Do you like to keep your hotplate on the stovetop, but it doesn’t fit perfectly on the grates? We’ve got the solution for you!
I didn’t even know I had a problem until my friend Kim was over for Shabbos and gave me the solution.
Well, I guess I knew I had a problem…I was always rearranging my hot plate erev Shabbos to have its legs sit perfectly on the grates, with it inevitably falling on one side minutes into Shabbos. My pans were always sliding to the edge, and I had to balance the heavier items with lighter items to make sure nothing would fall off.
I just didn’t know it was an easily solvable problem. I didn’t think there was a solution other than moving my hot plate to another spot. Which wasn’t an option: a) because of space b) because of it being too accessible for kids to touch.
So, if you have limited counter space or for any reason want your hot plate on a stovetop with grates—this hack’s for you.
Yup, any spare tiles will work. Take 2-4 tiles (depending on how large your hot plate and tiles are), lay them over your grates and tada! A perfectly balanced hot plate. They can withstand the heat and can easily be stored in an under the sink cabinet ready for next week.