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 Some queued up in the dark to save on televisions and slow cookers., "$6.2 billion online on Black Friday and $7.9 billion on Cyber Monday," 28 Nov. 2019 In their household, the slow cooker was a solution to summer heat, allowing the family to prepare meals without turning on the oven. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "All Hail the Inventor of the Crock Pot: Irving Nachumsohn," 28 Nov. 2019 At Macy’s, a variety of handpicked items, from a slow cooker to watches to clothes to Isaac Mizrahi Loves Sesame Street plush dolls are free after rebates. Trevor Fraser,, "Black Friday deals: Your guide to smart Central Florida shopping," 26 Nov. 2019 The key is in choosing your ideal cooking method: Check out our recipes for turkey breast done in a slow cooker; a foolproof low-and-slow roasting method; and turkey breast with a pear, hazelnut and fennel stuffing. Washington Post, "How big a turkey should I buy? That and other Thanksgiving FAQs answered.," 12 Nov. 2019 Cover the slow cooker again and continue to cook for 45-60 minutes, or until pasta is tender., "Recipe: Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese," 23 Oct. 2019 Grease the insert of a 5- to 6-qt slow cooker with 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pan de Chocolate," 22 Oct. 2019 The circumstances came into focus with the Jan. 23 episode, which showed a faulty slow cooker sparking flames in the Pearson home — giving weight to speculation that Jack, indeed, perished in a fire. Yvonne Villarreal,, "'This Is Us' finally told us how Jack died — Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore help us cope," 5 Feb. 2018 Today, the slow cooker offers a convenient way to evoke the caramelized flavor of the copper kettle method. oregonlive, "Velvety, rich apple butter comes together easily in a slow cooker," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of slow cooker

1947, in the meaning defined above

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2 Dec 2019

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“Slow cooker.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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