Skorr Products Announces New Web Site "How To" Video for Wire Chafers

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Customers will see how the wire chafer stands are set up for hosting a dinner party.

Skorr Products, the leading supplier of catering quality domestic wire chafers, announces that it is providing a "how to" video on their web site to show customers the proper procedure for setting up their wire chafers.

"The idea of a how-to video came from the customer calls we were receiving," explains company President Robert Skvorecz. "Most were asking how to open and light the chafing fuel cans. Second was how much water to put into the water pan (3 quarts of hot tap water). A picture is worth a thousand words. We still answer customers question, only now we can also refer them to the video for a visual explanation."

The food warming stands, known as wire chafers, keep food hot during a party or gathering as wire frames support food trays over "keep warm" flames. This frees those hosting the party from kitchen duty since guests serve themselves buffet-style.

Skorr has never had safety issues with their wire chafers. In fact, the company has built its success around designing equipment that exceeds the standards of their only competition, from China.

Many imported wire chafers are cheaply made and of poor design - making them a potential threat to a largely unsuspecting public. .

"The wire chafer stands were so thin, cheap, and poorly welded that they'd come apart in your hand," says John Cuomo, owner of A World of Food Catering, based in Rockland County, New York, whose long-time supplier had switched to an imported brand. "Under the weight of the food and steam trays, they'd be dangerous. I made my supplier remove them from my place of business."

It is a scenario that could quickly put a damper on an event or party.

"Picture a Superbowl reveler scraping lasagna from a food tray kept warm over open-flame fuel cans," adds Skvorecz. "He's got one eye on the game and presses a little too hard in the corner and along the side of an imported, narrow-stance wire chafer stand. The entire tray could tip, spilling the contents over him."

"Our wire chafer stands use a multi-patented design with four flat-bottomed corner legs for the widest stance and greatest stability in the market. Because the legs are placed in the corners with a stance significantly wider than typical overseas product, the wire chafer stand has maximum lateral support to prevent tipping and rollovers."

For greater structural integrity to prevent collapse, the company uses wire of significantly heavier gauge and stronger welds than imported competitors. For critical support of the food and steam trays, which can weigh up to 30 lbs. when fully loaded with heavy entrees and water, their design provides eight vertical supports extending from the table to the upper rim vs. typically four for imported chafer products.

The Skorr design also protects retailers and caterers from the fire hazard of customers trying to put lit fuel cans under the wire chafer stand, rather than placing the can, then lighting it. Since the design avoids the vertical wires midway between the length of the food tray, which is typical in imported wire chafer stands. This eliminates the drop hazard of customers snagging their thumbs on the wires.

The company wire chafer stands have won the Best Quality Award from the Professional Chefs Association. Unlike imported products - which can contain sharp edges due to handmade production processes - Skorr wire chafer stands are precision-made and environmentally friendly.

For more information, contact Scott Sitzberger at Skorr Products; write 90 George St., Paterson, N.J. 07503; call 973-523-2606; fax 973-523-3009; email scott @ skorrproducts.com; or visit http://www.skorr.com.

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