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Machines and equipment used for cooking

Aga

a type of large heavy oven that is permanently lit. Agas are used in farmhouses and large houses and are thought to be very middle-class.

barbecue

noun

a piece of equipment used for cooking food outside

barbie

noun

a barbecue

beater

noun

a piece of equipment used for mixing food such as eggs or sauces

blender

noun

a piece of electrical equipment that mixes foods or turns soft food into a liquid

braai

noun

a structure on which a fire is made for cooking meat and other food outside for a meal

broiler

noun

a grill for cooking

burner

noun

one of the parts on the top of a cooker that you heat pans on

coffee machine

noun

a machine for making coffee at home or in a café

coffee maker

noun

a machine for making coffee at home

colander

noun

a bowl with small holes in that you put food into to remove any liquid

cooker

noun

a large piece of kitchen equipment that is used for cooking. The American word is stove

cooker hood

noun

a piece of equipment above a cooker that takes away steam and unpleasant smells

cookie cutter

noun

a tool used for cutting cookies into particular shapes before you bake them

cookware

noun

pans and other equipment used in cooking

corer

noun

a small tool used for taking the centre out of fruit such as apples

egg timer

noun

a small glass object containing sand, used for measuring the time that you need to boil an egg

fan oven

noun

an oven that cooks food more quickly than an ordinary oven because a fan inside it moves the hot air around

fish slice

noun

an object used for turning food while it is cooking that consists of a wide flat metal blade with holes in it and a handle

food processor

noun

a piece of electrical equipment used for cutting food into very small pieces or mixing different foods together

gas ring

noun

a circular piece of metal on a cooker that flames come out of so that you can cook food

grater

noun

a tool with a rough sharp surface used for cutting cheese, vegetables, chocolate etc into very small pieces

gridiron

noun

a frame of parallel metal bars used for cooking over a fire

grill

noun

the part of a cooker where food is cooked under strong heat. The American word is broiler.

grill

noun

a flat frame of metal bars on which food can be placed and cooked over a fire

grinder

noun

a machine that cuts food into very small pieces, especially coffee, meat, or pepper

the heat

noun

the place where the heat in an oven or on a hob comes from

hob

noun

the top part of a cooker that you put pans on

hood

noun

a piece of equipment that covers something such as a cooker to control the heat or remove smells from cooking

hotplate

noun

a flat hot surface on a cooker

juicer

noun

a piece of electrical equipment for getting juice from fruit and vegetables

juicer

noun

a lemon squeezer

kettle

noun

a container that is used for boiling water. It has a lid, a handle, and a spout (=a part for pouring).

lemon squeezer

noun

a low dish that rises to a point in the centre, used for squeezing the juice out of lemons and oranges

liquidizer

noun

a piece of electrical equipment that turns solid food into a liquid.

masher

noun

an object used for crushing potatoes or other food

measuring jug

noun

a glass or plastic container that you use for measuring food and liquids when you are cooking

microwave

noun

an oven that cooks food very quickly by passing electricity through it, instead of using heat

mill

noun

a small machine or tool used for crushing substances such as peppercorns or coffee beans

mincer

noun

a machine used for cutting meat into very small pieces. The American word is meat grinder.

mortar

noun

a bowl in which you crush substances into a powder using a tool called a pestle

oven

noun

a large piece of equipment in a kitchen that you heat, usually with electricity or gas, to cook food in. An oven often has a grill in it

peeler

noun

a tool used for removing the skin from a fruit or vegetable

pepper mill

noun

a piece of equipment used for crushing peppercorns to add fresh pepper to food

percolator

noun

a piece of equipment in which coffee is percolated

pestle

noun

a short hard object with a round end, used for crushing food or chemical substances in a bowl called a mortar

pilot light

noun

a small flame that burns continuously, used for lighting something such as a gas oven, cooker, or boiler

pop-up

adjective

a pop-up toaster pushes the pieces of bread up when they are ready to eat

potato peeler

noun

a small tool used for removing the skin of potatoes

Primus

a small piece of equipment that produces a flame for cooking by burning oil, and that can be used outside

processor

noun

a food processor

rack

noun

a metal shelf in an oven used for putting food on while it cooks

range

noun

a cooker

range

noun

a very large old-fashioned piece of kitchen equipment with several ovens heated by a fire

range cooker

noun

a very large cooker, usually with two or more ovens and six or more burners

ring

noun

a flat circle heated by gas or electricity on the top of a cooker

rolling pin

noun

a piece of kitchen equipment in the shape of a tube that you use to make pastry flat and thin before you cook it

rotisserie

noun

a piece of equipment used for cooking meat by turning it around continuously on a long narrow piece of metal called a spit

sieve

noun

an object that you pour a liquid or mixture through to remove the solid or largest pieces. It consists of a net of very thin wires on a metal or plastic ring.

skewer

noun

a long thin piece of metal or wood that you stick through food to hold it while it cooks

slice

noun

a flat tool used for cutting and lifting food

slow

adjective

a slow oven is operating at a very low temperature

spatula

noun

a kitchen tool with a handle at one end and a wide flat part at the other for lifting hot foods or for spreading soft substances

spit

noun

a long sharp piece of metal used for holding and turning meat as it cooks over a fire

squeezer

noun

an object used for squeezing juice out of fruit

stove

noun

a machine or a piece of equipment that provides heat for cooking or heating a room

strainer

noun

an object used in the kitchen for removing liquid from food, or for taking solid parts out of liquids. It is shaped like a bowl with a lot of small holes in it.

teakettle

noun

a container for boiling water in

timer

noun

a small piece of equipment used for measuring time, for example when you are cooking

toaster

noun

a piece of electrical equipment used for making toast

trivet

noun

an object used for holding a pan over a fire

whisk

noun

a kitchen tool that consists of several long closed curves of wire joined to a handle that you quickly move through a soft food to put air into it

tenderizer

noun

Mark 1/2/3 etc

a particular level of heat produced by a gas oven

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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