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How many chafers 8 qt
Laura
06/18/14
We have ordered our food, but they do not provide chafers.
We are looking at 2 buffet lines, 3 tables each line.
30# of each Potato salad, fruit salad, and baked beans per line.

How many pounds of each food will a 8qt chaffer hold? The cold food I intend to just use the foil pans in an ice table.

Can the beans be heated using the chafer ?

ellen
06/19/14
First, nothing can be safely heated in chafers- you need to get the food to 165-180 on the stove or in the oven, then transfer to the preheated chafer. The chafer takes about 40 minutes to heat the water if you do not start with boiling water.

8 pounds of these items is about a gallon, and the 8 quart chafer really only holds about 7 quarts.

Good to see you thinking about safe food temps.

Laura
06/23/14
Thanks, I appreciate the help and reply!
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