Holiday 2010 Gift Guide: Splurge

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Zojirushi's 10-cup rice cooker has all the bells and whistles, like a warming function and settings for different types of rice. Pair it with Roger Ebert's love letter to the rice cooker.
Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker & Warmer, $204.99, and The Pot and How to Use It, $14.99

Holiday 2010 Gift Guide: Under $50