Popular countertop appliances by Rival include slow cookers, microwaves, waffle makers, electric skillets, toasters, blenders and food processors. Its best-known product is the slow cooker, called the Crock Pot. The name is so synonymous with slow cookers that many people refer to any slow cooker as a Crock Pot.
The slow cookers come in a variety of sizes, ranging from small 1.5-quart slow cookers that cook meals for two or keep dips hot for parties to 7-quart slow cookers that hold whole chickens or party-size portions of chili. Their popularity stems from the fact that they make cooking easier. A meal can be thrown into the slow cooker in the morning, cooked on low-temperature all day long and be ready at the end of a day at school or work.
Rival's other popular countertop appliances can also make cooking easier. Microwaves cook foods quickly, reheat leftovers and save on preparation time. Waffle makers, toasters, and electric skillets take cooking off the stove top and allow a cook to make several different foods at one time, some on the stove and some with the countertop appliances. Blenders and food processors cut valuable time off of food preparation and facilitate the making of smoothies and purees.