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#1 imamumto3

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

discussing with mil how I'm going to do Christmas lunch buffet style.  she was worried that the food would get cold by the time everyone sat down and said "I hope your going to warm the plates".  i don't normally warm the dinner plates, but she does it when ever we go there to eat.

it  got me wondering, do you warm your plates for every day meals, special occasions or not at all?

#2 stardust81

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

Never! I have never even considered it.

ETA - it's going to be 42 for us on Christmas Day, I don't think the plates need warming here anyway  biggrin.gif

Edited by stardust81, 23 December 2012 - 09:41 PM.


#3 R2B2

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

Never. i've only ever met one person that does. she does it every dinner. she also warms her coffee mugs before making coffee.

#4 mum201

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

Never. No. Waste of time.
Christmas Day is just close extended family, so we go with (gasp) plastic plates so clean up is easy.

#5 Unatheowl

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

no, but my mother does.

#6 Feral Nicety

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

DH used to.  In the winter when we lived somewhere which was actually cold.

Me,errrrrrrrrrrr, no way?

#7 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

No, would never even consider it

#8 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

yep in winter

#9 Luxe

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

My grandmother does.

#10 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

Not unless it ends up warm if I heat something up in the microwave.

#11 EsmeLennox

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

Erm, no. 39 degrees should probably warm them just nicely.

#12 daisyt

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

No, but my mother does too!!!.... and cracks a whamo when she comes for dinner and i haven't!!!
She also irons undies and teatowels!!!!! ohmy.gif
I,m far too busy!!!! rolleyes.gif

#13 i-candi

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

No but my mum did every single night!!!

#14 hoohoobump

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

The in-laws in the UK do - and the. Usually burn their hands taking them to the table!

Good reason to do salad and seafood for Xmas lunch.

#15 YellowKittyGlenn

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

No warm plates here.

Why do people warm plates? I dont get it, seems rather odd.

#16 tamietamara

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

I have much better things to do with my time.  She is lucky if you are using "real" plates rather than plastic in my opinion.

#17 FeralDancesHere

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

My plates are warm when I get them out of the dishwasher (sometimes just in time for dinner). Does that count?

A lady I babysat for would warm them, even on 40 degree days which I found a bit crazy, and having to use an oven mit to take a plate to the table was an effort I could never be bothered with.

#18 Pearson

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

Only in winter, 3 plates in microwave for 1 minute takes the chill off and makes the dinner warmer longer.

#19 Feral Nicety

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

it's crazy in an Australian summer but in a cold winter in a house with dodgy heating, the food can cool down really fast and the plate can help with that.

Makes perfect sense if you can be a*sed when it is actually freaking cold.  An Australian Xmas dinner?  Not so much with the common sense.

#20 Ducky*Fuzz

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

My plates are in a drawer under the stove top, so the top one is usually warm. Don't bother with the rest though!


#21 Feral_Pooks

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

I've never heard of such a thing!

#22 ~shannon~

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:21 PM

The only time I have ever warmed a plate was when it's winter and I've made something I know will go cold really quickly (eg. I love eggs for breakfast, but hate it when they go cold, so I do like to warm my plate up for eggs).

Having said that, I've never done it for a dinner party or my kids... just for myself and DH.


#23 NineFeralYears

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:21 PM

We do it on very cold winter days.  I wouldn't dream of it in summer.

QUOTE
Why do people warm plates? I dont get it, seems rather odd.


Because if you put hot food on a very cold plate in a very cold room the food is no longer hot by the time you've got all the plates on the table.  And it's much cheaper to heat the plates than the whole room.



#24 Mariamsmum

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:22 PM

I have never, ever, in my life heard of people warming up plates!
Who knew what I was missing out on all these years.

#25 Feral_Pooks

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

I've honestly never had that problem. We are meal inhalers, here, though.




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