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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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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!

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Check out this video to learn some vital tips about handling chafers and chafer fuel!

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Choice Ethanol Gel Chafing Dish Fuel - 3/Pack

    4.8 stars from 15 reviews

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    First time using gel chafing fuel. Bought these to decide if ethanol or methanol would work better. I really didnt see much of a difference. These worked just as well as any wick fuel I have had, and come with a great cost savings.
    This chafing dish fuel worked well. We used it for a rehearsal dinner, keeping thai food (mostly tofu curry) warm over a couple hour period. The food was kept warm without any problems.
    Honestly I have never used this to keep my pan warm I freak out that I am going to explode something or burn things down .. But I finally faced my fear and gave it a try. I will be buying more
    This product was great. It worked well for our Smore Bar. Although I felt it really burned down fast. But like the fact it was not toxic. I would order it again.
    These gel chafing dish fuels come in packs of 3. They burn relatively clean and do not put off too much order. Our team favors the wick style dish fuel because it is longer burning, however these are a lower price. They have a 2 hour burn time.
    What a fantastic chafing fuel gel this ethanol burns really good I've never bought this brand of chafing fuel before it works really good it's well worth it cool that you can get it in a three pack first
    I love this product! This chafing dish fuel is long lasting and really keeps the food warm for the 2 hours informed in the package. It is a must have for buffet lines and caterers. I will buy it again in the future. Great price also.
    Excellent chafing dish fuel, it provides a strong flame that really lasts for 2 hours, as advertised. It kept my food warm for the entire time. I definitely recommend this product and I will buy it again.
    They lasted for 2 hour and kept my food warm the entire time. They are worth the price and the quality is good. i will buy again. Thank you.
    Good chafing fuel. Heats for a full two hours and at a very good temperature. If it spills, it's just ethanol so no big deal. Will buy again.
    We purchased this gel chafing fuel to use with a fondue pot at home, and it worked well! Easy to use, and the 3-pack means you'll always have a spare! (Well, until it's time to reorder anyway!)
    These arrived to me as expected and will work wonderfully for my catering job. I appreciate the quick shipment and timely help from customer service.
    These 2 Hour long Chafing Fuel cans are a great Value. I enjoy the gel opposed to the reg oil as it does not spill when opening them. You get 3 and each chafing stand holds 2 so you always have an extra. They also heat the foods nicely.
    These cans of gel chafing fuel are perfect for a buffet line, happy hour and more. They put out enough heat to keep your food warm for about 2 hours. Since they're gel instead of liquid, you don't have to worry about spills. Great price!
    These are great long lasting gel chafer fuel canister! They are a must have for buffet lines or for catering where you can use them to create hot boxes for holding food!!

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