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  • Understated elegance
  • Built-in cover holder
  • Perfect for catering and buffets
  • 4 qt. capacity
  • Stainless steel with mirror finish
  • Dripless pan design
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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!

Length 18 1/2 Inches
Width 15 1/4 Inches
Height 12 11/16 Inches
Capacity 4 qt.
Color Silver
Cover Type Lift-Off
Finish Stainless Steel
Material Stainless Steel
Product Line Vollrath Orion
Shape Oval
Style High End Chafers
Type Standard Chafers

Customer questions about this product

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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The Vollrath 46501 4 qt. Orion small oval lift-off chafer is an elegant solution for your buffet or catering operation. Its distinctive curves and profile will accentuate any food presentation, from casual to fine dining! It features a beautiful mirror-finished heavy duty 18-8 stainless steel body that's durable and easy to clean. Plus, its pans are also mirror-finished, and have dripless designs. By combining function with elegance, this chafer will not only impress your guests and customers, but it will also ensure your food stays at the perfect serving temperature for the duration of your catered event.

Each Kit Includes:
(1) Inset
(1) Water pan
(1) Dome cover
(1) Fuel holder

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 18 1/2"
Width: 15 1/4"
Height: 12 11/16"


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RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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    oval shape chafers chafer unique small size often nice love

    I love the unique oval shape of the small oval chafer, you do not often see chafers in an oval shape. The 4 qt. is a nice size as well.

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