OK, do you know what the above is?
A food warmer.
This little handy dandy kitchen gadget is fantastic. I never can find one in a kitchen store, but for some unknown reason, they are in abundance at thrift stores. This is the fourth one I have ever purchased....never paid over $2. It seems our difficult economic climate has even hit the second-hand, unused, food warmer retail market, for they have grotesquely skyrocketed to $3. Whew!
What is even more humorous...I don't own one. As a Mom of an athlete, you are always making...bringing large quantities of food for team consumption. Generally a kitchen is not available for cooking...so...the infamous food warmer. I continually donate them to the team in which my little friend is participating.
Recently, I mentioned my great find to a friend and she informed me these warmers are considered hazardous.....OH MY! Thus the reason for their abundance in thrift stores maybe? Not sure, for are are incredibly useful if creating a meal in the hall way of a school or gym. What a shame.
Any who...I will continue to enjoy the pleasures of a food warmer all for $3.