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Cooking verbs

add

He's adding salt and pepper to the soup.

 

adding salt and pepper

grab or get

You need a long set of tongs to grab hot dogs off of a hot grill.

tongs

use

I use a blender when I want to make a milkshake or some other type of drink.

blend

You can blend yogurt, fruit juice, and ice cream to make a smoothie.

blender

boil over

When water boils over it comes out of the pot, so be careful!

boil over

whisk

He's whisking some batter to make a cake.

chef

drain

A colander is useful when you need to drain noodles or wash vegetables.

colander

cut

This cookie cutter cuts heart-shaped cookies.

cookie mold

cook

How do you cook noodles? Most people use a big pot like this one.

pot

strain

Some things must be strained through a strainer because the pieces are so small.

strainer

cook

Many things are cooked in a pan.

frying pan

use / grate

We use a grater for carrots, cheese, potatoes, and cabbage.

It's easier to grate a carrot than it is to cut it into small pieces.

grater

bake

A muffin pan is used for baking muffins.

muffin pan\

store

Many Americans use a knife block to store their knives because it's safer than storing them in a drawer.

knives

microwave

It's easy to microwave food, but sometimes the taste isn't very good.

microwave

use / blend / mix

This is used for mixing or blending batter.

mixer

keep / store

If you keep your spices in an container like this one, they will last longer.

container

grab / take out

You must have an oven mitt to take hot things out of the oven.

oven mitt

cut

A pizza cutter cuts easily through a hard pizza crust.

pizza cutter

simmer

Sauces can simmer in a saucepan for a long time.

pot

fire up / start

He's going to fire up his propane stove to boil some water.

propane stove

roast

They're roasting hot dogs over a campfire. What fun!

roast

use

Most people use a stick to roast hotdogs, but you can also use a skewer.

camping

fry

A frying pan like this one is used to fry all kinds of meat: bacon, sausage, hamburger, and fish.

skillet

slice

Watch out for your thumbs when slicing potatoes.

slice

barbeque

This little oven can be used for barbequing things outside.

small barbeque grill

flip

Use a spatula when flipping pancakes, hamburgers, and eggs.

spatula

stir

She's stirring some carrots into some vegetable soup.

stir

toss / mix

When tossing salad, you have to evenly mix all the vegetables and the lettuce together.

tossing salad

prepare

They're preparing some vegetable trays for a party.

tray of vegetables

baste

She's basting her turkey so that it doesn't dry out in then oven.

 

turkey baster

use

We use a waffle iron to make old-fashioned waffles.

waffle iron

stir-fry

Stif-frying vegetables and meat in a wok has to be done very quickly to avoid overcooking the vegetables.

wok

use / roll / roll out

A rolling pin is used for rolling out dough for pie crust.

rolling pin

hit

She's really mad at her husband. When he gets home, she's going to hit him with her rolling pin.

(Just checking to see if you made it this far down the page. Whew!)

woman with rolling pin

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