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  • Includes food pan, water pan, dome cover, and fuel holders
  • Receptacle on long side, use with fuel or electric
  • Fully-adjustable thermostatic heat control
  • Mirror finished lid and pan
  • Solid cast brass legs and handles
  • Can be used as either an electric or fuel chafer
UPC Code: 029419097197
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Add a touch of elegance to your catered event with this Vollrath 46040 9 qt. classic brass trim full size electric chafer with long side receptacle.

Combining function and elegance, this chafer will impress your guests and customers, while also ensuring your food stays at the perfect serving temperature for the duration of your catered event. Use it to serve brunch favorites like fluffy egg bakes or savory side dishes like asparagus or pasta. Plus, it can be used with either electric or with fuel, depending on your preference. For a stylish presentation, choose this Vollrath chafer!

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • UL US & Canada

    UL US & Canada

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the United States of America and Canada.

  • 5-15P

    5-15P

    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

Durable Stainless Steel

A durable stainless steel construction ensures this chafer is built to withstand everyday use, while providing a timeless appearance that blends in with your classic decor.

Brass Trim

Featuring elegant brass accents, this chafer is the perfect accompaniment to formal receptions, ceremonies, and business events.

Mirror Finish

To draw your guests in, a mirror finish on the lid and body of this chafer reflects the surrounding area for an attractive addition to your buffet table.

Dual Functionality

This chafer provides you with the option to use it as either an electric or fuel unit. When using fuel, the open flame simply heats the element and the bottom of the water pan. The chafer is also guarded by a slim metal element, so that the flame won't damage the electrical element.

Fully-Adjustable Thermostatic Heat

This chafer features a fully-adjustable thermostatic heat control, and a six-foot grounded plug with the receptacle on the long side of the pan so you can choose between fuel or electric heating options.

Fuel Holder

A fuel holder ensures your culinary creations maintain temperature with even, consistent heat distribution. For easy and effortless placement, this fuel holder slips into the pre-cut hole in the base of the chafer.

Versatile 9 Qt. Capacity

With a versatile 9 qt. capacity, this chafer is ideal for catering and buffets.

Sturdy Handles

A sturdy handle on the cover makes for efficient service, while two handles on the chafer stand ensure easy transport.

Broad Legs

For optimum stability, a total of four broad, evenly-spaced legs keep the chafer sturdy on your buffet line.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

My stainless steel item has fingerprints and scratches and I can't seem to get it clean. What can I do?
Try using a microfiber polishing cloth. You may not need to use any chemicals to get rid of the scratches and fingerprints. If they are not easily removed by the dry cloth, our Noble Chemical stainless steel cleaner should do the trick!
Can I put the chafer's food pan in the oven?
Yes, the food pan included with this chafer can safely be used in the oven.

Chafer Basics

Learn the basics of how to operate a chafer!

Chafer Basics

1) Place water pan in frame
2) Add one inch of hot water
3) Place fuel in fuel holder
4) Light fuel
5) Warm for 20 minutes
6) Add hot food

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Chafer Includes:
  • Inset: 1
  • Water Pan: 1
  • Fuel Holder: 2
  • Dome Cover: 1
Overall Dimensions:
  • Length: 25 1/4 Inches
  • Width: 18 1/4 Inches
  • Height: 15 Inches
  • Capacity: 9 qt.

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Warranty Info

RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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