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Tiny not-crock pot

Shopping at Shaw's the other day, I bought a tiny little thing labeled a "food warmer" that was on sale for ten dollars. It looks like a wee little crock pot but apparently it's not really designed to cook in. I'm not sure why I bought it, except that it was cheap and looked like it might be interesting to experiment with.


It holds about two cups and it's apparently intended to keep things like dips warm during service. I don't know if I have much need of it for that purpose, but I'd kind of like to figure out something to do with it. Maybe melt stuff like chocolate for candy making. Or make homemade chai latte. Sauces? I'm not sure. It's a bit limiting to think it's not really intended for cooking, but I might try and push that a little. It doesn't have temperature control, and it's cheap enough that I'm concerned that its likely to dangerously overheat, but if I break it, so what. It was a ten-dollar gadget I bought to mess around with. I just hope it doesn't start a fire. I'll have to watch it carefully.

Still, I'm a bit stuck for ideas of what to do with it. Any suggestions?

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ninja_report
Dec. 21st, 2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
Completely off-the-wall in an entirely non-cooking fashion...

For some reason my thoughts went to using it to heat up massage stones. That way you don't need to use actual cookware (for anything other than heating the water initially), and you have a simple way of putting together a hot wrap if your muscles are sad.


That said, I have no knowledge of these things and am not sure it would a) be a good idea, and b) not set things on fire.
breakinglight11
Dec. 21st, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
That's actually a pretty cool idea! And one I would not have thought of. Thanks for mentioning it!
katiescarlett29
Dec. 22nd, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
I think that actually is what they use for massage stones.
flyingstalins
Dec. 22nd, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
experiment
try water in it for a while and gauge temperatures to give you a sense of what you're working with.
Well that and people don't do nearly enough fondue any more.
natbudin
Dec. 22nd, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)
Tiny chili.
katiescarlett29
Dec. 22nd, 2013 02:48 am (UTC)
LET'S MAKE FONDUE
breakinglight11
Dec. 28th, 2013 11:01 pm (UTC)
OMG LET'S TRY IT ON NEW YEARS.
katiescarlett29
Dec. 29th, 2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
GOOD IDEA OR BEST IDEA????

(best idea is the right answer here)
londo
Dec. 28th, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
My family used this for gravy a couple days ago, it worked well.
breakinglight11
Dec. 28th, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's a good idea.
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