A chafing dish is a form of indirect heat stove which uses a chafing fuel to heat a large shallow pan of water which subsequently heats a pan of food above. Chafing dishes are perfect for heating food during buffet display. Easy to use and maintain, this heat source is a great way to add a touch of sophistication to any gathering. The sturdy metal construction ensures it can withstand a number of uses. Once the chafing fuel is added to the burner, the heat source will heat up in no time. The lid is designed to minimize heat loss, which means it is safe to use on any surface.