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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 6 Hr.
Fuel Type Wick Fuel
Green / Environmentally-Friendly Yes
Made in America Yes
Material Diethylene Glycol
Package Size 6.9 Ounces


Choose the best for your chafers with Choice 6 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 6 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 can is made using recyclable aluminum, and contains fuel produced from sustainable resources. Made in the USA. Sold 24 per case.


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Customer Reviews

Overall User Rating: Choice Wick Chafing Dish Fuel - 6 Hour - 24 / Case ( 4.8 stars from 41 reviews )

    Great choice on the 6-hour chafel fuel....I did not need to use another fuel because the 6 hours held up to its promise...I was very pleased!!

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    I purchased for a Memorial Day event for 75 people, I only need to use 15 fuel chargers. Great for heating up WARM FOODS. This will not heat up, frozen foods, it's perfect for OUTDOOR bbq, for small- mid size gatherings. The price and shipping were perfect, and the best prices anywhere. No leaks, and no duds, in teh case.


    These chafing dish fuels are great for long events. They last the full 6 hours keeping the food hot. I would highly recommend this product.

    from Castle Catering Posted on

    The Choice Wick Chafing Dish Fuel provides a strong, consistent burn and is very easy to light. Even in semi-windy outdoor conditions the wick stays burning strong. The fuel does, however, run out prior to the 6 hour mark, so estimate closer to 5 hours. of true burn time

    from Study Abroad Posted on

    This is what you need for long lasting heating of food. It kept my food well heated during my last party. I didn't need to add another dish after the first batch.

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    I purchased the 6 hour chafing fuel because they lasts longer and would not have to be changed out during my event. They burned the entire time (4-6 hours). Kept all my dishes steamy hot!

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    I ordered these items for my wedding. The timing for shipment was perfect. They are great and long lasting. I highly recommend this product. love them

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    These worked well. The only thing that I had a problem with was that one of the fuel dishes was leaking when they were shipped to me.

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    This arrived in such a big messed. The box is soaked with fuel. Customer service replace it right away. I will order some more in the future. Thank you webstaurant for keeping your customers happy!

    from Genie Posted on

    No electricity and no propane required to run my chafing dishes which is a money saver and convenient because the chafing dishes can be set up anywhere. No more crockpots.

    from sarah Posted on

    I am happy with this product because of the 6 hour fuel capacity great for those having long parties and open house events. Our customers like buying just what they need instead of a case of smaller cans.

    from Molly Mae's LLC Posted on

    this choice wick chafing dish fuel is a really easy product to use. fires up really easy and keeps food hot. great product at a great price.

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    This is our third time using these wicks. I no longer go to the store to buy any. Webs have the greatest price and good quality wicks.

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    Great product at a great price. Excellent on time delivery! Chose wick chafing fuel has many different uses, fuel for camping stove as well has a buffet food warmer.

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    No doubt the price I paid the Webstaurant store for my 24 case of 6hour burn time Chafing fuel was the lowest price around and delivery was quick.

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    I have shopped several places or stores and this is the best place to purchase from. The price for a case is very cheap and good,

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    These burned for a long time. I would say that I used them for 4 hours and none of them burned out. In fact, there's more for my next event. I will definitely order these again.

    from SWEET POSSIBILITIES Posted on

    Great price. works very good. This is all i buy and will be buying them here all the time. more you buy the better price you get

    from Unlimited Sales Posted on

    The best prices anywhere. We run 2 buffets a week so these 6 hour fuels are perfect. They have always worked great for us at the Cruisin!

    from Cruisin 50's diner Posted on

    We used these for my son's wedding reception just to be sure there wouldn't be any need to change them out after a few hours and it would be one less thing to worry about. They lasted beyond the 6 hr burn time!The only reason I would give it only 4 stars instead of 5 is because when we opened the box, 2 of the fuels looked like they had leaked out a little onto themselves, though the box was not damaged. If you have a long event, it's worth the money getting these 6 hr chafing fuels and to not worry!

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    Thank you for your review! Please feel free to contact a Customer Solutions Representative if you have any concerns about your purchase.

    WEBstaurantStore.com Customer Solutions

    This is one of the best Chafing Fuel, I use this a lot because it does not get my Chafer black and hardly gets dirty.

    from LITAS CHILD DAYCARE Posted on

    This product does what it is intended to do but on average we only get 5 hours burn time. Burns cleaner than other fuels and leaves very little residues.

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    Burned for a long time. Kept my food hot for the anniversary party I catered. They were really easy to light.

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    We purchased the six hour chafing fuel because of the best overall value. Since they come with a screw top lid, we just reuse the canisters until the fuel is all gone. Worked perfectly.

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    These chanfing fuel held the hot food throughout the event ... super comfortable not need to change much, they looked good with chafing ....I highly recommend

    from Clazzy Events Posted on

    We used this chafing fuel with the chafers we bought from webstaurant. Works great ! You can either use the whole container at once or shut off the wick with the cover and use it later.

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    I ordered the 24 pack of chafing fuel with my order. The price is reasonable and it really does last for 6 hours. That means you don't have worry about replacing it for the whole party.

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    This brand of chafing fuel is easy to twist off the top: compare to other brand. I would buy this product again. The burning time last a little long than 6 hours..

    from T & C Catering Services Posted on

    These fuel canisters did exactly what they are supposed to... heat food and do it for 6 hours. And you can't beat the price. Thanks!

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    Choice is a great budget brand for chafer fuel. I like the wicks on these the best and you can't beat the price for the hour burn.

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    These are excellent to use for the steam trays. the outside stays cool to the touch and the heat that is output from them keeps the water in the steam trays going. i would buy again.

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    This is such a great deal for chafer fuel. I bought this for an event in February and had plenty to use for another event just last month, with some left over, very happy with this purchase and the quality of the product.

    from New Era Services Posted on

    Worked great, excellent price! Had a long event with no kitchen - food served towards the end. None of these burned out prematurely. Very pleased, would buy again.

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    Unfortunately some of these lids got loose in shipping and spilled some fuel. I recommend taping the lids to the can. Otherwise they lasted somewhat less than 6 hours--maybe they weren't completely full. Held up in strong winds too.

    from Whimsical Designs Posted on

    Thank you for reviewing this product! We apologize that some fuel spilled during shipment. Customer Service will be in contacting you to assist you.

    WEBstaurantStore.com Customer Solutions

    We heavily refer to these fuels whenever we are catering an event, and they have not let us down once! They are easy and quick to light and last for a pretty long time! Definitely recommend for your next event!

    from Johnson & Wales Posted on

    These Choice 6 hour chafer fuel will last for a while with ease! Great for buffet lines and to keep small pans warm without being on a steam table!!

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    Not sure we get 6 hours, but we do get great heat and never seem to run out at an event. I will look into the time it heats and re-post if it less than the stated time.

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    These worked great for our off site catered events. Kept the soup warm and we love the price. I was buying them off of a different website for more a can! So happy i found these!!

    from BG's Posted on

    Go ahead and buy these from Maines, US Foods or Sysco. You'll be paying double. I'll stick with Webstaurant Store and keep the money in my pocket

    from Inne of the Abingtons Posted on

    Choice 6 Hour Chafer Wick Fuel 24 / CS is a great product. The chafer fuelis great for offsite catering but disappointed they leaked out during shipment.

    from Flashback Unlimited Posted on

    With the new Choice brand chafer wick fuel you have great quality and an unbeatable price, no different from any name brand fuel you can purchase , six hours is the perfect burning time allowing you to light you chafers early to preheat them

    from Starters - Riverport Posted on

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