When you are outside of the prairies, cooking is a quite different. You can use a lot of tools that make cooking a lot easier. Rice cookers and knife sharpeners are good examples:
Knife sharpeners are highly important to those who actually use their knives, from kitchen use to survival needs having the right type of sharpener for your blade is important. Most sharpeners can be seen in the kitchen, the basic wand like sharpener made of steel that comes in several kitchen knife sets. Whetstones are a popularly used way to sharpen knives and can be found made of the materials diamond, ceramic, or natural. Electric sharpeners use motorized wheels to sharpen then blade as you run it through the sharpener. With each type of sharpener the user must know still how to use the sharpener. For example, there are techniques with the whetstone that must be used to properly sharpen a knife. Knife hones are not capable of completely sharpening a dull knife due to the way they literally shave some of the knife when sharpened.
Rice cookers are most always used for rice. A key component to making amazing rice is knowing the correct amount of water to ensure rice is fluffy or sticky and fully cooked just the way you like it. Always rinse your rice to remove talc, which is an additive and is known to cause health issues for the person eating the rice over time. Always rinse the rice until the water drains clear. You really do not want to leave the rice cooker open until it is empty, this causes rice to be cold and the left over water will evaporate and your rice will end up very dry. You must always properly clean your rice cooker. First let it finish drying to ensure rice is easily removed and thereafter clean thoroughly with non- scratch sponges so you do not ruin the inside of the rice cooker material. Always read all directions before use.