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  • Durable, corrosion-resistant 18/8 stainless steel with mirror finish
  • Wood-looking plastic handles
  • Stylish lid handle for aesthetics and safe access to the food
  • Elevated fuel shelf ensures the heat remains close to the chafer
  • Elegant beveled legs for optimum stability

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This Choice 4 qt. half size chafer combines style and durability to ensure a lasting product that will impress your guests.

Complete with a water pan, food pan, cover, and fuel holder, this chafer distributes heat evenly to keep your hot appetizers and sides warm throughout the entire length of your reception, banquet, or catered event. Made of 18/8 stainless steel, it is resistant to corrosion and has a sparkling, silver exterior.

Mirror Finish

Each chafer features a highly-polished mirror finish that will shimmer in the ambient lighting of your venue. With its high quality finish, this chafer will add to the presentation value of any of the sides or entrees that you are serving!

Maintains Temperature

The elevated shelf positions heat close to the water pan, maintaining your food's perfect serving temperature for hours. This elevation also minimizes exposure to the flame, ensuring guests and staff safety.

Included Pans

This chafer includes both a half size water pan and food pan that fit perfectly into the frame for immediate use.

Fuel Holder

It comes with a fuel holder to keep hands, clothes, and other flammable contents a safe distance from the flame.

Side Handles

For a unique, classic touch, this chafer includes wood-looking plastic handles that also aid in transport.

Lid Handle

Not only does the lid's decorative handle accent the chafer, but it provides safe and easy access to your food.

Adorned Legs

The elegant design on the chafer's legs enhance the overall presentation while adding stability and support.

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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 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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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 Includes:
  • Cover: 1
  • Food pan: 1
  • Water pan: 1
  • Fuel holder: 1
Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 18 Inches
  • Width: 11 3/4 Inches
  • Height: 16 Inches
  • Capacity: 4 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 Classic 4 Qt. Half Size Chafer

    4.7 stars from 25 reviews


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    1 out of 2 found this review helpful
    I absolutely love the Choice Classic Chafer's. They are lightweight (which I love), easy to transport and transforms a buffet table quite nicely. The handles makes it easy to lift the chafers for proper placement, and the finial is too cute. We love the look these give.
    I love this half size chafer. I love the details on the unit (finial and handles) and it cleans up well and is very easy to store. I have used it with the full size chafers and also used it with modern and vintage chafers and it blends well. I am impressed with the quality (for the price) and I will order more. I would highly recommend this purchase
    This small dish comes with a powerfull punch of elegance. The size is great for smaller events and limited space. I served green beans in it .
    Really nice stylish choice for court half-size chafer. Very eloquent and nice looking. Will add a great touch of class to the banquet. Wonderful price and easy people to deal with
    Great product for the price and they are classy looking instead of utilitarian looking. Great size for side dishes and smaller parties. Especially look nice with the matching full sized chafers.
    These are stunning.mwe use them for our event venue. Our customers love them. We even have professional caterers asking us where we got them. We are going to buy some more.
    This chafer is really what I needed. I previously ordered new covers for all my old chafers and now this new half size matches those perfectly. They really bring to my events a beautiful, elegant look.
    Elegant!!!!!! Will get another would like a 8qt. The handle is user friendly especially when guests serve themselves with small children. It would be nice to have dual inner trays.
    This Choice Classic 4 Qt. Half Size Chafer is absolutely beautiful! We used it at a Super Bowl party and it worked perfectly. Clean up was easy. I love the way it looks and so did the guests. Very pleased!
    I recently purchased three of these chasers to add to my collection. They added just the right amount of elegance to my buffet. Only con was an imbalance in one of the legs.
    I purchase this product with others in this category for my daughters wedding - they were so elegant on the table - kept the food well heated.
    I ordered 4 of these for my catering business. We needed them for smaller cocktail parties. They are great for the money! One came went a bent leg and the webstaurantstore.com promptly shipped a replacement out. Love the price and the look of them!
    The Classic Half Size Chafer is the best! simply awesome! it simply adds such a perfect look of exquisiteness to the total set up. I purchased a few additional classic items that really set the look off right! I will be purchasing more.
    I bought this to go with my 8 quart chafing dish for frys. I wanted to have both seasoned frys and regular salted frys. I bought two quarter sized 2 1/2" deep inserts. They do not fit. The water pan is slanted inward and the food pans will not seat correctly. I compared the half size food pan that came with this chafing dish and it too is slanted. It will not nest with any other half size food pan. I have contacted customer service. They are working on it.
    Thank you for your review! We’re sorry to hear your chafer isn’t working out for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will remain in contact until the issue is resolved.
    I purchased 3 different sizes of these chafing dishes and used all of them during our reception. It made for a lovely presentation and allowed flexibility for our smaller reception. We could refill the 4qt. more often and it kept the food hot and fresh.
    Bought this dish to use at weddings and showers. It has a very pretty look, very dainty and elegant. The outside makes for easy clean up, unlike silver.
    Beautiful and elegant looking chafers! They were the perfect size for my foodand made my catering event look so classy! i am pleased and you will be too!
    Love these! They are the perfect size. I bought these for Christmas presents . They are also perfect for football games. So much better then the plain looking ones that everyone has.
    This classic half-size chafer is absolutely awesome! The quality is top knotch and the size is perfect, you can use this for even small gatherings, birthday parties, etc. I'll definitely order more of these chafers!
    I use this whenever I want to place my dinner rolls on the table. It allows me to set up on an angle. NICE LOOK!
    I was going to rent Chafers for a offsite event when I saw these and bought them. The legs are a bit flimsy, and the knob on the lid becomes loose too easily. However the price point is fantastic and they honestly do not look that bad. If you are going to be hosting multiple offsite buffet style catering events then these are worth their money versus renting.
    Add a very elegant feel to your buffet with this half size classic chafer!!! Great for more upscale establishments! Handle stays cool for easy removal of lid!!!
    I purchased two of these chafers and they are elegant looking at a very economical cost. I researched for weeks looking for ones like these but couldn't afford them. They look beautiful on the table! I highly recommend them!
    Works great for half dish items and shows great in your presentation. The style and appearance shows very well for a budget priced chafing dish. I highly recommend the purchase of this item it gives you class at an affordable price.
    This is a very nice chafer for the price, it is exactly what I was looking for. The parts that look like wood is actually plastic.

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