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  • All-in-one kit
  • 8 qt. capacity
  • Durable, stainless steel
  • Accommodates full, 1/2, and 1/3 size food pans
  • Attached lid holder keeps lid out of the way during serving
  • Height of fuel holders allows for correct warming temperature
  • Great for buffets and catering events

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Dependable and convenient, this Choice 8 qt. full size stainless steel chafer with folding frame is perfect for catered events!

With an 8 qt. capacity, this chafer kit allows you to hot-hold and serve your most popular dishes at appropriate temperatures quickly and conveniently. Ideal for mobile caterers, wedding venues, or buffets, this chafer kit comes with everything you need to serve your guests!

  • Dishwasher Safe

    Dishwasher Safe

    This item can safely be cleaned in a commercial dishwasher.

Versatile and Functional

This chafer accommodates full, 1/2, and 1/3 size food pans giving you the ability to present one large food offering or a variety!

Folding Frame

The frame folds down to make the chafer easy to transport. It also means your chafer will require less storage space.

Fuel Holders

2 fuel holders distribute heat evenly to keep your food at optimal serving temperature.

Pans and Lid

This kit includes a 4" deep water pan, 2 1/2" deep food pan, and full size lid so that you're ready to go right out of the box!

Lid Holder

The attached lid holder keeps the lid out of the way during service.

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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.

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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 Economy Chafers

Don't think for a second that we sacrifice on quality to bring you such incredible prices! With our Choice economy stainless steel chafers and included accessories, you can get everything you need at a great price.

Our Choice brand Economy Chafer is our most popular chafer. While our buying power and our skilled purchasing department, allow us to keep the price incredibly low, we do not sacrifice on quality. Hi, I’m Steve Ziegler, Product Expert at the WEBstaurantstore. Some folks are leery about these chafers because the pricing’s so low. In fact, we get a lot of questions. Many people are wondering if they need to buy fuel holders or food pans separately at this price, but this is a complete chafer set. It comes with a 4” water pan that is satin polished, you have a full-sized food pan, a solidly welded frame which importantly is stackable and you get two fuel holders. The dome cover is highly polished and comes with a cool touch handle. Another great thing about the frame is it comes with a holder for your dome covers. Well, 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:
  • Full size folding chafer frame: 1
  • 4" deep water pan: 1
  • 2 1/2" deep food pan: 1
  • 2 1/2" high lid with black handle: 1
  • Fuel holders: 2
  • Fuel holder tray: 1
Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 24 Inches
  • Width: 14 1/8 Inches
  • Height: 13 Inches
  • Capacity: 8 qt.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Choice Economy 8 Qt. Full Size Stainless Steel Chafer with Folding Frame

    4.8 stars from 329 reviews


    People Talk About:

    great chafers easy love catering more dishes price event business
    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

    These chafers are a great price and the quality is very good. We decided to keep them fresh and completely clean but using a disposable tins for food over the existing pan and it held them very well. The entire unit washed off nicely (except where flame was underneath but that is to be expected on a higher flame and is not able to be seen) The unit folds neatly and is easy to stick back in the box it can in for storage. A+++ will be ordering more!

    from taino catering Posted on

    Sturdy & affordable, holds just enough water to get thru the catering job. folds nicely for storage and looks great!

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

    I ordered these chafing dishes for an office Thanksgiving dinner we catered. Great product. Easy to dress up or dress down. I especially love the folding frame! No bulk packing.

    from Big and Little Bites Posted on

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful

    These chafering dishes are affordable and look incredible. I started my very own catering and i am always asked where i got them from. I will be purchasing a few more for my business.

    from De La Cocina de Madelyn Posted on

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    These chaffers are great. It's great that they can fold away to take up less space, while in storage. Do be careful though, they do have some sharp corners.

    from White Caps Catering Posted on

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    Best bang for your dollar here folks!! Easy assembly and storage for a chafing dish. Easy cleaning for my staff. We do warn you some edges are a bit sharp so file them first. Still overall your best option for buffets hands down

    from Tatering Posted on

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    They look good, easy to clean and transport. Also they are at a great price. My only complaint is where the sternos sit it is a little hard to set-up and remove. Going to be ordering more.

    Posted on

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    This product is great! Well priced and works really well. I had to use it for a catering job outside in really cold weather and my food still kept hot and up to a hot holding temperature. So glad i bought this and i am planning on buying more! I would recommend this to anybody it was a great buy. Portable convenient and effective!

    from ` Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    I ordered 2 of these for my husband that caters at times on the side. He loved them. We've been using throw away ones but these look so much better.

    from Papa Mark's BBQ Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    I. Order. These. Chafers. They. Are. So great. For any occasion. Keeps. Food. Warm my customers. Haven't. Complaint They. Love them so much. They keep. Ordering.

    from Party world Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    I love my chafing dishes I've ordered 3 with my very 2 orders thend this past Saturday I ordered another one and some silverware and today I ordered 2 more and I will definitely be ordering again because it's great equipment with a good price

    Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    We used this for an event this past weekend to keep our cinnamon rolls warm! Outstanding! I love the way it collapses for easy storage and transport and how it came ready to use out of the box. Worth the price and very sturdy.

    from The Blended Bakery Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Great chafing set for the money. I am going to purchase more at a later time. Item was worth the money. Great quality at a great price

    from Our Family Catering Posted on

    I ordered these 3 chafers to cater for my niece's graduation party. They worked out great !. Teenagers can be rough with your cookware but these chafers were sturdy and looked great.

    from Dejai's Devine Cuisine Posted on

    Overall I really like this! It looks nice, folds down, assembled in 30 seconds, and the top can hang two different ways. I'll be using this for my wedding as it was only $2 more to buy this versus renting from another company!

    Posted on

    Nice how the lid can hang two different ways: Mounted on hooks

    A great deal...they are not a top of the line item but they are solid and well worth the money. The folding frame makes storage easy and compact.

    from Brian Posted on

    I bought these for an upscale event I was doing and these were absolutely perfect. They are very durable and keep food much warmer than the wire rack versions. Transportation is also great with these. They fold down for easy transportation and I followed the tips of many in lining them with foil pans to help keep them clean.

    from Clarke's Catering Posted on

    Had these set up on a table for a 50th birthday party.

    This 8 qt. steel chafer is great and is what we expected. It is large enough to hold big, buffet food items and is very durable. I am completely satisfied with this product.

    from Freedom Holy Temple Posted on

    Buying these Chafing was the best investment I made this year. Easy to assemble and the clean-up was just as fast. I will recommended to buy .

    Posted on

    We use these chafers in our catering business and love them! The fact that they fold up is so convenient. It makes them easy to pack and transport and takes up little space. They are good quality too. The tray for the fuel is at a great height and keep food hot. It will even boil water! We loved that they came as a package, everything you need (less fuel) in one box. We simply take the box to each event and know we have all the items we need. I will purchase more as business warrants and would highly recommend them!

    from Cornerstone Kitchen Posted on

    A great durable product that we use for our annual Christmas parties to serve over 800 people. Easy to clean and rust free makes this a perfect product for any sort of large-scale catering party

    from City Greens Posted on

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