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  • Durable, corrosion-resistant 18/8 stainless steel with mirror finish
  • Round shape for 360 degree serving
  • 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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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.

Watch More Videos

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!

Chafer Fuel Handling Tips

Check out this video to learn some vital tips about handling chafers and chafer fuel!

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.

Chafer Basics

Learn the basics of how to operate a chafer!

Choice Chafer Accessories

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

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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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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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

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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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:
  • 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 49 reviews

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    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
    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.
    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!
    The chafers are beautiful. I use them at all parties and get lots of compliments. They were exactly as described and I highly recommend this product.
    Beautiful piece. Could not be happier with how it looks and presents the food. Great price as well. Highly recommend this item if you want to wow your guests.
    The Choice classic five quart round chafer is gorgeous in appearance and well made. The chafer is perfect for serving soups and gravy. It makes a great addition to our chafer collection and we use it at every catering event.
    We love this Chafer. It is beautiful on the buffet table and it is sturdy and works great. It has an elegant touch and appealing to the eye.
    Choice Classic 5 Qt. Half Size Round Chafer has some assembly required, but this chafer works well for everything from soups and stews, to aju sauces and depending on which food pans you get with it, you can also use them to bake cakes in.
    Purchased these to replace older chafers and I love them. They look great and are a fair price for what they look like. Would purchase again.
    very convenient to use.food really stayed very warm for the longest hrs.my friends and visitors loved it.easy to clean.highly recommended to family and friends too!
    Absolutely LOVE these!!! Ordered 2 of them.....and they are perfect and look so nice on my tables. I do small and large events and they are amazing for both!!
    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.
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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!
    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.
    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!

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