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Easy Meals on Hot Plates for Cooking in a Pinch




Going to college and moving to another city for work are some of the situations when people leave home. It's not just physical relocation. You leave behind some of the habits and routines they have acquired in the family home. 

Fresh home-made dishes are something that not everyone can afford in a rented flat (or student dorm), mostly because of lack of time or a small kitchen with no room for a stove. Although most dishes require a stove to prepare, it is not impossible to improvise on hot plates.

These handy devices are like mini stoves, with one or two burners. You just need an electrical outlet and a place where this appliance will stand. Because hot plates are very compact and small in size, most hot plates require very little space. Plus, you can move them anywhere you want, even out. It is a good idea because you can bring this mini-stove with you for camping or vacation. Plus, it is easy to use and maintain.

Cooking on Hot Plate Is Simple

Whether your dishes will be tasty depend on whether you’re skilled with cooking or not. If you know how to prepare a home-cooked meal, it won't matter if you cook it in a restaurant equipped with high-tech appliances, or in a makeshift kitchen on a hot plate.
When people had enough of junk food and canteen, a tasty, home-cooked meal is something they miss most. So you can try to be a chef with a hot plate. You’ll see, it's not that difficult, and cooking on these small appliances is generally faster, more convenient, and more energy-efficient than on a stove.
It is entirely feasible to prepare your favorite dishes on hot plates, even when you are no longer living with your mom or grandma. Get the ingredients you need, find a recipe for your favorite meal, and enjoy your own food preparation.

Egg Dishes

Because of their high nutritional value, eggs are widely used in culinary. They contain almost all the nutrients needed by people. Eating them for breakfast, at least three times a week will give you enough energy to start the day.
The eggs and meals prepared from them are the favorite foods of most students and people who are always in a rush. They need a few minutes to prepare dishes such as an omelet or scrambled eggs on a hot plate. If you add avocado, vegetables, bacon/ham, and cheese, you get a delicious meal that will be a great breakfast. But you can eat eggs at any time of the day.

Unusual Egg Sandwich

One of the suggestions for a tasty and creative breakfast is an egg in bread. It's like an egg sandwich, just in a non-standard way. It's easy to make, and all you need is an egg and a slice of bread. Depending on the size of the pan, you can prepare two or three slices at the same time.
Hollow out the middle of the slice, place in a preheated pan on a hot plate (as seen on https://ryansbestreviews.com/hot-plates/, some models have the heat indicator), and then pour the egg in the bread. For a slightly different taste, sprinkle the fried egg with grated cheese, oregano, and hot pepper. With the glass of yogurt, you get a protein bomb for breakfast.

Pasta Dish – Easy and Satiating

Recreating home-made pasta with meat or tomato sauce is just one of the things you can easily prepare on a hot plate. Even if you only have one pan available, you can organize everything by cooking the pasta first and then making the sauce.

Pasta with Home-Made Meat Sauce

Choose your favorite pasta and cook it as directed from the box. In the meantime, prepare the ingredients for the sauce - onion and garlic, minced beef, peppers, diced tomatoes, and tomato juice - and put in an oiled preheated pan, one by one.
Drain the cooked pasta and leave it covered. When the sauce is done, you can put the pasta directly into it (if you are in a hurry), or serve it with the sauce on top. In either case, don't save on parmesan as a final touch of this dish.

Fast Meals for Guests


Unannounced guests most often show up when we have nothing to serve them. With a lack of kitchen area and a stove, making delicacies is not possible. However, hot plates can be helpful for preparing quick meals when a crowd stops buy. And it’s easy to clean after you’ve done with food preparation – see on this page how to do this easily.
Pancakes, crepes, or tortillas are an excellent choice for guests. Just get the desired ingredients, and with a little imagination, you can make a truly delicious meal - tacos, quesadillas, or tortilla wraps. Wraps are a varied breakfast because anything you can think of can be put into a tortilla.

Egg Tortilla Wrap

Corn tortilla, eggs, meat, veggies, and cheese make a very abundant wrap which leftovers you can freeze and eat for days to come. Put the pan with the oil on a hot plate, and put two whisked eggs in it. The oil must not be overheated. Leave eggs for 2, 3 minutes to thicken.
Then put the tortilla over it (it doesn't have to be heated), and after two minutes, flip this 'omelet.' Put grated cheese, meat as desired, bell peppers over it, or whatever you like. When the cheese begins to melt, gently wrap up the tortilla while it is still in the pan. Serve with salsa or sour cream.

On hot plates, you can cook just about anything you cook on a regular stove. If you have a single-burner appliance, you really should be a 'chef' to prepare some complicated meals like stew or curry. However, there are two-burners appliances on the market, which significantly facilitate the preparation of food without taking up too much space and consuming electricity.


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