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  • Brews (55) 4.5 oz. cups.
  • Plastic cool-touch handles
  • Double wall stainless steel structure
  • Auto-shutoff switch to prevent overheating
  • Brews 1 cup per minute
  • 120V, 950W

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Brew, hold, and serve high volumes of coffee with the Avantco CU55 stainless steel coffee urn.

This 55 cup stainless steel coffee urn is a magnificent addition to any church, office, catered event, or any other application where there's a need to quickly make a lot of coffee. It keeps coffee at ideal serving temperatures at all times and includes an auto shutoff function that prevents the unit from overheating. These features combine with 950W of heating power and a variety of other benefits to guarantee clean, safe, and efficient operation.

  • CE Listed

    CE Listed

    This item complies with the standards imposed by the Conformance European (CE), a division of the Intertek group.

  • 5-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

Sleek, Easy-to-Clean Design

A double wall stainless steel construction with stainless steel components make this durable unit a seamless addition to any coffee station, while a removable lid, brew basket, and stem help make cleaning a breeze.

Safe and Secure Transportation

A locking lid helps prevent spills during movement, and cool-touch handles protect hands from burns when the unit is hot.

Simple Lighted Control

Simple on / off toggle switch is encased for protection against spills and splashes, while indicator lights show when the unit's brewing or warming.

Easy Monitoring

A convenient sight glass shows how much coffee is left so you never run out unexpectedly.

Dripless Faucet

The dripless faucet ensures a smooth, steady pour while keeping floors and countertops safe and clean.

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How do I reset the coffee urn when it will not turn on?
Your urn is most likely not turning on as a result of its automatic shut-off feature after a boil dry accident. If your urn has boiled dry, it will not operate until it is reset.

To reset the urn, unplug it and allow it to cool. Remove the plastic bottom and find and press the reset button in the control section. Replace the plastic bottom, plug the appliance in, and switch it back on.

If the pilot light turns back on, the unit has recovered to normal working condition. If it does not turn back on, unplug the appliance and repeat the process.

In the event of repeat boil dry incidents, the metal layering, thermal limiter, and heating element of the urn may be damaged beyond repair. For this reason, it is important to read the supplied manual and follow all instructions for avoiding boil dry accidents.
There are 16 cups in a gallon. Why do coffee urns with similar gallon capacities have different cup amounts listed?
Coffee urn manufacturers use different size cups to measure the output of each urn, commonly 3.5 oz., 5 oz., or 8 oz. To figure out how many cups you’ll get using your existing dinnerware, simply convert the urn’s gallons to ounces and divide by the ounce size of your coffee cups or mugs!
When I add coffee to my urn's brew basket, some of the grounds fall through the basket and end up settling on the bottom of the urn. How do I prevent this?
Wetting your brew basket before placing coffee grounds into it will cause the first grounds that touch it to expand. Because they expand, they stop up the brew basket and prevent the grounds from falling through the basket and into the water.

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Avantco CU55 Coffee Urn

Always have hot and fresh coffee on hand for your customers with the Avantco CU55 coffee urn! Watch this video to learn more about this durable coffee urn and its easy to operate features.

The Avantco CU55 coffee urn will ensure that you always have fresh and hot coffee ready for your customers. This 1.9 gallon stainless steel urn can brew and hold 55 cups of delicious, flavorful coffee. It's the perfect size for caterers, schools, churches, office break rooms, concession stands and other restaurant settings. This durable coffee machine is easy to use, with a heating light to show when it's in brewing mode, and a warming light to show that it's in holding mode to keep coffee hot and fresh for hours. Cool touch plastic handles help protect your fingers even while the urn is hot. A maximum fill line inside this urn helps prevent overfilling, and a convenient sight line shows how much coffee is left. The Avantco CU55 coffee urn is made of sturdy double wall stainless steel, with a locking lid feature for safety and an auto-shutoff switch to prevent overheating. No filters are needed. It is CE listed and requires a 120V electrical connection. The Avantco CU55 is easy to operate and own thanks to its push button operation, water gauge, and durable steel construction. With this Avantco brewer, you’ll always have fresh, hot coffee on hand. Try it with one of our popular Crown Beverage coffee blends!

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How to Use the Avantco CU55 Coffee Urn

The WEBstaurant Store carries a variety of coffee urns! From setup and first use instructions to proper cleaning and maintenance care, watch this video for detailed step by step instructions on using this Avantco CU55 Coffee Urn!

Thanks to the Avantco CU55, you'll always have fresh, hot coffee on hand for your customers. This video will go over instructions and tips on how to properly use your Avantco CU55 coffee machine urn. The CU55 is easy to use and operate. Follow these simple steps for easy brewing time after time! And remember to always follow basic safety measures when using electrical equipment. Prior to first use, remove all packaging from the inside and outside of the coffee urn. Fill the coffee urn with water, then boil and discard the water. This clears the urn of any packaging residue. Now you're ready to use your CU55 coffee machine! To begin, make sure you place the coffee machine on a flat, level surface. Turn the lid counter-clockwise to open. Now, pour in your water. Make sure the water level is above the “MIN” indicator and below the “MAX” indicator. Once you've poured the water, place the lid on top of the urn and turn it clockwise to lock into place. It's now safe to plug in the urn. To begin brewing your coffee, place the percolator tube and filter basket in the tank and pour the desired amount of coffee grounds into the basket. Make sure that the percolator tube is fitted properly inside the coffee urn before operation. If you only want to boil hot water for beverages like tea, you don't need the percolator filter or basket. To begin boiling the water, press the switch to ON. The red “heating” light will turn on to indicate that the boiling process has begun. The yellow “KEEP WARM” light will turn on once boiling is done to indicate that the contents are being evenly heated to stay at the perfect serving temperature. To dispense cups of coffee, simply tilt the faucet lever. When you're done brewing, follow these easy steps for cleaning and maintenance. We recommend using our Klearly Koffee liquid coffee pot cleaner. First, unplug the unit and pour out any remaining water or coffee. Allow the unit to cool. After the urn has cooled, add hot water, brush the interior sides with a scouring pad and rinse the inside of the urn with hot water. When the water exiting the faucet runs clear, you'll know the urn is clean. Be sure to clean the filter unit and the lid with a non-abrasive detergent. Dry both components with a soft, dry cloth. The stainless steel interior and tube can be cleaned with detergent and a scouring pad. To avoid residue build up, the urn’s tap must also be cleaned regularly. If necessary, use a de-scaling agent on the tap. Clean the urn’s faucet with a bottle brush. Then, wash the tap with warm, soapy water and rinse. Use a soft cloth to wipe the urn body dry. Do NOT use benzene, thinners, or harsh abrasives for cleaning, as these will damage the exterior finish of the urn. Remember to always clean the coffee urn right after each use. Thanks to its easy operation and maintenance, the Avantco CU55 Coffee urn will make a great addition to your food service establishment. Be sure to try our line of Crown Beverage coffee for a delicious cup that your customers are sure to love!

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Width 12 Inches 9 Inches 14 Inches
Voltage 120 120 120
Wattage 950 Watts 950 Watts 1,650 Watts
Capacity 55 Cups 30 Cups 110 Cups
Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 12 Inches
  • Depth: 12 Inches
  • Height: 17 Inches
  • Capacity: 55 Cups
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The Avantco CU55 comes with a 6 month replacement warranty.

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    Avantco CU55 55 Cup (1.9 Gallon) Stainless Steel Coffee Urn

    4.4 stars from 37 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Waring avoid this product! I have owned many coffee urns and other than early burn out I have been happy with them. Not so with Avatco! The Avantco CU55 is a scary appliance, and dealing with Webstaurant customer service is equally frightening. My coffee maker has two significant problems. The Avantco CU55 was used as a dedicated water heater for tea and after use there was always a dark film remaining on the water that looked unhealthy. We stopped using the CU55 after it got so hot the reservoir was steaming due to an apparent failure of the thermostat, or over-temperature shut off. I contacted Webstaurant store customer service and described the my valid safety concerns about the CU55 which was about 2 months old when it overheated. What happened next was a seemingly endless exchange of e-mails including requests for photos. Since the CU55 had obvious overheating rings inside the water reservoir I believed they would quickly honor my request for a credit. Instead to my amazement they assured me nothing was wrong with the CU55, the overheating rings were normal and the appliance was safe to use, and maybe I could receive a partial credit if I wrote even more emails to customer service. I am sorry you struck out looking no more e-mails to customer service! As a successful business owner I don't understand how a company can do a great job of selling to their good customers, and at the same time be negligent in supporting them. Frankly it leaves a very bad taste in my mouth, which for a gourmet cook is not a good thing.

    from Unhappy Customer Posted on

    Thank you for your review, Stephen. We apologize that this coffee urn has not worked for you. A Customer Solutions Representative is currently working to resolve this.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Stopped working after two cycles. Reset switch kept tripping. Product manual says to take the bottom off by removing screws, then press the reset, then put bottom back on. Did this twice & reset switch kept tripping. Bad product. Urn is now in the dumpster awaiting the trash man to haul it away.

    Posted on

    Thank you for your review, Doug. We are sorry this did not work for you. Please remember to contact our Customer Solutions team as soon as possible so we can help. This item is under a 6-month warranty.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    It takes to long to make coffee. for a full pot it takes about an hour to make. That's to long. Unhappy about the time

    from POPS KAT LIQUOR STORE Posted on

    Thank you for your review! 1 hour is a standard amount of time for a 55 cup coffee urn. For a faster brew, try the Waring WCU550 55 cup coffee urn which can brew 55 cups in under 30 minutes. Also check out our Hot Beverage Equipment Buying Guide to find the coffee maker that's right for you!

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    The Avantc coffee urn makes coffee at a fairly fast speed and keeps it warm. The compact sizing was one of my favorite features of the product. Company wise, I was very please with the fast and on time delivery.

    Posted on

    I ordered this in hopes of getting what I saw. and I did! First of all, I ordered on a Friday morning and received it the next morning! I bought this for my wedding reception, I had some guests over for breakfast and thought I'd try it out. It was wonderful! It took a few minutes to brew ( about 10 minutes) but after that, the coffee was finished and it tasted great. The coffee stayed hot without getting a burnt taste, Yes. I would recommend this product

    Posted on

    Easy to use. I stored my machine away for the season, brought it back out and now doesn't work. Disappointed! Trying to decide if it's worth fixing...

    from Tantalizing Tasties Posted on

    I purchased this coffee urn for occasional banquet use. Unfortunately I used it one time, and when I tried to use it the second time, it would not work. I contacted the company and was given a recommendation to remove the plastic bottom and reset the appliance. It did work, but seems if this is common, it would make sense to have a more accessible reset button.

    Posted on

    The 55 cup coffee urn is huge, yet keeps the coffee at a perfect serving temperature. High quality and easy to clean. The coffee urn transports well and is great for the office, sporting events and catered parties.

    from Isabelle C Posted on

    This is an excellent piece! High quality, clean, classy and affordable! My clients love them! Thank You! I will definitely order again! I always come back because the products are excellent!

    from Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals Posted on

    This coffe Urn is tremendously easy to use and keeps coffee (Hot Chocolate) very hot. Makes serving super convenient. Great addition to any concession stand.

    from Care for Kids, Inc Posted on

    The urn exceeded expectations, purchased for a prayer breakfast coffee was good and kept warm for hours. Was expecting leakage at the spout, but none, less clean up.

    from OMBC Posted on

    Perfect for keeping coffee or tea desirably hot. Does not leak and easy to clean. Easy for anyone to use in or out of kitchen.

    from Castle Catering Posted on

    I love the asthetics of this urn. It is easy to clean and maintain. It makes a good amount of coffee and keeps it hot all day. I will definitely recommend this product.

    from Donut drop llc Posted on

    coffee urn keeps hot beverages hot. This product transports really well and is easy to handle. I love having these for each of my catering events

    from Jr's Catering Solutions Posted on

    Great coffee urn. No drip, great brewing and stays warm. The exterior cleans up easy so does the inside. Takes about 35 minutes to brew the full amount.

    from Tim Posted on

    This is a great back-up or take-out coffee maker. You can brew coffee with it, or just use it to keep already brewed coffee warm for hours.

    from Oak Hill Bulk Foods, Inc. Posted on

    This is a great coffee pot and very easy to use and clean. Simple and inexpensive way to make coffee anywhere. Highly recommended this unit.

    from Mahalos Posted on

    This coffee urn is ten times better than the one I used previously. It makes a lot of coffee very quickly. This is exactly what I needed when serving a large crowd!

    from Miss Holly's Smokehouse Posted on

    This coffee ur. Is the best value for you dollar. It works great for a lot of people. I suggest to purchase two urns to have a regular and decafinated coffee choices for your guests

    from Four Fun Telegrams Posted on

    Sleek stainless coffee urn good for a crowd. Easy to use and clean. Unfortunalty, the re-set button is in the most awkward place (why I only gave it 4 stars).

    from Natural Contents Posted on

    We love this coffee maker. It has low wattage so we can plug multiple pots in without tripping the breaker and it keeps the coffee hot without overcooking it. We have ordered and use three of these and will never order the more expensive makers again. We had one unit arrived damaged in shipping. I admit that I was really angry that it arrived damaged. However, the on-line customer service rep took my complaint, I emailed a picture of the damaged unit and Webstaurant sent us a replacement unit immediately, no other questions asked. Now that is great customer service. They really turned my anger into an even more satisfied customer.

    from Eeyore4ever Posted on

    we use it everyday.it is work very good ,keep our water warm all the time for my hot tea,and the price is not an expensive ,

    from Thaiparadise llc Posted on

    Well - I am the owner of a NON-Profit Wrestling Club (Team Vision Wrestling), and every year we offer free coffee to the parents and coaches at our Home Dual Tournament. This year was a big deal because we hosted the Youth State Duals District Qualifier in Ohio. If anyone reading this is a fellow coach - you know the first thing us coaches do is go straight to the hospitality room and find the coffee!!! This was a huge help for our event, but I'm also getting a second use out of it. I also run our coffee club at work which has bumped up to ~15 people. We were currently going through ~2 gallons of coffee a day which made this item a perfect fit. Now all I do is make it once in the morning and we are good all day long. I see some reviews about a long brew time - I don't think it's that long at all. 30 minutes for a drinkable cup of coffee, 60 minutes for the perfect cup, then the item keeps the coffee fresh from 7am 'till 3pm when I leave work. It's easy clean up and it comes assembled. And by far the most impressive part, the spout does not dribble after it's released. The most annoying part of any urn or jug is dribbling spouts. It's extremely portable and I'm a paycheck away from getting one for my own personal use. Team Vision Wrestling and I both appreciated this item. Not to mention the next day service. I ordered it standard shipping on a Friday, it was on my doorstep Saturday afternoon. My previous purchase through this website was just as fast too, great experience overall thus far.

    from Team Vision Wrestling Posted on

    After we used this all day at our Wrestling Tournament, I now use it at work in our coffee club! (Those syrups were also purchased via webstaurantstore.com which we first used at a wrestling event then brought them here to be finished!)

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful

    just received 55 cup coffee pot in the past from other companies this is so self explanatory love the fact but I do not need to buy coffee filters and the fact that I can make hot water for hot chocolate and not ruin the unit like some units you have to have the circulating stamina and you know things like that I highly recommend this to anybody who has a catering business store where they're going to serve coffee or hot water I probably will buy another one in the future

    from SouthJersey BBQ Posted on

    We received our coffee urns today and it was just what we expected. We are very satisfied with the urn and the stainless finishes are great.

    from Mr.Roland's Catering, LLC Posted on

    Words cannot express the way I feel about this product, love it , put my catering business on another level. I will have to learn how to use it but nothing is as good as having this product.

    Posted on

    Received this product quickly, at and first inspection seems like a quality product. I read the owner's manual, and everything regarding usage seems easy-from initial break-in to ongoing maintenance. I ran a batch with no coffee, as instructed, and the machine had no issues (no leaks, no smell, and looks great! One concern, read about the brewing time for a full batch-OUCH! Be prepared to arrive at your location early if you are doing catering or an event. I plan on setting my urn up an hour before my first catering-just to be on the safe side.

    from Cafe 320 Posted on

    This is a relatively recent purchase, but so far, has proven to be an excellent coffee maker. Quality is good, brewing time is very reasonable and the price is better than I have found for others of equal capacity.

    from Wimberley Lions Posted on

    Purchased 2 of these Avantco 55 cup coffee urns and they are very easy to clean, very quiet while brewing and so far have produced coffee that has been well received by our guests. Simple sleek design.

    from Curly Carrot Posted on

    This is a super great value, can't go wrong with this purchase. I love the double walled feature. The only thing though, is that it takes a bit longer than the previous one we were using. So allow extra time for brewing.

    Posted on

    Great value for the price. Clean, professinal look can be used in a store or at a catering. Easy to use wish I had bought a bigger size.

    Posted on

    Economic coffee urn but works like a expensive coffee urn. Very high quality product, with a durable plastic faucet. Perfect for cafeterias, hospitals and all commercials kitchen.

    from Colon Restaurant Supplies Posted on

    Great for the price! It is easy to operate and great for my catering business, light weight and travels easily. Looks professional too. I would recommend this to anyone catering or serving a large group.

    from Chef Diva Co Posted on

    The concession stand that I run for a non profit group owns one of these and it works great. I personally bought a second one for them, to just keep water hot for hot chocolate and tea, etc.

    Posted on

    Our church has been using this urn for about six months and we love it. It looks great (sleek and shiny). Also, we can store it in a lower cabinet all set up, all together, unlike the larger urns which don't fit in a standard cupboard with the cover on. Note that for those once-in-a-blue-moon times when you want to set up ahead of time, because the brew baskets sits low, you will get slightly less than the max 55 cups--about 45--otherwise the basket will touch the water. This is a great product for this price, especially if you need a good amount of coffee but don't want to break out the 100-cup urn. Highly recommended.

    Posted on

    Fits under the counter!

    This pot works great, so far I have not had any problem with the Avantco Coffee urn. The consumers have no complaints that I am aware of.

    from keypoint health services inc Posted on

    Didn't have a coffee pot because we didn't think we needed one. We got this for a special catering event and it more than paid for itself in one day. Perking takes a little longer than we'd like, but overall a great value.

    from MacDaddy's Rollin' Smoke BBQ Posted on

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