Sunday, November 16, 2014

How To Keep Food Hot On The Plate

Do not look on wikiHow; For some reason, they keep vandalizing all information we post

(Even though we told wikiHow that this is important information for caregivers of the sick and the elderly; Alzheimer's patients, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), Parkinson's, WLS (Weight loss surgery and many other people who eat slowly for a number of reasons, like mobility problems or disabilities or very simply... to enjoy hot food ).

 

How to Keep Food Hot on the Plate 

Everybody knows that when food gets cold, it is not the same and spending long hours cooking a delicious dinner is a shame if it gets cold almost immediately (sometimes even before you get everybody to seat at the table).

No matter how you preheat a normal plate, even if at first you can't even touch it, the plate will cool down in about 5 minutes along with the food it contains (You can confirm this next time you go to a nice restaurant). The large surfaces of a plate (upper and lower) radiate the heat very fast. Why do you think radiators in cars and motorcycles have lots of fins? To increase the surface of radiation. I could include some formulas of thermodynamics here but don't worry, it is common sense anyway

Things that don't work

  1. Things that don't work? Well basically nothing works, even if you try thick heavy plates, why? The surface keeps being large, you have more thermal mass to store heat in a heavy plate which helps a little but... the heat (kinetic energy of the molecules and crystals is conducted (transferred by conduction) to the surface very fast, with the same result as above: it gets radiated very fast and lost raising the entropy of the universe (Sorry, I could not resist, you can Google it). 
  2. There are some products and methods which don't work (We have tested some, others we don't even need to test) Some people even suggest running hot water over the plates, well... what a waste of water and energy with no practical results except avoiding using real cold plates that would get food cold even faster.
  3. There are a few methods to keep food from getting cold before serving, but once on the plate, you'd better start eating and fast and that is a major problem. Eating fast causes overeating (obesity) since our brain needs at least 20 minutes to get the signal that we are satisfied (no longer hungry).   Go to HotSmartUSA.com (there is a page "Eat Slowly! See why")

 What is the solution then?

The solution is a new type of patented plates manufactured by HotSmart® and sold trough Amazon. Click direct link: http://bit.ly/hotsmart  

OR

HotSmart Hot Gourmet Plates - InstaHot 30 minute Plus (Patented)

http://bit.ly/hotsmarthttp://bit.ly/hotsmart

http://bit.ly/hotsmart

A liar posted on Amazon that the plate was so flat that the juice of a steak would overfill it

http://bit.ly/HotDish

Somebody (Sorry, but another liar) said that the back of the plate (was ugly as the back of a refrigerator but that I had said "it doesn't matter"


http://bit.ly/hotsmart

Another one (Liar too) said HotSmart Plates don't get hot; well I hope she had not touched her long nose to the red zone or the center of the plate. HotSmart Plates need ONLY one single minute preheating and they get real hot (except for the rim (green zone) which does not get hot for safe handling

http://bit.ly/hotsmart

Typical temperature chart of a HotSmart Plate; it comes hot out of the microwave but gets even hotter, reaches its maximum temperature in 5 to 8 minutes and releases heat slowly taking advantage of the Stefan-Boltzmann law.

(The delay action keeps food from overcooking or overheating)

 

And last but not least; this is all you have to do:

Preheat for one single minute in the microwave oven (1200 Watt)

(If you have an 800 Watt microwave increase the time to 1:15 to 1:30 minutes) 

http://bit.ly/hotsmart

IMPORTANT: This photo shows our first model which is no longer available. Please be aware that some of the comments in Amazon are old. We are selling now only our improved model. The first model is actually a collector's item. It was the only ceramic plate in history that keeps food hot and we are proud of it but we are committed to continuous improvement and we take very seriously the constructive feedback of our customers. By the way: HotSmarts have an A-Z GUARANTEE as everything you buy at Amazon; simply type: HotSmart Plates Amazon.com 




Will you please RT for all the people who need these type of plates?

(Most people don't know yet)


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Friday, October 24, 2014

HotSmartUSA - Home

HotSmartUSA - Home



http://bit.ly/hotsmart



Click the image above to buy the only plates in the world that keep food hot! 
They have a special heater inside (below)


http://bit.ly/WDwgGal



Hotsmart® plates were originally developed as gourmet plates; the designer was actually trying to design a tortilla warmer that really keeps tortillas warm and developed a very effective microwaveable heat storing device,; so effective that actually decided to patent it. At the same time he realized that that while tortillas are consumed in many places, the plate is globally used, so priorities changed (it turned out that HotSmart® plates are excellent tortilla warmers (better than anyones on the market today).

When HotSmart® plates hit the market through Amazon.com They were immediately discovered by home caregivers that take care of their elder loved ones and Alzheimers patients, the sick WLS, ALS AND  many other people who has to or likes to eat slowly.















Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thermal Plates

Thermal Plates
When you call something "thermal" what comes to mind? To me styrofoam,  jackets with lots of insulation, thick socks, "tortilla warmers" which do not warm anything since they do not have a source of heat the term was developed no doubt by marketers. Current "tortilla warmers" are only inefficient insulators (HotSmart Plates are real tortilla warmers).

Madmen
Marketers are experts in conveying an idea even if the idea is false or the product is hazardous to your health. Just watch "madmen" the series -which is  good as entertainment by the way- to see many examples of dishonest marketing .By the way: Is there such a thing as honest marketing?

Politics (Oops!)
Politics is marketing, whoever spend more money on advertising usually wins and that's why some from both parties spend lots of time in fund raising (How did I get into this mess?).

HotSmart Plates are Thermal Plates
(but use a better technology than insulation)
OK, we did not want to call HotSmart Plates "thermal" plates because that normally conveys the idea of insulation; HotSmarts are based on a different, simple but very efficient technology Storing lots of microwave energy in a very short period of time and releasing it over an extended period of time  at a rather controlled rate  (taking advantage of the Stefan-Boltzmann law and other laws of thermodynamics).

http://bit.ly/ImageGal

Call them thermal plates but remember...
(We have always called them Heat Retentive Plates)
So, you can call HotSmart Plates "thermal plates" if you wish (since they deal with thermal energy and thermodynamics)  but they are not insulated plates, after all: How can you insulate both sides of a ceramics plate? And even if you could, how can you insulate the food? The food has moisture that  evaporates, which in physics is called a change of phase, this change of phase "steals" heat from the food and renders it cold and bland.

HotSmarts keep adding heat to food
What we need is to keep adding  heat to the food to compensate for heat losses but without overheating or overcooking the food. HotSmart Plates do all of this because they have a delay action engineered in the design and despite the fact that they get HOT, they can be easily and safely handled with the bare hands. The rim does not get hotthey are SMART plates Our brand name
HotSmart® is not a coincidence.

Temperature has an effect on flavor and restaurant owners know it (Google it if you wish)

"Beer is bitter and ice cream is sweeter when hot... and food tastes better on a HotSmart"
 (We are disrupting the market and competitors get mad, pay no attention to lies).


These Gourmet hot plates are also used by the elderly, Alzheimer's patients, the sickand people with special needs and disabilities of all kinds. In general by people who have to eat slowly or simply to enjoy hot food.


A-Z GUARANTEE



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

COULD A GOURMET PLATE BE A MEDICAL AID?

This is how our improved model looks:

BUY HOTSMART at AMAZON.COM A-Z GUARANTEE



http://bit.ly/hotsmart


We love this comment (below):


http://bit.ly/hotsmart

On the contrary, thanks to you! for taking the time to write 
(As the inventor I'm really grateful) 

Developed as a gourmet plate, it was soon discovered by many people with special needs and now it is widely used by people with pre-diabetes and diabetes (eating slowly helps prevent overeating, obesity and all nasty things related to obesity) and HotSmarts  keep food hot). used also by home caregivers for their elderly loved ones (an 86 year old mother said: "best present ever"), 

Also widely used by people who had WLS (weight loss surgery), the sick, people with Alzheimer's, stroke survivors,(I, the inventor survived a stroke and a brain tumor myself).

Enfin -as the Frech would say- any person that really likes to enjoy hot food or who for any reason likes to or has to eat slowly, now there are HotSmarts to keep their food hot.

Please see Frequent asked questions and RT for others!  
Click picture below to see an interactive explanatory image

CLICK TO SEE INTERACTIVE IMAGE
HotSmarts are real "Heat Retentive Plates" the others stay hot for only 5 minutes, not 30 + as a HotSmart




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Friday, July 25, 2014

HotSmartUSA - Home

HotSmartUSA - Home


Heat Retentive Plates


NOT MASS PRODUCED BUT AVAILABLE . Ideal for caregiving Alzheimer's patients, the elderly, the sick, people with mobility problems and in general all special needs people.
To buy click http://bit.ly/hotsmart

http://bit.ly/hotsmart

Available at Amazon.com 

 

 

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Monday, June 2, 2014

4 MAIN FEATURES

Ideal for caregiving too! Yes, although designed as a "Gourmet plate" it was soon discovered and used widely by caregivers.

#HotSmart Plates enhance all recipes, you can #EatSlowly to enjoy AND prevent #Overeating U know what it means?:

OK, Let me repeat: Eating slowly helps prevent overeating (Google it yourself). Do you know what this means? It may help prevent obesity. Click Harvard on eating slowly  


 

http://www.HotSmartUSA.com

There is much more to it than that but we want to keep it simple for now

HotSmartUSA.com 

IMPORTANT: If you want to learn how to manufacture them see previous posts. We can teach you! (Patented, license required for the USA) 

To order: http://bit.ly/hotsmart


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Saturday, March 1, 2014

HEAT RETENTIVE PLATES (Keep Hot Plates)

Heat Retentive Plates (HotSmart Plates) Allow you to eat slowly which helps prevent overeating; please Google "eating slowly" so you understant why and by all means read Harvard on eating slowly  

Heat Retentive Plates are also Ideal for the elderly, Alzheimer's patients, the sick and in general for all special needs people who eat slowly. They have been called "A blessing", "A God's send", "Best present ever" said the 80 year old mother of one of our customers.

Initially developed as gourmet plates,  things evolved. The inventor is a stroke and brain tumor survivor who started designing a tortilla warmer and decided a plate would have a larger market; he ended up with the best care giving plate in the world and we use it as tortilla warmer too. (We claim it is also the best tortilla warmer in the world)


HotSmart Plates are the ONLY patented HEAT RETENTIVE PLATES on the market; they use the Stefan-Boltzmann principle and patented technologyWhat does this mean? The sketch below helps explain everything.
See also HotSmartUSA.com  



For how to manufacture HotSmarts you need to see previous posts on this blog, and patents are public domain (License required for the USA).

It is a great steak plate too and please allow me to repeat: Ideal for caregiving  (Alzheimer's, Parkinsons patients, special needs, the elderly,  WLS patients,etc.); baby boomers love them.


This is how it works

(it is basically an energy trap)


Although not mass produced yet; it is available at Amazon.com click here 


  • HotSmart Plates use a core of a specially developed -proprietary- microwave absorbing material
  • This core is enclosed in a cavity in the plate
  • The upper and lower components are basically transparent to microwave radiation
  • The core gets very hot and radiates in the infrared range of frequencies (heat)
  • The Stefan-Boltzmann law regulates this radiation
  • Both Microwaves and infrared radiation are electromagnetic radiation (Only different wave length)
  • HotSmart Plates need only ONE minute microwaving (1200W) and stay hot for over 30+ minutes  (over half hour) Believe it or not!
  • There is a big difference between a simple thick, heavy plate and a HotSmart Heat Retentive Plate.  
  • See also:
  •  A ceramic plate with a heater     
  •  How to keep food hot on the plate 
  • Prevent obesity by eating slowly   

Saturday, December 7, 2013

CERAMIC PLATES WITH HEATERS INTEGRATED BY HOTSMART

A ceramic plate with a heater inside to keep food hot

Click the link above to see all about it!
 It looks like a regular plate but it has a heater inside...

A HotSmart used for a simple breakfast at home; it makes a big difference!
(The HotSmart Mug keeps coffee hot to the last sip)

By the way, the mug also has an integrated heater; the plates are excellent for steak, even better than skillets on a wooden base

Yes, from eggs over easy to steak and pasta and Chinese food
and... You name it!

              





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Saturday, November 30, 2013

THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY MENTIONS HOTSMART


HotSmart sells the ONLY plates IN THE WORLD that keep food hot at the table
HotSmartUSA.com

HotSmart plates are obviously excellent for caregiving (Alzheimer's patients, special needs people, the sick and the elderly)  





ACERS MENTIONS HOTSMART


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Engineered plates, mugs keep foods, beverages hot

Published on November 26th, 2013 | Edited by: Jim Destefani

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Cross section through HotSmart plate shows core of microwave susceptor material and joint design. (Credit: J.J. Ramirez/HotSmart USA.)

As the US heads toward the Thanksgiving holiday, it seems appropriate to explore ways to keep our food warmer, longer. After all, the traditional Thanksgiving feast of turkey and all the trimmings has become the centerpiece of the day for many. (Along with, in many households, football.)

Enter Juan J. Ramirez. A former industrial engineer, Ramirez invented and patented a unique stay-hot dinnerware technology after losing his long-time job and suffering some health issues. “The idea came after I suffered a stroke and brain tumor surgery,” he explains in an email. “Well, the idea did not come because of the stroke, but because I lost my career of many years in manufacturing and I found myself unemployed and with lots of time available.”

Ramirez used that time to develop a line of dinnerware that, after only a minute in the microwave oven, will keep food in the center of the plate hot for more than 30 minutes. The rim of the plate, meanwhile, remains cool to the touch to minimize the chance of accidental burns.

Ramirez says HotSmart plates can be made using practically any ceramic material, from whiteware to bone china, and that “anybody making plates” would know the details of firing time and temperature. The trick is in the plates’ core of susceptor material, which absorbs microwave radiation and then releases the heat in a controlled manner. “It was about time the ceramic plate learned a few new tricks,” he jokes in the email, while the product’s website calls the patented technology “the only functional change to the ceramic plate in centuries.”

According to Ramirez, the microwave susceptor material is red earthenware with an addition of iron filings. “Red earthenware already contains iron oxide, which is a polar molecule,” he explains. The material absorbs microwave radiation, then releases it as heat in a controlled manner according to the Stefan-Boltzmann law, the product website says. (The photo above, credit J.J. Ramirez/HotSmart USA, shows the susceptor material and the top and bottom halves of a plate.)

Plate tops and bottoms are produced separately, then joined using an unspecified adhesive with the susceptor material sandwiched inside. According to Ramirez, any shrinkage or warpage that might result from firing is addressed by the plates’ design, which uses a conical joint. The product website says the design has proved durable in months of cycling between microwave and dishwasher.

Although they are not yet being mass produced, the plates and mugs are being marketed on Amazon. Ramirez says the products have “been received very well.” The plates have also been featured as a “Reader Invention of the Month” in Popular Science magazine.

According to the website, the dinnerware’s ability to keep food hot for extended periods of time may even offer health benefits for diabetics, bariatric surgery patients who must eat slowly, people trying to lose weight, and others who simply want to practice “mindful eating,”  a way to reduce overeating that makes a practice of slow, deliberate dining. The website also calls HotSmart plates “the most hygienic plate in history,” because they lack the unglazed dry foot found in most dinnerware that “can absorb moisture and become a breeding ground for bacteria.”

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  1. Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Main features of a HotSmart Plate:
    - Needs only ONE minute preheating in the microwave oven
    - Remains still hot after 1/2 hour (Yes, over 30 minutes)
    - Safe handling with the bare hands while hot (the rim does not get hot)
    - Delay action keeps plate from over-heating or over-cooking the food
    - The plate is green; no toxic materials used







    

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Alternate HotSmart Plate Joint (Seal)

HotSmart Manufacturing - Alternate Slanted Joint

(See previous posts and learn how to manufacture them)
This is a conical joint (alternate configuration) for ease of manufacturing
See previous posts to learn how to manufacture HotSmart Plates (Patented, license required); the ONLY ceramic plates in the world that keep food hot

Anybody that knows about manufacturing and tolerances (as well as firing ceramics in a kiln) can tell you the advantages of this design

 

Alternate Slanted Joint
(The heater is not shown)

Will you please RT? Many people don't know that in 2013 there are plates that keep food hot.

HotSmarts stay hot for over half hour, however, they are safe to handle
(The green zone, the rim does not get hot

An excellent present for elder parents
(An old lady told his son: "This is my best present ever")
See:


www.eldereats.com





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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

HotSmart Manufacturing Instructions - Sealing options

Did I tell you HotSmart Plates are ideal for mindful eating?

ADHESIVE SEALERS

This is another option to seal HotSmart Plates; I'm sure there are many more available, all it takes is some browsing the internet and a few phone calls.

AREMCO-BOND  315-B

MIX 315-B BASE RESIN AND 315-A ACTIVATOR IN A 100 TO 5.5 RATIO BY WEIGHT. ABRADE AND CLEAN SURFACE THOROUGHLY.

APPLY A 5-10 MIL GLUE LINE AND CLAMP ASSEMBLY TO REDUCE AIR ENTRAPMENT.

 (YOU CAN STACK THE PLATES UPSIDE DOWN IN A WOODEN FIXTURE AND PUT A BRICK ON THE PLATE AT THE TOP)

ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CURE SCHEDULES MAY BE USED:

  • 2 HOURS @  100 C + 2 HOURS @ 175 C;

  • 8 HOURS @ 150 C  (I recommend this cure schedule)

Other alternatives? See:  http://www.aremco.com

(Other alternatives may be available in your country)

 

 

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

HotSmart Manufacturing - The adhesive sealers

Adhesive Sealers first option

Below a photograph of the sealers we have been using and they are the ingredients needed to make RF.5 which was developed in house.

The silicone creates a good double wedged or hourglass shaped seal while the RF.5 is used on the outer seal (It has a very nice appearance if you remove the excess thoroughly.
(Under construction)

Silicone RTV and AB glue
(Available in China)