I have been using a regular ceramic plate to heat the bacon on, and fifteen seconds would be enough to get it hot. Our dishwasher broke down a couple of days ago so today I used a paper plate and I had to heat the bacon for 25 seconds to get it hot. I would think that a paper plate would not have that kind of effect. The ceramic plate is Corelle, a glass plate from Corning, and they get as hot or hotter than the food placed on them. This generally is okay as it helps keep the food warm. A regular, microwave safe plate that does not get hot will suck the heat out of the food making your meal cold quicker. I have seen paper plates catch fire in the microwave, so I suppose the paper could be absorbing more energy than the ceramic, but I have never noticed them getting that hot, except when they actually catch on fire.
6 months ago