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  • Clean burning
  • Minimal soot and odor release
  • Produces 1630 BTU's per hour
  • Keeps food hot and ready to serve
  • 7 oz. can

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Instantly enhance and prolong your hot food serving capabilities with this Choice 2-hour ethanol gel chafing dish fuel!

Delivering high-quality heat that burns hotter and longer than comparable fuels, Choice gel fuel is essential for reliable chafer heating. This ethanol formula is not only easier to light and less toxic than similar methanol fuels, but provides a higher heat output than even conventional wick fuels as well. Great for any restaurant buffet line or catered event, this series of Choice gel chafing gel serves as the hottest, safest, and most natural fuel on the market.

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    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Biodegradable


    Upon disposal, biodegradable products are capable of being broken down by biological microorganisms, without harming the environment.

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    This item is able to be recycled under some recycling programs.

Up to 2 Hours of Burn Time

Made from 200 proof gelled ethanol, this fuel produces 1630 BTU's per hour to allow for approximately 2 hours of burn time.


An odorless design ensures that your savory entrees and delectable appetizers remain the star of the show.

Safe and Easy to Use

In addition to an easy-to-light design, the fuel burns clean without leaving soot or other unsavory residue behind. This ensures quick cleanup once your event has ended.


The 7 oz. can is comprised entirely of recyclable aluminum, and the ethanol is produced using natural and recycled raw materials. This results in a high-performance chafer fuel that is organic, biodegradable, and 100% recyclable.

Choice Brand

Choice is dedicated to providing you with catering supplies, paper and disposable supplies, small kitchen hand tools, and serving solutions at the best possible prices. Whether you are looking for a strong and durable utility cart or inexpensive dispenser napkins, Choice has just what you need at a price you can afford!

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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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Customer Reviews

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    Choice Ethanol Gel Chafing Dish Fuel - 12/Pack

    5.0 stars from 24 reviews


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    great hours fuel price Gel food dish Ethanol love worked
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    These chafing dish fuels worrked great didnt have to worry about serving cold food to our guests. The chafers stayed warm throught the event. I would recommend again :)

    from Atlanta Linen Rentals LLC Posted on

    The Choice Ethanol is a Great Item. Easy to use. They were Great for my 6 hour Birthday Celebration. I would recommend this item for your next party. Great price.

    from 1961 Posted on

    This is a standard heat source. No issues, pretty good product. This fits under a regular chafing dish. Good price for the pack and fast shipping.

    Posted on

    Another great deal from Webstaurant! These burn clean and last mininmum 2 hours or more. They don't emit any odor,,,they are spill proof so are safer to use. They fit inside the holding cups for a chafer with still being able to slide the lid over it to control heat or snuff it out!

    Posted on

    This product worked really well. I used it for a catering event to keep foods warm. No complaints from the customers that the food was cold. I also purchased the stand and pans and it worked out perfectly.

    from Litosny Posted on

    I have used this product for the last few catering events, they work great under chafing dishes and have a strong flame that doesn't go out easily, even in the wind

    Posted on

    We love this ethanol gel chafing dish fuel. Price is great, it's easy to use. We really appreciate how long it lasts and also the fact, than it doesn't smell

    from Tom Posted on

    We love using this chafer fuel and it works well and does hold up for the 2 1/2 hours we need it. The price of the fuel is excellent but shipping can be costly.

    from Freebirds World Burrito Posted on

    Let's face it, where else can you get a 12 pack of chafing dish fuel cans for this price, but at from the Webstaurantstore? As usual, I did a little research online and at local stores and each of them failed to coming close. I am very pleased!

    from MM&M CATERING Posted on

    I purchased these to use at 2 events. I was a little skeptical due to them only lasting for 2 hours. However, I was pleasantly amazed that they actually kept the food steaming hot. Even after the 2 hours ended, the food in the chafers remained at a warm temperature. Also the packaging was excellent; they came in a box which was wrapped in plastic, and then inserted in another box. That was very important in case one of them accidently opened during shipment. I paid 1/2 on webstaurant for what the major retail stores and they exceeded my expectations. Great buy!

    Posted on

    worked great! Kept our food at a graduation party really warm! The only "bad" thing about them is they are only 2 hours but we just changed them when needed.

    Posted on

    these work great! i love the gel because you don't have to worry about them spilling when you open them and they last a long time

    Posted on

    Its gelled formula provided a high heat output than the conventional wick fuels that I have previously used and burns for over 2 hours. It was also easy to light, odorless, and burns clean without leaving residue.

    Posted on

    The Ethanol Gel was exactly what we was needing and asking for. These cans did the job very well and I would defiantly would order and use these again for the next party thanks to webstaurantstore!

    Posted on

    This is a pretty good price on these. Cheaper than you are going to get them at your restaurant supply house or anywhere else. Last long.

    from backwater Posted on

    this was my first time using the Gel fuels and i must i love them, no mess, no wick and they worked great for my event, must buy again

    from B'Better Event Production Posted on

    These were not what I had originally ordered but I got an email from webstaurantatore.com because the ones I ordered were not able to be shipped to me. Over email and within 20 minutes of placing my order they fixed my order and found me these. Worked great for what I needed and the customer service was awesome! Thank you!

    Posted on

    i love choice ethanol gel chafing dish fuel the flame is strong and wide .i did so money kinds of food .i use it everyday .

    Posted on

    This is a great product. We made a lot of fondue this winter, and this kept our cheese nice and bubble for 2 hours. The first shipment was damaged (with ethanol fuel everywhere!), but Webstaurant replaced right away which was much appreciated. This product is reliable and safe.

    Posted on

    This is such a great price for fuel as opposed to paying high local rates. They burn for 2 hours as indicated and I would purchase again.

    from Elegantly Sweet Pleasantries and Events Posted on

    Good product, the gel is easy to scoop if you want to use less, burns steadily and has no smell, so it does burn clean. Happy with the price too.

    Posted on

    very reasonable prices for fuel gel. We didn't use half of what we thought we would need and they burned clean with no odor. Would order again.

    Posted on

    An excellent product. With this fuel you just use room temp. water and as long as you give it enough time it will come right to temp. I also like the fact that you don't have to but a whole case.

    Posted on

    Figured I'd give these a shot. not knowing if I had enough of the ones we usually have in stock. Great price online and fast shipping.

    from porters on the lane Posted on

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