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Holiday Entertaining Tips & Gift Ideas for Chefs: Granite Hot Plates & Lazy Susans

 
Every host has tricks and secrets to throwing a successful party, event or other gathering at their home. And this is often because if you are not properly prepared, entertaining can quickly go from fun and exciting to miserable and stressful. 
The first step to successful entertaining is ensuring you have the right tools and features for your kitchen. Some of the must-have accessories that every host needs in their kitchen include hot plates and a lazy Susan. And since this year is all about finding inspiration in nature, why not opt for granite hot plates and a granite lazy Susan. 
In an article on "How to Throw a Holiday Party Everyone Will Enjoy," Simple magazine writer Anne Menke said, "This year professional florists and decorators are turning to real plants and authentic embellishments to create natural - not gaudy - wintertime scenes."
Not only does granite add natural beauty to your kitchen or table setting, but it can also stand up to even the toughest cooking and serving jobs as it is resistant to heat, stains and antibacterial accumulation. 
A granite hot plate is ideal for protecting tables from hot dishes in a buffet display, or it can be used as a serving platter for nuts, fruits and cheeses that doubles as a cutting board. Similarly, a granite lazy Susan adds both function and style to tablescapes. It makes a beautiful addition to buffet or table setting that also makes serving food easier. It is also perfect as a centerpiece, since it would not obstruct a view; as Clinton Kelly told TLC, a centerpiece that does not block the view from one side of the table to the other is entertaining 101. 
Not much of a host or entertainer? A granite hot plate or granite lazy Susan makes a wonderful gift for hosts, chefs and any friend or family member that likes to spend time in the kitchen. Better yet, create a special gift basic that includes a granite hot plate along with some other kitchen accessories. For idea, here is a great article on 40 Must-Haves for the Kitchen: A Gift Guide for Cooks
Create your own custom granite hot plates or custom granite lazy Susan with our extensive selection of high-quality granite slabs here at Marble and Granite. No matter what interior design style or color palette you are working with, you are sure to find the perfect slab to complement your kitchen or dining area. Start browsing our granite colors in our online product catalog, or come by one of our two New England showrooms
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