Just as stones in nature remain warm
long after the sun has gone down, the compressed density of our granite or marble Dining Stones allows the heat or cold to escape slowly.
When heated in your oven or toaster oven at 350º F for 15 to 20 minutes, the Dining Stone will be hot enough to warm your plate. And it stays warm throughout the meal—with a surface temperature of the stone dropping to only 220º F after 20 minutes and not lower than 138º F after 45 minutes. That’s warm enough that you will see a puff of steam when you turn over your chicken breast, but not hot enough to continue cooking your food. The wooden tray holder protects your table and fingers from the heat of the stone.
Because they conduct both heat and cold, Dining Stones also keep salads, sliced fruit and drinks cool even in the warmest weather. Simply pop your smaller Dining Stone in the freezer one hour before you’re planning to serve. After you remove it from the freezer, it will conduct cold to your drink or salad plate—so you can enjoy an icy drink at the dining table or a refreshing fruit salad on the patio. Some Dining Stone owners even store the smaller Dining Stones in the freezer during the hot weather so they are always ready.