The name of the chafing dish comes from the French term chauffer which means ‘small portable stove or heater’. True to its name, the commercial chafing dish or chafer is a portable apparatus that keeps food warm. It is not used to cook food but to present and serve warm food. A commercial chafing dish is a metal cooking or serving pan on a stand with an alcohol burner holding chafing fuel below it. It is used for cooking at the table or as a food warmer for keeping dishes at a buffet warm. It is an affordable and convenient way to keep your food warm for as long as two to six hours.
The metal chafing dishes can be broken down into three major parts- the frame/stand, the pan, and the lid. The chafing fuel heats the water in the pan and indirectly warms the food in the pan without drying it out. Electric chafing dishes do not need chafing fuels to keep the food warm but they still need water to indirectly heat the food. Perfect for your banquet hall, buffet, or catered event, Shionp metal chafing dishes are available in many styles like induction, disposable, and electric. Whether you're looking to elevate the visual appeal of your serving station or improve the organization of your buffet to ease guest use, you can find the right commercial chafing dish for your business here.
The Advantages of Commercial Chafing Dish
● Bulky for its capacity
● Helps to keep food warm and its aroma intact for a longer time
● The lightweight foldable design ensures easy portability
● Corrosion-resistant stainless steel offers enhanced durability