Crockpots can be surprisingly versatile. I use mine whenever I can just to conserve power and be a bit more "green"-minded. As I write, mine's working on a batch of sauerkraut (rinsed!), kale and pork soup.
My new "toy" is a yogurt maker: ordered it online yesterday. Looks like there'll be a lot of yogurt in my healthier future, and I did the math: like a good furnace/A/C unit, this little toy should pay for itself by fall.
A basic 6-cup rice cooker is also quite versatile, particularly cooking for one. I use mine in place of the crockpot for smaller batches of dried beans, lentils, poached fish/chicken, hot grain cereals, and rice, of course. Nothing boils over in my rice cooker and makes a mess on the stove--which inevitably puts me in a grumpy mood!
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