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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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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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1 How to heat plates : Photo of step #1In 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.
15 min.
2 How to heat plates : Photo of step #2In 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).
2 min.
3 How to heat plates : Photo of step #3In hot water:

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

Leave 5 minutes, then dry and use them.
5 min.
Source: Home made
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