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Food warmer trays are commonly used by the catering companies. They use this try in functions and parties to keep the prepared food hot. Many families use this tray for birthday parties or any kind of holiday parties to keep all the food warm and fresh, ready to eat at any time.
Different types of warming trays are available in the market.

They come in all shapes and sizes. These trays are made up of stainless steel and the heat is produced from the electricity. The food is placed in a steel container which is placed on a hot and flat surface. The food is covered with a plastic lid to keep it hot.

Electric warming trays are easy to use. They come with a flat try and handles that does not get hot even after prolonged use. The temperatures on the trays can be adjusted and with few the controls. It can be used to hold large quantities of food to keep warm or it can also be used to warm dinner plates right before serving.

Generally the base of the food warmer tray is made of aluminium and it is filled with little water before being filled with the food. Then the steel pans are filled with food and kept in the water filled pan to keep the food warm and fresh before being served. The aluminium pan is kept on a wire rack that is lifted four inches in the air. Then an alcoholic gel candle is lit under the wire rack to keep the water boiling which keep the food warm and tasty. The food warmer tray can keep the food warm for six hours.

Warming tray can also used as a dehydrator. Dehydration is a process where the moisture from the food is removed which prevents the food from decaying. The warmer tray dehydrates the food perfectly.

To dehydrate, the fruits are cut into slim pieces as thick pieces will not dehydrate properly. Then a wax paper is spread on the warmer tray and all the fruit slices are put evenly on the sheet.


If they are not evenly laid, they will stick to each other and do not dehydrate properly. Once they are laid on the tray properly, the tray is heated and the slices are left on the tray for six hours. After six hours, the slices are turned over and left to dehydrate for another six hours. If the slices are completely dried, they can be stored. If some moisture is still left, the slices should be left on tray for another six hours.