posted by Joseph .
what kitchen utensil or equipment starts with the letter "A"
It took a while to think of this word!
Main Entry: au·to·clave
Etymology: French, from aut- + Latin clavis key —more at CLAVICLE
: an apparatus in which special conditions (as high or low pressure or temperature) can be established for a variety of applications; especially : an apparatus (as for sterilizing) using superheated steam under high pressure