Chafing Fuels Guide

Do you ever wonder what is chafing fuel , or which type of chafing fuel you should be using? The right chafing fuel can increase profits and reduce accidents caused by improper use. From the diverse types of fuels to the diverse types of applications, this chafing fuel guide will help you to determine which fuel is best for your specific food service application.

Guide to Chafing Dishes

The most common chafer shape is rectangular or round. However, alternate shapes are available for a variety of purposes. Main entrees are generally served from an oval chafing dish or rectangular chafing dish, while sides and desserts are often served from round models. Rectangular: One of the most standard dish shapes, a rectangular chafing dish is commonly used for main entrees. An oblong chafer is less common, and used for appetizers and sides. Round: Another popular chafing dish shape, a round chafer is commonly used for side dishes, sauces, and desserts. A half-round chafer is used for appetizers and sides. Oval: Offering a more contemporary look than a rectangular chafer, an oval chafing dish is commonly used for main entrees. Marmite / Soup: A marmite, or soup, chafer is commonly used to hold warm soup, stews, sauce, gravies, hot cereals, and other liquids. Square: A less common shape, square chafing dishes are used for appetizers and sides. Drop In Chafer: A drop in chafer dish is permanently installed on your serving countertop or tabletop. It provides an upscale presentation at your hotel continental breakfast station, buffet, and other on site, permanently installed food service station. Chafer Griddle: Chafer griddles are ideal for keeping already cooked food items such as pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, and meat hot while being served. Place one at your buffet, hotel, and other catered cooking event to help emit the scent of food to entice diners! Coffee Chafer Urn: A popular serving option at hotels, buffets, and catered events, coffee chafer urns are used to hold and dispense coffee and other popular hot beverages. Avoid lukewarm liquid temperatures with one of these beverage chafers.

A Chafing Dish Will Keep Foods Hot and Presentable Throughout Your Event

Serve hot and fresh meals at your next catered event by holding food in a chafing dish! We offer everything you need to set up a visually appealing buffet line, ranging from the chafing dishes to their compatible stands and heaters. By setting these chafers up in an organized way you'll be able to keep lines moving and guests satisfied.

These chafing dishes are available in a wide range of styles and sizes. Choose a smaller chafing dish to keep rolls, soups, and sauces warm. Or, go with a large dish that can accommodate full-size food pans filled with lasagna, meats, or other entrées. We even offer decorative chafers, as well as beverage urns to keep coffee and tea hot!

Chafing Dishes

Chafing Dishes

Perfect for your banquet, buffet, or catered event, provide your guests superior service with our wide selection of chafing dishes. From economy chafers to high end chafers, choose the right chafer to suit your needs and showcase your foods in style!

Chafing Dish Fuel

Chafing Dish Fuel

Chafing fuel canisters are an ideal heating source for buffets and catered events. Choose from biodegradeable, gel, and wick fuel options.

Coffee Chafer Urns

Coffee Chafer Urns

Serve your coffee in style with these coffee chafer urns! They are the perfect addition to your catering, buffet, or hotel foodservice operation.

Drop-In Chafers

Drop-In Chafers

Drop-in retractable chafers install right into the countertop for a sleek presentation. These chafers won't tip over, and they reduce the risk of burns from exposed chafer fuel.

Chafing Griddles

Chafing Griddles

Decorative chafing griddles and grill stands keep your food warm without sacrificing aesthetics. Use these chafing griddles for a unique presentation.

Chafer Accessories

Chafer Accessories

Whether you need boxes to protect your chafers, pans for food holding, replacement lids and parts, or stands, we’ve got what you’re looking for and more! Or pick up a coffee chafer urn, electric chafer heater, or collapsible food server for your catering business.

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By using a chafing dish to hold and serve food, you can rest assured knowing your meats, dairy, and other entrées and sides are being kept at safe serving temperatures to eliminate the risk of foodborne illnesses. In addition to ensuring food safety, these chafing dishes create a sophisticated presentation, displaying food in a professional way. You’ll also be able to find a wide selection of accessories, including compatible chafing dish fuel, chafer boxes, electric heaters for outdoor events, and decorative stands and lids. To complete your presentation, you may also like our selection of bud vases and accent vases to add a decorative touch, and our tabletop tents and cards will show what the contents are in each chafing dish. Our various serving utensils will also help your wait staff dish out perfect portions to your hungry guests. If you're wondering where to buy chafers, chafing dishes, and chafer accessories, we have a large selection available at the lowest prices.