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  • Maintains foodsafe temperatures for hours
  • Heavy duty water well
  • Heating element supports direct heat to food
  • 27 qt. capacity
  • 120V, 1200W
  • UL Listed
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Avantco W50 Food Warmer

Avantco W50 Food Warmer

The Avantco W50 electric food warmer is a fantastic small steamtable able to fit on any countertop. It’s low cost, portability, and easy operation make it a great addition to any restaurant or snack bar. No wonder it’s become one of Avantco’s most popular equipment items. In this video, we’ll go over the features of this unit, as well as the operation instructions, so you’re able to get the most out of your Avantco food warmer! First, to go over the features: The Avantco W50 holds a standard full sized steamtable pan up to 4” deep, or any combination of fractional pans that are equal to full size. The hot water well is made from sturdy corrosion-resistant 20ga 18/8 stainless steel. Its light weight makes it easy to move around to where you need it, but don’t ever move this when it’s hot. This unit is only 14.5” wide and 22.5” deep so it will take up minimal countertop space. The Avantco W50 operates on 120 volt electric with a standard 3 prong plug, so you can use it most anywhere. The four foot cord and plug will allow additional flexibility. It meets ETL electrical standards for commercial operation in the US and Canada. Using the Avantco W50 is very easy. Here is how. First, put the unit on a flat stable surface. Make sure the cord and plug will not be across a walkway, because that would pose a hazard. Fill the tank with one gallon of water, and plug in the unit. Preheat the unit by placing an empty steam table pan on to cover the well, then turn the machine on high. Preheat for 30 minutes. When you are ready, turn the control knob down a quarter turn, then place your food in the well. When the unit is hot, make sure you use gloves, mitts, or potholders to protect your hands. Periodically check food temperature, making sure it remains above 135 degrees for food safety, and adjust the knob as necessary. From time to time, lift the food pan and check the water level. Add hot water as necessary. To clean, make sure the unit cools down completely, and then unplug and empty your warmer. Wipe out the interior with a clean, damp cloth. Do not use abrasives or scouring pads to clean this unit and do not immerse the unit in water. If you have any questions about this Avantco unit or any food service supplies, please use our Live Chat and speak to one of our friendly customer service team members!

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Check out this video to learn about the convenient features of the Avantco W50 electric food warmer! Not only is this food warmer easy to operate and clean, but its low cost and portability make it the obvious choice for any restaurant or snack bar.

Specs
Width 14 1/2 Inches
Depth 22 1/2 Inches
Height 9 1/4 Inches
Interior Width 12 Inches
Interior Depth 20 Inches
Interior Height 6 1/2 Inches
Amps 10 Amps
Hertz 60
Phase 1
Voltage 120 Volts
Wattage 1,200 Watts
Control Type Infinite
Installation Type Countertop
Material Stainless Steel
Number of Wells 1
Power Type Electric
Style Warmer
Temperature Settings Adjustable

Details

Keep your steamy vegetables, plump hot dogs, fluffy eggs, or sizzling bacon hot, safe, and ready to plate with this Avantco W50 12" x 20" countertop food warmer. Thanks to its specially designed internal heating elements, this countertop warmer holds your prepared foods at foodsafe temperatures for hours. It also has a heavy duty water well made of durable 20 gauge, 18/8 stainless steel to stand up to the daily demands of your busy concession stand, cafeteria, or hotel breakfast bar.

UL Listed. This food warmer comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug and requires a 120V connection for operation. Please consult the Specification Sheet for additional details.

Overall Dimensions:
Left to Right: 14 1/2"
Front to Back: 22 1/2"
Height: 9 1/4"

Interior Dimensions:
Left to Right: 12"
Front to Back: 20"
Height: 6 1/2"
Capacity: 27 qt.

Certifications

UL Listed

NEMA Plug

5-15P

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Warranty Info

The Avantco W50 12" x 20" electric countertop warmer is backed by a 6 month limited manufacturer's warranty. RESIDENTIAL USERS: Avantco assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. This warranty does not apply to, and Avantco is not responsible for, any warranty claims made on products sold or used outside of the United States.

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Customer Reviews

Overall User Rating: Avantco W50 12" x 20" Electric Countertop Food Warmer - 120V, 1200W ( 4.7 stars from 94 reviews )

    These warmers are excellent - same item in my area well over $200.00 shipping into canada was seamless cant beat the value for your dollar here

    from mike rawluk Posted on

    Keeps food very warm. Heats up very quickly. Very solid construction. Perfect size for full size hotel pans, 2" or 4". Would definitely buy another one

    from Lemongrass Grill Posted on

    This really come in handy for the band concession. We highly recommend them. Good quality for the money. We will be ordering a lot more item in the furfure.

    from CHHS BAND Posted on

    Works well and holds up to 27 Quarts! The stainless steel cleans easily and the design fits nicely against countertop walls as opposed to wasting space with round models.

    from Here, There and Everywhere Cafe Posted on

    Very affordable , easy to use and structurally sound food warmer. We ordered two of these warmers and have found that not only are the inexpensive they are also built to last and an item our kitchen could not do without. I would have no problem promoting this product and would recommend it highly to anyone in the market for buying one...

    from The Blue Flame Grill Posted on

    I purchased this for a small bakery. I use it to keep a soup and a hot lunch sepcial in daily. It works great and the price was unbeatable.

    from Kaylees Bakery Posted on

    This item works as advertised and is a cost effective way for us to hold hot items. We use it for au jus and soups. Note that it doesn't come with a lid, and water must be dumped out(or evaporated) to change.

    from Rip City Sandwiches Posted on

    I bought several of these for my restaurant. The biggest repair problem with any brand of these food warmers is the thermostat. I have replaced them in just about every brand. With that being said. This particular company DOES NOT SELL parts to there units. Its not, will the thermostat go out. Its when, because it will. Spend the extra $20 on an APW with replaceable parts. You will be much better off in the long run!

    from McCain Restaurant Group Posted on

    Thank you for your review! We’re sorry to hear you didn’t like your food warmer. This item is an excellent value and is great for start-ups. You are right, for a more heavy duty food warmer, try APW Wyott Food Warmer instead.

    WEBstaurantStore.com Customer Solutions

    Great warmer. We use this all day long six days a week. Keeps hot things hot. The only way to empty the water is to dump it over though.

    from Chanticleer Eatery Posted on

    These are great and affordable warmers. They work great as a substitute for chafing dishes when we are working long festivals. The only drawback would be the amount of power they use (10 Amp), but as long as your electrical needs are ready, they work like a dream.

    from Get Off The Couch Events, LLC Posted on

    This is an invaluable item in our kitchen - keeps prepared food to serving temperture for as long as needed through out our work day. Easy to maintain. To empty at end of day I bail it out with a pitcher as the water is boiling hot. Keeps the hot water off of me!!!

    from The Wooden Spoon Family Restaurant Posted on

    This Avantco electric countertop food warmer is another commercial kitchen must have. This is easy to use, easy to clean and doesn't take up a whole lot of space

    Posted on

    Excellent I use it for more than just heating and keeping the food pans warm, sometimes I use it to reheat vegetable. I get the water hot, add a perforated pan filled with vegetable and cover, turning it into a steamer.

    Posted on

    This became a game changer for our restaurant when used out at waitress station to serve soups from. Freeing up the back for the cooking allowing waitresses to get their cups of soups during noon rush eliminating any delays. Perfect size.

    from Stellas Cafe and Catering Posted on

    SO wish I would have bought this sooner! We had a 4-basin steam table that housed nine 1/3rd pans - and we only used three of those! It took up so much space, wasted water (we filled it everyday), and it wasted labor with how long it took to clean! If I was smarter, I would have sold that thing and bought this! It heats up quickly, is small, and does the job, AND IS MOBILE. You don't get that with a steam table, 'cause it needs to be hooked up to a water source! Buy this, you won't regret it!

    from Wooden Paddle Pizza Posted on

    We have been using this warmer for almost a year and it warms perfectly everyday. I do wish the light would go off when it is "off"

    Posted on

    Cant beat it!!! Best bang for your buck. I use this a big events when I need extra steam tables on hand. It heats up fast and stays temp for a while. Great buy. will recommend to others.

    from Pretty Odd Wieners Posted on

    We are happy with our purchase of this counter top food warmer. It is sturdy and good quality. It's easy to clean. We would recommend it.

    from B.C. Bagels Posted on

    I am very happy with this steam table. It was very economically priced and is holding up very well. This is only the table, you need to purchase the inserts separately.

    from Branding Iron Roadhouse Posted on

    I now own two of these because the first one that I bought worked so well. Originally purchased for our concession trailer, we are obviously going to use them for our new brick and mortar. They heat up fast, hold temp well, and are light and easy to move. What else could you want?

    from A Tasty Affair Posted on

    Great Warmer. Heats up very quickly and stays hot. Does not scorch on the bottom and doesn't take up alot of space. Dial stays in place well.

    from Bar Symon Posted on

    First unit that we had died after about a month of on and off use. Webstaurant replaced it with no questions asked and we've been using the new one daily for over a year without issue. Good for the money.

    Posted on

    This product is great. I have a small cafe that specializes in homemade soups and this product allows me to keep my soups at the optimal temp. Great value

    from Souperb Cafe Posted on

    Great food warmer for the money. We now have 8 of these we use in our catering business and they work so much better than the chaffing fuel as long as you have somewhere to plug them in.

    Posted on

    THis warmer is a fantastic addition to our concessions. We use it with 4 quarter pans with a divider and it works great. It keeps the food hot and fresh and the water will keep all day without having to add more. The temperature control works great in adjusting the levels of heat needed for your steamer.

    from Tripleplay Sportsplex Posted on

    We had considered doing an actual buffet bar with the sneeze guard and knocking out walls. But these have saved us alot of money and we were able to do exactly what we wanted to do with them. Meats and vegetables and at affordable prices, very easy to maitain and efficient temperatures and we were able to step up our business

    from Childers Truck Stop LLC Posted on

    Good design, Great Price ! Heats up in no time and keeps food warm for hours. Use it at home or in stalls. Good deal.

    Posted on

    I have 2 of these and have had them for almost 2 years. They work great and are easy to clean. Well worth the money.

    from PETRI'S POUR HOUSE INC Posted on

    The Avantco Electric Food Warmer is wonderful. I received it the very next day and is very easy to clean. Never have to worry about the food temps.

    from Tranquillity Posted on

    No issues does the trick. We use this product to keep food hot during cratering events. I can adjust the temp easily, so I can make sure the product is held at the ideal temp.

    from Merkin Foods Posted on

    These food warmers are excellent! Most foods stay at the required 140 degrees Fahrenheit between 3 and 4 on the warmer dial. And the dial goes up to 6! I empty, wipe down, and use my warmers on a daily basis. *I use my warmer to melt down marshmallows to make rice crispies treats!

    from Valley Fellowship Church Posted on

    Bought these warmers for off-site catering and they do a pretty good job of keeping food warm for long periods. The prices are very reasonable. Perfect for small businesses with limited capital.

    from Jamaican Pot LLC Posted on

    The Avantco countertop food warmer works perfectly and is the same quality as those more expensive models. The food warmer is easy to use, setup, and clean.

    Posted on

    so far work great ,price was fair i ithink it was best buy i did for food warmer ,i think i can save mony and time when i shop on web staurant store

    from pizza vino inc Posted on

    Fast to heat up, and takes up very little space. We use it heat up, and keep hot cheese for nachos, chili and franks for hotdogs, gravy, even boiled peanuts. Will hold a variety of size pans at the same time.

    from Papa's Ice Cream, Inc. Posted on

    WE purchased two of the electric countertop warmers to use in our cafeteria. We needed 4 but decided to go with two and see how they worked. So far, they are wonderful. The hold the food at a designated temperature, are easy to serve from and fit our space very well. We will be ordering the other four shortly.

    from First Assembly of God Posted on

    Spend a little more you'll get a much better product. These take a long time to heat up. We switched to the APW food warmers. They work better, last longer but we're starting to switch our kitchen over to Vollrath equipment.

    from Capone's Eatery Posted on

    Thanks for reviewing this item! This is a great introductory warmer for the price. It sounds like you have already transitioned to a warmer designed for high volume use but the APW Wyott CW-2A 12" x 20" Countertop Food Cooker/Warmer is a durable alternative.

    WEBstaurantStore.com Customer Solutions

    Purchased 4 in December, 1 stopped working in Feb, I assumed the staff must have did something wrong, so I didn't return it. The 2nd unit went bad last week, and the warranty was 6 months, the items are not repair/replaceable. I was also informed that I could not receive a discounted replacement. I would not recommend this item.

    Posted on

    Thanks for your review! If you have issues with any products, please contact us to see how we may help. This product is a quality warmer offered at a great price. If you are looking for a more durable warmer, check out the APW Wyott CW-2A 12" x 20" Countertop Food Cooker/Warmer.

    WEBstaurantStore.com Customer Solutions

    These little warmers are great. They work every bit as well ans warmers that cost twice as much or more. Heat is very consistent. I use several of these in my kitchen instead of a steam table. So much easier to clean. Definitely a great buy for the money !

    from Tubbys Diner Posted on

    I ordered 2 of these even though I initially was going to purchase a different brand. Upon clicking on the initial brand the Avantco brand came up as a promoted item and it was slightly less expensive. Well, within 30 days of operation it failed and stopped working. Webstaurant store was great in that they mailed us a new one, but that one also failed in a couple weeks. Again, great customer service--Webstaurant allowed us to return the Avantco and gave us a store credit. I purchased the Nemco and so far no issues.

    from Bachi Burger Posted on

    We are sorry to hear that you had such an unfortunate experience with this product because it is a popular introductory warmer. Restaurants on a budget appreciate that they can buy a commercial grade food warmer at a great price. It sounds like you have already found a warmer that fits your needs but another warmer designed for high volume use is the APW Wyott CW-2A 12" x 20" Countertop Food Cooker/Warmer.

    WEBstaurantStore.com Customer Solutions

    this unit is great. it is compact, we had it for months now and it is working great. the price was very good, will recomend this .

    Posted on

    Love these Avantco Warmers! When turned to high they heat up pretty quickly, then lower it to a lower setting and it stays warm/hot all day. The water also doesn't evaporate quickly, which is nice, filled it once lasted 4 days. Highly recommend!!!

    from Doughlicious Cakes Posted on

    it is a nice warmer. it hold up your food nice and hot as well. small and easy to carry. moreover, it doesn't take a lot of space in your facility.

    Posted on

    Great tabletop warmer that is reliable, heats up quickly, doesn't draw much current and it easy to put away when not needed. Can't beat this price.

    from Alex D. Posted on

    This product is very useful and heat up food very nicely. IT is durable and will keep the food warm and preventts it from becoming cold

    Posted on

    this is a very nice warmer. it is very easy to use and very easy to clean. it do not take up a lot of space.

    Posted on

    We have one and had to buy another. It heats up very quickly and maintains the heat without having to refill the water for hours and the clean up is very easy.

    from Lizzie T's Coffee House Posted on

    I have paid much more for countertop warmers and have them burn out sooner. For the price this is a reliable product which I would recommend.

    from Lefty's Wings and Grill Posted on

    Very affordable product and high quality. i have 3 of these and they work great. Light weight, easy to transport, and We use them every day to serve a school of 150+ children. Great product for a great price.

    from Hot Meals Posted on

    At the Spirit of Hope, Butterfly Cafe, we have to keep a constant temperature for foods such as soup or chili. Because we serve to people who are constantly coming and going, it is advantageous to have the two Avantco food warmers filled with soup, chili anything that needs to be kept at a certain temperature for any length of time. I recommend these warmers to anyone who needs such a convenience.

    from Spirit of Hope/Butterfly Cafe Posted on

    I purchased 2 of these pieces of equipment last year for our food and beverage conversion (Mexican). These items are still working great and fit in the small area perfectly. Easy to use and clean and keep the food nice and hot. With the ability to use different size pans helped alot also.I will be purchasing another one here soon for our bowling cneter.

    from DFMWR- Fort Riley Habneros Posted on

    bought one 4 months ago for my retail store and died on me. got it returned and changed a new one. after less a month, it died again. We bought this one simply because the one we used to have for 2 years had a rusty appearance so we like to buy a new one to look good! now apparently we made a mistake to buy this product. do not recommend this product at all.

    from jimmy w Posted on

    We are sorry for your inconvenience with this food warmer, we are currently looking into the problem. In the meantime, you might want to consider the APW Wyott CW-2A 12" x 20" Countertop Food Cooker/Warmer. It provides maximum durability for high use situations. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact customer service. Thanks!

    WEBstaurantStore.com Customer Solutions

    this is great i can use different sizes pans and everything fits well,i can keep everything at the temp. it needs to stay, i need to order another one

    from c7w concession Posted on

    We use these whenever we have an indoor concession event. They work great & hold heat at a very low setting. Highly recommend them...best bang for the buck by far! Others are double the price & no better!

    from Poor Piggy's, Inc Posted on

    The Avantco Electric counter top Food Warmer Is The Greatest. Just put two quarts in the bottom plug in 120v.drop in warmer trays keeps your mashed patatoes and gravey nice and warm. We love it. The price is right .

    from Harrison Familey Restaurant Posted on

    This food warmer is an awesome, cost efficient method of keeping food at proper serving temperatures. Wish I had invested in one a long time ago.

    Posted on

    We just purchased this warmer, and it's been working fine. It has numbers on the heating knob, but we thought it would be helpful if somewhere there would be a temperature degree conversion listed compared to the numbers.

    from Cornerstone Country Market Posted on

    This warmer works wonderful.We have used it with the inserts to keep soup warm on a salad bar. It looks great and is very durable. Would buy another just like it.

    Posted on

    This warmer has been very useful in our business. We have different size of stainless steel containers. We bought some dividers to make them fit. It is easy to clean.

    from SWEET CORNER Posted on

    Love this warmer, use it for now more than a year. runs everyday at my restaurant and no problem yet, great energy saver also. recommended!!!

    Posted on

    I really love this warmer.Perfect for holding my pork bbq,sauce for meatballs,grilled chicken,and rib bbq pattys in sauce.Just the right price and reasonable shipping make it a no-brainer.

    from Boots Convenience Store Posted on

    A very inexpensive item to put on your line to help keep hot foods hot while you are waiting to plate or to cook ahead.

    from Michael Angelo's Pizza, Inc. Posted on

    Keep your food at hot temperatures with this item. Its like having an on the go steam table. It holds full size pans and a variety of other sizes. I recommend this.

    from Innovative Catering Posted on

    Great value. We have had many of these and they seem to hold up well, hole constant tempature and last. can't beat it for the price.

    from LASCAS INC. Posted on

    This warmer is perfect for a small concession business. Great value for the price. I will purchase another one in the spring, no questions asked. It really is a great product!

    from GA CONCESSIONS Posted on

    I Love these units!! I run 2 per circuit with no breakers popping, pre-heat and set to "2" to hold over 140°! Great price and free shipping!! Nobody else came close to this bargain!

    from Mr Tony's BBQ Posted on

    This food warmer came in handy for my catering business. I used for outdoor picnic with a extension chord. I loved it and will order again. Thank you

    from ace study buddies Posted on

    Awesome product, quick delivery will recommend to others, very durable, keeps all of my items hot even when sitting out side in the elements of mother nature

    from CJ's Backyard BBQ & Catering LLC Posted on

    Great looking product - exactly as described on Webstaurantstore website. Very easy to use. The size is perfect, not too large. The only problem is I purchased only 2 because I had two older ones. Now these look much better than the ones I had.

    from Richie's Posted on

    I use this all the time easy to take with you for big partys and great for our business. If you don't have one your missing out, easy to use and keeps food hot.

    from The Rock Island Bar & Grill Posted on

    We host a community wide dinner once a week and serve approximately 100 people. Trying to keep the food at a consistently hot temperature was a problem until we got this unit. We are very pleased with the looks and the performance of this food warmer. Great price, great unit!

    from Centenary UM Church Posted on

    great product, and delivered right on time thank you webstaurantstore.com i have been ordering from you for almost every thing i need and the prices are great!!

    from Randys family restaurant Posted on

    This Avantco W50 food warmer met the needs of keeping our bbq and brisket at the perfect temp maintains 140 at 2 out of 6 on

    from BBQ Shack Posted on

    Loved it. Best value on potables yet. I use this item for most off site applications. Heats fast and holds food at an even and constant temp

    from Grand Lake Casino Posted on

    The main reason I purchased this was to be used as an inexpensive hot dog steamer. So far I've used for that and so much more! heats up fast and holds product food safe for hours! Awesome product, very good buy.

    from Good Home Cookin' Posted on

    great piece equipment for a great price. durable, yet 1 woman like myself can lift and clean without a problem. received as pictured and described

    Posted on

    We replaced some older warmers with these and they are great,they keep the food at the correct temperature and are very easy to keep clean

    from Golden Rule BBQ Posted on

    For the price Avantco can not be beaten. Same product we usaually pay much more for with the same results.Kepp temperatures where you need them. Consistantly good product.

    from SMOKEY J'S Posted on

    Works well for us as a soup warmer. Heats quickly and maintains a steady temperature. The only drawback is that there is no drain, which makes replacing water awkward at best. Good value for the money.

    Posted on

    Outstanding value. Very nice quality heat n serve at an incredible price. For this kind of money, you can afford to have those couple extra units for portable buffet lines and events.

    Posted on

    does what we need it to do only better. this product keeps our cabbage rolls at the necissary temperature. we love it becaue of the settings. we don't have to turn it all the way up to have the right temp.

    from Delia's Bakery Posted on

    Excellent quality, especially for the price. Allowed us to get into selling soups at low volume. We're going to buy another one for hot holding ice cream toppings!

    from Custom Confections Inc. Posted on

    This product has been great, keeps constance temps, so products don't over cook, and lets you maintane products, with no loss. Easy to clean and not to large or bulky!

    from The Traveling Taco Posted on

    great unit for the price, does everything it is supposed to. unplug unit after using to conserve energy, use it on hot line to keep items at temp

    from Cafe Marty Posted on

    Simply a GREAT Buy! Im pleased at the choice i made and perhaps i will be ordering another soon! Thanks for Great Service, and great product.

    from TheQueensKitchen Posted on

    great steam table with a great price. it Gets the job done. Just hope that it lasts a long time. Thanks for the great product!

    from Zeppe's Pizzeria Posted on

    Had second guessed at first due to price shouldn't have. this warmer has performed very great. just as good as the name brand high priced units

    Posted on

    Great Warmer for the price! Can hold various pans but I use the 1/3 size. I have searched other sites and stores. Great Value! Excellent.

    Posted on

    This was such a good buy Thinking about another one soon. And it can be used for just about anything. We use it all the time. Thanks,Denise

    Posted on

    Great little warmer. We needed steam table but didnt have the space for a gas one so we looked at different options. This was the smallest and cheapest and has worked out perfectly.

    Posted on

    I really really like these warmers. They are inexpensive and work well. I added water before putting a pan inside and it keeps the food warm consistently and throughout.

    Posted on

    GREAT PRODUCT, EASY TO USE WEB SITE AND WHEN YOU HAVE A QUESTION THEY GET YOU THE ANSWERS, FAST SHIPPING AND THE PRICES ARE GOOD TOO

    Posted on

    This warmer is very nice and holds a variety of pan configurations. It holds temperature perfectly and cleans beautifully after each use. Clean it faithfully to avoid a water ring around the interior!

    Posted on

    Very good price and quality is the same as brand name products out there. Unit heats up fast and is just as advertised on site

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