Choice 2 Hour Methanol Gel Chafing Dish Fuel

Item #: 999CGFM2

Choose the best for your chafers with this Choice gel chafing methanol fuel! This traditional gelled fuel is the cleanest burning product of its kind. Capable of producing 1430 BTU's per hour, this 7 oz. methanol chafing fuel creates a hot blue flame, ensuring you the least amount of soot and odor. With a burn time of 2 hours, keep your hot food or beverages hot and ready to serve. Perfect for catered events, this fuel chafing gel is ideal for weddings, banquets, buffets, hotels, and more!

Overall User Rating:

Choice 2 Hour Methanol Gel Chafing Dish Fuel

4.5 stars from 46 reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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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!

from SOD on
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!

from Deborah Matthews on

Surprisingly strong and actually may lost even longer than 2 hrs sometimes.

from Charlie's Donuts LLC on

bought it for an event at our new banquet facility and it worked perfect. We did not have the food out for too long so the 2 hour burning time was perfect for all the dishes we served. will be buying again from them

from DSI Hospitality Company on

i love the gel chafing fuel. they light fast and burn just as good a wick fuel. they fit just right under my chafing pans

from B'Better Event Production on
0 out of 1 found this review helpful

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

from Cox Bros BBQ on

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

from Hhbc on

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!

from Mantua Corners Bar & Grille on

Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

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.

from Charleston Sports Pub on

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

from The slide ride on

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.

from Beast and Bottle on

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!

from Papa Rock LLC on

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

from Party world on

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.

from Bright Star Catering on

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.

from Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa on

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!

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

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.

from La Gondola Chicago on

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.

from The Boardroom Restaurant on

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

from Bombay Bistro on

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!

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

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.

from A Slice of Heaven on

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!

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

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.

from The Bennett-Curtis House on

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.

from DADDY D'S BBQ on

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.

from California Fresh Catering on

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.

from Trice's Eatz, LLC on

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.

from Glorious Celebrations on

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.

from Raid My Pantry on

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.

from Stormy mountain brewing on

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.

from Tabatha Family Tree on

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

from Paragon on

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.

from She Cooks She Kutz, LLC on

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.

from Tatering on

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!

from Encore Development on

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

from White Caps Catering on

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.

from Catering Hub on

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

from lisabridalstore on

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.

from Rent4Parties LLC on

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.

from Dolly and Joes on

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.

from west point career and tech center on

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