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  • Produces 890 BTU's per hour
  • 4 hour burn time
  • Non-flammable liquid for safe burning
  • Screw cap top for when fuel is not in use

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Instantly enhance and prolong your hot food serving capabilities with this Choice 4-hour wick chafing dish fuel!

Delivering a consistent, long-lasting flame, this Choice wick fuel is essential for reliable chafer heating. Its wick design and non-flammable liquid diethylene glycol fuel promote safe burning that is also easy to light. Great for any restaurant buffet line or catered event, this series of Choice wick chafing fuels serves as the hottest and safest burning fuel on the market.

  • Recyclable


    This item is able to be recycled under some recycling programs.

Up to 4 Hours of Burn Time

This fuel is capable of producing 890 BTU's per hour to allow for approximately 4 hours of burn time.

Screw Cap Top

For convenient storage when not in use, the can comes with a resealable screw cap top to ensure safe keeping.

Safe and Easy to Use

Despite burning hotter than any comparable wick fuel, the can stays cool to the touch while lit for worry-free handling at all times. Plus, any wick fuel that spills from the container will not ignite. This not only adds further protection for your staff and guests, but guards your establishment from dangerous fires that could cause irreparable damage.


The 6 oz. can is comprised entirely of recyclable aluminum, and the liquid is produced from renewable, sustainable resources.

Choice Brand

Choice is dedicated to providing you with catering supplies, paper and disposable supplies, small kitchen hand tools, and serving solutions at the best possible prices. Whether you are looking for a strong and durable utility cart or inexpensive dispenser napkins, Choice has just what you need at a price you can afford!

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Choice Chafer Fuel

In this video, Corporate Chef Matt Schuler explains the best options to suit your needs when it comes to chafer fuel. From gel fuel or wick fuel, or fuel that burns up to 6 hours, Choice Chafer fuel has just what you need for every occasion!

Whether you're catering a banquet, wedding, bridal shower, or other special event, we have the best selection of chafers and accessories at the best prices. My name is Matt Schuler, product expert and corporate chef. Today I am going to show you why Choice brand chafing fuels should be your #1 Choice for chafing fuel. Our buying power and skilled purchasing department allow us to keep our pricing incredibly low without sacrificing quality. We offer 3 different types of chafing fuels by Choice. 2 hour, 4 hour, or 6 hour(show pic of 3 cans) Of these three products, you will need to choose which fuel source best fits your application: wick fuel or gel fuel. Choice chafer gel fuel is the hottest and longest burning ethanol fuel on the market! Made from 200 proof gelled ethanol and capable of producing 1630 BTU's per hour, its gelled formula provides a higher heat output than conventional wick fuels and allows for maximum burn time. It is also easy to light, odorless, and burns clean. It delivers high-quality heat that burns hotter, longer, and safer than comparable fuels. Choice Gel fuel is offered in a 2 hour burn time. While Choice wick fuel is offered in 4 & 6 hour burn times. Although the 2 hr gel fuel offers to the lowest cost per can, the best value in terms of burn time & cost/hour is the 6 hour wick fuel. Because our wick fuel offers a convenient screw on lid, you can reuse the fuel to get the full 6 hours of usage out of it. If safety, flexibility and cost per hour are what you are looking for, then Choice wick chafer fuel is your brand. Our 6 hour wick fuel costs 18 cents/hour as compared to 24 cents/hour for the 4 hour wick fuel and 26 cents/hour for the two hour gel fuel. Its wick design and diethylene glycol fuel promote safe burning and help to keep the can cool to the touch even during use, while still providing a consistent, long-lasting flame. Even when spilled the liquid does not burn! These Choice fuels are also eco-friendly! Each can is made from recyclable aluminum, and the ethanol is produced using natural and recycled raw materials, resulting in a high-performance chafer fuel that is organic, biodegradable, 100% recyclable and made in the USA. Choice chafer gel and wick fuels are both great product, but here is a comparison to make your decision easier. Offered in a 2 hour burn time, Choice Gel fuels burn the hottest, are the least expensive and are the best option for chafers with low-resting water pans. On the other hand, Choice chafer wick fuels are available in both a 4 and 6 hour burn time, burn clean diethylene glycol, feature a resealable lid to get the maximum burn time and are cool to the touch. In addition, you don’t have to worry about spilled liquid because any spilled wick fuel won’t ignite. Check out our burn time comparison sheet, cost per hour chart, as well as the MSDS sheet, and our chafing fuel buying guide on our product page. (Show screen shot of product page/comparison chart/cost per hour chart). We also have a chafer fuel savings calculator where you can plug in the amount of fuel used per week and see how much savings you will have by switching to 6 hour Choice brand wick fuel. These charts will help you make a better buying decision! As always, click on the chat button for further questions regarding Choice brand chafing fuels. We hope this video helped you make the right “choice” for your foodservice application!!

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Chafer Fuel Handling Tips

Check out this video to learn some vital tips about handling chafers and chafer fuel!

Remember to always follow equipment manufacturer’s recommendations for pre-heating, but here are some safety tips to insure you have a safe and efficient chafer set-up…(Voice over portion showing shots of each step quickly) -Always select fuel to last the length of engagement so it will not be necessary to change fuels during the event -Always ensure water is hot and steaming and foods are at a minimum serving temperature of 140°F before putting food pan in place -Always use proper tool for removing lids. -Chafing fuels are NOT designed to cook; only maintain proper temperature for serving -Keep chafing fuels away from flammable table decorations or nearby items (i.e., curtains) -Always light fuels IN PLACE; use a long reach match or butane lighter; do not use other lighted cans or rolled up paper -Avoid touching GEL-TYPE cans as they become superheated overtime as the flame burns into the can -Always extinguish chafing fuel at the end of the event, using the proper tool -Dispose of spent fuel cans properly As always, click on the chat button for further questions regarding Choice brand chafing fuels. We hope this video helped you make the right “choice” for your foodservice application!!

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Chafer Accessories Review

Accessorize your Choice chafer with our full, 1/2, and 1/3 size food pans! Also check out our 3 types of chafer fuel, convenient microfiber cleaning cloths, and even our refillable long tip lighters.

Another question we get sometimes is whether or not you can use different sized pans in these chafers. And the answer is yes, you can half size and 1/3 size pans. Now, the unit comes with a full sized 2 1/2" deep pan, which I’ll remove, but as long as you’re using 2 1/2" deep pans, you don’t want them any deeper than that or else you’ll be into the water in the water pan. But you can see those half size pans fit in there just right, and if you take this off, we can see that you can put the 1/3 size pans in there as well. Besides being able to purchase different sized food pans from us, you can also purchase different types of fuel. We have the wet fuel, the gel fuel, and we even have environmentally friendly fuel. We also have these microfiber cleaning cloths; these are the perfect thing for polishing the chafer, sometimes they do so well you don’t even need a chemical polish. And we also have these long tip, refillable lighters available as well. Well thank you for watching, and if you have any questions, please feel free to use our live chat button.

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How To Use A Chafer

Watch as Steve demonstrates the proper way to use your chafer, from how much water you will need to when you should light the fuel. And remember, a chafer is only for keeping food warm, not for cooking it!

And now to take a look at how we’re going to use the chafer. The first thing you’re going to do once you have it set up and your water pan in your frame is you’re going to fill the water pan with about 1 inch of very hot tap water. This will allow the temperature to come up a lot quicker. So once you do that, cover the chafer with the lid. Open up your fuel cell and place it in your fuel holder along with the fuel holder cover, which you should have open. Don’t light this until you’ve placed the fuel cell underneath the chafer. Then you can light it with a long-tipped lighter. Let it come up to temperature for about 20 minutes and then you’re ready for your food. The important thing about your food is that it has to be hot going in; a chafer is not designed to cook your food. It’s designed to keep it warm once it’s already cooked. I’m going to take the lid off, get my hot asparagus, and there we are. We’re ready to serve. Thank you for watching, and if you have any questions, please feel free to use our live chat button.

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Compare to Other Products






Burn Time 4 Hr. 6 Hr. 2 Hr. 2 Hr.
Fuel Type Wick Fuel Wick Fuel Gel Fuel Gel Fuel
Material Diethylene Glycol Diethylene Glycol Methanol Ethanol
Spec Sheet Specsheet SDS SDS Choice fuel burn comparisons Burn Times

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Customer Reviews

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    Choice 4 Hour Wick Chafing Dish Fuel - 24/Case

    4.8 stars from 38 reviews


    People Talk About:

    Fuel great hours price food catering events longer hour Perfect

    These Chafing Dish Fuels work great. We used them for an event outside when it was pretty windy and they stayed lit the whole time. And the 4 hours is great and saves you from having to change them out every 2 hours. Perfect for our events!

    from Church Posted on

    Much better than using gel. We had a lot of outdoor events on our patio and these held up to the breeze on the river. They were reusable too when we only burned a couple hours on them too

    from West Edge Restaurant & Lounge Posted on

    These chafing fuels worked great! The wick keeps a nice uniform flame. They burned for the full time and didn't leak. Just make sure they are store right side up once opened.

    from Savory Plates Posted on

    The choice four hour wick chafing dish fuel is a must if you are doing buffet service. They are very reliable and are a great price, lowest I have seen.

    from ckd restaurants, llc Posted on

    This is a good choice for sternos as they last a bit longer than the stated time. When they are half used or more, they can be harder to relight and use for other events, but they can be re-lit if you need another hour or two of use.

    from GBF Catering Posted on

    These are very convenient and easy to open. They last throughout the events that I cater for. There is no gel mess to clean up afterwards.

    from BATTLE ASSOCIATES Posted on

    I think is the best 4 hour wick chafing fuel i ever used , better price , better quality i am using this chafing fuel for last couple of months with no problem at all !

    from flavors of india Posted on

    The item did what it was supposed to do. I liked it very much because it lasted for a very long time. It kept the food warm for the entire event.

    Posted on

    This chafing fuel does exactly what it states it will do. It last the full 4 hrs and I love that there is 24 in a case. It lasts for several catering events.

    from Genghis Grill Posted on

    we use this product a lot for our catering services. It is very inexpensive in comparison with other products and other places to purchase. Works consistently well

    from emma's bagel cafe Posted on

    This chafing fluid has been great. The fuel does not leave the odor that the gel does and I have not had any complaints about it. I will likely be ordering it again in the near future

    from Cleveland Park Catering Company Posted on

    We bought these for my cousin's wedding, seemed to work longer then 4 hours on some and close to 4 on others. Still perfect for the price. Kept food warm the whole party

    Posted on

    This product was perfect for my party. We had a long line of food and it kept them all nice and hot and burned long enough for everyone to keep coming up for seconds!

    Posted on

    I was purchasing a more expensive brand before and this brand works just as well and saves my catering company money! I will definitely reorder.

    from Mantua Corners Bar & Grille Posted on

    this item is a superior quality on this website - re-usable last the 4 hours as stated - my recommendation to anyone who is looking for the best quality.

    Posted on

    I got these for 2 events we were having last year. They worked great and are an excellent price. Would highly recommend these. We would definitely purchase them again.

    Posted on

    Very excited to get a whole case for this price. I live in a very small town only place to get these is a big box store in camping supplies which are not cheap.Thank you for all the money saving products.

    from RiverRock Posted on

    These work very well with all my chafing dishes - from the sterling silver to the stainless steel type (like those I purchased from Webstaurant Store). They last for much longer than the typical cheap ones you find at the grocery store.

    Posted on

    Great fuel lamps that lasts every bit of the four hours. Used in catering to keep food warm during service. Fits into any chaffing dish we have ever used.

    from AJ'S Smoke Shack Posted on

    Great and cheape chafing fuel this one can last up to 4 hours so u never get cold food on you parties or catering. Services

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jay Posted on

    i bought wick chafing dish fuel 4 hour- 24 case . you can use it . for many ways .like warming your food and boiling the water .also you can use it to cook your mail .i will buy it again ..THANKS WEB.

    Posted on

    Chafers worked very well, we will definitely be ordering more. They were delivered promptly and right before the holidays which was an added bonus for our event.

    from HJS SERVICES Posted on

    Easy to use and follow directions. Worked well with the pans we purchased and excellent price for a big case - great shipping speed - thanks.

    Posted on

    Perfect price and size for my buffet. Fuel burns just as the item suggest. Cans arrived undamaged and not leaking, like other brands that I have purchased have.

    from NASTC Conference Center & Catering Posted on

    These wick fuels are great. We use them each week for our Sunday buffet and they are the best price anywhere. They work great for our needs.

    from The Crusin' 50's diner Posted on

    I bought this product for my 8 qt Stainless Steel Economy Chafer with Folding Frame. The product does what it’s supposed to do and keeps my food hot at the market. This product is sold at a good price and I definitely recommend it.

    from Asian Homestyle Cooking Posted on

    It is a very good products, that I will continue to use over and over again. And they are very affordable and an item that I will keep in stock for my business.

    Posted on

    Bought these for my wife's party and lasted for a long time and was great. Easy to work and easy to clean up and the best price by far.

    Posted on

    I ordered these wicks. The box I received was leaking. I contacted the Customer Service the following day they replaced them. This is awesome Customer Service, and great expedited delivery!

    from Taste of Heaven Posted on

    The cans function pretty well - the shipment however, wasn't handled well and arrived with spills from almost 50% of the cans. Webrestaurantstore customer service was very good and they refunded the amount for the damaged cases.

    from Calcutta Curry LLC Posted on

    This brand of chafing fuel is easy to open compare to other brand. It will leak if not properly pack. It last a little longer than 4 hours. I would buy this product again.

    from T & C Catering Services Posted on

    I've ordered this fuel countless times. I couldn't give it five stars because several times I've ordered it, the fuel has managed to leak out and in addition to that, some of the caps are extremely hard to unscrew, but still a great product.

    from Just Eat This Catering Posted on

    We are sorry to hear that. Please let us know if any damage occurs during shipping as we would be happy to compensate you.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    This is a must have for any catering job to keep your food warm. that is a good price.

    from Sheila's Homestyle Posted on

    These 4 hour chafer wick fuel are great for my catering. They keep my food good and warm and the price is right. Orders come relly fast.

    from nitas place Posted on

    This is a great product. Very inexpensive for chafer fuel. They deffinetly last longer than they are rated for. I deffinetly reccomend these for catering companies.

    Posted on

    I recommend this fuel to anyone wanting to hold food without the worry of running out of fuel. They are suggested at 6 hours, but i think they run for longer periods of time.

    from Innovative Catering Posted on

    I use quite a bit of chafer fuel. These burn perfect. They sometimes burn for over four hours. I will order this product in the future.

    Posted on

    We at the restaurant love these Chafer. Perfect for the 4 hour catered party. Keeps food hold hot for hours especially 4 hours. Well worth the money

    from The new haven cafe Posted on

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