How to heat plates
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:
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.
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).
In hot water:
Put your plates in sink and add water as hot as possible.
Leave 5 minutes, then dry and use them.
Last modified on: February 21th 2011
Your 4 comments or questions on this recipe:
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 plates...no mees no fuss and the plates can't get damaged. HAve you seen this? www.platewarmer.com
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.