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

Examples of slow cooker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add neeshjizhii, ancho chile powder, garlic powder and 7 cups of water to the slow cooker. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 30 Nov. 2021 Our favorite large slow cooker is this highly functional model from Cuisinart. Lizzy Briskin,, 8 Mar. 2021 Before everyone had an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, there was this Tatung steamer—a slow cooker, steamer, popcorn machine, and rice cooker all in one. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, 8 Nov. 2021 To make the pork in a slow cooker, follow the marinating and searing instructions above, then slow-cook the pork for 4 to 5 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2021 Place pears, orange, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, star anise, cloves, and vanilla in a 6 1/2-quart slow cooker. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 17 Sep. 2021 Place this aluminum foil rack in the bottom of the slow cooker. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, 30 Sep. 2021 When the holidays roll around, consider buying them a slow cooker – those are much safer to leave on for hours at a time. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 3 Sep. 2021 Busy cooks love the no-fuss ease of using a slow cooker to fix dinner. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of slow cooker

1947, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jan 2022

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“Slow cooker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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