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The Best Rice Cooker Buying Guide 2017

If you cook a lot of rice or just want to simplify dinner prep, a rice cooker could be a great addition to your kitchen. The latest models offer advanced features and computerized sensors to ensure you’ll never have under or overcooked rice again. They also free up your stovetop and are perfect for dorm or small apartment cooking. Many of the best rice cookers handle additional tasks like steaming veggies and protein, simmering soups and stews, or cooking other grains from oatmeal to quinoa. However, the broad range of bells and whistles available on many machines can be confusing. We’re here to help with our rice cooker reviews.

How to Julienne Carrots Like a Pro

Fancy slicing and dicing isn’t as difficult as it looks. Follow these steps to create perfect matchsticks every time.

Is Slow-Cooker Food Safe to Eat?

The facts about bacteria growth and slow-cooked meals.

Chef’s Way, Real Way

Simplifed, make-at-home takes on well-known chefs’ signature dishes, plus the tips every cook should know. 

9 Delicious Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes

Need fresh ideas for chicken? Toss your favorite bird into the slow cooker, set it, and forget it until dinnertime.

Time-Saving Ingredient: Rotisserie Chicken

Six quick and delicious recipes for ready-cooked chicken.

2 Hacks for Peeling Winter Squash or Pumpkins

Removing the tough skin from a roly-poly squash can be a time commitment. But it doesn’t have to be.

Your Guide to a Foolproof Thanksgiving

Pull off a flawless feast with these basic how-to’s, planning tools, and simple holiday recipes.

Make Foolproof Gravy

Two recipes―one traditional, one quick―for every kind of cook.