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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 safest burning fuel on the market.

NOTE: 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.

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    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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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 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.

Choice Chafer Accessories

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

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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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.

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Customer Reviews

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

    4.5 stars from 29 reviews


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    great hours fuel price Gel easy burn hot longer case
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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!
    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!
    Gel Chafing Dish Fuel is a good choice if looking for a short event time- quality and less expensive than the sterno options. Comes packed well in case and easy to use. Beware that outside of container will get very hot so do not try to touch without gloves if lite.
    These chafing dish fuel will work great for our caterings. Buying in bulk and from Webstaurant is so much more inexpensive than anywhere else I can get them.
    BEST DEAL AROUND FOR THIS PRODUCT. We used to pay over triple for the same product elsewhere until we discovered them on Webstaurant. They are still great quality and last like they should.
    Great value for the price. They do burn for the hours promised and possibly longer. I will continue to buy these by the case and recommend them to others!
    These chafing dishes are awesome to keep on hand for large or small catering events. They burn for 2 hours and keep foods hot when properly used.
    I needed a short term fuel for my burner at a church event. the burner lasted for more than two hours keeping the food warm longer enough for the event.
    We've been very pleased thus far with the level of burn and consistent heat these chafing dish fuel containers provide. They're also easy to re-light if you do not use fully the first time.
    These are a great deal compared to other brands and work perfectly, they are easy to light and last a long time. I will be purchasing this brand from now on.
    this stuff is a life savor. provides great heat where ever we need it and when ever too. use with every banquet and every convention.
    These are a great value for the price. They rend to burn longer that the hours state, just have to stir them once in awhile if they go out. The only downfall is the shipping cost.
    Great price first of all! They burned really nice at the reception that I used them at. Now I have plenty more for next event
    These Choice Methanol Gel Chathefing Gel is amazing! I use this product at all of my events! They last longer than 6 hours, and work immediately.
    This methanol fuel is the best value I have been able to find. I go through the dishes pretty frequently, which makes it great to find a vendor with a great value, price, and product.
    Budget friendly sternos, they do a great job at keeping our buffet food hot and are a breeze to safely put out when finished. I will be buying these again
    Good product for the price for sure. Giving 3 stars because these do burn hotter than others which is a plus. However packaging and ship of these needs a ton of work. Almost 80% of my shipments of these come in damaged.
    Same exact item we purchase from our "regular" supplier but at a fraction of the cost! As always, immediate shipment with receipt right away. Great quality and we certainly appreciate the cost savings!
    The gel worked wonderfully. It last about 2.5 hours. Burns very hot and less mess that liquid sternos. Great product and great price! Would recommend
    The product it self was great. Very reasonably priced. However, the box came to me destroyed. I also had a few cans that started to leak fluids.
    bought these chaft fuels 72 cans by the case and no we may not need 72 of them but we are having a wedding soon and for the price of them was a great deal and they always have great price, and i have order a 12 pack beofre and i felt like they lasted then long then the 2 hours but they work great thanks for having great deals on wholesale cases items and you ship put your products fasr thanks again will be order another case soon my other daughter is getting from my other daughter 2 months apart
    These are great and well priced. Great addition to the inventory. Looking forward to ordering more. Webstaurant is the best. These Gel Fuels work well.
    These work great for short functions, and did last the full 2 hours. They are easy to light, no weird smells., and have a great price. I will definitely use them again.
    i use choice gel chafing fuel methanol to warm my tea and to broil the water even for cooking .its very lovely and look beautiful.i will buy it so many times. i love it.THANKS WEB.
    Worked great. No smell or fumes. Burned hot just like I needed it to. Easy to put out flame when needed. Very cost efficient as well.

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