The Restaurant Industry Secret to Delicious Hot Meals

The Restaurant Industry Secret to Delicious Hot Meals

November 8, 2014 by


What’s the secret to a delicious hot meal? It’s a “secret” that’s openly delivered in every quality restaurant. Often this is the difference between an average meal and a great one. With a simple product (, we all can enjoy this same “secret” at home or at the RV campsite. Although it’s the key to a hot meal, surprisingly few people seem to realize its importance. Can you guess what we’re talking about here?

The answer is… a hot plate.

These plates consist of TWO pieces, an insulated holder, and a removable metal plate that brings the heat! (CLICK THE PIC for more info.)

We’re not talking about the type of hot plate used for cooking. We’re talking about a physically hot plate for serving hot food.

The key to enjoying a hot meal is keeping the food warm. Yet often people serve hot home cooked meals on icy cold plates.

What happens when you place hot food on cold plates? Well, after extensive scientific analysis involving slide rules and supercomputers, we’ve learned that hot food gets cold – often quickly.

When you place hot food on a cold or room temperature plate, the clock starts ticking. In a matter of minutes, a delicious meal will be reduced to something far less appetizing.

Restaurants understand that the key to a satisfying hot meal is serving hot food. That’s why they typically serve food on warm, sometimes scalding hot, plates.

Have you ever heard a water say, “Be careful, the plate is hot”? Of course you have.

One of our favorite meals when RV camping is grilled steak. That’s why we carry a couple of Nordic Ware Indoor/Outdoor Sizzling Servers. The importance of warm food is especially apparent when we are grilling.

When grilling, we serve steaks sizzling hot straight from the grill.

When not cooking steak, we’ve found these platters useful for all sorts of hot foods. They do fine with hot side items like hot vegetables. I occasionally use ours when enjoying hot pizza (one of the regular staples of my diet).

These Nordic Ware platter servers actually consist of two pieces.

The key piece is a metal platter. The metal platter can be safely preheated in an oven. It’s even safe to set this platter directly on a grill.

The platter is housed by an insulated bakelite holder. You simply insert the hot metal plate into the bakelite holder and voila! You now have a hot plate that you can safely carry.

We have owned our Nordic Ware Indoor/Outdoor Sizzling Servers for several camping seasons and they have held up well.

They could be a little larger, but otherwise we don’t really have any complaints.

Click here to get your own Nordic Ware Indoor/Outdoor Sizzling Servers and start enjoying hot meals at home that actually stay hot.


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on November 10, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yup, it’s true. We like to serve it up sizzling hot in our camper!!

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