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!).
This sleek rice cooker from Cuisinart has a 4-cup capacity and can be used to steam meats and veggies. It has contemporary appeal with its brushed stainless steel finish.
I love asparagus, and I hate it when it isn't cooked right! This All-Clad Asparagus Steamer prevents me from ruining my favorite vegetable. It is easy to clean and easy to store. And for the price, easy to buy!