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  • Ideal for buffets, weddings, and other catered events
  • Durable, corrosion-resistant 18/8 stainless steel with mirror finish
  • 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
  • Round shape for 360 degree serving
  • Water pan, food pan, cover, frame, and fuel holders included
  • Wood-looking plastic handles

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Showcase mouth-watering entrees and sides at your next event with this elegant Choice Classic 5 qt. half size round chafer.

Perfect for use at weddings, buffets, or other catered events, this Choice Classic 5 qt. half size round chafer will provide an elegant display piece for all your foods. The round shape will allow your customers to access the food from any angle while the 5 qt. capacity will keep all your foods in stock. Complete with a polished finish, this chafer will add to the presentation value of the foods you are offering.

Durable Construction

Made completely out of corrosion resistant 18/8 stainless steel, this chafer is built to withstand the demands of your catering outfit or buffet line.

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!

Stylish Lid Handle

The lid's decorative handle accents the chafer, while providing safe and easy access to your food. Additionally, it's elevated off the lid to keep it cooler so customers and staff don't burn their hands when touching the handle.

Beveled Legs

The beveled legs provide optimum stability to keep your chafer firmly planted even if the table gets bumped by customers or service carts.

Elevated Fuel Stand

The fuel stand is positioned close to the water pan. This helps maintain your food's serving temperature for hours.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

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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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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Chafer Includes:
  • Inset: 1
  • Water Pan: 1
  • Fuel Holder: 1
  • Lid: 1
Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 17 Inches
  • Width: 13 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 16 Inches
  • Capacity: 5 qt.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Choice Classic 5 Qt. Half Size Round Chafer

    4.9 stars from 41 reviews


    People Talk About:

    Chafer great classic Love round chafers easy price quality elegant
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    I cannot believe the price of these chafers . It is such a good deal. You can never go wrong. I use them when i have guests coming over and they love them

    from Sheillah's Catering Posted on

    Best chafer

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    This is a very nice and elegant chafer. Everyone at our party loves it. It's sturdy and definitely makes a nice presentation of our food at the party.

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    This one of our most used chafers. They are perfect for sauces and some soups. The best part is they add an elegant look to any buffet table. I HIGHLY recommend them!

    from The Taste of East Texas.com Posted on

    Very nice chafer for the price. They are suprisingly light weight but can hold up to the heaviest entrees. Very classic appeal with the wooden handles. Only downside is that the food pans are very deep and there doesn't seem to be a shallow version when you arent serving that many people.

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    I had been wanting this product for a while and I finally got around to ordering it. I was pleasantly surprised at how spacious it is. I can't wait to use it!

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    This chafer has been working out great! It cleans up easily and packs up easy. It has a great look which gives makes the buffet line look amazing while not costing a ton of money.

    from Savory Plates Posted on

    The Choice Classic 5 Qt. Half Size Round Chafer is an elegant Chafer that helps set our buffet table apart from normal catering. The inserts are heavy duty and seem like they will last a long time.

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    I truly enjoy my 5qt round chafer. It is of very high quality and everyone loves them when I set them on display at events.

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    I was able to fit a ton of greens beans and mashed potatoes in these dishes. They were so pretty and added a lot of elegance to the setup.

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    I was so pleased and happy with my purchase. This chafing dish displays beautifully and my clients were super pleased. Very easy to put together and the clean up was easy. No sticking! Absolute great buy!

    from Allure Events Posted on

    We absolutely love this chafer! It brings a chic, classy look to any event. The pan is wide and can hold rice, cheese, meatballs or any item.

    from Burger 809 Posted on

    This Choice Classic 5 Qt. Half Size Round Chafer is absolutely beautiful! We used it at a football party for chicken wings and it worked perfectly. Clean up was easy. I love the way it looks and so did the guests. Very pleased!

    from Cari's E-Vince dba Lords & Ladies Formals Posted on

    Used this product for Crab Dip for a Catering Event. Also used to hold Grits for a Breakfast Event. This chafer was deep enough, looked elegant on the table, did not take up too much space and fit nicely with the other chafers. Many attendees inquired as to where I found such a nice bowl. The chafer was effective in keeping foods at the proper temperature and was certainly a great investment.

    from Jes Catering Posted on

    I got this item for my daughter sweet sixteen bday. I look everywhere for something in this style and not so expensive since the style of her party is vintage. I really like the look and the price so I ordered 3. I was very impressed for the quality of the product : the material was strong and with a nice finish. The legs which seemed kind of cheap quality material in the picture are actually very sturdy and beautiful. This is a very nice product and I would recommend to everyone.

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    I absolutely love this 5 quart Chafer! It was of better quality than I expected. I cater a great deal and the chafer has held up very well!

    from pumpkin patch farms Posted on

    We purchased Choice a Classic 5 Quart Half Gsize Round Chafer. We're very pleased with this chafer. It holds a lot of food an is decent price for the great quality.

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    Love this chafing dish! Perfect size, easy to maintain. Shipped quickly and reasonably priced. Purchased for our business and they worked out perfect as party rentals. will be ordering more in the future!

    from Quick's Party Rentals Posted on

    These Look great and are very light to carry. Food looks elegant and easy to clean. I will purchase more in the future. Great for weddings too.

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    These are great chafers for the money. It is also great that replacement parts are readily available. I would definitely reminded these To anyone in the rental or catering business.

    from Luxe Party Rentals Posted on

    This chafer is the Best! I purchased 3 of these and used them for the first time this weekend. They worked flawlessly, and did an excellent job of keeping the food warm. I served spinach and artichoke dip in one, gumbo in the second, and corn/crabmeat soup in the third one. They looked very expensive and several guest asked where they could purchase one for their own use.

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