a portable appliance for cooking, formerly heated by a gas burner placed underneath it, now heated chiefly by an electrical unit in the appliance.
a hot meal, usually consisting of meat, potato, and a vegetable, served all on one plate and usually at a set price at a restaurant or lunch counter.
a plate that can retain heat in order to keep food hot.
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How to use hot plate in a sentence
If you have a favorite candle that you restock regularly, get a candle warmer that essentially functions as a hot plate.
They pulled down the gate of the pickup, hooked the hot plate to the truck’s power port and started cooking and deep-frying.A Baltimore restaurant owner drove 6 hours to cook a favorite meal for a terminally ill customer | Cathy Free | March 18, 2021 | Washington Post
If you want to move away from using a gas stove right now, using an electric hot plate can be a good option for everyday use, Seal says, so you don’t have to burn natural gas regularly and can instead use your stove as needed.Gas stoves are bad for the environment—but what if the power goes out? | Sara Kiley Watson | March 5, 2021 | Popular-Science
He rang the bell, but the servant girl came in with a tray holding a bowl of soup and a hot plate.In a German Pension | Katherine Mansfield
In the meantime your assistant creates a small diversion by endeavoring to pick up the hot plate and place it on the table.Magic | Ellis Stanyon
Cut into squares and lift with a cake turner to a hot plate.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book | Mary A. Wilson
The hot plate is contained in a cupboard so as to be out of the reach of cold draughts.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. | Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Iodine may be readily diffused through the atmosphere by placing a small quantity on a hot plate.
British Dictionary definitions for hotplate
an electrically heated plate on a cooker
a portable device, heated electrically or by spirit lamps, etc, on which food can be kept warm
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