For example let's look at a rice cooker. They cost anywhere from $14 to over $200 and they are fairly large so they take up a lot of cabinet space when not being used. I use a heavy saucepan with a tight fitting cover when I make rice and it comes out perfect every time. The trick is to use the same saucepan because each pan heats up and cooks a little differently, so once you find the right pan it will just take one or two times to figure out the heat level and cooking time to make perfect rice every time. Here are a few kitchen gadgets and small appliances you may not have that I feel are worth the cost. Don't think you need to buy the top of the line brands.