Conventional chafing dishes - which use two tins of chafing gel to heat the underside of the gastronorm pan of food - may be the best way of keeping food hot at buffets but they can cause burning unless staff keep stirring the food.
BGL Rieber says its new thermoplate chafing dish will overcome this problem because it conducts heat 10 times more efficiently than stainless steel alone, thanks to the inclusion of a thick sheet of highly conductive aluminium between two layers of stainless steel.
This construction spreads heat more evenly and allows thermoplates to be used at all stages - from food preparation to cooking (even induction cooking) and serving at the table.
The plates use an electric heating system that the manufacturer says is more efficient and cleaner than gel heaters. Thermoplates are available in two finishes - stainless steel or non-stick Teflon - with or without handles in 1/1 and 2/3 gastronorm sizes.
To buy it, call 01225 704 470