How long can you hold food hot?
Then, how long can you keep food in a warmer?
two to four hours
Furthermore, how long can you hold hot food in a steam table? 2 hours
Just so, how do you keep food warm for hours?
Method 1 Using Kitchen Appliances
- Set a slow cooker to the “Keep Warm” setting for soups and stews.
- Keep meats and large dishes warm in the oven at 200 °F (93 °C).
- Make a hot water bath on the stove for foods in pots or pans.
- Use chafing fuels under aluminum catering dishes.
How long can you hold food at 140 degrees?
The USDA did issue an advisory that “A minimum temperature of 135 degrees for a maximum of 8 hours, or a minimum temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit indefinitely also would be adequate to ensure food safety.”