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  • Produces 890 BTU's per hour
  • 4 hour burn time
  • Non-flammable liquid for safe burning
  • Screw cap top for convenient, safe storage



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Instantly enhance and prolong your hot food serving capabilities with this Choice 4-hour wick chafing dish fuel!

Delivering a consistent, long-lasting flame, this Choice wick fuel is essential for reliable chafer heating. Its wick design and non-flammable liquid diethylene glycol fuel promote safe burning that is also easy to light. Great for any restaurant buffet line or catered event, this series of Choice wick chafing fuels serves as the hottest and safest burning fuel on the market.

  • Recyclable


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  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

Up to 4 Hours of Burn Time

This fuel is capable of producing 890 BTU's per hour to allow for approximately 4 hours of burn time.

Screw Cap Top

For convenient storage when not in use, the can comes with a resealable screw cap top to ensure safe keeping.

Safe and Easy to Use

Despite burning hotter than any comparable wick fuel, the can stays cool to the touch while lit for worry-free handling at all times. Plus, any wick fuel that spills from the container will not ignite. This not only adds further protection for your staff and guests, but guards your establishment from dangerous fires that could cause irreparable damage.


The 6 oz. can is comprised entirely of recyclable aluminum, and the liquid is produced from renewable, sustainable resources.

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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What is the main difference between chafer fuel cells with twist-off metal caps and fuel cells with stem wicks and plastic caps?
Once lit, chafer fuel cells with twist-off metal caps provide a quick, safe, and easy way to extinguish the flame at the end of events. The cap can simply be placed over the flame to snuff it out. Chafer fuel cells with stem wicks and plastic caps require a separate snuffer paddle, regulator, or saucer to extinguish the flame.

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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

  • Overall User Rating: Choice 4 Hour Wick Chafing Dish Fuel with Safety Twist Cap - 24/Case

    4.7 stars from 58 reviews


    People Talk About:

    Fuel great hours price food events best dish hot wick

    Choice brand 4 hour fuel works well for our Sunday brunch and catering events, they do last for the full 4 hours I will continue to order these for our restaurant.

    from Screaming Eagle Posted on

    Boy are some these tops almost impossible to get off. I supposed that's a good thing since there is flammable liquid inside. Pro tip - smacking a butter knife against the lid loosens them up and is better than brute force. But, as far as keeping food hot goes - these are great. No problems, everyone has lit and stayed lit just fine.

    Posted on

    These do keep the 4 hour wick as advertised, the downside to these the caps are not exactly twist caps, even with a grip these caps are very difficult to open. If you are looking for an easy to open item, these are not the best.

    from Crazy Crepe Posted on

    We always like to have chafing dish fuel on hand for catered events. This chafing dish fuel is the wick style and will last for hours. It comes in cases of 24 fuels. Great for large catered parties when using chafing dishes.

    from Dig & Serve Posted on

    This gel chafing dish fuel has a great burn. The added safety of the twist cap is a great bonus!

    Economically priced. They work well to keep my foods hot at catered events. They light very easily. I will be buying more of these to keep on hand

    from Pot of Gold Catering and Events Posted on

    Designed to fit perfectly in covers

    We used chafing fuel for a Mother's Day brunch. Food stayed warm the entire event. Fuel stayed lit a little longer than 4 hours, we were pleasantly surprised, also no scorching on bottom of chafing pans.

    from Bundles Of Love Event Decor Posted on

    Once a month I must set up a "Breakfast with the Mayor" where hot breakfast items are served to employees and the Mayor. These have proven to be perfect for our needs. They burn hot enough to keep the food ice and warm without boiling the water in the chafing pans.

    from CITY OF BARTLETT Posted on

    I have been purchasing these from webstaurant for a few years now. Best sterno at best price. Lasts much longer than the gel ones and easy to light!

    from Fallon's Future, LLC Posted on

    Choice 4 he Wick chafing dish fuel comes in a 24 case which is excellent for large catering events where you can place these under your chafing pans to keep them at a minimum hot temperature your clients will be very impressed.

    Posted on

    4 hour burn time, insert these into the chafer frame holders and place water pans on top before lighting

    Awesome item. Just as described and a great value for the money! need to keep these on hand all the time! Would purchase again. Thanks !

    from Samford University ~ IMSON Posted on

    love this chaffing bang for the buck if you compare it to buying at a superstore! Lids are difficult to remove, but I suppose that is maybe a good thing.

    from Deborah Matthews Posted on

    choice methanol gel chaffer fuel

    We buy these to save me a lot of money it's amazing they are $10 cheaper then our local food distributor I cannot believe how great they work for that price best deal I can find around .

    from H&H CITY PIZZA Posted on

    Keeps food very hot works well.

    I bought a case of this chafing fuel recently for a party oversees. Loved loved loved them!!! The price was right and the screw cap made it so much easier to use vs. those other ones that you have to use an instrument to pluck off the cap. They lasted for the 3 hrs of dinner service and we may even be able to use them again for another future occasion.

    Posted on

    We love these! they keep everything hot so well! we use them for keeping meat and beans warm. we didnt have to stir them all to much. we used them outside it was hard to see if the flame was still lit. the lasted longer than 4 hours with us

    from goldies tacos Posted on

    These wick chafing dish fuel containers are perfect for keeping our food warm during church socials. A single container will burn for four hours, and will keep food at a perfect serving temperature. Very satisfied with this product and the price!

    from Freedom Holy Temple Posted on

    Easy light and long lasting ,good for small places set up .would recommend these for anyone with a party outside lasted longer than any other ones I have used.

    Posted on

    this is a great performing product. the only reason i rated it less than five stars was the fact that the screw tops are incredibly hard to open

    from st joseph church Posted on

    great product for restaurant , parties or commercial use . Its been 1 year i am using this item with no complaint.! 5 star recommend product

    from flavors of india Posted on

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Overall I was happy with the Fuel I purchased, however I attempted to reuse the fuel from the previous night (After using it for about 2 hours) and it just was not getting the water in the chafing dish very hot). This may however just be user error. The new ones worked perfectly.

    Posted on

    A must have for any catering. These should have the cap slightly tipped not all the way off to preserve fuel and not over heat. Great item with minimal spill

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