware with hot, soapy water. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Cast Iron the Right Way," 27 Aug. 2018 This isn’t limited to food, trash, and cookware, though: the National Park Service also mentions lip balm, toothpaste, and bug spray as items that campers are required to stash away in their canisters. Gray Chapman, SELF, "How Hikers Do Skin-Care on Long Backpacking Trips," 28 July 2018 The relationships Owen made producing Pickler & Ben, for example, led to a cookware line for Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Billboard's 2018 Country Power Players List Revealed: The Industry's Most Influential," 5 June 2018 There's one in an old cannery that was once the center of industry here, one with old Pyrex cookware, one dedicated to old postcards and another with an extensive second-floor collection of beer cans. Jim Webster,, "In Havre de Grace, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay, a rich maritime history - and ducks, lots of ducks," 27 June 2018 The lids can handle temperatures up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and the cookware is oven-safe up to 500 degrees. Samantha Gordon, USA TODAY, "Here are the 5 best Amazon deals you can get right now," 27 Feb. 2018 They were used in Scotchgard, fire retardants, nonstick cookware and other products. Detroit Free Press, "Snyder wants to sue 3M to recoup costs of contamination," 14 July 2018 Williams Sonoma: William Sonoma is also having a spring clearance sale right now, offering up to 70% off on select cookware, dishes, kitchen tools, appliances, and more. Olivia Harrison,, "The Home & Kitchen Deals You Need To Take Advantage Of This Memorial Day Weekend," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of cookware

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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