Sometimes on a chilly day, only a hot lunch will do, and now that fall has arrived, cool weather may become the norm for a while. If you’re now a big fan of the microwave (and who would blame you?), Crockpot makes a handy electric lunchbox version of its signature slow cooker to warm your food at work or school. Theis currently on sale at 33% off, bringing the price down to $30 (normally $45). This makes a great gift for anyone who has to schlep to the office in cold weather or students living away on campus.
I’m personally snatching one of these up on sale but not to use as intended. I work from home but this little heated bowl will make the perfect vessel for warm dips, including queso, buffalo chicken dip and spinach artichoke. My main slow cooker is simply too big for those.
The design is simple with a tight-locking lid and metal insert that pops out to be washed after. Just plug it into an outlet when you get to work or school or need it to warm. Within a few hours, your stew, soup or last night’s leftovers will be hot and ready to eat.