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  • 8 qt. full size capacity
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant 18/8 stainless steel with mirror finish
  • Wood handles
  • 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
  • Water pan, food pan, cover, frame, and fuel holders included

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This Choice 8 qt. full size chafer combines style and durability to ensure a lasting product that will impress your guests.

Complete with a water pan, food pan, cover, and fuel holders, this chafer distributes heat evenly to keep your hot food items warm throughout the entire length of your reception, banquet, or catered event. Made of 18/8 stainless steel, it is resistant to corrosion and has a sparkling, silver exterior.

Mirror Finish

Each chafer features a highly-polished mirror finish that will shimmer in the ambient lighting of your venue. With its high quality finish, this chafer will add to the presentation value of any of the sides or entrees that you are serving!

Maintains Temperature

The elevated shelf positions heat close to the water pan, maintaining your food's perfect serving temperature for hours. This elevation also minimizes exposure to the flame, ensuring guests and staff safety.

Included Pans

This chafer includes both a full size water pan and food pan that fit perfectly into the frame for immediate use.

Fuel Holders

It comes with 2 fuel holders that keep hands, clothes, and other flammable contents a safe distance from the flame.

Side Handles

For a unique, classic touch, this chafer includes wooden handles that also aid in transport.

Lid Handle

Not only does the lid's decorative handle accent the chafer, but it provides safe and easy access to your food.

Adorned Legs

The elegant design on the chafer's legs enhance the overall presentation while adding stability and support.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

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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Classic Chafers

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!

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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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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Length 26 Inches 24 Inches 24 Inches 24 3/4 Inches 25 3/4 Inches 25 1/2 Inches 25 1/2 Inches 25 1/2 Inches 21 3/4 Inches 27 3/4 Inches 27 3/4 Inches
Width 13 1/2 Inches 14 1/8 Inches 14 1/8 Inches 14 1/8 Inches 14 1/8 Inches 14 1/4 Inches 14 1/4 Inches 14 1/4 Inches 13 3/4 Inches 20 Inches 20 Inches
Height 17 Inches 13 Inches 13 Inches 9 5/8 Inches 12 1/4 Inches 16 Inches 16 Inches 16 Inches 17 Inches 17 1/4 Inches 17 1/4 Inches
Capacity 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt.
Cover Type Lift-Off Lift-Off Lift-Off Lift-Off Lift-Off Lift-Off Lift-Off Lift-Off Retractable Retractable Retractable
Finish Mirror Stainless Steel Mirror Mirror Gold Accent, Mirror Mirror Mirror Mirror Gold Accent, Mirror Chrome Accent, Mirror Gold Accent, Mirror
Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size
Chafer Includes:
  • Cover: 1
  • 2 1/2" deep food pan: 1
  • Water pan: 1
  • Fuel Holders: 2
Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 26 Inches
  • Width: 13 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 17 Inches
  • Capacity: 8 qt.

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Customer Reviews

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    Choice Classic 8 Qt. Full Size Chafer

    4.7 stars from 69 reviews


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    These chafers were beautiful. They added a lot of elegance to the party. Received so many compliments, and asking where did I purchase them from. Great product.

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    Look Nice. Have used these for years at all of our major events. Handles are acrylic wood design not real wood like the description suggests.

    from Ridgewood Posted on

    Arrived in perfect condition. It came complete. Easy to set-up. I ordered it for a family special event and used it more than once already. Originally, I was going to rent it but I would of paid the same amount for it from a local rental company so i decided to buy them. The trays are just perfect and as described, product is definitely worth it for the price.

    from GIG Posted on

    These are very affordable. It makes a big difference versus using disposable pans. We love them, and so do our customers. We would definitely recommend these. You will not get a better value anywhere else.

    from KLAS Events Posted on

    I purchased 4 of these chafer’s for a birthday party for my son. They are aesthetically pleasing when they are all laid out together. They arrive in manufacturer’s original packaging without much protection and because of this one of the lids arrived dented but the amazing customer service at webrestaurant.com took care of it right away. The one problem that I have with the chafer is that the water and food pans are flimsy and very light. One of the water pans burnt through and now has a black mark on the inside of the pan even though instructions were followed to the T. I reviewed their return policy and they have some strict rules including restocking fees. Overall great selection of products, great customer service but I would not recommend these chafer’s if you are looking for something that will last a long time. If they had a satisfaction guarantee policy I would return this and purchase something that is a bit heavier.

    from Swan Posted on

    Very elegant and beautiful product for all catering and/or wedding event! We bought this for a family friend and they absolutely loved it and now we get to use it in the future!

    Posted on

    This chafer that was purchased for our business not only looks great but is durable. It also isn't so heavy that transporting it becomes difficult. We would purchase again.

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    I used these for my baby shower and they were a hit. They are of great quality and I will definitely be ordering more of these for my other events.

    from Sha Posted on

    I was so pleased when I received this chafer. It is very good quality and very attractive. I cater events and these look very nice when serving.

    from pumpkin patch farms Posted on

    Choice Classic did an outstanding job in creating this one. It was absolutely beautiful on the table of one of my intimate catering events. The volume was deep enough to hold the chicken wings and beef sliders. The elegant looking lid was perfect for covering the chafers when not in use. Have already purchased a couple of these and will be purchasing more. (Lisa)

    from Jes Catering Posted on

    my favorite I used item for my 50th birthday party my friends and family though I had my party cater I felt as if I was a professional

    Posted on

    These chafers are a good value. They clean up well, hold the heat and perform great. The only reason for the 4 out of 5 would be the handle does not seal completely flush against the lid. Its not one piece.

    from Tim Posted on

    Mini mashed potato station.

    This is a very nice chafer and the price can’t be beaten. I look everywhere but this style you will not find for this price. I got them and I did like the look, however, the material is very thin and light. I was surprise because I also got the 5qt of the same model and band and that one is heavier and thicker than this one. Because the material is so thin it is noisy and also dent easily. One of mine arrived damaged during shipping I contacted the company and Michael was a great helper and replace it immediately. Great customer service! Will buy again.

    Posted on

    There chafing dishes look very elegant when set up. I'd like them to be a little heavier duty but for the money they are well worth it.

    from Simply Catered Posted on


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    This Choice Classic 8 Qt. Full Size Chafer are nice looking but they bend very easy not for everyday use. This is good for home use.

    from T & C Catering Services Posted on

    I purchased this product along with other sizes to match for my daughters wedding - there were beautiful on the table and kept the food hot.

    from Louisiana Specialty Products Posted on

    These Chaffing dishes look classy and the are of high quality. I will be defiantly ordering more of these. All the guestsame loved them. I would recommend everyone to buy them.

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    We ordered another great product in the Choice Classic 8 Quart Full Size Chafer. Looks very elegant. Well worth the price. We will order more.

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    We use these for our more upscale catering events. You cannot beat these when it comes to classy food presentation. They look great and webstaurantstore sells them at a very fair price.

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