I was given this little thing called a NESCO. I LOVE THIS THING!! I use it everyday!! You can bake, fry, sautee, grill, boil, steam, simmer, and roast in this thing! I've made roasted chicken (a whole one) and then the next night made a deep dish pizza! It's small, takes up little counter space and is a huge energy saver! This is perfect for single moms or college mamas. The inside part can actually be taken out and just stuck in the fridge so you don't have to swap pans and containers when yer done cooking. I'm not sure how much they cost but I haven't used my stove since I've had this thing!! It's awesome!!