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  • Durable stainless steel
  • Long lid handle for secure gripping
  • Integrated side handles for easy transportation
  • Broad legs and welded frame provide optimal stability
  • Two fuel can holders ensures patron and staff safety

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Serve your popular recipes quickly and conveniently with this Choice economy 8 Qt. full size stainless steel chafer!

Complete with a water pan, food pan, cover, stand, and fuel holders, this chafer distributes heat evenly to keep your hot food items warm throughout the entire length of your reception, banquet, or catered event. It enables guests to serve themselves and eliminates the need for waitstaff or table service.

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.

Top Handle

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

Fuel Holders

It comes with 2 fuel holders that keep hands, clothes, and other flammable contents a safe distance from the flame.

Side Handles

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

Included Pans

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

Easy to Clean

Once your event is over, the cover and pans can be placed in the dishwasher, and the frame and fuel holders can simply be hand washed.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

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.
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!

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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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 Economy Chafing Dishes

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

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:
  • Full size 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 holder tray: 1
  • Fuel holders: 2
Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 24 Inches
  • Width: 14 1/8 Inches
  • Height: 13 Inches
  • Capacity: 8 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 Economy 8 Qt. Full Size Stainless Steel Chafer

    4.8 stars from 184 reviews


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    Great price more chafers event food business catering chafer easy
    3 out of 4 found this review helpful

    I ordered 5 sets of these Chafer's at 3am Monday & I received them the next day Tuesday in the evening. BEST ground shipping ever & I didn't even have to pay extra! I will continue to order from! VERY PLEASED & they look sturdy.

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    Excellent economy Chafer. Stays shiny after washing. no problems. The Sternos fit fine under neath. I would recommend this Chafer for almost any event or catering function you may have.

    from Public House Quechee Posted on

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    Very nice look to complete any buffet or cocktail party. Keep these clean and buff before and after every use and they'll last for years

    from Country Club Catering of WNY Inc. Posted on

    Just a simple picnic elevated by shiny chaffing dishes

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    This is a great product. I ordered two and cannot keep them at home, family and friends always want to borrow them for birthdays, weddings, prom, and all special occasions. We use them at church all the time. Just whenever you want to present food well and keep dishes warm at the same time. Love it.

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    There are quality but economical chafers that work well for our events. Keeps food warm and don't burn food while being stored. Highly recommend these chafers for events, parties, huge dinners, or special occasions.

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    I purchased these for a Christmas Eve dinner i hosted at my house on 12/24/17 the items were top quality you will not be disappointed.

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    I was absolutly shocked to see just how nice this chafing dish was made...Have used plenty of times and never was I disappounted...Nice and sturdy

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    Bought these for home use and they are even better than ones I had previously purchased for $60 a piece! Great product and I am super happy with them thus far.

    from Heritage Bread Co Posted on

    Having chafers made my job do much easier in my concession trailer for events because it avoids me from reheating my foods on the stove. With my chafers it keeps the foods hot.

    from The Soualiga Grill Posted on

    I am very satisfied with my purchase. Will order a dozen more for my business. Your prices are unbeatable. I referred you to my business partners in Haiti.

    from Nadyne's variety store Posted on

    This item is a Great Buy! It worked well for my event, and I have recommended this product to other companies, friends and family members.

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    High quality material. Product description was exactly as they stated. Excellent online service. All product arrived undamaged. Perfect for cayeri,for private use. Will definitely be reordering again .

    from Miss D's Catering Posted on

    These came in very handy. They are economical and I love that they collapse which saves lots of space. Definitely take up less room then the other chafing dish on the site however it is not mirrored which is a little bit disappointing. Overall not bad for first use. Will have to see how they hold up.

    from Ms. Lady T Posted on

    Not too bad.

    I absolutely love them. Really fast transaction got mine within 1 day of my purchased. Definitely coming back to you guys, cant want to use them

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    Ordered 4 of these for Thanks giving, They are made lite weight but solid. Great buy for the price. They arrived in two days, have two heating containers, one worked great. I ordered extra heavy duty vollmart inserts both 4 inch and 2 inch. Recommend for anyone who puts on parties etc. One of the great benefits is no blown fuses.

    from Party Pack Posted on

    A really nice economy style chafer that is perfect for small gatherings. The chafers were a hit at our company brunch. They did the job perfectly.

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    This item is prefect for all restaurants and catering businesses. Fast shipping and I will by again. Thanks for your support and having a great business

    from The Tea Kettle Restaurant LLC Posted on

    excellent product very well built great price and shipping these work well for catering needs and provide an economical product that will last for years

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    This is a great looking chafer, you get great quality for the price. Wonderful finish, will take on the job for long hours. Cleans quite easy too.

    from AMERMEX FROZEN PRD Posted on

    The pans are very sturdy and durable, I even bake my Macaroni pie in the inner pan. It keep the pie warm so my guest are happy with the temperature of their food.


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