[Tagging] Cooker or Stove in the kitchen?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 12:38:42 UTC 2020


Am Do., 16. Jan. 2020 um 01:38 Uhr schrieb Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com>:

> 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.
>



are these 2 things both called "stove" in British English?

for cooking with wood / coal fire:
https://www.gartinex.de/images/produkte/i72/72526-kuechenofen-6-5-kw-sovrana-easy_2.jpg

just or mostly for heating:
https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/302234070808_/Ofen-Gusseisen-antik.jpg

Cheers
Martin
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