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steam table

a boxlike table or counter, usually of stainless steel, with receptacles in the top into which containers of food may be fitted to be kept warm by steam or hot water in the compartment below.
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Transfer to a steam table pan or saucepan with metal handle.
  • Cover the steam table pan or saucepan and place in oven.
  • Adequate space shall be provided for serving, steam table, set and dining area.
  • The eggs were then placed on a steam table where an internal temperature was obtained and reported in a chart log.
  • Duties include working the steam table and coordinating kitchen orders.
  • Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table.
  • Other than a small steam table and a cold table, this kitchen has no food storage capability.
  • Corn will continue to cook when held on a hot steam table or in a holding cabinet.
  • Holding on a steam table or in a holding cabinet will cause burgers to dry and toughen.
  • Your facility, for example, may use a steam table to hold hot foods prior to serving to the residents.

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