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Unread 06-17-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Sterno cans for chafing dishes burn time?

Can anyone tell me how long a sterno can will burn for?

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The ones that Rapids sells say up to six hours I believe.
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yup 6 hrs.
they make a longer time ones but not worth the money.
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Thanks gents, thats plenty of time then.
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I imagine that the 6 hrs. is for non windy conditions. Wind or fans etc. can greatly reduce that time IMHO.
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Mine burn for over 5 hours, little cans seem to have almost half of the liquid in them left.
I buy mine at Sams Club.
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Look at the Sterno. Some are 2 hours and some are 6. It will say on the package.
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Sam's here has the best price on 6 hour. 2 hour are too expensive.
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I never get the 6 hours as advertised. that said, the 2 hr type last about one hour.
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the one I get at costco last for days.. The farkin wind keeps blowing them out and they dont burn when they're not lit. :)
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I hate trying to keep the sternos with leftovers. The farking can tends to leak no matter how tight I screw the lid on.
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I hate trying to keep the sternos with leftovers. The farking can tends to leak no matter how tight I screw the lid on.
And then I'm the one trying to unscrew the lid that you used every ounce of might to screw on!!
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I use the cans at Smart & Final (2 & 4 hour). Of course, they don't last that long. I have a hard time seeing the use for a 6 hour sterno.

Has anyone looked into getting the electric or propane chafers?
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And then I'm the one trying to unscrew the lid that you used every ounce of might to screw on!!
Thats why you make the big bucks
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And then I'm the one trying to unscrew the lid that you used every ounce of might to screw on!!
Try not, just do!
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