hot plate


Definition of hot plate

1 : a heated iron plate for cooking
2 : a simple portable appliance for heating or for cooking in limited spaces

Examples of hot plate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This hot plate has two burners for everyday cooking. Popular Science, "Hot plate cooktops for small spaces," 3 Nov. 2019 Bathrooms are mostly communal and often there are no kitchens -- just plug-in hot plates. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "Social distancing in 100 square feet: Hong Kong's cage homes are almost impossible to self-isolate in," 25 Apr. 2020 Some people like thermal carafes to preserve the temperature of the coffee without overheating it on a hot plate. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, "15 Types of Coffee Makers and How to Find the Best One for You," 8 Apr. 2020 Brewed coffee is then dispensed into a glass carafe that sits atop a hot plate, which keeps the coffee warm. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, "15 Types of Coffee Makers and How to Find the Best One for You," 8 Apr. 2020 Many commercial kitchens even use hot plates for additional stove space. Popular Science, "The best hot plates for cooking without a kitchen," 11 Mar. 2020 Others cooked on hot plates and warmed their houses with portable heaters while temperatures in the area dropped, according to the Globe. Fox News, "Massachusetts gas company slapped with $50M fine, driven out of state after 2018 pipeline explosions," 27 Feb. 2020 Success, however, isn’t guaranteed in a city where people can buy a hot plate of chicken and rice on the street for less than $3 — or ask a fisherman on the beach to catch them a snapper and grill it on the spot. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, "Forget Popeye’s vs. Chick-fil-A. KFC and Africa Fried Chicken are pecking it out.," 8 Nov. 2019 Still, given the prevalence of hot plates and open flames in encampments, and the amount of flammable material often collected in a place like skid row, officials said the rise in incidents is troubling. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, "Firecrackers. Molotov cocktails. Fire attacks have shaken L.A.’s homeless community," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of hot plate

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Jun 2020

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“Hot plate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hot plate

: a small portable device with a metal plate used for cooking or heating food

hot plate

\ ˈhät-ˌplāt \

Kids Definition of hot plate

: a small portable appliance for heating or cooking

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