Counter – a long, flat surface in a kitchen or bathroom for putting things on
* Please don’t forget to clean the counters after you wash the dishes.
Groceries – food and drinks that are bought in a store
* I accidentally left some of the groceries in the car overnight and had to throw
Away the spoiled milk in the morning
To preheat – to heat an oven to the correct cooking temperature before placing
Any food inside the oven to cook
* This cake recipe says that we should preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
To bake – to cook in an oven
* Doug likes to bake cookies with his children on the weekends.
Burner – the round part of a stove that produces heat under a pot or pan
* Does your stove have gas burners or electric burners?
To boil – to be at the point where a liquid that is being heated is very hot and
There are bubbles in the liquid
Don’t put the eggs in the water until the water boils.
To chop – to cut a food into pieces with a knife
* Please chop the carrots so that I can add them to this soup.
To stir – to use a spoon to move a liquid around in a bowl or pot
* I’m supposed to stir this soup for 20 minutes without stopping, but my arm is
To toss – to lightly mix vegetable or fruits in a salad
* If you don’t toss the salad gently, you will damage the fruits.
Place mat – a rectangular piece of fabric or plastic placed on the table in front of
Each person, to protect the table from hot items and falling pieces of food
* Look how much food is on these place mats! It’s a good thing we used them for
Napkin – a small piece of fabric or soft paper used to clean one’s mouth during
Or after eating
* Cloth napkins look nicer than paper napkins, but you have to wash them after a
To set the table – to put placemats, napkins, plates, cups, forks, knives, and
Spoons on the table before a meal
* When you set a table, the fork and napkin should be on the left side of the plate
And the knife and spoon should be on the right side of the plate.
Dining room – a room with a table and chairs where people eat meals
* We can invite only two guests for dinner because our dining room is so small.
To do the dishes – to wash dirty plates, cups, forks, knives, spoons, pots, pans,
And other things used for food
* They always do the dishes together: he washes them and she rinses them off.
Leftovers – uneaten food that is saved for another day
* Last night we couldn’t eat all of the chicken, so today my roommate took the
Leftovers to work for lunch.
Tupperware container – a plastic container with a lid that is used for storing
* Which Tupperware container are the cooked vegetables in? The blue one or
The green one?
Plastic wrap – clear thin plastic that sticks to itself and is used to cover uneaten
* At the picnic, he wrapped the potato salad in plastic wrap so that the flies
Wouldn’t land in it.
Aluminum foil – a shiny, flat piece of aluminum that tears easily and is used to
Cover uneaten food
* I often wrap food with aluminum foil before cooking it in the oven so that it
Doesn’t become too dry.