• WordNet 3.6
    • n cooker a utensil for cooking
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first product that Sony came out with was the rice cooker
    • n cooker Specifically, areceptacle in which food may be cooked by steam. A common form is that of a sheet-metal vessel resembling the portable oven of a gas-stove, fitted with shelves for the various foods to be steamed. Water is placed in a tank below, and, on placing the cooker on the stove, steam is formed which fills the entire vessel and cooks the food. A portion of the steam escapes into a condenser, and the resulting hot water returns by gravity to the tank. In other forms steam from some outside source is led by pipes through the cooker, causing the water inside to heat and cook the food. Another cooker consists of a double plate, the space between the plates being filled with steam: the oyster-cooker used in restaurants is an example of this type. Steam soup-kettles and steam-kettles used in canneries and in cooking food for cattle are steam cookers.
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In literature:

They stopped and had a compact meal, heated in the groundcar's short-wave cooker.
"Rebels of the Red Planet" by Charles Louis Fontenay
And the fireless cookers are also arranged on the same old time natural laws of retaining heat.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
That's the original cooker, you know.
"The Boy Scouts of Lenox" by Frank V. Webster
Somebody gave Mrs. Cadara a fireless cooker.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
This is delicious cooked in a fireless cooker.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
A fireless cooker, though not really necessary, is most helpful.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
If one has a fireless cooker, it should always be used in curry making.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
This can be made on the stove, in the oven, or in fireless cooker.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
One fell among the Guernsey cookers, tearing a chunk cut of Sergt.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
It was a patent cooker.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke

In news:

She plays the 17-year-old daughter of an Ozarks meth-cooker in "Winter's Bone".
You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal.
Amy Traverso shows how to make delicious apple butter in a slow cooker.
Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts .
Picturing a slow-cooker chili that will be delicious.
Menu Plan Monday + Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs.
Jose Melena's job was to push baskets of canned tuna into a pressure cooker.
Considering the varying temperatures as of late, I am not quite sure if I should be turning on my slow cooker or the air conditioning.
Slow-Cooker Pork Shoulder, 5 Ways.
It works on the grill, on the stovetop, or in the oven, and in cuisines as varied as stir-fries, burgers, slow cookers, and stews.
Pork chops, loin, and tenderloin are as lean as chicken, while fattier cuts are flavorful and great for slow-cookers or grilling.
Easy seasonings, sauces and stuffings add flavor to recipes for pork tenderloin, pork chops, slow-cooker pork , pork stew and other family favorites.
While slow cookers are often thought of as 1970s throwbacks and only good for making heavy stews, Jessica Seinfeld uses hers to make everything from whole small chickens to oatmeal and even this worry-free lasagna.
Our slow cooker version of Cola Pot Roast comes swimming in a rich tasting sauce, thanks to one of our favorite soft drinks.
Smart Ways to Use a Pressure Cooker.