Healthy Hoff Peeps, I just can't help myself - I got another toy!
My philosophy is that like information, when a helpful tool presents itself, it's for a reason and if one ignores said tool, it will keep smacking you in the face until you wake up and do something about it.
So that brings me to my latest toy, the Crock-Pot® Lunch Crock® Food Warmer, Deluxe Edition!
Why you ask?
Because I prefer my work lunches to be hot! I'm not a big fan of the community microwave, so I needed a personal heating solution and this little pot hooks me up! Note that this little guy is for heating only, not cooking. That being said, the food gets hot - so hot that I need to shut it down 30 minutes prior to lunchtime so the food is cool enough for consumption.
I was concerned at the smallness of this device, a mere 24 oz. but that turned out to be more than enough to facilitate a filling meal. To give you some perspective, I easily fit a 19 oz. Progresso can of soup, plus a cup of rice.
Aside from the fun colors (I went with purple), I appreciate the built in handle, easy on/off switch and the removable inner stainless steel container with airtight lid. I also like the cordless design that allows you to leave the heating element at work and take the container home although I just take the inner container back and forth. If you're concerned about smell, don't be, the double lid design prevents aromas from escaping until you're ready to eat. The price is not bad either, $39.99, but check the site, because they run really good sales - right now it's $29.99!
Check it out!