Important note!! The 'cheap light timer' must be able to handle the wattage of the appliance connected! Failure to do so may create a fire hazard if the control device does not conform to safety standards (Fake UL symbol, etc) —- As can often the case with 'dollar store' timers and the like. That being said, I have found items with fake standards information displayed even at big box stores. Doesn't mean the device is badly designed or will fail - just that corners were most certainly cut, and glaringly at that. This risk is amplified by the fact that the setup will be run without supervision. Use a Light Timer for Perfectly Timed Crock-Pot Meals - Househol Use a Light Timer for Perfectly Timed Crock-Pot Meals - Househol