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Food Warmer Candles

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I do smoked BBQ pork spareribs for vintage tractor shows and similar events here in Northern California and am tired of spending a fortune on Sterno. Sterno makes food warmer candles that they claim will last for 15 hours and can be bought by the gross at $0.35 per candle on Amazon.

 

I haven't found a way to buy just a few or I wouldn't ask.

 

Has anyone ever used these? I'm skeptical that the heat level will be adequate compared to gel. If it is, I'm surprised they aren't mentioned more often.

 

Thanks,

 

Ed

 

post #2 of 6

never seen them, I know of caterers that use votives for a low heat

 

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post #3 of 6
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Thanks for the reply. The 3rd party vendor on Amazon says the Sterno literature says they will work fine, so I'm going to buy a case. I'll post the (hopefully positive) results here.

post #4 of 6

Ed,

The wick's are all we have here. I haven't seen gel in a while. Any restaurant supply house should have them. I want to say they are boxed in 12s.

If they are not available there let me know. Hum? I wonder if I can legally ship those. Let me see.

panini

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post #5 of 6

Edward,

I misunderstood. We have the 6 hr wicks. You can get those at cosco. I haven't seen anything with that amount of time unless it's wax.

 

Actually sterno makes a votive. I don't think that is what you're needing.

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post #6 of 6
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What I bought is here: http://www.amazon.com/White-Foodwarmer-Candle-STE516FW-Category/dp/B002X98BIO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1310141512&sr=8-1 I'll let everyone know if they are hot enough to keep a chafing dish's contents hot enough to be safe and tasty.

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