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  • Ideal for buffets, weddings, and other catered events
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant 18/8 stainless steel
  • Stylish lid handle for aesthetics and safe access to the food
  • Elevated fuel shelf ensures the heat remains close to the chafer
  • Elegant beveled legs for optimum stability
  • Round shape for 360 degree serving
  • Water pan, food pan, cover, frame, and fuel holders included
  • Dishwasher safe food pan, water pan, and cover
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Classic Chafers

Classic Chafers

Our popular Choice brand classic chafers give you a classic upgrade to a standard economy chafer. Whether your event is a wedding, an anniversary or a graduation, these chafers will give you the perfect look for less. Hi, I’m Steve Ziegler, Product Expert at the WEBstaurantstore. The thing that sets these classic chafers apart from your standard economy chafer are these ornate handles. You can see this nice one on the top of the dome here but in addition, the ones on the side are cool touch wooden handles which makes it really easy if you need to carry these around a bit. They also come complete with water pans and food pans and you can see with this round one, the food pan is extra deep which would allow you to use this for soups as well; it comes in handy for that type of application. All of these chafers also come with your fuel cell holders as well which is also a nice, handy feature. Of course, your full-size chafer will come with two of those. But these are complete kits and you can see when they are together they look great and they will fit in any application. In addition to these chafers, we also sell chafing fuel; we sell the polishing clothes; we sell the long tip lighters and we also have any type of buffet utensil you could possibly need. Please, feel free if you have any questions to use our live chat button. Thank you for watching.

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Our popular classic chafers give you a classic upgrade to a standard economy chafer. The ornate handles on these classic chafers really set them apart from standard economy chafers, and they even come with fuel cell holders and food pans included!

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!

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!

Customer questions about this product

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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This Choice Classic 4 qt. half-size round chafer is made of 18-8 stainless steel to resist corrosion and assisting in serving your mouth-watering meals at buffets, weddings, and other catered events. With wood handles and adorned legs, this round chafer combines style with durability to ensure a lasting product that will impress your guests and customers. The lid also features an adorned handle that allows for safe and easy access. Also, the fuel tray is 4" below the bottom of the chafer to ensure the food is able to stay at the perfect serving temperature for the duration of your catered event or dinner hours.

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

Each Kit Includes:
(1) Inset
(1) Water pan
(1) Fuel holder
(1) Lid

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 17 1/4"
Depth: 13 1/4"
Height: 16
Capacity: 5 qt.

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Customer Reviews

Overall User Rating: Choice Classic 5 Qt. Half Size Round Chafer ( 4.9 stars from 19 reviews )

    Well this is for residential use for now. We got very surprise for the quality of the product. I choose the item and my partner didn't see until arrive home. And I got exactly what I was looking for: he was surprise and commented that the item is very elegant. And excellent quality. It will be use for our son four years old and my daughter 17th years old. We can't wait to have our family and friends look these items. Thank you

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    The Classic round Chafer is truly awesome! it simply adds such a perfect look of exquisiteness to the total set up. I purchased a few additional classic items that really set the look off right!

    from HJS SERVICES Posted on

    Great product. We love this chafer it adds a touch of elegance to our buffet set up. Made very well. This one will work great for our mashed potato bar.

    from Class Act LLC Posted on

    We ordered these online and were amazed at the price. They look great. The size is perfect. Most importantly, they arrived speedily and without damage.

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    We used this to house the salad on the buffet table and it was a beautiful presentation. They are lighter weight than a commercial chafing dish but for our home reception they did more than fit the bill and looked lovely.

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    This dish is great to use for a potato bar. Keep the potatoes warm and looks good doing it. Great for banquets and dainty enough for weddings. Easy clean up

    from debbie's decorations Posted on

    Love. Bought the 4 quart and the 5 quart; will order more. Perfect size and they look so much better than the plain ones. Great gift ideas for the person that entertains a lot

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    We love adding the classic round chafer to our catering buffets! We have several of the classic rectangle chafers, but his one adds a variation to the table. So lovely, and made very well. We are thankful that webstaurant offers this product at such an affordable price.

    from Bocca Felice, LLC Posted on

    Sauteed haricot vert and shallots served in classic round chafer. We always have extra replacement dishes for quick swap outs.

    These are beautiful for any occasion! I do plan to order in the very near future. I received my purchase in good timing. Thank you so much, you've made some very happy people on my end.

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    Used my chafers for a bridal shower and everyone loved them! Holds a lot of food. Would purchase again! Quick shipment and great sevice!! A+

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    The chauffer looks the same as the picture on the website. I like the product however I had bubbles forming under the tray after my first use. I did contact customer care and they are very helpful. I was told that the bubbles will not interfere with the performance of the chauffer

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    I recently purchased two more classic chafers only this time they were 5 qt. round and my other two I purchased here were 4 qt. square. They were just as awesome as the first two and matched perfectly. They looked beautiful on the reception tables! I have purchased a lot of my catering supplies at Webstaurant and have been very satisfied with the quality, price and materials. I have researched other stores such as this one and I keep coming back for the deals. I would highly recommend using this business for all your kitchen and caterings needs. Vicki Watson Madison, MS

    from Vic Watson Posted on

    This chafer is great! It holds enough green beans to serve 60 people and doesn't take up a lot of space on the banquet table.

    from Where the Heart Is LLC Posted on

    Lovely, classy. Unpack fully while transport driver is present as there were dents and they are impatient. Also allow more like 10 days shipping as they are slow to ship and costly.

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    Thanks for your review! We apologize for the extended shipping time, which is not standard. Items stocked in our warehouse usually ship out in 1 day and should be at your site within 1-5 days depending on where you are in the continental US. You can look at our estimated shipping times based on your location, here: Estimated Shipping Times for FedEx Ground

    WEBstaurantStore.com Customer Solutions

    I love using these round chafers. They are unique and add class to your buffet table. I get many positive comments from my guests when I use them.

    from Evelyn's Culinary Services Posted on

    This piece is a beautiful addition to my buffet. I would recommend having two. It is perfect for vegetables or sauces. Lightweight and easy to clean.

    from In the Kitchen Posted on

    Love this five quart round chafer dish. The quality is excellent and elegant. We were very pleased with the look. Can't be the price for such a good product.

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    This item was very easy to clean an look the same as I first bought it. I have used this item over five times already. I received several complements.

    from Virtuous Designs Posted on

    Loved the product, Very nice and elegant, just what I was looking for. I have not used yet! will be using soon. Receieved items in a timely manner. Very impressed.

    from Simple Eloquence Posted on

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