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Lunch on the go with Crock-Pot to go

The Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer features a cordless caddy that attaches to a heating base.

Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer
Designed for portability, the Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer makes it easy to bring food from home to work. Amazon

The lunchtime conundrum is a troublesome question. As the meal that falls squarely in the middle of the day, it requires a certain amount of planning. One could choose to go out for lunch, visiting some place in a familiar radius when the lunchtime hour hits, or one could brown bag it from home with a cold sandwich. Perhaps neither of these well-traveled choices sounds appetizing. There is a third choice and no, it doesn't involve a microwave burrito in the break room.

Hot lunch is never far away with the Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer ( in various colors, regularly $29.99). The go-to, to-go slow cooker consists of a portable 24-ounce lunch tote and a separate heating base. The idea is to fill it up at home and take it to work. Place it on top of the warming element (keep that part at work or take it with you) and lunch slowly heats while the work that needs to be done gets done.

The new, updated model of the portable lunch offers a convenient solution to a daily quandary. Especially convenient is the fact that the cool-touch caddy is cordless. Upon arriving at work, nothing more is needed than to set it on its base and flip the switch -- after that, it's just a matter of fending off the co-workers.