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  • Durable stainless steel
  • Universal full size chafer
  • Half-circle lid handle for secure gripping
  • Two side handles for easy transportation
  • Two fuel can holders ensures patron and staff safety
  • Water pan, food pan, cover, frame, and fuel holders included
  • Welded frame provides optimal durability
  • Several frames can be nested together for storage

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From parties to office events and cruises, this Choice full size chafer will exceed your serving needs.

This Choice chafer set includes all of the necessary parts to assemble a full size 8 qt. chafer that will keep large amounts of food ready to serve any crowd. Easy to use and functional, it makes a great addition to your buffet or catered event. For compact storage, several chafer frames can be nested together in between events.

  • Stackable

    Stackable

    This item can safely be stacked with identical or indicated items to promote easy transportation and space-saving storage.

Stackable Frame

This chafer includes a welded stainless steel frame that is conveniently stackable. Several frames can be nested together for easy, compact storage. The four broad legs ensure optimum stability and protect the chafing fuel.

Lid Handle

The half-circle handle on the top of the lid allows for easy and safe access to the food.

Side Handles

Two side handles on the chafer's frame enables steady transportation.

Stainless Steel Pans

This set features a full size food pan and water pan, both made of easy-to-clean stainless steel.

Fuel Can Holders

These holders promise patron and staff safety, keeping hands, clothes, and other flammable contents a safe distance from the flame.

Elevated Shelf

Position the fuel cans on the elevated fuel shelf, so your entire pan remains heated throughout the event's duration.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

Can I use different sized food pans in this chafer?
For any of our chafers that come with a 2 1/2" deep, full-size stainless steel food pan, you may also purchase two 1/2 size or three 1/3 size pans for added serving flexibility. Whichever size food pans you decide to use, make sure you're using only 2 1/2" deep pans, as they allow the proper amount of space for water and steam.
My stainless steel item 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.
Is this chafer dishwasher safe?
While the food pan, water pan, and cover are dishwasher safe, the chafer stand and fuel holders should be hand washed. Wash with soapy water and a microfiber cloth for best results.

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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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Choice Chafing Dishes

Choice offers an expansive selection of chafing dishes, from economy models to ultra-stylish, high-end options. All dishes are designed for reliable performance and durability, while delivering unbeatable value. Learn more by watching this helpful, overview video.

Serving hot food at a buffet, breakfast bar, or off-site venue requires efficient, reliable supplies. Choice offers a great line of chafers perfect for these and other applications, with economy, mid-range, and high-end options to choose from. Choice Economy chafers are made of stainless steel and come with a frame, pan, and lift-off lid. Fuel holders are also included, helping to ensure that fuel is properly placed beneath the pan for effective heating. Plus, each frame features built-in side handles, which make transporting the chafer easy. For a more stylized buffet, Choice Classic chafers are the perfect option! Each dish is made of 18/8 stainless steel with a mirror finish, making the Classic series both durable and great for formal events and venues. These mid-range chafers are designed with elegant features, from ornate lid handles to beveled legs. Each chafer also includes a lift-off lid, frame, food pan, water pan, and fuel holder. Choice Deluxe and Choice Supreme chafers are other mid-range lines that deliver a different aesthetic. They’re made of stainless steel with eye-catching, gold or chrome accents. These accents add a touch of elegance while keeping the design sleek with straight lines and rounded edges. The stainless steel construction features a mirrored finish, and the round, oval, and rectangular shapes ensure versatility for any business. As an added benefit, most chafers include a roll-top lid. The Choice Deluxe line even offers soup chafers, with lift-off lids, and are designed to accommodate sauces, soups, and glazes. Like Choice Economy and Choice Classic chafers, food pans, water pans, and fuel holders come standard. For high-end applications, Choice Supreme offers induction chafers that boast glass tops and soft-close lids; these are perfect for use with portable or drop-in induction ranges. Standard Choice Supreme chafers are even available with a pine wood stand and built-in fuel drawer. Whatever your needs and whatever your menu, Choice provides chafing dishes to help you serve with confidence and style!

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Chafer Basics

Learn the basics of how to operate a chafer!

Chafer Basics

1) Place water pan in frame
2) Add one inch of hot water
3) Place fuel in fuel holder
4) Light fuel
5) Warm for 20 minutes
6) Add hot food

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Choice Chafer Accessories

Take a look at what accessories Choice has to offer for chafers!

Get the most out of your chafers with Choice chafer accessories. Stainless steel food pans are a great way to serve and display all of your delicious foods. Coming in a variety of sizes ranging from full size to 1/3 size, you can use any of these pans at your buffet or steam table. You can fit two ½ size or three 1/3 size pans in your Choice chafers to offer even more options. Choice also offers different kinds of chafer fuel. These canisters have either a 2, 4, or 6 hour burn time, and many are environmentally friendly. The gel fuel is great for low-profile chafers, and the wick fuel offers safer use in high-traffic areas. Use Choice chafer accessories to effortlessly complete your stylish chafer displays.

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Chafer Includes:
  • Stackable frame: 1
  • Full size 2 1/2" deep food pan: 1
  • 4" deep dripless water pan: 1
  • Dome cover: 1
  • Fuel holders: 2
Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 24 3/4 Inches
  • Width: 14 1/8 Inches
  • Height: 9 5/8 Inches
  • Capacity: 8 qt.

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Choice 8 Qt. Full Size Stackable Chafer

    4.6 stars from 115 reviews

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Love these Chafers! They look great are very durable and do really stack. We have a set of 6 and that we use regularly for events.

    from Riverside Catering Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Do NOT order these chafers for a restaurant. Maybe for home use....they are NOT durable at ALL as stated in the description. Just a heads up. The company was very good about me returning them.

    from marcos restaurant Posted on

    Thank you for your review Steven! We are sorry these chafers did not work out for your restaurant. These are economy chafers, offered at an exceptional value. We recommend checking out our Mid-Range or our High End chafers for options that might better meet your standards.

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    These stackable chafers are the best. Price is great and they look great. A wonderful addition to our inventory. Should rent well many times over.

    from Rent4Parties LLC Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    We have been using these chafing dishes for over a year now. They are still in great condition and are a favorite of ours as they have a stainless handle on the lid that makes them just a little different!

    from Cascade Catering Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    These chafers were the perfect price. Very bouncy during service and i don't for see them holding up to constant use. I would definitely upgrade from these

    from Culinary Creations Posted on

    thank you for this item I need more and will order more soon . it keep my food very warm and fresh at all times thanks

    from Monyaes Palace Posted on

    Good looking, sturdy chafer for a great price! We use them frequently and they have held up well. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for an inexpensive chafer.

    from The Corner Stable Posted on

    This is the chafer to use if you're trying to live that fancy life. We break these out when we have a "high-class" catering order and don't want to use disposable chafers.

    Posted on

    Ordered these for my daughters rehearsal dinner. Good quality for the price. I look forward to using them again. They also stack nicely for storage.

    Posted on

    Perfect! I really love them I have 5 of them they make you event light up. SO many people where saying that my table look good

    from My Halal Tummy Posted on

    At work

    I love this chafer. It's a million times classier than a wire stand, but won't break the bank. Sturdy, and good for home or industrial use.

    Posted on

    I am expanding my catering business and began to bookm weddings and other large events. I needed so mething eye catching but not too fancy. These chafers did the trick! I ordered 20 to start and look forward to ordering more. They arrived on time and undamaged. I have my first wedding at the end of the month and looming forward to serving up wonderful dishes in these pans

    from Trice's Eatz, LLC Posted on

    Very practical and priced just right for the quality. Keeps food hot. Top easy to take off and looks great with several units in a buffet line.

    from briar homes inc Posted on

    These chafing pan sets are perfect for holding special events in our restaurant! They are inexpensive, look very presentable, and easy to set up and take down.

    from The Florida Club Posted on

    I just got this for my son's birthday party, and the food that I cook in this is still warm until the party is over.

    from Amazing Home Depot Posted on

    Lighter weight than I expected. Still does the job needed. Cleans up easily as stores nicely. Would consider buying a better product to replace, however when the time comes.

    Posted on

    I am very happy with this purchase! They looked elegant and worked very well. I will probably purchase a few more in the future! I also love the feature that holds the lid to the side for hands free serving.

    Posted on

    Loved how elegant they looked.

    I bought 5 if these to use for banquet service at our community and I have never been happier. They look great and they clean up easy. They store easy too, since they stack up. I love them and recommend them to anyone who caters or does banquets.

    from Elmcroft Senior Living Posted on

    They are just great easy to clean and put away great for any events to use and the lid holders on the side really help

    from Cephas Catering Posted on

    They are light and great love them

    These are really attractive units, solid and have the utensil hooks that cheaper models lack. The "weld" points are a little weak, that's my only complaint.

    from Stormy mountain brewing Posted on

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