Serve your small dishes in a decorative round chafer, instead of using an extra large rectangular unit. These units are great for small side dishes or for smaller events with fewer people. Compared to other shaped chafers, they also result in more even heating of the food inside, because the edges of the round pan are all the same distance from the flame in the center. Use various sized round chafing dishes when setting up the display at your catered event. By using different sizes, you can create a unique display that your guests are sure to remember.
These small round chafers take up less space than rectangular units, and are great for the end of the line, as they easily fit on the end of the table at then end of a line of rectangular units. They are usually used for side dishes, desserts or at the tabletop, because they are so compact. Round chafers are therefore ideal for tabletop warming as well as warming and holding in a buffet line.
Heated cabinets often operate for hours on end, using lots of energy to keep food at safe temperatures. To save more on your energy bill, consider some of these tips to help conserve heat and save energy with your heated cabinets.