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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.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Biodegradable

    Biodegradable

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

  • Recyclable

    Recyclable

    This item is able to be recycled under some recycling programs.

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.

Odorless

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.

Eco-Friendly

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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What is the main difference between chafer fuel cells with twist-off metal caps and fuel cells with stem wicks and plastic caps?
Once lit, chafer fuel cells with twist-off metal caps provide a quick, safe, and easy way to extinguish the flame at the end of events. The cap can simply be placed over the flame to snuff it out. Chafer fuel cells with stem wicks and plastic caps require a separate snuffer paddle, regulator, or saucer to extinguish the flame.

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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 44 reviews

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    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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    The Ethanol Gel Chafing Dish Feul worked great for heating our chafers. They lasted as expected and kept the food warm. i would recommend this product to anyone who caters.

    from Route No. 73 Brew & Chew Posted on

    Very happy with product quality. Margins tight on most products but your price on sale recently unbeatable. My only regret is I did not buy more!!

    from Real Deal Goods Posted on

    These chafing fuel are great for the price! The lids pop right off. As long as they are stored in a cool place they are great and won't dry out.

    from Vault catering and events Posted on

    This is an economical fuel that works well for all of our catering needs and lasts long enough for all of our drop off and full service catering orders.

    from Freebirds World Burrito Posted on

    We used these at our wedding. We had about 11 chafing dishes and used 2 gel fuels per dish. It kept the food steaming hot for several hours and had extra fuels left over that we will use at our next event.

    Posted on

    These worked GREAT. We had warm food for three hours! NO smell, NO mess...Just did what it was supposed to. And...it last more than 2 hours! Will definitely purchase again. These are a great price, especially if you purchase a full case. One note: did have an issue with shipping but Webstaurant was awesome! Thanks!!!

    from GF Ministries Posted on

    We are ready to fire things up with Choice Ethanol Gel Fuel!

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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