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Old 09-24-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
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Heating plates in your oven...Temp/time tables?

Just wondering if there was any sort of temp/times guides of keeping plates warm. I know there are dedicated plate warmers but I was hoping people have had success with their ovens.

My question is, if you are cooking a dish which is estimated to be ready in 10 minutes.

How long would you put plates into the oven if the oven was set to 450f? What if it's 350f ?

What if the oven is off...Do you crank the oven to 500 and put the plates in?

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Old 09-24-2008, 03:15 PM   #2
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I only set the oven for 200F for the purpose of keeping plates hot.
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Old 09-24-2008, 03:27 PM   #3
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You don't want to blister and char your guests' fingers! Set the temp to the lowest possible - usually 170F - 200F. That will be too hot to handle but will cool a little by the time you plate and serve.

How long it takes a plate to heat up depends a lot on the plate. Corelle is light and thin while stoneware is thick and heavy.
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Old 09-24-2008, 04:32 PM   #4
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My toaster oven hold a full size plate. If I'm heating a plate I either stick it in there on as low as it goes, 170F I think, or on top of the stove if there is room and the oven is on. 170 is still too hot to handle IMO, so I don't leave it in long enough to reach 170.
Like Andy said, a lot is going to depend on the plate.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:26 PM   #5
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lowest temp for not too long.

check them and rotate them helps too.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:50 PM   #6
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I have actual GLASS plates, not sure if they're tempered...
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:31 PM   #7
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If you are using the oven just put the plates on the stove top.... not over flame of course. they'll get plenty warm enough there.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:45 PM   #8
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I have put them in a sink of really hot water pull them out dry and set on table. Kind of a pain but it dos work. I just had a thought what if you took hot dried towels from the dryer and stacked plates between them then stick back in warm dryer. Don't turn it on of course
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