This is my favorite small appliance, hands down, to use when traveling. It’s a workhorse! Best of all it doesn't need much room and will fit in a corner under the seat of the car.
This is my go-to side cooker. I can't imagine completing a hotel meal without it. It has cooked hot cereal, vegetables, and packaged sides whenever I need to complete a meal.
There is a heat gauge right on the side, so you can decide which degree works best depending on your side. Increase it to high, and you'll have an outright bowl. Move it a bit to the left, 4-5 notches, and you've got a slow simmer until those packaged noodles are tender.
So what type of packaged side meals work best in a hot pot?
- Macaroni and cheese
- Creamy garlic shells
- Cheddar and broccoli shells
- Teriyaki noodles
- Buttered noodles
- Chicken noodles
- Beef noodles
- Cheesy cheddar noodles
- Parmesan noodles
- Stroganoff noodles
- Mashed potato Baby Reds Roasted Garlic & Parmesan
- Mashed potatoes
- Loaded baked mashed potatoes
- Four cheese mashed potatoes
- Golden select mashed potatoes
- Sour cream and chive mashed potatoes
All of the above can be picked up for $1.