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How to heat plates

How to heat plates
In restaurants serving "à l'assiette", wich means that your dish is presented already served on a plate, it's very important for the plates to be hot, otherwise dishes arrive cold and it's the customer that (rightly) becomes heated.

At home it's worth doing the same thing: you are sure to serve hot dishes to your guests, and as a hot plate can wait longer than a cold one, it can sometimes help to avoid panic in the kitchen at serving time.

Here are some simple ways to heat your plates.
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Step by step recipe:

In oven:

Put plates in the oven at 140° to 194°F (60°C to 90°C) for about 15 minutes.

Caution: Beyond 176°F (80°C) you can burn yourself by touching plates which are too hot.
How to heat plates : Photo of step #1
In microwave oven:

Put plates in microwave oven for 2 minutes at max. power, with a cup or glass of water on top (you should never switch on your microwave without something with water in, or it can be damaged).
How to heat plates : Photo of step #2
In hot water:

Put your plates in sink and add water as hot as possible.

Leave 5 minutes, then dry and use them.
How to heat plates : Photo of step #3


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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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How to heat plates without them getting damaged? The hot water method above could crack plates, for example

Comment #1 posted on december 12th 2010 at 09:28 by carer.

No don't be worry, it's a very short time of heating so the plates are safe.

Comment #2 posted on december 12th 2010 at 12:49 by jh.

I came across the Waterbridge Plate Warmer which simply sits on any tabletop surface and heats mees no fuss and the plates can't get damaged. HAve you seen this?

Comment #3 posted on may 15th 2012 at 00:09 by winterguy.

It seems to be good, but probably a bit slower.

Comment #4 posted on may 15th 2012 at 08:16 by jh.

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