2014 CHOW Holiday Gift Guide

This can slow-cook, braise, steam rice, and even make yogurt. Even better, it has a natural, unglazed clay insert, so you won’t have to worry about food coming into contact with nonstick coatings. It's fully programmable as well, so it’s just as convenient as other cookers on the market.
VitaClay Smart Organic 8-Cup Multicooker, $140