Food Warmer Candles

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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
 
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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.
 
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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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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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What I bought is here: 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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