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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!

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.

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!

Burn Time 4 Hr.
Fuel Type Wick Fuel
Green / Environmentally-Friendly Yes
Made in America Yes
Material Diethylene Glycol
Package Size 6 oz.


Choose the best for your chafers with Choice 4 hour chafer wick fuel! Capable of producing 890 BTU's per hour, its wick design and non-flammable liquid 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 and approximately 4 hours of burn time. The end result is high-quality heat that burns hotter than comparable wick fuels, burns safe, and lasts long. For convenient storage when not in use, this can features a screw cap top.

This Choice fuel is also eco-friendly! Each 6 oz. can is made using recyclable aluminum, and contains fuel produced from sustainable resources. Made in the USA.


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    Great and cheape chafing fuel this one can last up to 4 hours so u never get cold food on you parties or catering. Services

    from ashlexdrei tradings /sweets by chef jay Posted on

    i bought wick chafing dish fuel 4 hour- 24 case . you can use it . for many ways .like warming your food and boiling the water .also you can use it to cook your mail .i will buy it again ..THANKS WEB.

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    Chafers worked very well, we will definitely be ordering more. They were delivered promptly and right before the holidays which was an added bonus for our event.

    from HJS SERVICES Posted on

    Easy to use and follow directions. Worked well with the pans we purchased and excellent price for a big case - great shipping speed - thanks.

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    Perfect price and size for my buffet. Fuel burns just as the item suggest. Cans arrived undamaged and not leaking, like other brands that I have purchased have.

    from NASTC Conference Center & Catering Posted on

    These wick fuels are great. We use them each week for our Sunday buffet and they are the best price anywhere. They work great for our needs.

    from The Crusin' 50's diner Posted on

    I bought this product for my 8 qt Stainless Steel Economy Chafer with Folding Frame. The product does what it’s supposed to do and keeps my food hot at the market. This product is sold at a good price and I definitely recommend it.

    from Asian Homestyle Cooking Posted on

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    It is a very good products, that I will continue to use over and over again. And they are very affordable and an item that I will keep in stock for my business.

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    Bought these for my wife's party and lasted for a long time and was great. Easy to work and easy to clean up and the best price by far.

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    I ordered these wicks. The box I received was leaking. I contacted the Customer Service the following day they replaced them. This is awesome Customer Service, and great expedited delivery!

    from Taste of Heaven Posted on

    The cans function pretty well - the shipment however, wasn't handled well and arrived with spills from almost 50% of the cans. Webrestaurantstore customer service was very good and they refunded the amount for the damaged cases.

    from Calcutta Curry LLC Posted on

    This brand of chafing fuel is easy to open compare to other brand. It will leak if not properly pack. It last a little longer than 4 hours. I would buy this product again.

    from T & C Catering Services Posted on

    I've ordered this fuel countless times. I couldn't give it five stars because several times I've ordered it, the fuel has managed to leak out and in addition to that, some of the caps are extremely hard to unscrew, but still a great product.

    from Just Eat This Catering Posted on

    We are sorry to hear that. Please let us know if any damage occurs during shipping as we would be happy to compensate you.

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    This is a must have for any catering job to keep your food warm. that is a good price.

    from Sheila's Homestyle Posted on

    These 4 hour chafer wick fuel are great for my catering. They keep my food good and warm and the price is right. Orders come relly fast.

    from nitas place Posted on

    This is a great product. Very inexpensive for chafer fuel. They deffinetly last longer than they are rated for. I deffinetly reccomend these for catering companies.

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    I recommend this fuel to anyone wanting to hold food without the worry of running out of fuel. They are suggested at 6 hours, but i think they run for longer periods of time.

    from Innovative Catering Posted on

    I use quite a bit of chafer fuel. These burn perfect. They sometimes burn for over four hours. I will order this product in the future.

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    We at the restaurant love these Chafer. Perfect for the 4 hour catered party. Keeps food hold hot for hours especially 4 hours. Well worth the money

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