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  • Durable stainless steel
  • Universal full size chafer
  • Stackable frame for compact storage
  • Half-circle lid handle for secure gripping
  • Two side handles for easy transportation
  • Two fuel can holders ensures patron and staff safety
  • Water pan, food pan, cover, frame, and fuel holders included
  • Dishwasher safe food pan, water pan, and cover
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Chafer Accessories Review

Chafer Accessories Review

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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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.

How To Use A Chafer

How To Use A Chafer

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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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!

Choice Chafer Fuel

Choice Chafer Fuel

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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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!

Chafer Fuel Handling Tips

Chafer Fuel Handling Tips

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

Choice Economy Chafers

Choice Economy Chafers

Our Choice brand Economy Chafer is our most popular chafer. While our buying power and our skilled purchasing department, allow us to keep the price incredibly low, we do not sacrifice on quality. Hi, I’m Steve Ziegler, Product Expert at the WEBstaurantstore. Some folks are leery about these chafers because the pricing’s so low. In fact, we get a lot of questions. Many people are wondering if they need to buy fuel holders or food pans separately at this price, but this is a complete chafer set. It comes with a 4” water pan that is satin polished, you have a full-sized food pan, a solidly welded frame which importantly is stackable and you get two fuel holders. The dome cover is highly polished and comes with a cool touch handle. Another great thing about the frame is it comes with a holder for your dome covers. Well, thank you for watching and if you have any questions, please feel free to use our live chat button.

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Don't think for a second that we sacrifice on quality to bring you such incredible prices! With our Choice economy stainless steel chafers and included accessories, you can get everything you need at a great price.

Customer questions about this product

Can I use different sized food pans in this chafer?
For any of our chafers that come with a 2 1/2" deep, full-size stainless steel food pan, you may also purchase two 1/2 size or three 1/3 size pans for added serving flexibility. Whichever size food pans you decide to use, make sure you're using only 2 1/2" deep pans, as they allow the proper amount of space for water and steam.
My stainless steel chafer has fingerprints and scratches and I can't seem to get it clean. What can I do?
Try using a microfiber polishing cloth. You may not need to use any chemicals to get rid of the scratches and fingerprints. If they are not easily removed by the dry cloth, our Noble Chemical stainless steel cleaner should do the trick!
Can I put the chafer's food pan in the oven?
Yes, the food pan included with this chafer can safely be used in the oven.
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Looking for an attractive, dependable chafer for your buffet, event, or catering service? This Choice chafer set includes all of the necessary parts to assemble a full size 8 qt. chafer that will keep large amounts of food ready to serve any crowd. From parties to office events and cruises, this chafer will exceed your serving needs. Its sleek, 18/0 stainless steel construction is durable and easy to clean, while the accompanying rack is stackable to save space during storage.

The half-circle handle on the top of the lid also allows for easy and safe access to the food. Two side handles on the chafer's frame enables easy and steady transportation. Meanwhile, four broad legs ensure optimum stability and protect the chafing fuel. Furthermore, the two fuel can holders promise patron and staff safety, keeping hands, clothes, and other flammable contents a safe distance from the flame. Position two fuel cans on the elevated fuel shelf, so your entire pan remains heated throughout the event's duration. When you are finished using the chafer set, simply empty the contents, pack up the parts, and transport it all to your next venue! For compact storage, stack several frames together in between events.

This food pan, water pan, and cover are dishwasher safe. Wash the exterior with soapy water and a microfiber cloth.

Each Kit Includes:
(1) stackable rack
(1) full size 2 1/2" deep food pan
(1) 4" deep dripless water pan
(1) dome cover
(2) fuel holders

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 24 3/4"
Width: 14 1/8"
Height: 9 5/8"
Capacity: 8 qt.

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Customer Reviews

Overall User Rating: Choice 8 Qt. Full Size Stackable Chafer ( 4.7 stars from 46 reviews )

    These are made well. Very sturdy. We have used them in several situations for catered events. They clean well with stainless steel cleaner or polish.

    from General Conference Employee Food Service Posted on

    Nice chafers for the price, but definitely on the cheap side. The metal tends to bend and buckle fairly easily, but for the price it's really nothing to break the deal.

    from Mike's Mindful Plate Posted on

    My chaffing dishes I ordered made my event look very professional. They were a great buy! Looking forward to use them again in the future.

    from Your What For Dinner Solution Posted on

    Bought 5 or these for graduation parties and they are great for the price. They are strong and make you fill safe putting food in them. Always worried with kids running around that they might knock over wire ones and with these no worries.

    Posted on

    I am very happy I purchased this chafer it does a great job keeping food warm. I am very happy how good of quality it is. I was looking for a chafer that was not too expensive cause I would only be using it three or four times a year. This chafer works perfect for what I need it for and the price was fantastic too!

    Posted on

    These are awesome. I keep ordering these more and more as my business expands. They are of great quality, polishes very easily, nice elegant chafers at great prices!

    from Le Spicy Mango Posted on

    Great Product for the price!!! Clean Look and easy to work with. Would recommend to anyone! Have had several compliments from out catering customers on the look.

    Posted on

    I bought two kinds of chafing dish and this is my favorite one. The lid close good , no gaps. You can also put the lid at the back when it is time to serve. When you are done using, no worry about taking so much space in the house because it is stackable. Mine have little dings and scratches when it arrived. It is just minor so I keep mine.

    from Genie Posted on

    Great price on solid chafing dishes! Customer service was awesome! When placing my order online, I asked if the delivery would be before my next event and received an email within the hour. Will definitely order more in the future

    Posted on

    Great chafer dish. We use it all the item at all of our banquet events and just used it at a wing contest where we took 1st prize.

    from oc brewing company Posted on

    I adore these dishes. I bought 6 of them and was very satisfied. I used them for a wedding and they looked perfect. Love the burner holders and how you can set the heating to your liking by opening the lid all the way or closing it s much as you would like.

    from Uniquely Catered Events Posted on

    Loved the price of these chargers but the quality is terrible. They are so flimsy that the bounce on a buffet when your scooping on them. I can't see them lasting more than a few events. Wish I would have spent the extra money and got something better.

    Posted on

    Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear that the chafers you purchased did not suit. Our experts suggest Vollrath's Chafer instead for great quality at an affordable price.

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    These chafer are worth every bit of money spent for them. They are economical and worth every cent. The fact that they are stackable saves space. You can not beat the fact that they are stainless steel too. Great investment!

    from Sassy Classy Decor Rentals Posted on

    These chafers are great looking and work just as they are suppose to. No cheap looking black plastic handles for me when this one was only a couple dollars more.

    from Holy Smokers Posted on

    These are perfect for out catering business. They have made it so much easier for serving hot food. We have only been in the business a short time but I will definitely purchase more of these.

    from hawg sauce catering Posted on

    These aren't the fanciest chafers out there, but they are some of the best priced ones. And they are still very nice looking and are perfect for parties and events where you want to keep the food hot and in a pleasant looking serving dish!

    from DUO 58 Posted on

    Lighter weight but works amazingly - just what we needed for our graduation but will also be using for weddings - great price for the excellent product.

    Posted on

    Amazing product, durable and nice finish. I used this for a sip and see party and love it! I will be getting more for sure.

    Posted on

    These are perfect for all of our catering jobs. Good value but very nice looking. We would order again and have recommended to other businesses.

    from Stick Boy Bread Co. Posted on

    These chafers are the bomb. I ordered them for a low budget, last minute wedding and they added so much elegance and style to the event. They also kept the food hot for hours. I ordered seven and I will definitely order them again.

    from Nicoles Good Eats & Sweets Posted on

    8 qt. Full Size Stackable Chafer this is a nice dish for the money I bought 6 going to buy 6 more. buy them you will be happy.

    from desalvo's Posted on

    These chafers are a great affordable option for small caterers that don't have a large budget. They are built well and are easy to transport to locations. Can't go wrong with the price.

    from DUO 58 Posted on

    These are very easy on the eyes and perfect for medium to low volume catering. I wouldn't recommend for a high frequency user as some of the welds are fairly weak and break over time.

    Posted on

    For the price these are perfect. They looked elegant and professional on my buffet tables and I could not be more pleased. I looked at several places to get the best price... and I did, right here. :)

    Posted on

    This item is economical but serves its purpose well. The only feature I think it is lacking is a plastic handle instead of the metal handle. Just my preference though.

    from Shamrocks Pub n Grill Posted on

    i am very satisfied to this item 8 Qt full size and other i want to thank you as a good seller and a five star seller thank's

    from n/a Posted on

    Great economy chafer- gave it 4 stars simply because it isn't quite as nice as the other chafers out there- but you really can't beat the price. These look great with black napkins around the handles. The wells for chafing fuel are super convenient too

    Posted on

    This is one of the best deals I have seen for a full size chafer. Local prices don't come close, and the best part is that the quality is excellent! It's a bonus that this particular chafer is stackable. I bought the economy sets in February, and this time decided to try out the stackable for a few bucks more, glad I did.

    from New Era Services Posted on

    Great product for the price. Stacks well, easy to keep clean.

    Posted on

    They are light and attractive but the insert edges are very sharp. Also sometimes the deep inserts stack so securely that they are difficult to separate.

    from Culinary Capers Posted on

    I was reluctant about shopping online so I called customer service several times (different days) to see how the representatives respond to me as a customer. Each representative I spoke with was helpful and if they couldn’t answer the question, they had someone else to help with assisting me. The chafers arrived in a timely manner with no issues and they are a great for the cost. I will order from the Webstaurant Store again.

    Posted on

    I just received my 4 this week, my husband and I are on our business venture of opening a catering business, I saw these online and loved the look, I will be using them for a wedding I am catering in June. They are not really heavy which makes it easy,to carry them around.

    Posted on

    I purchased 4 of these for my daugher's High School Graduation a few months back and would do it all over again! I had them lined up at entrance and tied up a white linen napkin at the handle, couldn't look classier! even months after party's over, our friends are still talking about every well thought out detail and chafers made a huge difference! call me selfish, but I will not lend them to anyone, I plan on keeping them and taking care of them for life!

    Posted on

    bought this item 3yrs ago and am loving it till date.thanks for the fast delivery and friendly costumer service easy to clean and stack.thanks webstaurant.

    from olly Posted on

    I am 120% satisfied with my purchase!!! Highly recommending! I dont do reviews on products, but can't pass on this! Amazing for the price!! Ha

    Posted on

    excelant seem so professional i love the way they are satackable and the way they clean upand their appearance. and most of all how fast i got the order

    from B.B.F.I.T Posted on

    This is a nice chafer because you can stack them for easier storage and better transportation! Large 8 quart size will easily fit full hotel pans of hot food! Attractive too!!!

    Posted on

    we ordered 5 of these for our daughters wedding this october. they were delivered very quickly and packaged well. my mother has catered several weddings and she was thrilled with these. with 18 grandchildren-and only 1 marriage so far-these will certainly be used quite a bit!

    Posted on

    I bought 2 chafers for home use. I host family functions often. I din't need another slowcooker but something to keep food warm at family functions without cooking the food. I used this for the first time this weekend and I'm happy to say everything remained hot and the presentation was beautiful. I'm so pleased that I found these at this price, cheaper than the additional slowcookers I was looking into buying.

    Posted on

    I'm very, very satisfied! The look is very classic and expensive looking. I wished I ordered more at the time. Shipping time was fast right on time for my event. Thank you!

    from Kelly Kay Events Posted on

    I am very please with my purchase. I have five of them and they have held up well. They have a great look and finish for the money. The best deal I found and do not have the black plastic handles on the lids.

    from Rib City Cookeville Posted on

    I have ordered this full size stackable chafer on Friday and I have recieved them very next day I was impressed by the shipping but when I have opened up he boxes I have found the great product which was little more than my expectation I am sooooooo so happy I cannot explain. Well done and yes also I love the webstaurantstore web ite.

    Posted on

    I am very happy and satisfied with my purchased, exactly as pictured and durable. Shipment is amazingly fast!! I will highly recommend this item to anyone!!!

    Posted on

    These chafing dishes are Fantastic! Very reasonably priced! They are high polish stainless steel not dull. They make every event I cater look simply elegant! The stackable feature makes them easy to store! Highly recommended!

    from Bradley Catering Posted on

    Chafing Dishes at a Wedding

    Another product that exceeded my original expectations. Made exceptionally well and looks real nice, this product is priced perfectly for those considering a warming serving chafer without having to buy something much more expensive. Just starting out, I considered the more expensive versions, but after reading enough about this and watching the video, it clearly made sense to chose this one. Delivered on time and a day ahead of schedule!

    from www.AmarilloGrilling.com Posted on

    This product is defineatly great!! Whenever i have a catering event there is always a problem with were to put the lids. The easy storage holder on the back makes storage easy. It also helps for a better presentation. I suggest buying this product.

    from Innovative Catering Posted on

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