Few things warm the heart like a slow-cooked stew or braise on a chilly autumn day – except maybe having fewer pots to wash after dinner.
Use Cuisinart’s multipurpose cooker for a range of tasks: Brown or sauté vegetables, steam rice, roast a chicken, or slow cook a stew. Make steamed rice and veggies for one, or take advantage of the 7-quart capacity to hold a small dinner party’s worth of sustenance. The keep-warm function keeps dinner hot no matter what time diners arrive. $365 at Williams-Sonoma or www.cuisinartwebstores.com