slow cooker


Definition of slow cooker

: an electric cooking pot that is used especially for cooking foods at a relatively low temperature over a long period of time Until recently, there has been something of a divide between the slow cooker and the adventuresome home cook.— Mark Bittman Set slow cooker to low, cover and cook until brisket is fork-tender, 9 to 10 hours (or cook on high for 5 to 6 hours).Cook's Country

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Seconds later, the trailer and attached grill, smoker and miscellaneous equipment ─ including refrigerators, slow cooker and signs ─ went up in flames. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Army veteran’s BBQ truck goes up in flames, but he says 'the fire will not win'," 19 July 2018 Transfer the onions from the slow cooker to a plate. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Food + Drinks," 28 Aug. 2013 Combine tomato sauce, chipotle, adobo sauce, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Smoky Slow Cooker Beef Tacos," 30 Oct. 2018 In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, whisk together chicken broth, white wine. and tomato paste. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "White Bean Cassoulet with Pork and Lentils," 17 Aug. 2018 Scrape the pasta mixture into the prepared slow cooker and gently pat it into an even cake. Sarah Rense, Esquire, "How to Make Spaghetti Carbonara in a Slow Cooker," 5 Feb. 2018 This easy recipe, made in a slow cooker, should fill the bill for Arn. Teri Mena, sacbee, "Recipe Mailbox: Chicken dish – no gluten, no problem | The Sacramento Bee," 17 Apr. 2018 Now an engineer, Bender enjoys preparing stews and shredded pork recipes in his slow cooker. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Table for 1: For solo diners, cooking at home offers many perks," 12 July 2018 This meal can be made right in your slow cooker — cook on high for 4 hours and 45 minutes, or on low for 7 hours and 45 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Citrusy Shredded Pork," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of slow cooker

1947, in the meaning defined above

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