We're well into the winter season and our crock pots have been working overtime, so we had to know who to thank for this time-saving, magical kitchen gadget. We turned to the Nice Try! podcast, as their entire second season highlights the lifestyle products that promise domestic self-improvement and convenience. If you can believe it, the story of the crock pot is actually fascinating and we can thank Irving Naxon, Sabbath and stew. The beanery, as it was originally named, forged its way to the GOAT kitchen gadgets turning out chilis, soups and the nectar of the gods . . . queso. Yummmmmmm!