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Post# 923575   2/24/2017 at 12:55 (212 days old) by laundryshark (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)        

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Post# 923615 , Reply# 1   2/24/2017 at 16:58 (212 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Love it

Post# 923691 , Reply# 2   2/25/2017 at 02:14 (211 days old) by Joe_in_philly (Philadelphia, PA, USA)        

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I have never heard of a food warmer before. How would it be used?

Post# 923723 , Reply# 3   2/25/2017 at 08:27 (211 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
"food warmer'

My mom once had one on her Tappan range. One holiday the oven broke, so she baked a corn tomato casserole on it to take to the gathering. My aunt had the same range and her oven was also broke. "You mean I could have made the green bean casserole after all?"

Post# 923729 , Reply# 4   2/25/2017 at 09:06 (211 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
Food warmers

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Held already cooked food at a 'serving temperature' for an indefinite period of time.

Well designed (think the hot pyroceram units from Corning in the '60s/70s) they hold food above the microbial growth level.

Badly designed (just about everyone else), they hold food at the ideal temperature range to grow food-borne illness perfectly.


There was a phase in the early to mid '70s of cross-purposing appliances. If the warmer was done right, I could see it being a definite asset.

Post# 923799 , Reply# 5   2/25/2017 at 20:25 (210 days old) by Joe_in_philly (Philadelphia, PA, USA)        

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Thanks for the details. I had never heard of such a thing!

Post# 923845 , Reply# 6   2/26/2017 at 06:09 (210 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Food Warmers

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Hi Mike, I certainly would NOT have eaten any casserole that was baked on a Tappan food warmer, they do not get hot enough to bake food properly or evenly, we have a Tappan cook-top in the museum kitchen with this neat feature.


The food warmer on the WP portable DW was a novel idea but since you would have to keep a portable DW plugged in it probably would not get used much.

Post# 923878 , Reply# 7   2/26/2017 at 08:55 (210 days old) by washman (Butler, PA)        

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Kooky but fun.

Post# 923880 , Reply# 8   2/26/2017 at 09:09 (210 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Hi John L.,

I know right? My mom would have never done that if there had been raw meat or fish in that casserole for sure. I do recall it was steaming hot though. It took a couple of hours.
I thought that was a neat range. My folks sold it with that house. It was a gas self clean version. Burner with the brain, built in vent fan, and a huge fluorescent work light. The main problem was the oven had no pilot light, and it was troublesome to ignite.

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