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Pugwash November 29th, 2012 04:52 AM

Buffet chafing dishes

Can anyone tell me if chafing dishes at buffet stations on Cruise ships use "Sterno pots" also known as gel pots and wick burners. Any light on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Mike M November 29th, 2012 07:29 AM

The buffets have their own "steam tables" and no sterno is used. I have never seen sterno used and it probably isn't because there are no open flames on a cruise ship. All stoves, ovens and heating units are electric. No gas appliances on the ship.

Take care,

Bruce Chafkin1 December 3rd, 2012 12:41 PM

Sterno is now illegal on cruise ships.

Fixed buffet lines have "bain maries" that are usually heated by steam.
Portable buffet chafing dishes are usually electric.

Pugwash December 7th, 2012 10:45 AM

Bruce and Mike M,

Thanks a million for your reply. Could you takea look at this product and let me know if it would work or be permitted on ships. I truly appreciate your help.

Chafo - A drop-in replacement for gel and wick heaters

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