Soup chafers, also known as marmites, are a unique and effective way to serve your soup at a soup station. The heating unit at the bottom keeps your soup piping hot in these units. For decorative flair, consider a unit with handles or legs made from a different colored material. When serving soups at a catered event, soup chafers create a better presentation than soup kettles. Kettles are great for super markets, but do not have the elegance of a chafer. Also consider a unit with a hinged lid to avoid the conflict of searching for a place to store the lid while the soup is served.
Marmites and soup chafing dishes can also be used as large gravy warmers. In fact, a soup chafer is ideal for warming just about any sauce, from a marsala wine sauce, to the juices of the beef, to thick turkey gravy. Choose a decorative gravy or soup ladle to make your soup station stylish and practical.