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 Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 1 1/2 hours. Dana Holmes, CNN Underscored, "6 delish ways to make s’mores at home, no campfire required," 18 Sep. 2020 Deep clean your oven—and toaster oven or indoor grill, griddle, slow cooker, air fryer or pressure cooker, for that matter... Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "Thanksgiving Is the Leading Day for Kitchen Fires—Here’s How to Make Sure You Don’t Start One," 16 Nov. 2020 Cook the potatoes in the slow cooker, or use another favorite method. Judy Walker,, "Favorite Thanksgiving side dishes connect us to loved ones who can't be around the table," 11 Nov. 2020 This fall-favorite soup can slowly cook on the stove or in the slow cooker. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "7 De-Stressing Recipes You'll Need to Make It Through Election Week," 2 Nov. 2020 Subtle Asian flavors like ginger, Chinese five spice, and soy sauce join short ribs and mushrooms in the slow cooker for an easy, fragrant beef stew. Ben Fogel, Sunset Magazine, "Ghouls and Goulash: 15 Spooky Stew Recipes Perfect for Halloween," 28 Oct. 2020 Loaded with Functions Locking lids: Makes transferring your slow cooker to parties or picnics easy and without spills. The Editors, Field & Stream, "3 Features You Need in Your Next Slow Cooker," 24 Oct. 2019 To serve, add to a slow cooker and warm on a LOW setting. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Baby, it’s cold outside . . . So let’s stay in and drink cozy holiday cocktails," 27 Nov. 2020 The upgraded version of the all-time bestseller Instant Pot Duo series, the Duo Nova boasts seven appliances in one, combining a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, food warmer, and yogurt maker. Cnn Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, "The top Black Friday deals of the day: Fitbit, Lululemon, Samsung and more," 24 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of slow cooker

1947, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

8 Jan 2021

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“Slow cooker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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