The distinctive sound of fajita meat gets the attention of customers in nearly all Tex Mex restaurants around the country. These platters get there name from the sound the meat makes as it continues to sizzle all the way to the patron’s table. Of course, with a plate that hot, it is imperative that there be a wooden underliner to prevent the server, table or customer from being burned, so look for these underliners in the related products. Sizzler platters are typically sold separately from their underliners so that the wood types and finishes can be mixed and matched. This may work within a brand, but it typically will not work between the different brands because of size and style differences. Many brands do sell thick fabric holders to go over the sizzler holder so that it can be easily carried without the need for additional mitts or clothes. The holder can be left on the handle so customers can handle the platter as well.
The sizzler platters most commonly used are cast iron, since this metal conducts and holds heat longer than most of the metals available. The thickness of the iron helps keep the platter warm for a longer period of time to ensure the table that received the sizzler will have warm meat for more than just a few minutes. Cast iron is also remarkably easy to take care of by simply washing any debris off the platter, cleaning it with a warm, soapy dish rag. To kill any germs it may have picked up over the course of the meal, set the wet platter on an open burner and allow the heat to evaporate the water.