Heating plates in the microwave

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Fiona Phillips

Heating plates in the microwave

Does anyone have any useful hints on heating plates in the microwave oven. I heard you can heat them with a jug of water.

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crumbs

Heating plates in the microwave

I use Sheila`s tip of putting a damp sheet of kitchen roll between the plates - works a treat. I shelled out a lot for a combi microwave oven, and had been "dry" warming them, till I got this tip!

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Cherry Pie

Plate Warmers

I use these microwave plate warmers from Lakeland
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/microwave-plate-warmers/F/CustomerFavourite/1/C/garden/product/13008

Not as cheap as damp kitchen roll though. LOL (laugh out loud for those not in the know)

CPx

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Dolores

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I rarely heat plates but when I do just pop them on a low heat in oven...x

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Saucey

I always heat my plates if I am serving warm food on them (even at breakfast). There is nothing worse, in my opinion, than eating hot food from a cold plate.

I pop my plates into the microwave for 2 minutes and they are perfectly warmed.

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Fiona Phillips

Heating plates in the microwave

Thanks for the reply. Do you put the plates in dry, or do you use a jug of water?

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Yummy

I hate cold plates too..

(except for cold dishes of course..)
If I have time, or the oven is on I will put them on a warming temp in there, or in hot water in the bowl in the sink.
I have used the M/W but put a little water between each plate to as to conduct the m/ws heat.

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Essex Girl

Cold Plates

"Thanks for the reply. Do you put the plates in dry, or do you use a jug of water?"


Fiona, as far as I am aware you should never put anything dry in the microwave. The waves are attracted by liquid and this is how they work. Not a very scientific answer, I know but I'm sure there's a better explanation on the internet somewhere! If you don't use liquid in the microwave you could permanently damage it. As suggested earlier, damp towels between the plates or a jug of water would be fine.

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JAMES

Never do it....

I think its really odd!

Would not even THINK of heating a plate!

Sorry!!!!

xXX

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Yummy

Cold Plates, hot food

"I think its really odd!

Would not even THINK of heating a plate!

Sorry!!!!

One of my pet hates, James your dinner goes cold so quickly on cold plates. I always put heat under anything I serve on the table too so people have chance of second helpings and everything is still hot.

xXX"

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Saucey

I just microwave mine dry. It is only for a minute or two and have never had a problem with my microwave. Have been doing it for years.

My SIL in the UK pops her plates on on the radiator in the kitchen to heat them and that also seems to work really well.

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Nenna

hot plates

I always serve hot food on hot plates, like others on here I wouldn't dream of serving hot food on COLD plates, even when we are on our own! I heat mine in the oven if I have it on for cooking otherwise I pop them in the microwave for 2 minutes, dry. Didn't know the rule about water having to be in there! So far, so good, no breakages in about 15years!

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jingles01

heating plates

I hate serving food on cold plates so always warm them first, and the serving dishes. The Lakeland plate warmers are great for a few plates but if I have a crowd I put everything in the dishwasher on a quick wash programme and they stay in there keeping warm until serving time.

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Welshcookie

Heating plates

What a waste of energy to heat them in the dishwasher!
I just put some water between the plates and warm in the microwave.
I was also told never to heat anything 'dry' in the microwave. I don't think the presence of a jug of water is sufficient. That really shouldn't heat up plates, should it?

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Cherry Pie

Heating plates

If its only two or three plates, I put water on the top one and give them a 2 min blast

 
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