Cooking rice probably lies somewhere between making a peanut butter sandwich and frying an egg on the kitchen difficulty continuum, but there’s something to be said for a $30 appliance that will do everything for you, including shutting off the heat as soon as your rice is ready. Plus, it can pull double duty as a food steamer, or even a slow cooker for the rest of your meals.

This model legitimately sells for $50 pretty consistently, and today’s price is the best Amazon’s ever listed. [Aroma Professional 20-Cup (Cooked) Cool Touch Rice Cooker, $30]

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