You don't have to spend like a fool to get a gift that wows. Experts divulge their best value-picks for the foodie in your life.
Price: $80 for 5-cup model
Where to buy: Cooking.com
Why you want it: Three-star Michelin chef Eric Ripert of New York's Le Bernardin says he'd give this device -- which "cooks rice precisely" -- as a gift to home gourmands, noting that it will allow them to focus on the more exciting parts of a meal.
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Last updated November 16 2010: 8:36 PM ET