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The Burning Question*: Should you heat up plates before dinner?

Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

WE KNOW HOW you feel.

It’s Monday, everything hurts and the whole week looms ahead.

So do like we do here HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: We can imagine that this is good kitchen etiquette, but we’re still not convinced it makes that much of a difference: warm up your dinner plates before plonking the food on them.

Source: hot plate via Shutterstock/Quickmeme

Is that something you do? Warm the plates for dinner?

Poll Results:

Yes, of COURSE (4180)
No, life's too short (3289)
Only for dinner parties and the like (2716)
We don't eat off plates in my gaff (203)

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