• Top
  • Quantity Discounts!


Buy 1 - 2 $24.99/Each

  • All-in-one kit
  • 8 qt. capacity
  • Durable, stainless steel
  • Accommodates full, 1/2, and 1/3 size food pans
  • Attached lid holder keeps lid out of the way during serving
  • Height of fuel holders allows for correct warming temperature
  • Great for buffets and catering events
  • Dishwasher safe food pan, water pan, and cover
Usually Ships in 1 Business Day
When will I receive my Item?
195 reviews
UPC Code:

Companion Items

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.

Copy and paste the embed code above.

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.

Copy and paste the embed code above.

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 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.

Copy and paste the embed code above.

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.

Length 24 Inches
Width 14 1/8 Inches
Height 13 Inches
Capacity 8 qt.
Color Silver
Cover Type Lift-Off
Finish Stainless Steel
Material Stainless Steel
Product Line Choice Economy
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.
Ask your own question!


For a dependable and convenient way to serve large gatherings at catering events or buffets, look no further than this Choice economy folding chafer kit! With an 8 qt. capacity, this chafer kit allows you to serve your most popular dishes at appropriate temperatures quickly and conveniently. The stainless steel construction makes this chafer durable enough to last in a commercial setting while providing a sleek presentation that will fit right in with restaurant and hotel decors.

Setting this chafer apart from others, it comes with a uniquely designed frame that collapses for easy storage and transportation, helping you save space in your vehicle or kitchen. It also includes an attached lid holder to keep your lid conveniently out of the way during serving. The full size pan is great for displaying larger dishes, and the size of this chafer can also accommodate 1/2 and 1/3 size food pans (sold separately). With this chafer kit, you have everything you need at your disposal to cater and serve a perfect event!

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

Each Kit Includes:

(1) Full size folding chafer frame
(1) 4" deep water pan
(1) 2 1/2" deep food pan
(1) 2 1/2" high lid with black handle
(2) Fuel holders
(1) Fuel holder tray

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 24"
Width: 14 1/8"
Height: 13"
Capacity: 8 qt.

Related Items

Frequently Purchased Together

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating:

    Choice Economy 8 Qt. Full Size Stainless Steel Chafer with Folding Frame

    4.8 stars from 196 reviews


    People Talk About:

    Great more love Chafer easy price chafers quality dishes catering
    See All 196 Reviews

    Great chafer dishes. They look great on tables and will last a lifetime. will recommend to friends and family members. Everyone should have at least two of these.

    Posted on

    Best stainless steel chafer that i bought ,Quality material, GREAT price, they fold up easily for easy storage. no complaints about this item.love love it.

    Posted on

    I ordered these chafing dishes for an office Thanksgiving dinner we catered. Great product. Easy to dress up or dress down. I especially love the folding frame! No bulk packing.

    from Big and Little Bites Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    This product is great! Well priced and works really well. I had to use it for a catering job outside in really cold weather and my food still kept hot and up to a hot holding temperature. So glad i bought this and i am planning on buying more! I would recommend this to anybody it was a great buy. Portable convenient and effective!

    from ` Posted on

    Used for wedding reception. Excellent item. Lightweight, easy to clean. Fold for easy storage. Terrific price point. Purchased and used 4 of these for wedding

    from Cafe Marty Posted on

    Once folded down, two of these kits will fit in the space of one standard chafer. The handles are also removable if you want to change the look of them as well.

    Posted on

    Very happy with these Chafer sets. Only bought 1 at first to make sure i was going to like it, and i loved it! I will definitely be buying more of these. They are so much better than using the tin foil style Chafer dishes!

    Posted on

    We ordered from this site because the price on these chafing dishes seemed good. They are a certain price if you order more than 3, we ordered 10 and only received 9. So I guess I am shorted out of the discount Not happy with this! We have an event coming up and will have to run out locally to find another chafing set.

    from Love4Lexi Foundation Posted on

    Thank you for your review, Karla. We are sorry you did not receive your tenth chafer. A Customer Solutions Representative will be working with you to make sure you receive the missing item.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    These chafering dishes are affordable and look incredible. I started my very own catering and i am always asked where i got them from. I will be purchasing a few more for my business.

    from De La Cocina de Madelyn Posted on

    Good, inexpensive chafers. Perfect for catering. Cheap enough to occasionally loan out without worrying. Sometimes the legs feel a little unstable, but they do the job.

    from Durham Co-op Market Posted on

    Since i invested in these chafers,have saved me money in renting for my functions. They are easy to set up and fold down very nicely. I love that the chafing fuel is properly secured also.

    Posted on

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. This is my second time ordering them. I use them for holiday gatherings, I use them for small catering jobs, and to entertain company buffet style. Quality material, GREAT price! I have no complaints about this item.

    Posted on

    This is a great product for the price. have used this product for a wedding and it really looked great. Fast shipping got when they said I would get it. I would recommend this product and I will be buying a few more.

    from Hogz Brew BBQ Posted on

    I bought these for my new catering business. they are inexpensive, look great, easy to transport and easily stored. I know there are more expensive chafers out there but i just dont know why you would pay more if you can get these.

    from La Trattoria Posted on

    This is an excellent choice for easy setup but also storage because they fold down fairly small and we do not have tons of room to keep these around our kitchen if they didn't fold. recommended.

    from Pleasanton Catering Company Posted on

    Excellent product! I am a reseller and I buy this on a regular basis due to high demand from my customers overseas. So far I have purchased about 160 dishes and am adding more this weekend.

    from personal Posted on

    These chafing dishes are wonderful! We bought 3 for a recent wedding we catered and we are very satisfied with how sturdy they are and how good they look, especially for the price. I'm even more impressed by how well they store. We will definitely order more of these gems as we expand our business.

    from Big Mike's BBQ Posted on

    Bought it for daughters 1st birthday and it's great! I got compliments about it too. Very affordable, easy storage and shipping was right on time.

    Posted on

    This folding chafer is great. The entire unit folds up into a neat little 5 inch package, and stacks on itself so I will be storing 4 of them in my pantry and taking up less space than my boxes of cereal. The fuel holder goes across the entire length of the unit, allowing you to center and only use 1 canister if you wish. This is overlooked in many fancier chafers i've seen. Many have circles that only allow you to place heat on one side or the other (or both obviously) but I sometimes only want 1 fuel canister because the food is already hot.

    Posted on

    Happy and finally got this more cheaper than other seller the CHAFERr was worth for yoUr money instead buying a disposable chafer that was too expensive and only one time use this 1 u can use till the last the way u handle it BUY MORE SAVE MORE

    from ashlexdrei tradings Posted on

User Submitted Photos & Video:

Get paid to review this product!

If you've used this product, simply log in and share your text, video, and photo reviews of it. The customers on the left did it, and you can too! Earn up to $16.00 per product.

Login or Register