steam table

noun
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.

Origin:
1860–65

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Transfer to a steam table pan or saucepan with metal handle.
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