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Best Chafing Dishes

Whether you are hosting a special occasion or looking for better equipment to feed a large family, book club, or game night crew, chafing dishes provide versatility within the kitchen and beyond. Designed to hold cooked foods in an elegant buffet style, chafing dishes allow you to serve up main dishes, side dishes, and desserts in large quantities. Design, components, and functionality are all important factors to evaluate when selecting a chafing dish. We’ve selected four great chafing dishes as our top picks. Check them out below!

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Best Design

Sterno Products 70153 Foldable Frame Buffet Chafer Set 

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Foldable Buffet Chafer Set

This chafer set is made of stainless steel with a foldable frame for easy, compact storage. Break it down as easily as you set it up!

What We Liked

This set comes with a foldable frame, lid, fuel holder tray, two fuel holders, 4-inch deep water pan, and two 2-inch deep food pans. We liked that the foldable frame made the set easy to set up and move around the room if needed. The stainless-steel construction gives the set a professional, sleek presentation during holidays and special occasions. Cater to your guests like a pro chef! Order Online.

Editor’s Choice

TigerChef 8 Quart Full Size Stainless Steel Chafer with Folding Frame and Cool-Touch Handle and 2 Half Size Chafing Dishes Food Pans 1 Pack 

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Stainless Steel Chafing Dish Pack

This chafing dish set comes in a sleek satin finish designed to hold both full and half size dishes with a cool-touch handle lid.

What We Liked

The TigerChef Pack provides a great mix of serving options with both full size and half size chafing dishes. We liked the collapsible legs that do not take up space in storage. The satin finish creates an elegant look for entertaining. The versatile tray combination and the ability to wash most of the components in the dishwasher are great features as well. Purchase Yours Today.

Largest

Tramontina 80205/520DS Pro-Line Stainless Steel Chafing Dish 

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Feed a Crowd

Get this 9-quart chafing dish made of premium 18/10 stainless steel. It’s also oven ready and dishwasher safe.

What We Liked

This dish comes with a generous 9-quart food pan for plenty of portions. We liked that the chafing frame is designed with side handles which are great for shifting the pans when needed. Made of premium 18/10 stainless steel, the chafing dish is oven safe and dishwasher safe. And if you’re searching for a little more finesse in design, you’ll like the subtle modern twists on the classic look. Get It Here.

Most Versatile 

Proctor Silex 34300 Server & Food Buffets 

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Versatile Server and Food Buffet

Here’s a chafing dish set that serves dual function as both a buffet server and a food warmer with adjustable heat controls.

What We Liked

This is a buffet server and food warming tray all in one. We liked the versatility of this serving tool. The three removable trays have domed lids with slots to fit serving utensils, which make for a great set-up while feeding hungry lines of people. The food warming tray has heat adjustability and can be used with other heat-safe dishes. Buy Now.