Rice cookers, we think you'll agree, are up there with juicers and breadmakers in the list of 'nice to have but not entirely essential kitchen contraptions'.
However, after seeing this video, we realise they have amazing benefits that we were hitherto unaware of.
Firstly, it's very, very funny to put one in front of a pair of cats.
And secondly, they're actually very meditative. Not an awful lot happens in this video, but it's strangely hypnotic...
So just click play to enjoy one minute and 46 seconds of zen. And to laugh at one cat hitting another.
(Via Tastefully Offensive)