Crock-Pot 24-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer

US $33.71

Availability: In Stock

UPC: 048894055454

Brand Name: Crock-Pot

Product Model: SCCPLC240-R-SHP

Product Category: Slow Cookers, Rice Cookers & Steamers

The Crock-Pot 24 oz Lunch Crock Food Warmer allows you to enjoy warm, hearty lunches without leaving your desk. It is a combined tote and cooker in one, so you can carry your meal to the office, plug it in and let it warm your food until you're ready to eat. The 24-oz capacity is good for a one-person lunch of leftovers, soup or any of your favorites. With a removable food container for you to fill and transport, the Crock-Pot food warmer includes a self-sealing travel lid to keep your meal safe and prevent spills. The container and lid are both dishwasher-safe, while the outer casing remains cool to the touch, even when the unit is turned on. A built-in handle and cord storage make this portable food warmer compact and convenient. It is ideal for your desk or small office kitchen. By taking your favorite meals wherever you go, imagine the convenience and time-saving benefits you'll get with the Crock-Pot 24 oz Lunch Crock Food Warmer.
Serves 1 person
24 oz capacity
Tote-like handle for easy carrying
Travel lid seals food during transport
Cord storage
Removable, dishwasher-safe food container and lid
1-year warranty
Dimensions: 8.2"L x 8"W x 8"H
Available in various colors
  • Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
  • Multi Pack Indicator: No
  • Model No.: SCCPLC240-R-SHP
  • Shipping Weight (in pounds): 4.76
  • Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.2 x 8.0 x 8.0
  • Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
  • Origin of Components: Imported
  • Walmart No.: 552313753

How long does it take to heat up the food?


Answer : I let my food from the refrigerator heat up for one hour but I think thirty minutes might be long enough but I haven't tried it personally yet.


Answer : I put in a normal size can of tomato soup and it took a full hour for the soup to be hot.


Answer : To us, it felt like forever....the food wasn't even pulled out of the refrigerator.


Answer : if it's cold from the fridge I would allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours to heat up. If it's at room temperature then only 45 minutes to an hour.


Answer : About an hour, then again it depends on what you are warming up and how hot you like your food. I used mine the first time to heat up some left over home made soup and it hit the perfect temperature for me in about 1 1/2 hours.


Answer : I'm guessing it depends what you are heating and how much of it. Also, if it was frozen or just refrigerated. Today was the first time I used it. I heated up some pre-cooked and frozen pulled pork in sauce with bits of onion , and to make it a pork stew, added uncooked thin sliced carrots, frozen peas, and pre-cooked green beans. The container was slightly under 1/2 full, and it was ready in 3 hours. The frozen block of meat was steaming and uniformly warm.


Answer : It took 3 hours to heat up a cold item. I tested the warmer by heating water and it took 2 hours to bring tap water up to 160 degrees.


Answer : It took about 15minutes, but once warm, it stayed warm.



How does it heat?? 12volt plug-in? 120 volt power?

Can one put cold food and have it warmed?


Answer : Yes, this item plugs into a standard outlet.


Answer : Yes, you can put cold food in the unit and warm it, but it doesn't cook food per se.


Answer : My lunch was cold when I put it in the unit. 35 min later hot food.


Answer : Yes but then you have to wait for hours!!!! So practically...NO.


Answer : Yes, you can.


Answer : 120 volt,


Answer : Just use a regular electrical socket and you can put cold food in it, like leftovers, it just takes longer to heat up, say maybe 4 hours...



can you "cook" a crockpot mini meal in it?


Answer : Yes you can. But it only has one tempter.


Answer : I wouldn't put anything in it that actually needs to be "cooked". It's more for warming up


Answer : No, it's a food warmer. If you put raw meat in it's not going to cook it. It's perfect for warming up a can of soup or left overs.


Answer : No. This appliance is meant to reheat already cooked food. It does not get hot enough to cook raw meat.


Answer : It is not intended to use with uncooked food.


Answer : The instructions say to pre-cook meat before putting it in the warmer. I found the crock pot is for warming and not for cooking. It took a long time to heat some tomatoes and okra soup (3 hours). At the end of the 3 hours the soup was not bubbling as food does in the larger crock pots. You might be able to cook some foods in it but it is designed to heat pre-cooked food and that takes a long time compared to zapping it in the microwave oven.


Answer : No this is just a food warmer, not a cooker.



Great for Teachers

My wife is a 2nd grade teacher and has no time to heat her meal in the lunch room, as her full attention is demanded by her class of students going through the lunch line. The “Lunch Crock” has given her an alternative to eating a cold lunch everyday.\n\nThis little gem has some great features: 1. Disassembles easily for cleaning. 2. Has a convenient built-in carry handle. 3. The base, that provides power to the crock pot, simply twists off with a quarter turn and disconnects. 4. The base has a built-in area for the power cord to be wound and stored. 5. The internal heating area and removable pot are both stainless steel which makes for easy cleaning and makes possible a longer service life. 6. This pot has a manual on/off switch that gives you control of the unit. Keeping you from having to plug and unplug the appliance. 7. The overall weight of the crock pot is light enough to be easily carried to another area after your food is warm and it’s time to eat.\n\nI highly recommend this unit to anyone with limited time and facilities to heat food. Just put the prepared food in during a morning break and then at lunch time you pickup the handle give the unit a quarter twist to remove the electric base and off to lunch you go!


Works great, cute little design, love the colors

No smells when heating up, love the on and off feature and the bigger capacity, and being able to take it off the warmer with no cord to get in the way. I was told by Crock Pot customer service that the inner container was stainless steel and not aluminum, that sold the item for me and the free shipping from Walmart.


Nice Little Lunch Accessory

I'm very pleased w/ this Crock-Pot 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer.\n\nMy first attempt was a brats and beans dish for lunch. Beans right out of the can and some brats from the freezer. They were ready in about an hour and a half. I'm quite sure that the time would have been shorter if the brats were room temperature or even out of the refrigerator.\n\nMy next attempt was a simple cream of tomato soup. Soup straight from the pantry and a little almond milk from the refrigerator. Sure it would be quicker on the stove, but it's pretty cool being able to set this up, turn it on and get on w/ my day.\n\nClean up was extremely easy. Pulled the metal cooking bowl out and washed it by hand. Could have just as easily thrown it in the dishwasher. I like the fact that the bottom part (w/ the cord) screws off and on easily, making the cleaning of the outside safe and easy.\n\nI work from my home office, so the real test for this will be sending it w/ family members to work and school. I would definitely purchase this for someone who wanted to have nice hot lunches at their desks. You're not going to cook a 7 course meal, but I know that it's going to be great during the winter for making a nice bowl of cream of wheat in the morning. Or heating up a bowl of chili or beef stew for lunch, instead of raiding the office vending machine.


Great Idea Love It

I bought this 20ounce crock pot for work .I needed something to warm up my lunch in .there at work it took too long to get to microwave at work.thought I would try it .it was the best idea for me no more waiting for a microwave it's ready at luch time .my luch is ready and hot .I just love it .I would recommend it to everyone .


Love this item!

This item is everything I expected and more. I already recommended to my friends.


The Crock Rocks

I absolutely love this lunch crock food warmer. It's just awesome. The stainless steel bowl is actually 24oz and it states this in the booklet that comes with the product. The steel bowl is easy to clean and the lid has a slight vent so you still have to transport food in a separate container. I have only used it to heat up homemade soups so far. I turn it on 1 1/2 hours before I eat lunch. The temp is just perfect each time. I highly recommend this product.


Nice little portable crock!

I own a couple larger sizes of crock pots and use them quite frequently. I chose this lunch crock size warmer because I thought it would be perfect for taking lunches to work this winter. I tried warming up chili today, and it worked really well! The lunch crock consists of a few different pieces: inner metal bowl, metal seal, top plastic lid, plastic body with handle, and plastic base with plug. The inner metal lid created a tight seal, and the crock heated up my chili to the desired temperature in about 2 1/2 hours. This is a perfect time frame for the office, as you can start heating your lunch in the morning when you arrive, and it will be ready by noon. Also, it will make your office smell really good!\n\nMy only issue with the crock is that the top white lid is a little difficult to take off due to the design of the handle. The lid has to be placed a certain way in order to turn and lock into the unit. However, I found that I had to pry up on the side of the lid in order to pull it off, since the handle is a bit shallow. You might have to use oven mitts if your warmer is really hot (as suggested by the manual). Otherwise, I felt that the crock was really well-made and very durable. The handle makes it really portable. All the pieces are removable, so you can leave the base at work and just transport the crock. Also, the cord can be wrapped inside the base for easier storage.\n\nThe lunch crock also includes a little instruction manual, however, I was a little disappointed that it did not include any suggested time frames for heating different foods. There is only an "on/off" option on these crocks. All in all though, it does the job well for its size, and I would recommend it for my working friends. My husband plans to take it to his job as well this winter with soups and stews.


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I love my crockpot. I use it almost every day.


Great little warmer

I really like this Warmer, my other one held only 20oz this new one holds 24. The container is big, It holds a big can of chunky soup with some room left over. It has a switch so I don't have to plug and unplug it every time. I get to work about 7:45, put the container in and my lunch is piping hot by 12:00. I like the way the lid fits the container and the fact that it has a steam hole, the lid has a thumb tab to make opening it easier. The rubber seal around the lid comes off for easy cleaning. I use this about 3 times a week since I got this. I use my big crock pot and make a big meal and divide it out for lunch. This has actually saved me money, and not eating at fast food places is better for you any way. The container and lid are dish washer safe, I have washed it several times and it comes nice and clean. Like the instructions say, It does not cook food, it is a warmer. It sure beats having to wait on the microwave at work. And I am only cleaning up after myself. I just rinse it out and wipe it off, take it home. Wash it and I am ready for the next meal


What a delight from the makers of Crock Pot

I could not wait to try this product out and it is great.\nThe size of this slow cooker is a perfect for small portions of soups, stews, even fondues for a small gathering or for a 1-2 people.\nThe color is an eye catcher for any kitchen decor, and its size is convenient without taking up a lot of space on a counter top.\nFor easy carrying, the handle is durable and strong.\nThe wide handle on the lid makes it for easy opening, the inner lid has a nice round catch which to open the food container, and the steam vent reduces spills.\nI transported the Senate bean soup in it this Crock Pot to work. the pot kept the soup warm through my lunch hour. Since this appliance takes up little space on my desk, it was able to be plugged into the outlet near the corner of my desk.\nThere is a round cord storage under the pot, which makes it very nice while carrying, the cord does not hang down.\nThis would be a terrific gift for a students dorm or as a "get well gift".\nThe name "Crock Pot" says everything.


Help keep your New Year's diet resolution

The Crockpot Lunch Warmer is compact and built to last a long time with proper care. The container in which you put the food has a close-fitting top that seals the food inside. It can be removed for easy food storage until you take it with you for lunch. The cord to plug into an outlet is stored underneath the warmer and wound inside the base. You can unwind just what you need to plug into the outlet. It can be used to keep many things warm such as a rotel cheese dip, hot dog chili, warming up soup, chicken 'n dumplings, etc.\n\nI am retired so I don't need to take it to work with me but I use it to keep certain leftovers in to warm up for lunch at a later date. The interior where the food is placed is easily removed for easy storage in the refrigerator and the tight seal will keep food for a few days until you want to eat it.\n\nI am diabetic and also on a weight loss diet. I have lost 30 pounds so far and can maintain a healthy diet with the lunch warmer. It is so easy to include the foods you want to warm up for lunch but they need to be moist. Dry foods don't warm up but most people don't warm up dry items for lunch or an afternoon snack anyway. You can gather items to mix together for a diabetic healthy meal that is properly proportioned for your diet. Or you can just load the storage and warming container full of your favorite leftovers to take with you for lunch. I wish I had one available to use when I was working but I know I will get plenty of good use from it My wife loves it and has many ideas for using it. Nice.


Not as expected

I am sorry to say that this product is a little crock pot which obviously needs electricity to do its job, I think if you really want your food to be warm and do not want to get into the hassle of looking for an electricity connection, you can buy a Thermos. I am Sorry this just does not works for me.\n\nI got this as a free product from Walmart. Thanks Walmart.


This is not what it's crocked up to be !

At first I thought this was a great idea, then I tried it. This is suppose to be a food warmer you can take to the office to warm your food and I guess it is. But the question to my mind is "why bother". First you have to put the food in the pot already warmed. It does not heat the food up it just keeps food warm. My thought was why not just put it in the microwave to begin with. It would be much quicker and easier to heat the food up when you want it and in a few minutes it would be ready to eat. Why go thru all the hassle to heat up at home and bring to work and keep warm until ready to eat?? The overall idea of this product is good, but in todays busy schedules it is more time consuming. Everyone is looking for a way to do things easier, quicker and better. Unfortunately this is not it. Some one should invent a battery operated little coffee cup warmer for your desk. That would be awesome ! But things are not all bad with this item. Some people do not eat food from a microwave. So if you are one of those people this would be ideal for you.


Limited Uses

The warmer slowly heats pre-cooked food items and it seems to take a long time to heat the food. I tried a soup-style tomatoes and okra (the okra was frozen). It took about 3 hours to raise the temperature to 158 degrees. The tomato-based dish did not discolor the inner bowl and cleanup was easy. The inner bowl was easy to lift out for washing. There are markings on the bowl at the 16- and 24-ounce levels. I also tested the appliance by heating 24 ounces of water and it required 2 hours to raise the temperature from 70 degrees to 160 degrees. During the cooking time, the outer container felt slightly warm when touched but never felt hot. The countertop the crock pot was sitting on became slightly warm. Because of the low outer temperature, the appliance could be used safely around children. Rubber grips on the bottom of the crock pot unit prevented it from moving easily if bumped. The sealable lid, handle, and cord storage make it perfect for carrying. A drawback is that the appliance is designed only to heat food, not cook it. Meats must be pre-cooked and it takes several hours for the food to heat. I will not find a use for this appliance on a regular basis. I prefer to use a microwave oven for faster heating or to cook larger portions without limitation in a larger crock pot. However, I would find a use for this warming crock pot on a buffet line to keep a dip warm. I would initially heat the dip in the microwave and then use the warmer to keep the dip warm on the buffet. The warmer does not get hot so it would not damage my table. I think the warmer is overpriced for the limitations it has.


Not for me

While this is labeled as “….Lunch…Warmer”, I cannot see it used that way, at least not for me. First of all, the size of the appliance is much bigger for the actual food container. When we used it, the food container itself was hot quite quickly but the food itself wasn’t even warm after a while. The food wasn’t pulled out of the refrigerator. We tried it twice and it seems that you have to give it a long time to warm up food. So if you have to use it as lunch warmer, you have to start the process well ahead of lunch time. One more thing I would like to mention is that the food container gets so hot and if you have to pull it out for some reason, the design does not permit that. There is no way you could get the container out before you turn off the power and let it cool. Having said those negatives, we plan to use it as an additional warmer for small quantity item when we invite friends over. It could also be used as soup warmer, particularly when you want to have soup at leisurely pace in a cold winter night. The color and appearance is good. Overall, I cannot recommend this as lunch warmer based on our experience.


Great little Lunch Crock for work, college or home

The 20 oz. Lunch Crock Food Warmer, by Sunbeam is a good product. It has a good overall design and appearance. The Lunch Crock Food Warmer is compact, easy to use and easy to clean. The Lunch Crock Food Warmer has a stay cool fold down handle and a removable stainless steel food container with a tight sealing lid.\nThe cord storage in the base is very handy to store the power cord neatly and keep it out of the way. The stainless steel food container can hold up to 22 oz maximum of your favorite food. Just fill the food container and seal. Put it in the warmer and put on the lid and off you go to work, school or use at home.\nPlug the Lunch Crock food warmer in an and turn it on. Your lunch can be hot in as little as 60 minutes and the food warmer will keep it hot until lunch time. Heating times do very for different foods. The stainless steel food container is easy to clean, just remove it from the warming unit and wash in hot, soapy water. The rest of the unit is also easy wipe clean and is NOT submersible. All in all it's a great little unit and I would recommend it to my friends and family.


cute little crock-pot

I was so excited to receive this! It is really cute and convenient. I like that it has a handle to carry with ease. The inside lid is kind of quirky but it does it's job. It does take awhile to heat something up from fridge temperature but if you plan ahead for your meal it will be fine. I warmed up some chicken and noodles from the fridge and it took about 2 hours to get hot so it would probably have been ready to eat around an hour and a half. I warmed up some chili that wasn't quite as cold and it took only 45 minutes to an hour. I would definitely recommend this product for dips you want to keep warm or use it to heat up your lunch at work instead of the microwave.


Like a lot!

I really like the compact structure of this crock pot. The built-in cord storage makes it really portable and neatly stores without the cord being all over the place. It actually heats your food fast and keeps it at a good temperature until you are ready for lunch. I would definitley would recommend to family or friends. Also it is a must have for anyone that is in an office. It is perfect for any type of food. I love my lunch crock pot.


Crock-Pot Food Warmer..a must have!

The Crock-Pot Food Warmer is perfect, it's light weight, easy to tote around and the perfect size. I love how simple it is to use... you don't have all kinds of knobs and buttons to push - you turn it on with a simple switch located in the front of the food warmer and that's all. This is perfect to warm up any kind of left overs (soup, rice, spaghetti, etc...). I also love how the cord can wrap up under the base.\nThis product is great for anyone, I think it's perfect for someone who has an office job and has their own desk and might not always be able to take a lunch break... you put your food in here , plug it in and let it warm up- it's small so it doesn't take up much room and once it's warm enough you can easily eat right out of it. This is also good for college students who might not have a microwave in their room or for camping if you have a cabin that has power but not a kitchen... endless possibilities.\nWhen using the food warmer I noticed you cant smell whats in the warmer- their are two lids and they seal really tight and nicely that if you were going to use this in an office setting or any other place you don't have to worry about filling the room with the smell of your food as it warms up... so yes if your fixing to warm up yesterdays curry chicken you have no worries people wont be wondering where the smell is coming from.\nKeep in mind this doesn't heat up your food instantly so depending on what you are warming up and how warm/hot you like your meals it's going to take some time so plug it in and let it warm up. I used it to warm up some left over home made soup and it reached the perfect hot temperature in about 1 1/2 hours.\nI would recommend this and actually look forward to purchasing some for my sisters.


Genius idea

After receiving the crock pot I read the instructions to find out how long it would take to heat my food. The instruction do not give any time, or even a time frame. The first thing I packed in the pot was a skillet meal, and I was surprised how much it held. The amount of food would feed two adults. The lid to the pot is very tight, it actually forms a vacuum seal. The outer lid for travel screws tight as well, no liquid is going to spill. I plugged the crock pot in, and I could feel it heating all the way around the pot, not just from the bottom up. I stirred the food every 15 minutes although I'm not sure it was necessary. It took a little over an hour for the skillet meal to reach an acceptable temperature. The temperature of the food was consistent, and tasted well blended as if it had just been cooked. I left the pot on for a few more hours to see if it would hold the food without scorching it, and it did. I am very pleased, and this lunch crock pot will be used daily. Washing and cleaning it was a breeze. I only gave it four stars because the cord wrap is somewhat tricky to get the plug in place for easier travel. It does have a long cord, and you can unroll as much or little as you need.


Great for Teachers

My wife is a 2nd grade teacher and has no time to heat her meal in the lunch room, as her full attention is demanded by her class of students going through the lunch line. The “Lunch Crock” has given her an alternative to eating a cold lunch everyday.\n\nThis little gem has some great features: 1. Disassembles easily for cleaning. 2. Has a convenient built-in carry handle. 3. The base, that provides power to the crock pot, simply twists off with a quarter turn and disconnects. 4. The base has a built-in area for the power cord to be wound and stored. 5. The internal heating area and removable pot are both stainless steel which makes for easy cleaning and makes possible a longer service life. 6. This pot has a manual on/off switch that gives you control of the unit. Keeping you from having to plug and unplug the appliance. 7. The overall weight of the crock pot is light enough to be easily carried to another area after your food is warm and it’s time to eat.\n\nI highly recommend this unit to anyone with limited time and facilities to heat food. Just put the prepared food in during a morning break and then at lunch time you pickup the handle give the unit a quarter twist to remove the electric base and off to lunch you go!


Works great, cute little design, love the colors

No smells when heating up, love the on and off feature and the bigger capacity, and being able to take it off the warmer with no cord to get in the way. I was told by Crock Pot customer service that the inner container was stainless steel and not aluminum, that sold the item for me and the free shipping from Walmart.


Nice Little Lunch Accessory

I'm very pleased w/ this Crock-Pot 20-Ounce Lunch Crock Food Warmer.\n\nMy first attempt was a brats and beans dish for lunch. Beans right out of the can and some brats from the freezer. They were ready in about an hour and a half. I'm quite sure that the time would have been shorter if the brats were room temperature or even out of the refrigerator.\n\nMy next attempt was a simple cream of tomato soup. Soup straight from the pantry and a little almond milk from the refrigerator. Sure it would be quicker on the stove, but it's pretty cool being able to set this up, turn it on and get on w/ my day.\n\nClean up was extremely easy. Pulled the metal cooking bowl out and washed it by hand. Could have just as easily thrown it in the dishwasher. I like the fact that the bottom part (w/ the cord) screws off and on easily, making the cleaning of the outside safe and easy.\n\nI work from my home office, so the real test for this will be sending it w/ family members to work and school. I would definitely purchase this for someone who wanted to have nice hot lunches at their desks. You're not going to cook a 7 course meal, but I know that it's going to be great during the winter for making a nice bowl of cream of wheat in the morning. Or heating up a bowl of chili or beef stew for lunch, instead of raiding the office vending machine.


Great Idea Love It

I bought this 20ounce crock pot for work .I needed something to warm up my lunch in .there at work it took too long to get to microwave at work.thought I would try it .it was the best idea for me no more waiting for a microwave it's ready at luch time .my luch is ready and hot .I just love it .I would recommend it to everyone .


Love this item!

This item is everything I expected and more. I already recommended to my friends.


The Crock Rocks

I absolutely love this lunch crock food warmer. It's just awesome. The stainless steel bowl is actually 24oz and it states this in the booklet that comes with the product. The steel bowl is easy to clean and the lid has a slight vent so you still have to transport food in a separate container. I have only used it to heat up homemade soups so far. I turn it on 1 1/2 hours before I eat lunch. The temp is just perfect each time. I highly recommend this product.


Nice little portable crock!

I own a couple larger sizes of crock pots and use them quite frequently. I chose this lunch crock size warmer because I thought it would be perfect for taking lunches to work this winter. I tried warming up chili today, and it worked really well! The lunch crock consists of a few different pieces: inner metal bowl, metal seal, top plastic lid, plastic body with handle, and plastic base with plug. The inner metal lid created a tight seal, and the crock heated up my chili to the desired temperature in about 2 1/2 hours. This is a perfect time frame for the office, as you can start heating your lunch in the morning when you arrive, and it will be ready by noon. Also, it will make your office smell really good!\n\nMy only issue with the crock is that the top white lid is a little difficult to take off due to the design of the handle. The lid has to be placed a certain way in order to turn and lock into the unit. However, I found that I had to pry up on the side of the lid in order to pull it off, since the handle is a bit shallow. You might have to use oven mitts if your warmer is really hot (as suggested by the manual). Otherwise, I felt that the crock was really well-made and very durable. The handle makes it really portable. All the pieces are removable, so you can leave the base at work and just transport the crock. Also, the cord can be wrapped inside the base for easier storage.\n\nThe lunch crock also includes a little instruction manual, however, I was a little disappointed that it did not include any suggested time frames for heating different foods. There is only an "on/off" option on these crocks. All in all though, it does the job well for its size, and I would recommend it for my working friends. My husband plans to take it to his job as well this winter with soups and stews.


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I love my crockpot. I use it almost every day.


Great little warmer

I really like this Warmer, my other one held only 20oz this new one holds 24. The container is big, It holds a big can of chunky soup with some room left over. It has a switch so I don't have to plug and unplug it every time. I get to work about 7:45, put the container in and my lunch is piping hot by 12:00. I like the way the lid fits the container and the fact that it has a steam hole, the lid has a thumb tab to make opening it easier. The rubber seal around the lid comes off for easy cleaning. I use this about 3 times a week since I got this. I use my big crock pot and make a big meal and divide it out for lunch. This has actually saved me money, and not eating at fast food places is better for you any way. The container and lid are dish washer safe, I have washed it several times and it comes nice and clean. Like the instructions say, It does not cook food, it is a warmer. It sure beats having to wait on the microwave at work. And I am only cleaning up after myself. I just rinse it out and wipe it off, take it home. Wash it and I am ready for the next meal


What a delight from the makers of Crock Pot

I could not wait to try this product out and it is great.\nThe size of this slow cooker is a perfect for small portions of soups, stews, even fondues for a small gathering or for a 1-2 people.\nThe color is an eye catcher for any kitchen decor, and its size is convenient without taking up a lot of space on a counter top.\nFor easy carrying, the handle is durable and strong.\nThe wide handle on the lid makes it for easy opening, the inner lid has a nice round catch which to open the food container, and the steam vent reduces spills.\nI transported the Senate bean soup in it this Crock Pot to work. the pot kept the soup warm through my lunch hour. Since this appliance takes up little space on my desk, it was able to be plugged into the outlet near the corner of my desk.\nThere is a round cord storage under the pot, which makes it very nice while carrying, the cord does not hang down.\nThis would be a terrific gift for a students dorm or as a "get well gift".\nThe name "Crock Pot" says everything.


Help keep your New Year's diet resolution

The Crockpot Lunch Warmer is compact and built to last a long time with proper care. The container in which you put the food has a close-fitting top that seals the food inside. It can be removed for easy food storage until you take it with you for lunch. The cord to plug into an outlet is stored underneath the warmer and wound inside the base. You can unwind just what you need to plug into the outlet. It can be used to keep many things warm such as a rotel cheese dip, hot dog chili, warming up soup, chicken 'n dumplings, etc.\n\nI am retired so I don't need to take it to work with me but I use it to keep certain leftovers in to warm up for lunch at a later date. The interior where the food is placed is easily removed for easy storage in the refrigerator and the tight seal will keep food for a few days until you want to eat it.\n\nI am diabetic and also on a weight loss diet. I have lost 30 pounds so far and can maintain a healthy diet with the lunch warmer. It is so easy to include the foods you want to warm up for lunch but they need to be moist. Dry foods don't warm up but most people don't warm up dry items for lunch or an afternoon snack anyway. You can gather items to mix together for a diabetic healthy meal that is properly proportioned for your diet. Or you can just load the storage and warming container full of your favorite leftovers to take with you for lunch. I wish I had one available to use when I was working but I know I will get plenty of good use from it My wife loves it and has many ideas for using it. Nice.


Not as expected

I am sorry to say that this product is a little crock pot which obviously needs electricity to do its job, I think if you really want your food to be warm and do not want to get into the hassle of looking for an electricity connection, you can buy a Thermos. I am Sorry this just does not works for me.\n\nI got this as a free product from Walmart. Thanks Walmart.


This is not what it's crocked up to be !

At first I thought this was a great idea, then I tried it. This is suppose to be a food warmer you can take to the office to warm your food and I guess it is. But the question to my mind is "why bother". First you have to put the food in the pot already warmed. It does not heat the food up it just keeps food warm. My thought was why not just put it in the microwave to begin with. It would be much quicker and easier to heat the food up when you want it and in a few minutes it would be ready to eat. Why go thru all the hassle to heat up at home and bring to work and keep warm until ready to eat?? The overall idea of this product is good, but in todays busy schedules it is more time consuming. Everyone is looking for a way to do things easier, quicker and better. Unfortunately this is not it. Some one should invent a battery operated little coffee cup warmer for your desk. That would be awesome ! But things are not all bad with this item. Some people do not eat food from a microwave. So if you are one of those people this would be ideal for you.


Limited Uses

The warmer slowly heats pre-cooked food items and it seems to take a long time to heat the food. I tried a soup-style tomatoes and okra (the okra was frozen). It took about 3 hours to raise the temperature to 158 degrees. The tomato-based dish did not discolor the inner bowl and cleanup was easy. The inner bowl was easy to lift out for washing. There are markings on the bowl at the 16- and 24-ounce levels. I also tested the appliance by heating 24 ounces of water and it required 2 hours to raise the temperature from 70 degrees to 160 degrees. During the cooking time, the outer container felt slightly warm when touched but never felt hot. The countertop the crock pot was sitting on became slightly warm. Because of the low outer temperature, the appliance could be used safely around children. Rubber grips on the bottom of the crock pot unit prevented it from moving easily if bumped. The sealable lid, handle, and cord storage make it perfect for carrying. A drawback is that the appliance is designed only to heat food, not cook it. Meats must be pre-cooked and it takes several hours for the food to heat. I will not find a use for this appliance on a regular basis. I prefer to use a microwave oven for faster heating or to cook larger portions without limitation in a larger crock pot. However, I would find a use for this warming crock pot on a buffet line to keep a dip warm. I would initially heat the dip in the microwave and then use the warmer to keep the dip warm on the buffet. The warmer does not get hot so it would not damage my table. I think the warmer is overpriced for the limitations it has.


Not for me

While this is labeled as “….Lunch…Warmer”, I cannot see it used that way, at least not for me. First of all, the size of the appliance is much bigger for the actual food container. When we used it, the food container itself was hot quite quickly but the food itself wasn’t even warm after a while. The food wasn’t pulled out of the refrigerator. We tried it twice and it seems that you have to give it a long time to warm up food. So if you have to use it as lunch warmer, you have to start the process well ahead of lunch time. One more thing I would like to mention is that the food container gets so hot and if you have to pull it out for some reason, the design does not permit that. There is no way you could get the container out before you turn off the power and let it cool. Having said those negatives, we plan to use it as an additional warmer for small quantity item when we invite friends over. It could also be used as soup warmer, particularly when you want to have soup at leisurely pace in a cold winter night. The color and appearance is good. Overall, I cannot recommend this as lunch warmer based on our experience.


Great little Lunch Crock for work, college or home

The 20 oz. Lunch Crock Food Warmer, by Sunbeam is a good product. It has a good overall design and appearance. The Lunch Crock Food Warmer is compact, easy to use and easy to clean. The Lunch Crock Food Warmer has a stay cool fold down handle and a removable stainless steel food container with a tight sealing lid.\nThe cord storage in the base is very handy to store the power cord neatly and keep it out of the way. The stainless steel food container can hold up to 22 oz maximum of your favorite food. Just fill the food container and seal. Put it in the warmer and put on the lid and off you go to work, school or use at home.\nPlug the Lunch Crock food warmer in an and turn it on. Your lunch can be hot in as little as 60 minutes and the food warmer will keep it hot until lunch time. Heating times do very for different foods. The stainless steel food container is easy to clean, just remove it from the warming unit and wash in hot, soapy water. The rest of the unit is also easy wipe clean and is NOT submersible. All in all it's a great little unit and I would recommend it to my friends and family.


cute little crock-pot

I was so excited to receive this! It is really cute and convenient. I like that it has a handle to carry with ease. The inside lid is kind of quirky but it does it's job. It does take awhile to heat something up from fridge temperature but if you plan ahead for your meal it will be fine. I warmed up some chicken and noodles from the fridge and it took about 2 hours to get hot so it would probably have been ready to eat around an hour and a half. I warmed up some chili that wasn't quite as cold and it took only 45 minutes to an hour. I would definitely recommend this product for dips you want to keep warm or use it to heat up your lunch at work instead of the microwave.


Like a lot!

I really like the compact structure of this crock pot. The built-in cord storage makes it really portable and neatly stores without the cord being all over the place. It actually heats your food fast and keeps it at a good temperature until you are ready for lunch. I would definitley would recommend to family or friends. Also it is a must have for anyone that is in an office. It is perfect for any type of food. I love my lunch crock pot.


Crock-Pot Food Warmer..a must have!

The Crock-Pot Food Warmer is perfect, it's light weight, easy to tote around and the perfect size. I love how simple it is to use... you don't have all kinds of knobs and buttons to push - you turn it on with a simple switch located in the front of the food warmer and that's all. This is perfect to warm up any kind of left overs (soup, rice, spaghetti, etc...). I also love how the cord can wrap up under the base.\nThis product is great for anyone, I think it's perfect for someone who has an office job and has their own desk and might not always be able to take a lunch break... you put your food in here , plug it in and let it warm up- it's small so it doesn't take up much room and once it's warm enough you can easily eat right out of it. This is also good for college students who might not have a microwave in their room or for camping if you have a cabin that has power but not a kitchen... endless possibilities.\nWhen using the food warmer I noticed you cant smell whats in the warmer- their are two lids and they seal really tight and nicely that if you were going to use this in an office setting or any other place you don't have to worry about filling the room with the smell of your food as it warms up... so yes if your fixing to warm up yesterdays curry chicken you have no worries people wont be wondering where the smell is coming from.\nKeep in mind this doesn't heat up your food instantly so depending on what you are warming up and how warm/hot you like your meals it's going to take some time so plug it in and let it warm up. I used it to warm up some left over home made soup and it reached the perfect hot temperature in about 1 1/2 hours.\nI would recommend this and actually look forward to purchasing some for my sisters.


Genius idea

After receiving the crock pot I read the instructions to find out how long it would take to heat my food. The instruction do not give any time, or even a time frame. The first thing I packed in the pot was a skillet meal, and I was surprised how much it held. The amount of food would feed two adults. The lid to the pot is very tight, it actually forms a vacuum seal. The outer lid for travel screws tight as well, no liquid is going to spill. I plugged the crock pot in, and I could feel it heating all the way around the pot, not just from the bottom up. I stirred the food every 15 minutes although I'm not sure it was necessary. It took a little over an hour for the skillet meal to reach an acceptable temperature. The temperature of the food was consistent, and tasted well blended as if it had just been cooked. I left the pot on for a few more hours to see if it would hold the food without scorching it, and it did. I am very pleased, and this lunch crock pot will be used daily. Washing and cleaning it was a breeze. I only gave it four stars because the cord wrap is somewhat tricky to get the plug in place for easier travel. It does have a long cord, and you can unroll as much or little as you need.


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