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  • Durable stainless steel
  • Fuel can holder ensures patron and staff safety
  • Long lid handle for secure gripping
  • Two side handles, integrated in the chafer's frame, for easy transportation
  • Welded frame and broad legs provide optimum stability
UPC Code: 400010541294

Give your buffet or catering service the spark it needs with this Choice Economy 4 qt. stainless steel chafer.

This chafer set allows you to serve popular recipes quickly and conveniently. Complete with a water pan, food pan, cover, stand, and fuel holder, you're able to serve warm dishes in your buffet line throughout the event entirety.

Durable Stainless Steel

The sleek stainless steel material gives the chafer dish the durability to last in a commercial setting. It is also great at conducting, distributing, and holding heat.

Optimum Stability

The chafer's four broad legs ensure optimum stability and protect the elevated chafing fuel shelf.

Rugged Frame

Each chafer features a rugged welded frame that ensures stable placement in any setting. Thanks to the durability, you'll get years of dependable use out of this chafer.

Included Pans and Cover

This chafer comes with a food pan and water pan. Its half size capacity is perfect for holding sides, desserts, sauces, or specialty diet options. The included cover will help keep your offerings ready to serve.

Long Lid Handle

A long handle on the top of the lid allows for easy and safe access to the food.

Two Side Handles

Two side handles, integrated in the chafer's frame, enable easy and steady transportation.

Fuel Holder Ensures Safety

Furthermore, the fuel holder ensures you have sufficient heat throughout the entire pan. This protective holder also promises patron and staff safety, keeping hands, clothes, and other flammable contents a safe distance from the flame.

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.

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!

Choice Economy Chafing Dishes

Experience the sleek and professional design of the Choice economy chafer series.

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. 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, and water pan. 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, and water pans 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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Strong and reliable, the Economy chafer series from Choice is the perfect go-to serving solution for foodservice operations. Not only is every chafer made of stainless steel for maximum durability, but each chafer comes with a frame, food pan, water pan, cover, and fuel holders, so you’ll have everything thing you need. This series offers both full and half size chafers. The full size model is available with either a standard, folding, or stackable frame. Each one features broad legs for ample stability and integrated side handles for easy carrying. The folding frame easily collapses for maximum space-efficiency, while the stackable frame nests with others for convenient storage. Each cover easily lifts from its food pan with a long, comfortable handle, and beneath the pan, the fuel holders ensure that heat is properly distributed for quality hot holding. Crafted for convenience and durability, Choice Economy chafers are sleek, professional, and perfect for commercial use.

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Chafer Includes:
  • 4" deep water pan: 1
  • 2 1/2" deep food pan: 1
  • 2 1/2" high dome cover: 1
  • Fuel holder: 1
  • Stand: 1
Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 15 1/8 Inches
  • Width: 11 5/8 Inches
  • Height: 11 3/4 Inches
  • Capacity: 4 qt.

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Equivalent Items

Continental CC-9P
Liberty Ware CHA2W
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Choice Economy 4 Qt. Half Size Stainless Steel Chafer

    4.8 stars from 68 reviews


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    great chafer size price food half perfect dishes pan quality
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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    We ordered this item to complete a set of chaffing dishes we also ordered from Webstaurant. The style and durability is outstanding, they are built to last!!! Great product and will order again in the near future.
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    Buy these. I first hesitated to buy these because I wasn't sure of the quality or even the need for 4 qt. I used these in our catering business they bring an elegance to any event.
    I purchased this for my sons wedding. Well made chafer for 1/2 size trays. I did have to contact Custer service for one item to be replaced. Very pleasant to deal with on getting my replacement.
    The half chafer works perfect for small parties and deliveries. Instead of having to use a large chafer with two half pans this makes the buffet look much nicer.
    very good catering equipment , stainless steel that wont rust. 4 quarts enough to serve for your party. or just double the quantity to fit your serve needs.
    This is a well-priced chafing dish that works as it should. Keeps products warm without drying them out too much or burning them. We used the dish successfully for Apple Crisp and Brownies so far.
    I bought these for my daughter's engagement party. I was worried about keeping the food warm throughout the party and these worked really good. Love the smaller size for side dishes. I even put ice in one of them to keep salads cold.
    Great Chafing dishes for basic use. Easy to store and stackable. Definitely an economy use chafing dish. Durable for the price, have lasted for over 3 years
    These are the best things I ever purchase. I used them for my husband and kids birthday parties and Graduation and anniversary ... love everything about them.
    Product arrived quickly. Everything was in excellent condition. No bent parts or dings. Won't be used until the end of October for my wedding. These things look professional.
    These are great for our monthly catering event. They are very sturdy, even on rickety tables. The only complaint is that they don't stack very easily.
    Its great for the price, but only the half pans that come with it fit inside nicely. My standard 1/2 pans do not sit all the way in the chafer
    Thank you for your review, Katie! We are sorry this Choice Economy 4 Qt. Half Size Stainless Steel Chafer has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    Love love love these! They are so cute but also sturdy, easy to transport and made out of quality materials. Would definitely purchase again, although I won't need to for quite a while due to the quality.
    these chafers are perfect for anything but i love to use them for my dips and to keep appetizers warm and they are great for the price
    The small change is an excellent product that my client loves to rent. It keeps hot sauces and we use them for other decoration projects.
    If your just starting a catering business these are great for the price. They clean up easy and have a great look. Id buy them again.
    The Choice brand economy style four quart chafer is terrific and well made. The small size chafer is great for smaller events and does a great job keeping the food warm. The stainless steel makeup is great and makes it easy to keep clean.
    Great set for those applications where a full chafer isn’t necessary. Elegant appearance, yet economical. Complete with food pan, water pan, lid and stand. Ready to use! Somewhat confused that this product is more expensive than the equivalent full size one, but still a great value.
    Great for our customers who want to rent them to make their catered food presentation look nicer than the usual rack and sterno set up. The half size chafer seems to "work" better for many rather than the full size. We use them at our own personal parties too. They come with the food pan that fits inside the water pan, which aren't typically needed if you are a caterer. The aluminum disposable half-pans we use fit fine. Be prepared though...these chafing dishes are not the highest quality. A few of them have come warped and don't sit level on a table, requiring some adjustment to make them acceptable, but the price is reasonable so it's a flaw we can live with.

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