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Electric plate warmer

(18 Posts)
Flutterby1 Sun 13-Oct-19 16:44:34

Hi fed up with juggling plates in oven to keep hot when cooking for Christmas etc so was thinking of buying an electric plate warmer.
Can anyone advise good points and bad points please.
Thank you

Ohmother Sun 13-Oct-19 18:22:54

I splash each plate with water, pile them up and spin them in the microwave for a minute. Dry with a tea towel and voila! Much cheaper?

Luckygirl Sun 13-Oct-19 18:28:13

Microwave for one minute here - I don't bother with the water.

cornergran Sun 13-Oct-19 18:31:49

We’ve got a fabric plug in plate warmer. Rarely use it but it does work, plates are warm rather than hot, bought it from an outlet store, very cheap.

DanniRae Sun 13-Oct-19 18:37:00

I have a fabric electric plate warmer from Lakeland - just checked and is £39.99. Seems a lot of money but I have used it many, many times and fully recommend it.

NanKate Sun 13-Oct-19 18:57:47

I have 3 plate warmers from Waveware microwave plate warmers £14.99 from Lakeland. Use them all the time.

Gonegirl Sun 13-Oct-19 19:00:36

Has Christmas dinner anxiety started early this year?

MawB Sun 13-Oct-19 19:10:59

I’m with you on this subject gonegirl -we’re barely into October too.

phoenix Sun 13-Oct-19 19:13:03


kittylester Sun 13-Oct-19 19:38:09

We've not even had the street fair yet!!

NotAGran55 Sun 13-Oct-19 19:41:09

Microwave does the job every day here . No water 💦 - not sure why you would need it ?

Gonegirl Sun 13-Oct-19 19:45:29

Doesn't it mean that the microwaves bounce back onto the magneto (or something) and can wreck the microwave?

Gonegirl Sun 13-Oct-19 19:46:17

Magnetron (asked DH)

M0nica Sun 13-Oct-19 19:55:09

Do not bother to heat plates. So no burnt fingers and plates falling out of oven-gloved hands or slippery napkins needed to hold hot plates.

Never had a problem with food cooling because it was put on an unheated plate. We are a family of trenchermen and women so the food soon disappears so doesn't have a chance to get cold.

AriadneOliver Sun 13-Oct-19 20:31:01

Stand them upright on your radiators

Ohmother Sun 13-Oct-19 22:30:53

Christmas!!! Mary hasn’t even told Joseph she’s pregnant yet!

Coolgran65 Sun 13-Oct-19 22:37:40

ohmother ... good one ;)

dragonfly46 Mon 14-Oct-19 01:12:37

I must have hot plates. I have a warming drawer in the oven and a heated cabinet for big occasions.