Back to work gets tastier

The Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-G Lunch Crock Food Warmer is designed for easy travel. A warming base detaches, allowing it to be kept at work while the food container travels home at the end of the day.

Cook while you work.
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With the flavor of great home-cooked meals still on our tongues, the new year finally gets under way this week and that means it's time to get back to work.

Holiday hangover or no, we still need to manage lunch, and microwaved meals can only look so appetizing. Luckily, there is an easy way to keep the home-cooking cooking while at work.

The Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-G Lunch Crock Food Warmer offers a go-to solution for hot and ready meals on the go. Composed of a warming base and a 20-ounce food container, the two-part system offers a clever way to provide sustenance beyond unhealthy choices that might populate the office microwave.

Designed to be highly transportable, the idea is to just leave the warming base at work and to use the food container as a lunch box. Then just plug it in and leave it alone. Like a traditional slow cooker, the device slowly heats up food, allowing it to be hot and ready by lunchtime. The gadget comes in a variety of colors and has a carrying handle and cord storage for easy travel. As one final benefit, just think of all those co-worker points you could get by finally sharing that stash of microwave burritos--that is, until they see what you've brought from home.

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