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

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But pressing your hair between two scorching-hot plates can be a recipe for a dried, sizzled, frizzy disaster. Deena Campbell, Allure, "The Best Flatirons for Every Budget," 18 July 2018 The hot plate under the oil stopped working, and Ms. Di Porto took a cigarette break outside the tent. New York Times, "Is This Artichoke Kosher? Rome Defends a Classic Jewish Dish," 1 May 2018 Over hot plates of grits, eggs, bread, and bacon, the members not only delivered their radical anti-hunger politik but also inspired community members, young and old, to mobilize. Shakirah Simley, Bon Appetit, "The Harlem of the West: What’s to Become of The Fillmore?," 6 June 2018 There’s a cutting board, mini hot plate, a set of cutlery, a single pot and pan, as well as a dish rack. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "All-in-one portable kitchen designed for millennials short on time and space," 6 July 2018 Flores weaves her way to the dining room, laden with two hot plates on one arm, a tortilla warmer and a taco plate on the other. Mike Sutter, Bon Appetit, "On the Clock with Austin’s Most Beloved Waitress," 6 June 2018 The black hot plate is scarcely empty when we are given the move-on notice. Anna Hartley,, "In Beijing, a Forbidden City of secret eats," 26 Jan. 2018 At least 20 wine keys were broken learning to open bottles tableside, and hot plates filled with a few pounds of real food shattered, but all of that couldn’t break the cast’s spirits. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appetit, "How ‘Sweetbitter’ Compares to Real Fine-Dining Restaurant Training," 10 May 2018 The children did not attend school and mainly ate baby food, noodles or rice cooked on a hot plate. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee mom charged with fatal neglect after teen daughter dies from a brain infection," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of hot plate

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hot plate was in 1803

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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

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Kids Definition of hot plate

: a small portable appliance for heating or cooking

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