The chafing dish, essential on buffet
The chafing dish is the essential element for the restaurateur who works with a buffet, or for the caterer who has to present hot food. The chafing dish, also called a professional bain marie, is not a cooking material but only a equipment for keeping warm, for temperatures generally ranging from 55 to 80 ° C.
Chafing dish : burner, electric or induction
For energy compatibility, we classify chafing dishes in 3 categories: chafing dish with burners, professional electric chafing dish and finally the induction chafing dish, which is heated by a separate and adaptable induction plate. The burner category is obviously recommended for mobile or outdoor installations. Stellinox offers a wide choice of chafing dishes, depending first of all on their size. You will find rectangular GN 1/1, GN 2/3 and GN 1/2 and then round chafing dishes. The rectangular ones are compatible with standard gastronorm containers. In terms of finish, there are chafing dishes with swivel lid with locking closure to others with simple separate lids, which can be placed in an area set aside for this purpose. Some may have the glass cover that let you see the food inside even closed. Some are stackable, making it easier to store. Depending on your budget and your needs, you can also choose between 18/10 stainless steel and 18/0 stainless steel.