Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker On-the-Go Kit
Excellent slow cooker
This model is a step-up from my older crockpots (3). The seal and locking handles are especially nice since I like to make dishes for the office parties in my crock pots. With the locking handles, spills are not a concern.
December 18, 2012
Great Lunch Crockpots and one for Home
The lunch Crock Pots were a hit. I gave them as gifts and both were a hit. The larger one is the first Crock Pot the couple has and it was well received. What a great opportunity to purchase them all in one gift order.
January 11, 2013
Convenient locking lid & Portable too!
I really enjoy my "combo pack" The larger slow cooker w/its handy locking lid is great! The ( 2) portable small warmers make it convenient for both my wife and my wife to each take one.
December 5, 2012
these products are time tested and new and innovative!
As always great products!! Especially the lunch crocks. Great idea just love mine. bought them for my whole family!!!
January 6, 2013
Great set to give.
The full size crock makes the meal, then you have the lunch crock for leftovers. Gave this to my daughter. She loves it.
December 31, 2012
LOVE THIS PRODUCT
i love the little travel crock pot. I work outside and it's great on a cold day.
January 21, 2013
I bought this for a gift for a family member because of the brand and quallity
December 12, 2012
Incredible deal on a great set
I had been eyeing the little Mini Crocks for a while, but they were just a little too expensive to try out without any reviews. However, when I got the email from Crock-Pot with the option to purchase two of them, along with a full sized slow cooker for a price that couldn't be beat , I jumped all over it. Shipping was ridiculously fast, I think I got the notification that my package had shipped the day before it arrived, which was only three days after it was ordered. The first thing I did was pull out the Mini Crocks. First thing you notice is that they are adorable. Like little R2D2 shaped lunch buckets. There is a space in the base to wrap the cord around and secure the plug so it still sits flat. The handle for the lid is easy to grasp and remove to get to the inner crock. This lifts easily out, is a great size for a meal, and has a nicely sealing lid. The directions don't give a time frame for warming up food, which is all I thought it did, so I gave it to my man and let him take venison chili to work. I filled the insert the night before and put it in the 'fridge. In the morning I pulled it out, slipped it into the cute warmer and sent him on his way. He plugged it in when he got to work, and called me in about three hours to let me know that it was already smoking hot and smelling delish. It was the perfect size for him, and he can eat. He rinsed it out, wrapped up the cord and it was all neat and ready to be brought home. We have since used it for soups and stews and chilis, he carries it almost every day. We will attempt to actually cook in it one of these days, just for kicks.
Oh, yeah, a full sized Crock-Pot came with the set as well, and is used just as often as the babies. We use it to cook the food that goes into the baby Crock to take for lunch!
December 14, 2012
Alternative Use For Lunch Crock
My comments focus on the new lunch crock. I was delighted to have the combination of 2 lunch crocks and 6-quart crock and carry--the price was right! I like that the 6 quart has handles for easier transport. It will be a gift for my brother who regularly makes chili for friends.
I have been using crock pots since their beginning with the cumbersome to clean, immovable inserts. So I have had extensive experience and despite the hot spots in current versions, still buy this brand (silly me?).
I love the concept of this latest product--the lunch crock. I would have preferred a filler other than the aluminum one--perhaps a lighter weight version of the traditional insert? While I saw that somone uses plastic storage containers, I haven't had the guts to try that. Also, the internal plastic lid has stayed warped since the first use; there must be a better alternative, and preferably see through.
I have used this 20 ounce warmer to cook oatmeal overnight. That is my experiment--I like the results. Today's low setting for the other crock pots is too high--overnight, steel cut oats become mush--and there are hot spots. (I'm still thinking about resurrecting my old little crock pot from the garage; cooking temperature was perfect--like the lunch crock, it also did not have an on-off switch. The lunch crock's temperature is closest to "warm" of current crock pots; this is a similar setting to my 80's-90's smallest crock pot.)
I tested the lunch crock with Coach's oats which are between rolled oats and steel cut oats. I added a cut up apple and sunflower seeds and water, about an inch below the fill line. The result overnight (actually an hour or two longer) was a nicely cooked oatmeal for breakfast that just needed a bit of stirring for better consistency as there was some clumping at the bottom of the container. A good start and with more experiments I expect very good results. It doesn't get much better than this!
December 24, 2012