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Chafing Dish By Winco
Mirror finished cover
Each set comes with both metal and plastic handles
Cover conveniently clips on to frame
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70 of 72 found the following review helpful:
Excellent chafing dish - great qualityDec 29, 2008
By Linda B.
I bought this chafing dish for the holidays anticipating lots of family to entertain. It made keeping food warm for a crowd an easy task! This is an excellent chafing dish and heavy duty quality. Food doesn't dry out and the two compartments for fuel work very well and control the amount of heat to the pan of water below the food. The pan that holds the food holds a generous 24 cups of food and could probably hold more than this. This chafer is an excellent purchase if you want to serve a crowd of people.
43 of 44 found the following review helpful:
Very nice for the priceDec 23, 2009
I've go to admit, I have quite the collection of chafing dishes. Several models and sizes, do the amount of entertaining we do. I have some that cost a few hundred dollars, and I also purchased 2 of these at what I consider to be a very reasonable price. These chafer's function just as well as my very expensive chafer's. However, at a fraction of the cost. These chafer's will also accommodate all the optional chafing insert pans that my expensive chafer's use as well. So, these are very versatile depending on your food serving needs.
I noticed a comment regarding the proper water level to use, and maintain. Usually 3" of water is enough to maintain a consistent hot/safe food serving temperature, for about 4 to 4.5 hours of in use time. Its best to very HOT tap water when filling your chafer, as it takes less time and fuel/sterno to heat up the unit. Once the water and food items are HOT. I usually run the unit with only one sterno/fuel cell (centered). And this not only reduces excess steam, but also allows the unit to warm food longer, about 6 hours. Without the need to add additional water. It can be a bit of a task, if you need to add water, especially if the food trays still have food in them. I use my chafer's for entertaining indoors as well as outdoors. Once you start using chafer's, you're going to find, you have a lot more time to spend with your guests. Great price, great product. Enjoy!
24 of 28 found the following review helpful:
Food WarmerMay 12, 2009
By Linda C. Hernandez
I purchased 2 of these chafers for a party I was hosting at home. They worked very well at keeping my food warm and were the perfect size. The box said it came with 2 handles, a plastic black one that already came attached and a stainless steel one; however, the stainless steel handle was not included. Not a big deal since I wasn't anticipating it when I ordered them. At the end of the night, I found that one of the handles has broken off as well. The plastic handle doesn't seem to be sufficient for a lot of use, but hopefully an easy fix by going to a hardware store buying a replacement. Overall, I was very happy with the product that I received for the price that I paid.
26 of 31 found the following review helpful:
Casual chaferDec 30, 2010
By Review from the Prairie
I bought both the traditional lidded Winware chafer (this item) and Winware's rolltop chafer. I was hoping the traditional chafer would meet my needs because it is about $100 cheaper, but alas, it looked and felt $100 cheaper. This traditional chafer is OK in its style and function, but is only suitable for casual parties and family get-togethers, in my opinion. The finish is not as shiny as the official image would suggest. Mine came with a fairly matte steel finish (like a steel refrigerator). The particular chafer I received had a significant quarter-sized mar in the finish that would be obvious to anyone using the chafer, so if you buy this be sure to check it carefully when it arrives. The rolltop is much, much more elegant with an awesome mirror finish, solid (heavy) construction, smooth rolling lid (so guests can open lid and serve themselves with one hand while holding a plate), and a large smooth handle that you could wrap a party-themed cloth around (like restaurants do). If you're getting a chafer for a casual Superbowl party or teen event, this traditional chafer would be just fine. I have not yet used either one so I have no opinion as to warming level, but I will update this if I encounter any problems with the rolltop. Also, I can't comment on whether the finishes hold up over time. I will be keeping the rolltop as we sometimes host fairly elegant parties and I think the rolltop will make the serving area "pop" due to its high quality and mirror finish.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
You're crazy not to order at this price!Oct 27, 2011
So in the one month that I have owned two of these pans, I have hosted two important events and these did more than just their job! SERIOUSLY worth every penny.
If you want to "jazz them up" swap out the black plastic handles for the slim silver ones which are included and they will look much nicer. A handy catering tip is to tie a cloth napkin through the handle. It adds color and provides protection from heat for when the tops are closed.
These dishes work beautifully! How wonderful to be able to prep, refrigerate, bake, and serve all in one dish!
The only problem is storing them! (Not their fault.)
I HIGHLY recommend these - they're a little utilitarian - but they are only $40!!
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