Video: Your Coffee Maker Is More Versatile Than You Think

Who knew? This kitchen workhorse can cook up more than a cup of Joe.

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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