Especially when I'm canning.
I usually have to play a sliding puzzle game while I'm preparing the food to go in jars. Trying to keep a small pot on the stove to heat the lids has been quite a challenge with some recipes.
I remembered a small crock pot I had tucked away in the closet and brought it out. I filled it with hot water and turned the setting to high. I put in the lids I would need for this batch of grape juice, and started the juicer.
By the time the first jar was ready to be covered with a lid, the mini-crock pot had the lids simmering nicely!
|Here it is with a few small lids inside.|
You can't tell from the photo, but the water is steaming and is keeping the lids very hot, even when I turned it down to low.