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Broilers

Available in commercial as well as home models, broilers subject food to direct radiant heat. Fueled by natural gas, liquid propane or electricity depending on the model, broilers give certain foods a distinct quality. Oven broilers are used to give already-cooked meals a browned top, melt cheese on

Hamburger Cooker

Available from brands like Presto, a hamburger cooker is the fastest, easiest and perhaps healthiest way to prepare the classic American meal. Sitting conveniently on the counter or in a cupboard and taking up hardly any space, a hamburger cooker resembles a miniature waffle iron. To prepare a burger,

Pasta Cookers

Reasonably priced from under $100 to $250 for more durable commercial models or sets, pasta cookers make preparing pasta an easy, foolproof affair. Pasta cookers are essentially standard cookware with a specialty insert that contains the noodles while boiling. While the multi-quart pot is fairly common,

Soup Cooker

Often priced up to $500 or more for commercial-grade units but far less for home models, a soup cooker is a countertop appliance dedicated to the preparation of soups and stews. Rather than use a range stovetop to prepare a pot of chili, split pea or other soup, consider adding a soup cooker to the kitchen.

Fish Cooker

A Cabela's or Bayou Classic fish cooker are just a couple of the brands that offer this high-powered, portable outdoor multi-cooker. As its name indicates, a fish cooker is a great way to fry, boil or simmer freshly-caught fish, but it can be used for other foods as well. Similar to a jet cooker, a fish

Steam Cooker

A fairly inexpensive way to prepare nutrient-rich vegetables is to use a steam cooker as opposed to boiling them in a pot. Steam cookers can cost up to about $150, but most are far less, usually in the $50 range. Produced by such specialty kitchen companies as Wolfgang Puck, Sanyo, Cuisinart, Presto

Jet Cooker

Perfect for camping, hunting, fishing, tailgate parties and other outdoor get togethers, a jet cooker provides a fast, convenient and wholly portable means for undertaking a wide variety of cooking tasks. Whether boiling, deep frying, pan frying or steaming, a jet cooker is the outdoor tool of choice.

Ceramic Cooker

Offered by such kitchenware manufacturers as All Clad and Wolfgang Puck, a ceramic cooker is a particular type of slow cooker. With its small stature, a ceramic cooker will fit just about anywhere on a countertop. Multifunctional, stylish and easy to clean, ceramic slow cookers don't require a lot of

Freestanding Cooker

A freestanding cooker is any compact to full-size appliance that requires no built-in or wall-mounted installation. Aside from freestanding oven ranges, which fall into another category all together, freestanding cookers include slow, rice, pressure and jet cookers as well as steam, ceramic, soup, fish

Electric Cooker

The most common means of powering countertop kitchen appliances, every electric cooker runs on standard 120-volt electricity. Easy to set up and use, electric cookers range from rice cookers and toaster ovens to soup kettles, slow roasters and hamburger cookers. Brands including Wolfgang Puck, Hamilton

Range Cookers

Range cookers include a number of different kitchen units, from those that are a part of a full oven range to smaller countertop appliances. Countertop range cookers often use induction cooking, a highly efficient method for preparing food that heats the vessel itself as opposed to the cooktop. Induction

Gas Cooker

While most countertop appliances are electric powered, a gas cooker is commonly used for portability, such as when camping, fishing or for outdoor parties. Portable gas cookers rely on a propane connection for their fuel, whereas in-kitchen units are most commonly hooked up to the building's gas line.

Dual Fuel Cookers

While neither a countertop nor a portable appliance, dual fuel cookers provide home gourmets with the best of both worlds. Able to harness both the power of natural gas and electricity for culinary use, dual fuel cookers generally feature a gas cooktop built on top of an electric oven. Gas cook tops

Stainless Steel Cookers

From roasters and soup kettles to multifunctional units and countertop rice makers, stainless steel cookers are found across the small appliance spectrum. Whether stainless steel comprises the exterior shell of the unit, the cooking insert, or other components, numerous countertop cookers feature the

Stoves Cookers

Whether portable, intended for countertop application or a full fixed appliance, stoves and cookers come in many styles, sizes and fuel types. From induction ranges to propane-powered camping stoves, they provide a timely means of food preparation both outdoors and in. Home countertop cookers often make

Camping Cookers

When hunting, fishing, camping or even at an outdoor party, a portable camping cooker makes food preparation quick and easy. Propane powered and multifunctional, camping cookers are easy to use, lightweight and inexpensive to operate. Rather than keep a fire stoked throughout the day to provide a source