Video: Your Coffee Maker Is More Versatile Than You Think

The world is full of unitasker appliances-the rice cooker, the panini press, the juicer, the waffle iron. These clunky cookers work wonders in the kitchen but they take up a regrettable amount of space on countertops and in cupboards. But there's one small appliance that must be excused from this list: the coffee maker.

Turns out home cooks were wrong to discount this countertop appliance as a one-hit wonder. In addition to brewing coffee, the coffee maker can cook a host of delicious dishes, if you have the time, patience, and curiosity to test the limits of its functionality.

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