I have gotten lots of suggestions to get a crockpot or other electric appliances if we have more trouble with the stove. While I am imagine that I could find a crockpot here, there are several reasons why it's not worth it.
First, I'd have to go from store to store just to find one. I can't call the store and ask. Going from store to store requires getting myself and my two children there and figuring out which buses to take. If I can manage to find a crockpot that is not unreasonably expensive (buying crockpots isn't in our budget), I'd then have to get it home on the bus with me. With my two children still in tow. One of whom can't get into the bus very well on his own.
It might be worth it to you, but it's not to me. The microwave will suit my purposes.