The Mini Crock-Pot You Need in Your Life

The Crock-Pot isn't just about big-batch slow cooking anymore!

There’s a whole lot to love about the Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer, which took the No. 1 spot on our roundup of products to make your desk lunch SO much better:

Get a hot desk-lunch with no standing in line at the microwave

If you’re like us, you’ve probably caught onto the notion that bringing your lunch to work is kind of underrated. Just take a look at these cool and delicious portable lunches, and you’ll wonder why you haven’t been bringing your lunch every day. But when you’re longing for a nice hot desk lunch, things get a bit more complicated. For one thing, you have to plan for heating that lunch. Is there an office microwave? If so, is there always a line to use it?

The Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer eliminates these questions. Just plug it in, and it heats up your pre-cooked lunch while you’re working. By the time you get your break, your lunch is at the perfect temperature.

Let’s not forget about breakfast!

The food warmer may have “lunch” in the name, but it’s perfect for bringing a nice, hot breakfast to enjoy at your desk while you get a head start on the day. Try it with any of these grandma-approved oatmeal recipes.

Blue Crock Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmervia amazon.com

It’s a lunch tote and a food warmer

Not only does this Crock-Pot warm your food, it transports it seamlessly from your kitchen to your desk. Its sleek design includes an easy-carry integrated handle and a removable dishwasher-safe food container-insert that pops into an insulated exterior container that stays cool to the touch. And that insert comes with an air-tight lid that keeps the exterior—and you, your clothes, and your tote bag—perfectly spotless. So if you’re craving one of these cozy winter soups, you can satisfy that craving at the office (or anywhere else!) without having to worry about spills on the way.

You can wave bye-bye to BPA

One of the easiest ways to reduce your exposure to the harmful chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is by avoiding placing plastic food containers in the microwave. With an interior made from food-grade stainless steel, it not only eliminates the need to microwave your food in a plastic container, it cuts the need for the plastic altogether.

It lets you master portion control

Watching your waistline? Try one of these healthy chili recipes, then heat it up into this handy little Crock, which comes in your choice of two sizes: 20 ounce and 24 ounce. Either way, it’s up to you how much food you’ll be eating for lunch. Once you decide, there’s nothing more to think about. Lunch? For one? Done, and done!

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