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  • Clean burning
  • Minimal soot and odor release
  • Produces 1430 BTU's an 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 methanol 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 methanol formula not only produces the least amount of soot possible, but is also more cost-effective and provides a higher heat output than conventional wick fuels. Great for any restaurant buffet line or catered event, this series of Choice gel chafing gel serves as the hottest and most economical fuel on the market.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

Up to 2 Hours of Burn Time

This fuel is capable of producing 1430 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 being easy to light, the fuel's hot blue flame 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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Is methanol fuel legal in all 50 states?
Methanol fuel is unlawful in the state of Pennsylvania. It cannot be shipped to any customers in Pennsylvania. Customers in Pennsylvania should be purchasing Ethanol Fuel, our Choice item 174CGFE2. Due to US DOT shipping regulations, we are unable to ship this product to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. It is also ineligible for next day or second day shipping.
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 Accessories

Take a look at what accessories Choice has to offer for chafers!

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.

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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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. 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, and water pan. 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, and water pans 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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Due to US DOT shipping regulations, we are unable to ship this product to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations. It is also ineligible for next day or second day shipping. Please contact Customer Solutions prior to placing your order if you have any questions or concerns.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Choice 2 Hour Methanol Gel Chafing Dish Fuel - 72/Case

    4.5 stars from 43 reviews


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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
    I normally use the 6 hour chafer fuel but decided to try the 2 hour to save money and to throw them away instead of having a lot of half empty jars. My events normally run 2 hours or less for chafer fuel. I was surprised when these canisters were still half full after almost two hours. Could not throw them away!
    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
    This is an economical chafing fuel, works as well as the name brand. burns clean and keeps the food warm for the full 2 hours. the only negative is that the paper label will burn, and give off the strong smell. this is solved by removing the label prior to lighting.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    I've tried all sorts of chaffer fuel and I'm pretty sure this is my favorite! The lids are easy to get off, they are easy to light, and the 2 hour length is perfect for an event! Very economical also. The 72 count ensures it'll be awhile till I need to reorder!
    love the gel sternos instead of the wick. Just seems to burn longer but should have ordered the 6 hour not the 2 hour. my bad
    this product is awesome! it lights really easy and it burns for a long time. we will defiantly be purchasing these agin in the future
    The price point on these are great. Unfortunately they smell almost like an electrical fire when they extinguish by themselves. I will stick with the dish fuel from Webstaurant- which is a great value and no smell!
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    We use these for our catering and banquet events. They actually last longer than the 2 hours which is great obviously. Really good bang for your buck.
    Really good item to use super easy also good for in an outdoor catering’s keeping food warm at all times for two hours. Also this item will last for a couple of months
    The 2 hour methanol chafing gel is adequate but we much prefer the wick when setting up for buffets. It does a much better job of bringing the heat to our dishes.
    These work great and are more reasonable than where I was previously ordering from! Plus they don't leak like the other kind I was getting before!
    I just bought these I haven’t tried them but it’s a good deal for the price I order few cases. Will buy again ty web store
    I’m very pleased with my purchases they arrived on time in good condition I will be coming back for more ! I recommend these !
    Great for catering jobs that need only 2 hours of heat. Keeps the food warm for longer in the chafer, easy to pop off top and easy to light.
    While they are sort of inexpensive this time that will pay the price. They don't always light up which is an inconvenience since you end up wasting product and money.
    Thank you for your review, Gretchen! We are sorry this Choice 2 Hour Methanol Gel Chafing Dish Fuel - 72/Case has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    As usual, Choice products are built to last and save you money, these fuel cells are no different, we not only use for catering but use in house on busy nights to help keep product warm in odd areas.
    They arrived very quickly and were just as expected. We used them for smores with the grandkids -- in the house. No soot, smoke or odor at all. Very pleased with them.
    I use this fuel a lot for catering orders delivered nearby offices every day. I use to buy from a local supplier at double the price. Now, I order from Webstaurant. Good quality, good price.
    Was attracted to this product because of the price. However, the Gel only lasted for an hour or less. 2 hr rating is misleading. Please have this product tested before advertising it as a 2 hr Chafing fuel
    Thank you for your review, Ashok! We are sorry this Choice Methanol Gel Chafing Dish Fuel - 72/Case has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    the choice methanol gel 2 hour chafing fuel is a great bargain and works great. it does better in wind than chafer fuels that have exposed wicks
    I purchased these because we have to keep alot of food hot in the park. I was really unhappy with these because they would not stay lit and when you did light them you couldn't tell it was lit so I kept burning my hands. When lighting one it exploded and burned my hand. I will let be purchasing this item again. That is really bad because I have a whole case that has to just sit around and not be used.
    Thank you for your review, Zonita! We are sorry this Choice Methanol Gel Chafing Dish Fuel - 72/Case has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!

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