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Thread: Has any one ever heard of a pattern for a plate warmer

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    Super Member Kooklabell's Avatar
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    Has any one ever heard of a pattern for a plate warmer

    In this very cold weather my dinner plates are very cold. My sister mentioned getting some kind of plate warmers that you microwave and it keeps the plate warm for up to an hour. Has anyone ever heard of this? Is there a pattern to make such a thing?

    Thanks for any help you can offer
    Kookie (Patti)

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    I didn't see a pattern, but did find these for sale.

    http://www.platewarmer.com/platewarmer_products_us.html

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    https://sites.google.com/site/wyrdby...y-plate-warmer I Googled "pattern for microwave plate warmer" and found this one. Hope it helps

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    These both look like good ideas. But what about once you get them onto the table and are eating? When my boys were little I have a divided dish that had a resoivoir at the bottom that I could fill with hot water. It worked great and kept the food warm, even if they took a long time to eat. I always wanted to find something that would work like that for regular dinner plates. Anyone ever seen or heard of a warmer like the second link above (the rice 'easy peesy' warmer) that could stay under the plate during the meal?

    Also, I'm so slow about getting projects done that I'd hate to make the easy peesy one if it's not washable.

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    I wonder if insul-bright wouls work in placemats.
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    You don't want to put insul bright in the microwave!
    Quote Originally Posted by zennia View Post
    I wonder if insul-bright wouls work in placemats.

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    I use Insulbrite in my table runners and place mats. I use it because it protects my table top from any heat, but NEVER put it in the microwave.

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    I put my dinner plates in the oven about 20 minutes before we are to sit down just on 275degrees. Works for me.
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    How about making the ones in the link above, but make one for each place setting and take the warmer to the table with you to keep under the plate?
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    You could try using 2 plates, one of them like a charger plate.The bottom plate could be heated a LOT warmer since your hands wouldn't touch it while you were eating. You would just need to have the bottom plate in an oven proof dinner ware, then you could heat it to 350 degrees.

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    I usually forget to warm the plates until the meal is almost ready, so I learned to just place a stack of plates in the microwave with a serving dish on top with 1/8"-1/4" of water in it. Heat a minute or two, and the plates are warm but not too hot to handle. Or, bake potatoes or cook veggies in the 'wave, putting the stack of plates underneath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctack2 View Post
    How about making the ones in the link above, but make one for each place setting and take the warmer to the table with you to keep under the plate?
    Carol B
    The rice would be a moist heat and would damage the table finish, you would need to use a charger.

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    Thank you for all the great ideas! One of my sister's challenges is that her dinnerware is Corelle - I guess it doesn't do well in the microwave? I've shared all these ideas with her and she's considering several Thank you again
    Kookie (Patti)

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    I always preheat dinner plates in the oven. Our daily dinner plates are stone ware, special occasion is china, all are oven proof. I never worry about how hot the oven is. I have never broken a plate by heating it in the oven.

    We have never had any table damage putting the hot plates on just a tablecloth on the table. Sometimes dh uses place mats on top of the table cloth.

    I have never used Corelle, I have no idea if you can put it in the oven, but as it is thin, I do not know how much heat it would hold.

    I married into a family that never warms their plates. Every meal is pretty cold by the time it is plated and on the table. Yuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooklabell View Post
    Thank you for all the great ideas! One of my sister's challenges is that her dinnerware is Corelle - I guess it doesn't do well in the microwave? I've shared all these ideas with her and she's considering several Thank you again
    I've been using my Corelle in the microwave for at least 40 years. It can go in the oven too--I don't remember the maximum recommended temperature, I've stuck to 350° or less--though not under the broiler. If you put one on a HOT burner, it will break with a resounding crack! (I only had to learn that lesson once.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kooklabell View Post
    Thank you for all the great ideas! One of my sister's challenges is that her dinnerware is Corelle - I guess it doesn't do well in the microwave? I've shared all these ideas with her and she's considering several Thank you again
    This information is from the Corelle website
    Use & Care
    Corelle® plates and bowls are made of Vitrelle® glass. Mugs are made of porcelain or stoneware as noted on the package. Please review information on bottom of items prior to use.
    Corelle® products can be used for serving and re-heating food in microwaves or pre-heated conventional ovens up to 350° F (176° C). To warm empty dinnerware for serving, use pre-heated conventional ovens only. Porcelain and stoneware mugs are microwavable.

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