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  • Durable stainless steel
  • Long lid handle for secure gripping
  • Integrated side handles for easy transportation
  • Broad legs for optimum stability
  • Two fuel can holders ensures patron and staff safety
  • Water pan, food pan, cover, frame, and fuel holders included

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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 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.

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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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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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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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Compare to Other Products

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.

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Customer Reviews

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

    4.8 stars from 170 reviews


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    Great price easy Chafer clean more catering food quality pans
    3 out of 3 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 Webstaurantstore.com! VERY PLEASED & they look sturdy.

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    1 out of 1 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

    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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    1 out of 1 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

    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.


    We are very happy with my product. Product is easy to clean. I trully Recommend this product to others, they won't be disappointed at all.

    from Ramirez Bouncing Posted on

    These are fantastic. I bought a few years ago, need some more, they are PERFECT! Will be buying these again in the near future, thanks!

    from Duke's Mesquite Broiler Posted on

    This is a great economy chafer. It looks very professional but is actually a reasonable price. It is sturdy and keeps food hot. It is easy to clean and still looks brand new after.

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    Great general purpose chafing dish! Good build quality for daily use. The included 4" and 2 1/2" full size pans are not the thickest, but perform well and clean up relatively easy.

    from BlinkyTech International Posted on

    Wow! What can I say. These chafing dishes are absolutely the best. Choice brand products have allowed me to have a superior look for half the cost. I'm in awe after I setup with them every time. Thanks Webstaurant Store

    from Michael's Fine Dining Experiences and Cakery Posted on

    Another setup Webstaurant Store is the best

    Great product! We used these at a graduation we catered. They look so beautiful on the tables and served their purpose. Very sturdy and easy to clean. Cannot wait to order more for out next event!!

    from Shelton Place Posted on

    These are beautiful! We bought them for our daughter's wedding. They were an incredible price and no one will be able to tell we catered the wedding ourselves because these look so professional.

    from Forsyths Frosted Fancies Posted on

    Amazing quality at such an affordable price! Quick cheap shipping on top of that! Better than renting! Will be used for a wedding reception and much more after! Thank you!!

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    These Chafering dishes are great, and the cost is great also i have six of these and use them alot in my catering business for weddings.

    from Smokin Hott Catering Posted on

    The price point on these is excellent. It's very important to my business to have a professional polished look when I am catering an event. As a newer business owner, I have to say that it was great to be able to purchase these and have them available for my customers. They are very sturdy and easy to clean.

    from Food For Thought Posted on

    I couldn't believe how fast I received the 8 quart chafing dishes that I ordered.and being in the catering business, I am very pleased with the fast shipping.

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    I have a catering business, so these are imparative. The quality, and most especially, the price, simply cannot be beat. Fixing to order three more!!!!

    from Debbie Matthews/Whimsy Catering Posted on

    I bought two sets for upcoming daughters' weddings. It is a lovely steel and seems solid, lid handle seems secure. It is a reasonable price so the metal is pretty light but I am hoping it will hold up well for with care and occasional use. Wedding in May!

    from Good Grains Posted on

    Chafing pans were ordered for use at a Christmas event. They arrived in a timely manner which was great! This eliminated worries of not having them for my planned event. They are sturdy and looked great on the table presentation. More will definitely be ordered as needed. The price of them were much better than other places I had looked.

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