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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

UPC Code:

755576019085

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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, stack several frames 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 sleek stainless steel frame that is conveniently stackable. 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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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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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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Compare to Other Products

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.

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Customer Reviews

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

    4.6 stars from 99 reviews

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    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.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    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

    It was well package and arrived on time when i bought it last year. It presented classic display of different food present at the wedding party.

    from jenef catering services Posted on

    We use these Chafers for our banquet request and private events. Very please with the quality especially for the cost, the stackable component makes for easy transport.

    from Q-Zeens LLC Posted on

    i cannot even give this product a one star. very poor quality. one was so bent out of shape never could even use. would not sit on the table even. the old say you get what you pay for is true with this product. please invest a little more money and purchase a good quality set, because this is not it.

    from JAN'S TAX SERVICE Posted on

    We are sorry your product arrived bent; a Customer Solutions Representative will contact you shortly!

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    Once a month I prepare a Breakfast with the Mayor" where food is served to city employees as well as the Mayor. He likes his biscuits and gravy warm, and we want to keep him as happy as possible! These light duty chafing pans are perfect. They are light weight, stackable and easy to clean and carry. Highly recommended for occasional setups.

    from CITY OF BARTLETT Posted on

    Choice 8-quart full size stackable chafer is excellent for presenting food at weddings in all silver buffet and provides that Sleek style for your Buffet tables.

    Posted on

    These have worked perfect for me from church functions to dressed up weddings. They wash well and look great. I own 6 of them and hope to get more in the future.

    Posted on

    They look great for serving as well as keep the food warm. I own 6 and hope to get 2 more in the near future.

    This is great for small get togethers. They keep food hot and are easy to clean. It is easy to clean and are a great value.

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    This is one of the few items we have purchased from Webstaurantstore that I am not happy with. While they are sold as residential use chafers, I would suggest spending more money and getting something better. We have used our chafers a total of 4 times. They are always cleaned after each use and put away in a dry environment. We have corrosion and stains all over them. There is corrosion around the handles from being touched, the trays on the bottom that are intended to hold the sternos are stained, rusted and just generally look gross. The metal is VERY thin, and they are prone to dents and dings from the most gentle of handling. One of our food trays arrived smashed from shipping and needed to be replaced. The holders for the fuel cans are terrible. The fit and finish is just awful. The covers dont rest nicely on top either, and I would say they generally look like they have been used hard and abused for years, when in fact it's just the opposite. If spending more is not an option, then spend less and buy the super cheapo wire racks. Sorry to say, we are very disappointed with these.

    from John C. Posted on

    Rust around the handles

    Thank you for your feedback, John! We are sorry that this did not meet your expectations, we have sent you a reshipment!

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    We rent these out at our Party Rental store. They are affordable and the quality is great compared to the ones we had before. We will definitely buy more!

    from Straightline Party Rentals Posted on

    These Chaffing pans are well made and worth the money. I purchases 7 of them for my wedding. They were packed well and arrived super quick! Can't wait to display our dinner buffet in them! Thank you webrestaurant!

    from Christine Posted on

    Very nice chafer 8qt. Construction and design are as expected. It arrived very fast and fee of any damage. Love the prices that web has

    from Lake Street Diner Posted on

    These chafers are wonderful. I have a few that I'll use for my catering events. I love that it will keep my food protected and hot.

    from Bb Posted on

    These chafers are pretty nice for the cost. The lids have a nice shine. My only complaint is that if I stacking the 4" water pans they are difficult to get apart. They just fit together really snug. But I've found that you can put the 2" pan in the upside-down lid and put the lid into the 4" pan and they store nicely that way. I also like the hooks on the back of the chafers that hold the lid during service. These aren't the most fancy chafers but they work just fine for the price.

    from Taste and See Catering Posted on

    First use! They worked great :)

    I love these chafing dishes, I love the way they stack it helps when it comes to transporting them. It is so easy to Stacie them and place them in a container and just keep rolling.

    Posted on

    Love the formal look of this product. They are light in weight and easy to store away. I have found that the product is also easy to clean.

    from Delightfully Divine Catering Posted on

    These chafers are crafted of a very very high quality material that provides an elegant accent to any type of dining experience. I've ordered another five. Can't go wrong with this product.

    from The Cajun Experience Posted on

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