pressure cooker


Definition of pressure cooker

1 : an airtight utensil for quick cooking or preserving of foods by means of high-temperature steam under pressure
2 : a situation or environment that is fraught with emotional or social pressures

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Examples of pressure cooker in a Sentence

The new boss has turned the office into a pressure cooker.
Recent Examples on the Web This pressure cooker shrimp and veggie curry recipe gets some nice heat from red curry paste and is balanced out by cooling coconut milk. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "10 Delicious Instant Pot Fish Recipes for Any Night of the Week," 9 July 2020 The Instant Pot Duo is a great base model for any kitchen and has seven different cooking functions like saute, steam, rice cooker, and the all-important pressure cooker. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "13 things that make cooking during the summer easier," 10 July 2020 Get your heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids with this delightful salmon recipe for your pressure cooker. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "10 Delicious Instant Pot Fish Recipes for Any Night of the Week," 9 July 2020 The pressure cooker sautés, steams, slow cooks, warms and makes meats, eggs, rice, soup and yogurt. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "5 deals to snag during Macy’s Black Friday sale in July," 9 July 2020 The bowl then was ready to be placed in the pressure cooker. cleveland, "How to make a perfect pot of rice in a saucepan, Instant Pot or automatic cooker," 29 June 2020 Instant Pot Ultra Mini (3qt) 10-in-1 electric pressure cooker for $83.41 at Amazon (normally $115). Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "We’ve got exclusive deals on a bunch of Anker chargers this week," 28 May 2020 Still, the spices and the dal never seemed to meld as seamlessly as in the pressure cooker. Priya Krishna, Bon Appetit, "The Instant Pot Dal Formula That Makes Dinner In Minutes," 15 Mar. 2018 The insanely popular digital pressure cooker has become a staple in kitchens across the globe — the device’s Facebook community has more than 2.5 million followers — and can be used to slash hours to minutes when breakfast is on the line. Paul Stephen,, "How to make your breakfast tacos — barbacoa, carne guisada, picadillo — in the Instant Pot," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of pressure cooker

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pressure cooker was in 1915

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2 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Pressure cooker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of pressure cooker

: a special pot that is used to cook food quickly by using the pressure of steam
informal : a situation or place that causes you to feel a lot of stress or pressure

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