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(339 Posts)
LaContessaDiPlumpOnSea Sun 23-Oct-16 18:15:47

MIL does. I don't.

Please discuss.

TaterTots Sun 23-Oct-16 18:16:47

Heat every time.

IfartInYourGeneralDirection Sun 23-Oct-16 18:16:50

I dont, dp does. I do like a warm pkate but can never be arsed

Lilaclily Sun 23-Oct-16 18:16:54

I don't
Food is served hot, we sit down and eat, no time for it to go cold

PinkSwimGoggles Sun 23-Oct-16 18:16:56

what's the point?

alwayshappy101 Sun 23-Oct-16 18:17:30

I don't heat plates.don't see the need if dinner piping hot when served smile

SpotTheDuck Sun 23-Oct-16 18:17:49

Think it depends how cold your house is, I don't bother at home but do when visiting family. Quickest way is just to run them under the hot tap.

SwedishEdith Sun 23-Oct-16 18:17:59

Never do. I know you're meant to but cba.

WeirdAndPissedOff Sun 23-Oct-16 18:18:07

I couldn't be arsed with that much faffing about!
Plus hot plates make me nervous anyway.

Starwarsorbaby Sun 23-Oct-16 18:18:13

Yabu. Very very u. Food goes cold quicker. Dh forgot to heat the plates the other night. By the time I was finished I was eating cold broccoli envy (sick face)

bumsexatthebingo Sun 23-Oct-16 18:18:30

YANBU. My mil does this too and apparently can't eat food off a plate that hasn't been prewarmed. I put hot food on the plate and that heats it up fine. Never had food turn to shit because the plate hasn't been warmed.

Sparklesilverglitter Sun 23-Oct-16 18:18:51

I do, I'm a slow eater so if I put my dinner on a cold plate my dinner ends up cold

DH heats as well

Rumtopf Sun 23-Oct-16 18:19:38

Sometimes if I think of it.
Normally when doing a roast and we sit and chat and eat at the table in a leisurely manner.

ThisIsStartingToBoreMe Sun 23-Oct-16 18:20:12

hot plates are definitely nicer IMO.

Bluesrunthegame Sun 23-Oct-16 18:20:13

In an ideal world, yes, maybe warm plates. But if I'm serving some sort of huge complicated meal, it's not the end of the world if teh plates aren't warm.

My ex MIL felt differently and once kept us waiting at the dining table, with the food on serving dishes, in my house, while she faffed about in the kitchen warming plates. So we had cold food on warm plates. (I admit I may have got to the end of my tether with her that weekend and may have allowed some PA irritation to take over.)

ClaudiaNaughton Sun 23-Oct-16 18:20:44

Two plates in microwave for 1 min 30 secs with Lakeland rubber discs on them. Perfect.

venusinscorpio Sun 23-Oct-16 18:20:56

I do it if cooking for others but not if it's just me.

Eatthecake Sun 23-Oct-16 18:21:34

I always do as does DH

I don't like being given dinner on a plate that is cold. By time the baby has been helped with his food either me or DH ends up with cold food.

JustCallMeKate Sun 23-Oct-16 18:21:37

I don't heat ours but we use dining stones as I'm very slow at eating. I used to heat the plates before DH bought the dining stones though.

venusinscorpio Sun 23-Oct-16 18:21:54

Will have to look into the rubber discs!

pennycarbonara Sun 23-Oct-16 18:24:14

Is it partly a generational thing? Lots of mentions of MILs. I don't think I know anyone who does this now (except as a side effect of microwaving food), but when I was a kid, some schoolfriends' parents warmed plates specially, in the oven.

Ohyesiam Sun 23-Oct-16 18:24:58

I can't BEAR eating from hot plates. This is in reaction to my mother who serves food on burning hot plates and makes a MASSIVE fuss about it.Every. Single. Bloody. Meal.

And breathe.

AutumnSunday Sun 23-Oct-16 18:27:12

Dp does, I can't be bothered.

AutumnSunday Sun 23-Oct-16 18:28:01

If we ever get a takeaway he always sends a text, warm the plates, on my way!

No hmm

MoveItMoveItMoveIt Sun 23-Oct-16 18:28:35

I do when I remember as some food I find goes cold very quickly when served on a cold plate.

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