[Tagging] Cooker or Stove in the kitchen?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 01:48:19 UTC 2020

Ok, so a propane or butane "camping stove" is a "hob", not a "cooker",
since it lacks an oven?

I suppose "stove" is used for wood and coal-fueled heating devices too?


On 1/16/20, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Jan 2020 at 00:26, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> British English speakers:
>> If you are mapping a device which burns fuel or uses electricity to
>> cook food in a pot or pan, is this a "cooker" or a "stove" or
>> something else?
>> What if it has an oven included, or doesn't?
> With oven, and using electricity or gas, a cooker.  Without an oven, using
> electricity or gas, a hot plate or hob (US English means something
> completely
> different by "hob").
> Wood or coal-burning, a stove.  Which used to be use for the electric and
> gas variants too, but it seems to have dropped out of British English
> (well,
> my idiolect) except for wood/coal burners.  And even then, the wood/coal
> burner might be called a cooker anyway.  Or an Aga or other brand name.
> Oh, and then there are microwaves, slow cookers, etc.
> --
> Paul

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