slow cooker

noun

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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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 Prep your favorite burrito fixings—shredded beef, black beans, and cheese—in your slow cooker with this easy recipe. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Smoky Shredded Beef Burritos," 18 Apr. 2018 If programming your slow cooker, set for 4 hours on high, then set to warm after that (while pork is cooking, make the broccoli rabe). Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Slow-Cooker Roast Pork Sandwiches," 19 Mar. 2018 Tip: For better flavor, brown the beef before adding to the slow cooker. Atlanta Life, ajc, "7 Day Menu Planner," 19 Jan. 2018 These ingredients are lightly simmered together for hours in a slow cooker, along with cumin and cinnamon – because nothing goes better with sweet potatoes than cumin and cinnamon – and a bit of cayenne pepper for heat. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Spread joy: Cook with peanut butter | The Sacramento Bee," 3 Apr. 2018 About 104,000 Double Insight slow cookers are being recalled nationwide after reports the appliances can overheat and pose a fire hazard. Jennifer Larino, NOLA.com, "Fire hazard prompts recall of 104,000 slow cookers sold at Walmart," 2 Mar. 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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