Cuisinart Rice Cooker
Alton Brown always says not to get a single purpose item for the kitchen...and while there are certain times I disobey that rule (after all how many times can you make mini pumpkin cupcakes) in general I try to follow it. In addition to making rice this rice cooker also lets you steam things (vegetables, meat and dumplings! I love dumplings!).
Talk about a testosterone fueled steamer. This Jumbo steamer has a removable basket and divider so you can steam different things at one (seafood, corn, veggies, etc) while holding up to 24 quarts of food. Yes, 24 quarts.
Impress your guest with not only a healthy meal, but an authentic one as well. This Rice Cooker with Bowls and Chopsticks, makes any meal feel like you've taken a plan ride to china.