Get a slow cooker that knows your schedule.

Slow cookers are a culinary staple for time-strapped chefs. Thanks to its innovative adjustable timer, the Hamilton Beach IntelliTime Slow Cooker is the best new option we've found for handling guy grub. Set your dinner time on the digital clock, and the cooker adjusts itself accordingly. You'll have a hot, just-cooked meal waiting, instead of one that's been overdone for hours. [$70; hamiltonbeach.com]