Crock Pot as Bain-marie?

While looking for ways to cook steel-cut oatmeal, I came across this intriguing idea.

Blogger Ann Kroeker uses her slow cooker as a bain-marie for the oatmeal. I've honestly never thought about this, not that I'm an original cooking thinker to begin with. But it is certainly an intriguing idea. Anyone try it? How did it go? What did you use it for?

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