Candle Lamp shares with us the proper heat application and usage of chafing fuels.
There are 4 common uses of chafing fuels: chafing dishes,beverage urns, room service carts and banquet carts.
First and foremost, always follow the equipment manufacturers recommendation regarding pre-heating, as well as the instructions for the recommended number of chafing fuel cans needed for optimum heating. And remember, for each piece of equipment, there is an appropriate product and a proper use.
Let’s look. In serving food in a chafing dish, it is best to use to use either two, four or six hour fuel with power pot. First, open the fuel can keeping it away from any flammable surfaces, then carefully place it in a receptacle. Put the water pan back in the frame and fill it with 1 inch of hot water. Then, light the heat using a long reach butane lighter. Do not move the fuel can. Always light it in place ensuring there is proper ventilation. Once lit, cover the water pan and wait until it begins to steam. To ensure hot food quality, this pre-heating should be done, approximately 20 minutes before placing the hot food pan in position. Note that using cold water in the pan will add to the pre-heating time. After the event, extinguish the fuel can with the correct tool.
For beverage urns, 2 hour Safe Heat Jr. is recommended. Simply open the can and place it in position. Light it using a butane lighter, making sure the area is clear of flammable materials. When finish with the fuel, extinguish it properly.
For room service carts, open the preferred 2 hour Safe Heat Jr. and put it in the provided bracket. Light the fuel with the butane lighter allowing the cabinet to come to temperature. Place the hot food in position and close the door. Put the cabinet securely back in the cart and transport with care. Lastly, after use, extinguish the fuel with the correct tool.
When it comes to banquet carts, candle lit power pot chafing fuels to whatever premium performance. For this cart, 2 cans of heated power pot are ideal. Open the fuel with the proper tool, place the fuel correctly in position. Again, using only a butane lighter light a wick. Always allow the cabinet to come to temperature before placing in hot foods. As with the room service carts, transport the food with care and extinguish with fuel properly after use.