slow cooker

noun
|Updated on: 12 Aug 2018

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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1947

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