CORONA, CA (January 16, 2014) – Sterno Products is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the introduction of iconic Sterno® Canned Heat. In 1914, the maker of fine chafing dishes introduced Sterno Canned Heat, advancing the quality of portable warming forever.  From foxholes to fine dining the Sterno brand has always played an important role in the American experience. TodaySterno Products produces a wide range of portable warming and creative lighting products for a global audience of foodservice professionals and consumers.

“2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the first patented chafing fuel. Few companies can boast a century of maintaining relevance with their original product line nor have the kind of universal brand name recognition of Sterno. Sterno® Canned Heat is a vital part of our heritage and a key ingredient in helping make Sterno Products what it is today,” said Mike Pacharis, vice president of marketing, Sterno Products

With the strength of iconic Sterno® Canned Heat and continuous innovation, Sterno Products develops and brings to market new products that give foodservice industry professionals greater control over food quality and décor. SternoCandleLamp’s most recent innovations include environmentally preferable wick and gel chafing fuels (Green Restaurant Association Endorsed), the WindGuard™ Fold-Away Stainless Steel Chafer, the 15,000 BTU Butane Stove with WindBlock, and the Lumina FX2 Rechargeable Flameless Candle System. These products are available through local foodservice distributors.

Consumer products such as buffet kits and chafing fuels used for at home entertaining, picnics, tailgating, campsite cooking, and as a backup heat source for emergency situations are found at mass retailers, supermarkets, hardware and drug stores, sporting good and discount stores (retail outlets include Walmart, Kmart, Kroger, Safeway, Supervalu, True Value, Dick’s, Sports Authority and Bed Bath & Beyond).

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About Sterno

Sterno Products, the result of the successful integration of 119-year-old Sterno and 30-year-old Candle Lamp, is proud to be the trusted provider of portable food warming and creative lighting solutions for the foodservice industry. Fueled by imagination and a genuine passion for environmentally friendly product innovation, unrivaled value, and extraordinary customer service, Sterno Product's product line includes wick and gel chafing fuels, butane stoves and accessories, more than 200 lamps, catering equipment, and liquid, traditional wax and flameless candles. For more information, visitwww.Sterno.Com.