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Old 09-24-2008, 02:09 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, 02:15 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, 02:27 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, 03:32 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, 04:26 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, 04:50 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, 05:31 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.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:45 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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