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  • Clean burning
  • Minimal soot and odor release
  • Produces 1630 BTU's per hour
  • Keeps food hot and ready to serve
  • 7 oz. can

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Instantly enhance and prolong your hot food serving capabilities with this Choice 2-hour ethanol gel chafing dish fuel!

Delivering high-quality heat that burns hotter and longer than comparable fuels, Choice gel fuel is essential for reliable chafer heating. This ethanol formula is not only easier to light and less toxic than similar methanol fuels, but provides a higher heat output than even conventional wick fuels as well. Great for any restaurant buffet line or catered event, this series of Choice gel chafing gel serves as the hottest, safest, and most natural fuel on the market.

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    Upon disposal, biodegradable products are capable of being broken down by biological microorganisms, without harming the environment.

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Up to 2 Hours of Burn Time

Made from 200 proof gelled ethanol, this fuel produces 1630 BTU's per hour to allow for approximately 2 hours of burn time.


An odorless design ensures that your savory entrees and delectable appetizers remain the star of the show.

Safe and Easy to Use

In addition to an easy-to-light design, the fuel burns clean without leaving soot or other unsavory residue behind. This ensures quick cleanup once your event has ended.


The 7 oz. can is comprised entirely of recyclable aluminum, and the ethanol is produced using natural and recycled raw materials. This results in a high-performance chafer fuel that is organic, biodegradable, and 100% recyclable.

Choice Brand

Choice is dedicated to providing you with catering supplies, paper and disposable supplies, small kitchen hand tools, and serving solutions at the best possible prices. Whether you are looking for a strong and durable utility cart or inexpensive dispenser napkins, Choice has just what you need at a price you can afford!

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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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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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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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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Choice Ethanol Gel Chafing Dish Fuel - 72/Case

    4.8 stars from 38 reviews


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    great fuel food price burn hours gel long hot catering
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    This fuel is very good. The container is a great size for long parties that have food that needs to be kept warm. The flame is also a nice size that wont burn or cool down your food.

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    I used these for the first time and am now planning on always useing these. They are so easy to light and they burn for a long time. And a great price too!

    from CMV Posted on

    We really like this fuel. Clean burning and gets very hot. Seemed to burn out quickly so next time, we will adjust the flame more efficiently. Great price too.

    from Blessings & Grace Posted on

    use these as part of catering. cheapest fuel around even after the shipping amount that webstaurant charges. they burn as stated but maybe a little fast when the room temp got high

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    So far so good! We use these for caters off site and they have been great. No horrible odors and easy to light. They work as well as many of the other brands with a much better price point per case.

    Posted on

    We go through a lot of chafing dish fuel, and for the price it is just as good as any other fuels that we have used. I recommend these to anyone.

    from Tasty Creations Catering Posted on

    These are a great, cheap and effective kitchen tool. They hold up for just over Two hours and have the thermal heat to keep the chaffe hot the whole time.

    Posted on

    This fuel is very economical and long lasting. Though we purchased them a while back, we still have more than enough to last us in the future. Great price.

    Posted on

    Heavy case! But the product was top notch -- great VALUE for money. At this price, lasted long and served its purpose. I bought three cases because I thought they wouldn't last long but we had one case left over. Cheaper than other retail outlets.

    Posted on

    The Choice Ethanol Gel Chafing Dish Fuel worked very well for our banquet, we needed to serve 155 people and the fuel kept the food at a great temperature.

    from Larry's Wood Smoked Pulled Pork Posted on

    These Ethanol Gel Chafing Dish Fuel really keeps the food nice and hot. Actually my son pulled off doing an outside wedding using these. He actually was able to use them to cook the food since there were no stoves or ovens to complete the task. Everything went more than great and everyone,especially the bride was very very satisfied with everything,especially the food. It could not have been done without these Ethanol Gel fuel.

    from Jeromesales Posted on

    Pro's- burns nice and hot for the whole 2 hours. Keeps buffet food nice and hot. You can't beat the price. Cons- has a very strong odor to it. Recommend using in well ventilated area.

    from Radisson Hotel Harrisburg Posted on

    Very happy with this product. Reliably burns the full 2 hours with consistent heat output even when used for outdoor catering set ups. 2 thumbs up!

    Posted on

    These work just like regular sternos at what... 20% of the price? I can't believe I've been paying much more for the branded ones. These are going to save me a lot of money!

    Posted on

    I bought these because my catering business typically does lunches and our chafers are only needed for about 2 hours. I had a call from a customer informing me that they had to put these out and they thought I should know because the smell was so bad from them. When I got to the office about an hour later the smell was still throughout the office. I would not get this product again.

    from Cleveland Park Catering Company Posted on

    We appreciate your review, Roberta! If you are having any issues with the product you have purchased, please contact our Customer Solutions team.

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    Great heat from a well priced product. We use these at all of our catered events and they burn well and are easy to light.

    from Country Waffles Posted on

    bough these for my wedding and they came in 72 cans per case whic was perfect may not need all but we have plenty of cook outs, thw shipping is so quick o am so amazed this co the best shipping turn around time thank will not order no where else thank

    from lisabridalstore Posted on

    These fuel cans are great for any catering company or anyone that runs a buffet. The don't put off any odors when burning and go well over the two hours.

    from Trio's Deli Posted on

    Perfect for heating chafers for a short time. Not to high or hot to over cook, but not too low to allow food to chill. Odorless and easy to lite.

    from Castle Catering Posted on

    The price is great on these choice ethanol gel chafing fuels. While I didn't need 72 of them for an upcoming event, it was much cheaper to buy the case per item in the long term. I will use them eventually, and ethanol fuel doesn't expire or go bad. Worth stocking up on!

    Posted on

    This gel fuel works great with my chafer. It does last long and keep my food hot. I brought a whole case of 72 of them and stored them in my garage till I need it, super convenient and great price!

    Posted on

    Great Product!! No Odor!! Heats fast for a 1/3 of the cost of the other major brands. Will be stocking up for Christmas catering season.

    from Home Plate Grill Posted on

    The 2 hour ethanol gel chafing fuel is not only a great price but very good quality product. Very nice even burn, no need to spend more on other fuels.

    Posted on

    perfect for doing catering jobs or even for the family party that needs to keep food warm, they give off very good heat and maintain the heat.

    Posted on

    This is the only chafing fuel we will order. Its cheap and they always light and burn evenly. I have been able to relight these even after we put them out. Overall good product.

    from Avenue54 LLC Posted on

    Best deal I've found anywhere! "Sternos" get very pricey and Ii was so happy when I found this product. It does the job just as well as the other competition and YES, I would buy it again in a heartbeat! I use them on most catering jobs to prevent running cords when ever possible. They light easily and work great. Using these year round will save us a ton of money in the long run. I like that this item comes in a variety of burn time. There is no waste!

    from Kountry Kitchen & Catering Posted on

    Best deal out there if you're a caterer. "sternos" from our local supplier sometimes get's very high in season. Always check with webstraunt for any paper goods first.

    from Gance's Complete Catering Posted on

    the choice ethanol gel chafing fuel is a good and wonderful product its clean no smug and you can do money things like boil water and warm your food .

    Posted on

    For the money these are great! These work well for weddings and events where we are not trying to keep food warm for an extended amount of time.

    from Luxe Party Rentals Posted on

    Oh these right very easily and lasts very long! Great purchase and I will definitely be buying more in the near future. Does last for 2 hours +.

    from Le Spicy Mango Posted on

    We were very pleased with the gel chafing fuel. I prefer the gel to wicks, and the price was a good value compared to our local wholesale shop. I find that in general, they'll burn longer than 2 hours so I keep my leftovers for pre-heating the Cambros..

    from That Kitchen Witch Posted on

    Great price on chafing fuel - box arrived slightly damaged but 90%+ of the fuel canisters were in good shape. Burns hot for over 2 hours.

    from Mountain Oven, LLC Posted on

    Great and very economical brand of chafing fuel, long lasting flame, it will not let your food burn but keep it warm. Will have to reorder it again

    Posted on

    this 2 hour gel chafing fuel at 72 per pack is a great deal. they work much better than the wick fuel. and they light so much easier as well. great value for a great product.

    Posted on

    So glad that I switched to these gel fuels from the wick type. The wick type kept blowing out when I catered in windy conditions.

    from Just Eat This Catering Posted on

    Great item. Very economical We have found they burn hot for at least two hours often more. Easy to light and no liquid to worry about if they are knocked over.

    Posted on

    Love the short time of these fuels, use it for a 2 hour service and then discard/recycle. So much easier that starting a service with partially full fuel. The one drawback is that each container will burn from 1:40 to 2:15 hrs as opposed to dependably 2 hours.

    from Local Alternative Inc. Posted on

    Great brand of chafer fuel! Long lasting flame is sure to keep food hot! Nice for keeping a small pot of water simmering to quenelle ice cream!!

    Posted on

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