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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With slow cooker on High, cover and continue cooking until lentils are just tender, 30 to 35 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "White Bean Cassoulet with Pork and Lentils," 17 Aug. 2018 Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 12 hours. Teri Mena, sacbee, "Recipe Mailbox: Slow cooker corned beef and cabbage | The Sacramento Bee," 6 Mar. 2018 Turn setting on slow cooker to high; cover and heat sauce to boiling to thicken and reduce slightly. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Deliciously Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe," 1 May 2017 Try these simmer pot recipes which involve tossing fresh fruits, herbs, and spices in your slow cooker. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "These Essential Oils Will Make Your Entire Home Smell Like Christmas," 14 Oct. 2018 Cook the chicken on low for 4-6 hours depending on your slow cooker. Fox News, "Sara Carter's Cuban-Style Chicken Tacos," 29 Aug. 2018 So we might just get married, for a slow cooker and some nice place mats. Margo Thierry, ELLE Decor, "'I Might Get Married Just For The Wedding Gifts'," 28 July 2016 In a 5- to 6-qt slow cooker, whisk together the wine, brown sugar, oregano, 2 Tbsp of the vinegar, and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Slow Cooker Chicken Marbella," 15 Nov. 2017 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

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First Known Use of slow cooker

1947, in the meaning defined above

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