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  • Durable stainless steel
  • Long lid handle for secure gripping
  • Integrated side handles for easy transportation
  • Broad legs for optimum stability
  • Two fuel can holders ensures patron and staff safety
  • Water pan, food pan, cover, frame, and fuel holders included
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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!

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.
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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Give your buffet or catering service the spark it needs with this Choice Economy 8 qt. stainless steel chafer. This chafer set allows you to serve popular recipes quickly and conveniently. Complete with a water pan, food pan, cover, stand, and fuel holders, you're able to serve warm dishes in your buffet line throughout the event entirety.

Plus, hotel and restaurant owners alike will delight at the material construction of this stainless steel chafing dish. This material not only provides a sleek presentation, but also gives the chafer dish the durability to last in a commercial setting. It features an attractive, shiny finish and is great at conducting, distributing, and holding heat.

A long handle on the top of the lid allows for easy and safe access to the food. Two side handles, integrated in the chafer's frame, enable easy and steady transportation. Meanwhile, four broad legs ensure optimum stability and protect the elevated chafing fuel shelf.

Furthermore, the 2 fuel holders ensure that you have enough heat throughout the entire pan. These holders also promise patron and staff safety, keeping hands, clothes, and other flammable contents a safe distance from the flame.

Both employees and customers will notice a difference when you use this Choice chafer kit!

Each Kit Includes:
- 4" deep water pan
- 2 1/2" deep food pan
- 2 1/2" high dome cover
- (2) fuel holders
- Stand

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

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    Choice Economy 8 Qt. Full Size Stainless Steel Chafer

    4.8 stars from 123 reviews


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    price Great chafer catering quality nice recommend more chafers Easy

    Absolutely loved these! Ordered for a huge catering job and they worked GREAT!!! Very professional looking, sturdy and lightweight. Would recommend these a million times over!

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    This Chafer dish is durable and holds all kinds of hot or cold foods. Easy to setup and looks great when using to cater an event. Easy to break down and clean. Will continue to use this chafer for all my catering needs.

    from Gudd Eats Catering Posted on

    This has been a great tool to have available for off-site catering. It isn't as attractive as the roll-top but the price point is really good if you're looking for a basic model.

    from Deep Creek Coffee Co Posted on

    I ordered 4 of stainless steel chafer for our holiday parties for my restaurant, I received them earlier than I was expected. The product was great it did all the performance that needed, it was nice looking and did great for our parties. The price was cheaper than any where else, it looked very elegance and nice. I tried to upload the photos but it won't let me. overall I am very satisfied with this product. Thank you

    Posted on

    Affordable chafers, good deal. They are lighter weight than some, but for hauling them from place to place, I really appreciate the lightness of the product.

    from Yellow House Design Posted on

    Great customer service. First one that was shipped was scratched and they sent me out a replacement chafer the next day! They are a durable construction and worked great for my parent's surprise anniversary party.

    Posted on

    We purchased 3 of these economy chafing sets and I am sooo glad we did......they are very beautiful and make a fantastic presentation....love the attached lid holder...sturdy and love the options of other pans+different sizes that can be purchased...all around a FANTASTIC deal.

    Posted on

    This is a great chaffing pan that we used for our wedding. Really good price and looked really nice to give our wedding a professional feel.

    Posted on

    You cannot beat this quality for the price, they use the word economy but it should be removed because, the word ECONOMY can often relate to poor quality which is not the case with this chaffer. We actually rent these to our customers and they hold up well.

    Posted on

    We have ordered this chafing dish several times from Webstaurant Store. It holds up very well in transporting it to parties throughout the city. The price is the best we have found.

    from Please B Seated Posted on

    We are constantly catering, sometimes three venues at a time. This chaffers help us affordable stretch our catering supplies and are a very welcome addition.

    from Stella's Cafe & Catering Posted on

    These are definitely economy grade. I do not understand how the reviews by caterers/restaurants were so positive. The metal is quite thin and bends fairly easily. They are worth the price I paid and will do for the two or three times a year I will use them. The lid handle is very flimsy but easily replaceable. Shipping damage due to lack of proper packaging and economy grade metal.

    Posted on

    Thank you for your review, Daniel! We are sorry these chafers do not suit your tastes. They are an excellent value considering the price. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon concerning the shipping damages.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    The Stainless Steel Chafers are Amazing! It is well worth the purchase. The price is Right! I am so happy to have purchased the chafers.

    Posted on

    Great chafer for the price. Have ordered in the past and just reordered to add to those. I highly recommend for the price and quality.

    from Just Eat This Catering Posted on

    I have been using my chafing pans for a while now. They have made my catering jobs so much easier . I had used wire frames before and with these the food not only stays hot, but also looks more professional

    from White Wolf Smokers Posted on

    The chafer are perfect. They are just as they are advertised. I would recommend this to any persons or business in need of chafers for any event

    Posted on

    This gets the job done. Not as fancy as I would have liked but you can not beat the price. Stainless steel is a bit thin, but again it does keep food hot.

    from Bocaditos y Congas Catering by Mariah Posted on

    These have worked great for the few times that we have used them for our church functions. It is nice to have uniformly served food in these, making the event special. Nice price and quality!

    from Cornerstone Church Posted on

    I don't know who is ore satisfied with this product, me or my customers..Each time I have used these chafing pans i get rave comments as to the presentation of my foods.They are easy to clean and store for the next event. My business is growing so i'm about to order more.I recommend them to everyone. Queen

    from Caribbean Queens Catering Posted on

    i ordered multiple units like this and have been very please. a good level of quality for a very great price, i will re order these

    from lennys on the beach Posted on

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