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Creating Holiday Magic for all

The holiday season is full of magic and memories. Here you will find a space to inspire you to bring family and friends together and create a space for joy. Gather up your people, heat the food, light the candles, and spread the holiday cheer.

Go on a hike with Sterno

Fuel your Imagination:
Ultimate At-Home Party Buffet Help Guide



Everything you need to know about Chafing Fuel & Aluminum Food Pans Quick Guide.

Aluminum Food Half Pan:

Measurements: 11 3/4 in. x 9 3/8 in. x 2 9/19 in.

Holds approximately 7-8 lbs. of food or 120 oz.

Serves approximately 25 sensible servings

Aluminum Food Full Pan:

Measurements: 20 3/4 in. x 12 3/4 in. x 3 3/8 in.

Holds approximately 21 lbs. of food or 346 oz.

Serves approximately 50 sensible servings

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Entertainment Cooking Fuel


Can I cook food in the Sterno Pop-Up Chafer Set and/or Buffet Kit

The pop up chafer set is intended to keep food at the proper food safe zone during the event.

Can the Sterno Full Size Buffet Kit be used multiple times?

Yes – all components except food pans and fuel are reusable.

Can the Sterno Full Size Buffet Kit be used indoors and outdoors?



Sterno 7 oz. Entertainment Cooking Fuel

Sterno 2.6 oz. Entertainment Cooking Fuel

Burn time approximately 2 hrs. & 15 mins.

Burn time approximately 45 mins.

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Entertainment Cooking Fuel


Is there a way to determine if a can of Sterno Entertainment Cooking Fuel is too hot to touch?

The label features and a heat activated sensor. When the can is too hot to touch the work ‘HOT’ apperars. This only occurs on initial use.

Once a can of Sterno of 2.6-Ounce 45-Minute Cooking Fuel is lit is the flame visible?

It can be difficult to see the flame if there is a lot of light. For example, at an outdoor, noontime buffet on a sunny day it would be difficult to see a lit can of Sterno. Caution should be used as the can gets extremely hot to the touch when lit.

Can a partially used can of Sterno 2.6-Ounce 45-Minute Cooking Fuel be reused at a later date?

Yes, if properly sealed after the initial use, any unused fuel can be reused for use at a later date.

What is the shelf life of a can of Sterno 2.6-Ounce 45-Minute Cooking Fuel?

The shelf life is two year from date of purchase.

What are the top three safety tips when using Sterno 2.6-Ounce Entertainment Cooking Fuel?

Only use a long-reach match or butane stick lighter to light the fuel.2)Never handle the can while it is lit. 3)Always extinguish the fuel properly-- We recommend using a ceramic saucer or large spoon to cover the can opening.

What is the best way to dispose of spent cans?

Please consult local or regional regulations when disposing of spent cans.

There is Safety in Numbers

The Holidays are a time for family, friends, food and making memories. The Holidays are also a time in which we tend to do more cooking and baking than during any other time of the year.

By following simple, easy-to-remember food safety tips, we can all ensure that our at-home holiday feasts are safe from the kitchen to the table. 

  • Always wash your hands with warm water and soap before and after handling food. Keep your kitchen, dishes and utensils clean too. Clean kitchen surfaces with a clean cloth or paper towel.
  • Take the guesswork out of cooking that holiday roast by using a meat thermometer. Cook foods thoroughly to safe internal temperatures (roast beef to 145 degrees F for medium rare and 160 degrees F and ground poultry to 165 degrees F).
  • Keep hot foods hot (140 degrees +) and cold foods cold (40 degrees F or colder). Hot foods can be kept hot with Sterno Entertainment Cooking Fuel, which is ideal for chafing dishes and buffet sets. Cold foods can be kept cold by placing dishes in bowls or trays of ice.
  • Arrange and serve food on several small platters rather than one large try. Replace empty platters rather than adding fresh food to a dish that has already been used.
  • Promptly refrigerate and store all leftovers in shallow containers. Most cooked dishes can keep for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Reheat thoroughly to 165 degrees F when food is hot and steaming.  


The US Department of Health & Human Services offers up this “Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures Guide” to help ensure your cooked foods reach a safe and enjoyable temperature.



Temperature (°F) 

Rest Time 

Ground Meat & Meat Mixtures

Beef, Pork, Veal, Lamb



Turkey, Chicken



Fresh Beef, Veal, Lamb

Steaks, roasts, chops


3 minutes


Chicken & Turkey, whole



Poultry breasts, roasts



Poultry thighs, legs, wings



Duck & Goose



Stuffing (cooked alone or in bird)



Pork and Ham

Fresh pork


3 minutes

Fresh ham (raw)


3 minutes

Precooked ham (to reheat)



Eggs & Egg Dishes


Cook until yolk and white are firm


Egg dishes



Leftovers & Casseroles








Fin Fish

145 or cook until flesh is opaque and separates easily with a fork.


Shrimp, lobster, and crabs

Cook until flesh is pearly and opaque.


Clams, oysters, and mussels

Cook until shells open during cooking.



Cook until flesh is milky white or opaque and firm.


Magical Moments Turn into Lifelong Memories

The Holidays are a magical time of year for children. Fill the kids in your life with wonder and excitement this winter season with this inspirational collection of activities, recipes, stories and family traditions.

All of the essentials you need to heat and serve at your Holiday Home Buffet

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