Chafers have been staples in the courts of European royalty and Aztec rulers since the 16th century at least.  The chafing-plate combines the utility of maintaining the temperature of a warm dish with the aesthetic of polished dining hall adornments.  If you want to bring both elegance and practicality to your next social dining function, turn to Food Service Direct, where we offer a large selection of full size roll top chafers for your use!  These beautifully crafted chafers are available in both electric and fuel varieties, many with the option of a water pan for steaming or humidification.