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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
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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!

Length 24 3/4 Inches
Width 14 1/8 Inches
Height 9 5/8 Inches
Capacity 8 qt.
Color Silver
Cover Type Lift-Off
Finish Stainless Steel
Material Stainless Steel
Shape Rectangle
Size Full Size
Style Economy Chafers
Type Standard Chafers

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.
Is this chafer dishwasher safe?
While the food pan, water pan, and cover are dishwasher safe, the chafer stand and fuel holders should be hand washed. Wash with soapy water and a microfiber cloth for best results.
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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.

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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    Choice 8 Qt. Full Size Stackable Chafer

    4.6 stars from 58 reviews


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    great chafers price chafer more perfect nice bought catering easy

    I purchase 4 of these chafers and I will definitely be getting more! I bought them to use for a wedding, but since purchasing I have used them for a bridal shower at my home, a backyard bbq, a baby shower at a hall, a small Christmas party with friends, and let family members borrow them for events. They have held up great and are easy to store as they stack. Chose these over the slightly cheaper option as they looked nicer with the metal handle, and they also have hooks which hold the cover. Highly recommend vs renting, you'll use these more often than you think!

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    Do NOT order these chafers for a restaurant. Maybe for home use....they are NOT durable at ALL as stated in the description. Just a heads up. The company was very good about me returning them.

    from marcos restaurant Posted on

    Thank you for your review Steven! We are sorry these chafers did not work out for your restaurant. These are economy chafers, offered at an exceptional value. We recommend checking out our Mid-Range or our High End chafers for options that might better meet your standards.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    I bought two full size chafers for a Thanksgiving party I will be hosting at my home. They look extremely professional, especially at the price point, and I cannot wait to use them! I only wish I had gotten a few extras!

    Posted on

    We ordered 5 chafers in July for a Sweet 16 party last week. I trusted this company and all components was in the boxes. For the price, the chafers was made of good lightweight quality and they held up very well. We were able to change very quickly from the buffet line to the lil snack line (wings and meatballs). Clean up was easy since we used aluminum foil pans inside the original food pans. I would most defiantly order from this company again!

    Posted on

    I Freaking Love these things! No one believed what I spent of them. They look amazing out on the table and I can't wait to use them again.

    Posted on

    These stackable chafers are the best. Price is great and they look great. A wonderful addition to our inventory. Should rent well many times over.

    from Rent4Parties LLC Posted on

    We have been using these chafing dishes for over a year now. They are still in great condition and are a favorite of ours as they have a stainless handle on the lid that makes them just a little different!

    from Cascade Catering Posted on

    Great Value for your money. Definitely perfect for the casual caterings we do on a daily basis. They look great, and can stack which is a great feature for us!

    from JMF Posted on

    These chafers were the perfect price. Very bouncy during service and i don't for see them holding up to constant use. I would definitely upgrade from these

    from Culinary Creations Posted on

    My husband and I are in the process of starting our catering business. We ordered 6 chafer based on the customers review for our first event. We received all the items on time, nice chafers and finish. However, one of the the lid, the handle was loose on one side and a few dents on a few chafers. So far we are satisfied with the price and the product, now we are waiting to get this issue fix. We will submit a follow up review after our event.

    from TASTE OF SUCCESSS Posted on

    Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear that you are pleased with the look and finish of the chafers, and we wish you all the success possible in your new catering business. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you shortly to make sure you are taken care of concerning the shipping damages.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    These chafers are great! Lightweight but very sturdy. They shine up nicely too! We have used ours numerous times in our catering business and they are perfect. They dress up nicely too if you tie a linen napkin to the handle on the lid!

    Posted on

    The Choice 8 Qt. Full Size stackable chafer is very sturdy. This chafer allows multiple units to be stacked on top of each other in a neat and professional manor for storage. We love these units, they look so professional.

    from HJS SERVICES Posted on

    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

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