Definition of colonial oven in English:

colonial oven

noun

NZ, Australian
historical
  • A large wrought-iron cooking appliance heated by open fires, consisting of an oven and top burner.

    ‘this was a huge improvement over the primitive colonial oven’
    • ‘He then trained himself in iron work for a colonial-oven maker.’
    • ‘There was a bright fire on the hearth, or rather on the top of the colonial oven, which filled the sitting-room fireplace.’
    • ‘Then came the colonial oven, looked upon in its time as quite a modern appliance.’
    • ‘She baked bread in a colonial oven and learnt how to make cheese.’
    • ‘If the pie is baked in a colonial oven do not make it very hot, and have top and under heat as equal as possible.’
    • ‘He was already well known to the Victorian public from his useful invention of the colonial oven.’
    • ‘The Queenslander explained to would-be selectors how to use a colonial oven.’
    • ‘The chief cook was pleased with the kitchen stove, a colonial oven.’
    • ‘The Colonial oven is anything but an ornament to the kitchen.’
    • ‘Ranges and stoves are only found in the wealthier houses, the usual cooking apparatus being a colonial oven.’