I finally got my hands on this 1899 S Sternau Chafing Dish I have had my eye on. Not only does it have MOST of the pieces, the stand the cover and the waterbath along with the blazer, but I got it for a literal steal. The Ebay seller must have had it hanging around a while.
For the test drive I pulled a simple scrambled egg recipe from Farmer’s 1905 Chafing Dish Possibilities. If you stick with the video you will see me light fire to the toast with the makeshift burner. I DO have a genuine Sternau alcohol burner from 1893 coming.
They aren’t the best looking scrambled eggs I have ever made. I like mine to be have larger smoother curds, but they were very tasty.