Chafing dishes

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Rasdora

Chafing dishes

Does anyone have experience of the above - the table-top food warmers that use tea lights. I have seen some on Amazon but would appreciate any advice or comments. Thanks in advance, Rasdora

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sam from worthing

Chafing dishes


I have no experience of these actual dishes, they look like they are more suitable for the professionals rather than the home cook.

I have 2 long food warmers that are heated with 3 tea lights. they work perfectly well, for catering for 12 people, all depends on longevity of your candle, but i have found that a new candle will last 2 hours (well thats the longest i have one lit for, before blowing/snuffing it out.

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Rasdora

chafing dishes.

Hi and many thanks for your reply. This is my 4th attempt to answer so here goes. I think we are probably talking about the same product. Those i have seen on Amazon are for domestic use, measure approx 36 x 18 x 8, take 2 tea lights and are enough for a largish serving dish. My ideal would be slightly larger but could cope with that- I take it from your comments that you consider it to be a useful product. My use would be to keep a roast warm at the table etc.

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sam from worthing

Food warmers


Yes what you are now describing is what i have.

I have 2 of them, the brand name is Brabantia (amazon do sell them) mine are very old and have the pattern known as "eternal beau" on them. Over here, you can get them in supermarkets and high street dept. stores.

they sit in the middle of the dining table and i have to juggle the dishes to make them all fit on, some don;t, but it keeps your roast potatoes warm, can dry meat out though.

and they are great for heating your dinner plates too.

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Rasdora

Food warmers

Many thanks for the extra info, it is in fact the same brand Brabantia . I think I will splash out and order one, saves back and forth to keep things hot in the oven

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sam from worthing

dinner warmers


Honestly you won't regret getting one or 2 of these.

But do be aware that your meat may dry out - if you have a lipped plate/serving bowl and you wish to serve your meat sliced, pour a ladle of gravy over the meat to help it stay moist and not dry out too much. As long as you don't mind dribbles of gravy on your table cloth when people take their slices.

And keep some serviettes/napkins handy as the plates/bowls do get hot, so people can hold the dish nearer their own plate.

I would not be without mine - although they do come out rarely nowadays.

Also great for keeping curry's warm, or torillas (again splash a bit of water on them as they will crips up and be un rollable if you know what i mean) for a mexican night of fajitas etc.

 
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