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  • 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

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Dependable and convenient, this Choice 8 qt. full size stainless steel chafer with folding frame is perfect for catered events!

With an 8 qt. capacity, this chafer kit allows you to hot-hold and serve your most popular dishes at appropriate temperatures quickly and conveniently. Ideal for mobile caterers, wedding venues, or buffets, this chafer kit comes with everything you need to serve your guests!

  • Dishwasher Safe

    Dishwasher Safe

    This item can safely be cleaned in a commercial dishwasher.

Versatile and Functional

This chafer accommodates full, 1/2, and 1/3 size food pans giving you the ability to present one large food offering or a variety!

Folding Frame

The frame folds down to make the chafer easy to transport. It also means your chafer will require less storage space.

Fuel Holders

2 fuel holders distribute heat evenly to keep your food at optimal serving temperature.

Pans and Lid

This kit includes a 4" deep water pan, 2 1/2" deep food pan, and full size lid so that you're ready to go right out of the box!

Lid Holder

The attached lid holder keeps the lid out of the way during service.

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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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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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Choice Economy Chafers

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.

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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Length 24 Inches 24 Inches 24 3/4 Inches 25 3/4 Inches 26 Inches 25 1/2 Inches 25 1/2 Inches 25 1/2 Inches
Width 14 1/8 Inches 14 1/8 Inches 14 1/8 Inches 14 1/8 Inches 13 1/2 Inches 14 1/4 Inches 14 1/4 Inches 14 1/4 Inches
Height 13 Inches 13 Inches 9 5/8 Inches 12 1/4 Inches 17 Inches 16 Inches 16 Inches 16 Inches
Capacity 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt. 8 qt.
Finish Stainless Steel Mirror Mirror Gold Accent, Mirror Mirror Mirror Mirror Mirror
Material 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
Chafer Includes:
  • 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: 1
  • Fuel holders: 2
  • Fuel holder tray: 1
Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 24 Inches
  • Width: 14 1/8 Inches
  • Height: 13 Inches
  • Capacity: 8 qt.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating:

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

    4.8 stars from 240 reviews


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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    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

    These chafers are a great price and the quality is very good. We decided to keep them fresh and completely clean but using a disposable tins for food over the existing pan and it held them very well. The entire unit washed off nicely (except where flame was underneath but that is to be expected on a higher flame and is not able to be seen) The unit folds neatly and is easy to stick back in the box it can in for storage. A+++ will be ordering more!

    from taino catering Posted on

    Sturdy & affordable, holds just enough water to get thru the catering job. folds nicely for storage and looks great!

    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

    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

    ordered a few off these for my business start up, GREAT product, durable , easy to clean, and I really like the folding compact design to save space when not in use.. OUTSTANDING PRODUCT IF YOURE ON A BUDGET !!!!!!!!!!!

    from Bald Guy's BBQ Posted on

    They look good, easy to clean and transport. Also they are at a great price. My only complaint is where the sternos sit it is a little hard to set-up and remove. Going to be ordering more.

    Posted on

    I love this product. i bought it for a 70th birthday party. The fact that it is fold-able makes storage easier. it's shinning stainless steel appearance added a touch of elegant and I will definitely buy more.

    Posted on

    Love the new chafing pans they are just what I expected. Shiny easy to clean wipe off fingerprints. I love the new fold up stand easy to store. Take up little space. I will b using them for the first time in Aug. for my nephew's wedding then for my business. I can't wait.

    from The s& l company Posted on

    I love the chafer that I purchased the fact they fold and come complete with everything is a great thing at an unbelievable price. I looked other places for some for my business and they were not complete you would still need to purchase the 2 in food pan.

    from B & B Catering Posted on

    I purchased four of these chasers to use at an outdoor work function. I intended to use them for keeping food warm (hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, and cheesy potatoes). They kept the food warm and also looked great! Before the event started, I realized I also had food that needed to remain cold (veggie pizza with a cream cheese topping), so I put ice in the bottom pan. It worked great! The veggie pizza remained cold. After the work function, I was able to easily clean them up, fold up the base, and store them back in the original boxes. Very easy and convenient! My next purchase is going to be the half pans and third pans to use for smaller dishes or sauces. I can't wait to use them!

    Posted on

    Perfect for the small Business that doesn't do a whole lot of catering. We use this for contest in our local area and found it to be large enough to serve it's purpose.

    from McGarvey's Wee Pub Beach Posted on

    Dull finish up against my other stainless steel chafers, and I misplaced fuel holder, so the legs don't stay in place and it collapses on me.

    from Tantalizing Tasties Posted on

    This is an all-time fave, our customers love this Chafer, as they get quality for a great Price, allowing them to acquire several at a time, solving their foodservice needs for restaurants and private events. Grealty recommended.

    from AMERMEX FROZEN PRD Posted on

    I love this Chafer. It is simple, yet looks nice and is easy to clean and I love that it folds up and doesn't take up much room when we are not using it.

    from Genghis Grill Posted on

    I love these chafing dishes! I purchased them because I have 4 children that will be having open houses and this was a much nicer way to present the foods than the disposable pans. The price was more than reasonable for the product. My favorite feature is the hanging lid. It actually has 2 options for hanging the lid which makes it very convenient. The only issue I had was the metal is not as "tough" as it could have been. Which is why I gave it 4 stars, as opposed to 5. However, for the price you are paying it is more than decent. Overall, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone.

    from Mayhem Designz Posted on

    Very elegant! I use this for catering parties and such and these a very good. These chafer's are not too difficult to assemble. You can't go wrong!

    from Just Velvet Posted on

    These Full Size Stainless Steel Chafers are the bomb. Pretty high quality and the price just cannot be beat. I would recommend these for any party planners!

    Posted on

    What a deal! I bought these for home use, we have a large family and these chafers really elevate our meals to an elegant affair. These keep our long drawn out meals nice and warm ready for when we need seconds.

    Posted on

    I purchased the Choice Economy 8 Qt. Full Size Stainless Steel Chafer with Folding Frame and they look great. There was a minor imperfection on one of the fuel can trays (it was bent/dented in on one end). Other than that this product is what was shown in the picture as well as expected. The absolute best thing about ordering is the fact I received my items the very next day. That is an amazing shipping time considering I ordered under regular shipping. I ordered my items on Tuesday and they were at my door by Wednesday. I would like suggest, however, since the company uses Fed-Ex to ship items that you not display what's in the box on the outside of the box. My box plainly said stainless steel chafers on the box for anyone that walked pass my home to clearly see and take (Fed-Ex leaves items on the front porch). Other than the shipping issue and the small ding, I am very satisfied with my products. I would definitely recommend and purchase this item again.

    Posted on

    Choice Economy 8 Qt. Full Size Stainless Steel Chafer with Folding Frame . This is a fantastic product, especially for the price. I purchased them for my parents 50th Anniversary buffet and I am extremely satisfyed with them. They store very nicely with the floding frame.

    from hermans bakery inc Posted on

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