Keep your party guests happy with this versatile electric buffet server. This handy appliance has one area for grilling and two for keeping food warm, making it an excellent choice for preparing appetizers for work-related functions or birthday parties....more
I ordered this buffet server for use at my annual Christmas party. I chose this model because it a) has the versatility of use as a three-pan buffet server or as a griddle/warming plate and b) has individual heat controls for each of the three pans. And WOW! Does this product deliver! The center (cooking) section heated refrigerator-cold gumbo to boiling in about 15 minutes (which I then turned down to a nice "keep warm" temp for the rest of the evening). The side (warming) sections heated frozen rice and ice-cold crawfish etouffee to the proper temp in about 25 minutes without burning or scorching the food. When the etoufee ran out, I was able simply to turn off that section while keeping the rice and gumbo warm for another couple of hours.
The item looks great, feels sturdy, and has nice bonus features like small slots in the lids for the spoon/ladle. The lids are plastic rather than glass, but frankly, for a big party where people will be lifting the lids and going in/out, in/out of the food all evening, that's probably a better option.
I admit I haven't used the griddle/warming plate yet, but based on how well this thing worked as a server, I have no doubt it will perform that job just as well. I look forward to many years of use for this gem!
I am looking forward to my additional uses of this item. We have large groups of company on various occasions and always struggled with keeping food warm. And, always struggled with keeping those eggs warm for a large breakfast group. No longer a problem!
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