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  • Stacking frame takes up less space when not in use
  • Perfect for catering and buffets
  • Stainless steel with matte finish
  • 4.1 qt. capacity
  • Nylon cover handle stays cool to the touch

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How To Use A Chafer

How To Use A Chafer

And now to take a look at how we’re going to use the chafer. The first thing you’re going to do once you have it set up and your water pan in your frame is you’re going to fill the water pan with about 1 inch of very hot tap water. This will allow the temperature to come up a lot quicker. So once you do that, cover the chafer with the lid. Open up your fuel cell and place it in your fuel holder along with the fuel holder cover, which you should have open. Don’t light this until you’ve placed the fuel cell underneath the chafer. Then you can light it with a long-tipped lighter. Let it come up to temperature for about 20 minutes and then you’re ready for your food. The important thing about your food is that it has to be hot going in; a chafer is not designed to cook your food. It’s designed to keep it warm once it’s already cooked. I’m going to take the lid off, get my hot asparagus, and there we are. We’re ready to serve. Thank you for watching, and if you have any questions, please feel free to use our live chat button.

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Watch as Steve demonstrates the proper way to use your chafer, from how much water you will need to when you should light the fuel. And remember, a chafer is only for keeping food warm, not for cooking it!

Vollrath 99870 Specs
Length 18 1/16 Inches
Width 12 1/16 Inches
Height 13 1/5 Inches
Capacity 4.1 qt.
Color Silver
Cover Type Lift-Off
Finish Stainless Steel
Material Stainless Steel
Product Line Vollrath Dakota
Shape Rectangle
Size 1/2 Size
Style Mid-Range Chafers
Type Standard Chafers

Customer questions about this product

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.
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Vollrath 99870 Details

The Vollrath 99870 4.1 qt. Dakota full size rectangular chafer set is specifically designed to make your buffet more appealing! Its polished tubular frame is attractive and durable, and it can be stacked to take up less space during storage. Also, its matte-finished and embossed stainless steel legs add strength and style. Plus, with two fuel holders, this chafer is capable of keeping your food at the perfect serving temperature for the duration of your catered event. Additionally, the high-temperature nylon cover handle is easy to grip and stays cool to touch, so guests and staff can use the chafer safely.

Each Kit Includes:
(1) Super Pan 3 food pan
(1) Water pan
(1) Dome cover
(1) Frame
(1) Fuel holder

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 18 1/16"
Width: 12 1/16"
Height: 13 7/32"

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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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  • Overall User Rating: Vollrath 99870 4.1 Qt. Dakota Chafer Rectangular Half Size Complete Set

    4.0 stars from 1 review


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    We love it, it looks great. Presents food well. We use ours for parties to keep food warm and fresh, tasting great. It is very easy to store and stays looking nice.

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