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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

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Keep prepared foods hot, safe, and ready to plate with the Avantco W50 12" x 20" countertop food warmer.

Keeping foods at safe holding temperatures is vital to any food service operation, and investing in a food warmer can be a great way to maximize production. Ideal for busy concession stands, cafeterias, or hotel breakfast bars, this food warmer can hold a food pan full of steamed vegetables, plump hot dogs, fluffy eggs, sizzling bacon, and other delicious foods at temperature for hours.

  • ETL US & Canada

    ETL US & Canada

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States and Canada.

  • ETL Sanitation

    ETL Sanitation

    This item meets the sanitation standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group.

  • 5-15P


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

Simple Dial Control

An intuitive dial with markings of "Off" and "1-6" allows you to easily adjust the holding temperature depending on what you're serving. An indicator light above the dial lets you tell at a glance if the warmer is turned on.

Light and Portable

Its lightweight design and 4' cord with standard plug make this warmer easy to transport and install just about anywhere, which is great for applications like catered events and food trucks.

Stainless Steel Water Well

The water well is made from corrosion-resistant 20 gauge, 18/8 stainless steel and holds a standard steam table pan or a combination of fractional pans, up to 4" deep.

Water Level Markers

Clearly marked "Max" and "Min" lines on the inside of the water tank make it easy to tell when it's time to refill the unit.

Powerful, Fast Heat

The heating element on this warmer delivers 1200W to keep foods fresh and warm. It also preheats in as little as 30 minutes so you can set it up in advance, prepare your foods, and the warmer will be ready when you're done!

Avantco W50 Food Warmer

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.

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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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 14 1/2 Inches
  • Depth: 22 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 9 Inches
Interior Dimensions:
  • Width: 12 Inches
  • Depth: 20 Inches
  • Height: 6 1/4 Inches
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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.

Customer Reviews

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    Avantco W50 12" x 20" Electric Countertop Food Warmer - 120V, 1200W

    4.7 stars from 177 reviews


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    food warmer great easy clean warm price temperature hot quickly
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    These have helped out so much in the kitchen. They keep pre-cooked items at a safe temperature (bacon, sausage, pre grilled onion and pepper for example). And speed up up delivery of your food by keeping everything organized and hot. They seem durable and are very easy to clean. We are going to purchase more as we continue to grow.

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    AMAZING! Very good price, reliable and easy to use. Light weight and easy to clean. We used our first the fist time at a small catering event. After running them for 4 hours, we still did not need to add water

    from Eat Sprout Posted on

    Originally I wanted to have an actual steam table in my restaurant. With both a tight space and budget I decided to go with using these. I am actually glad that I did. This unit can hold quite a bit of food and its easy to clean and maintain.

    from Ellen Renees LLC Posted on

    Bought this for our food truck. Affordable and sturdy. The counter top warmer reached temperature very quickly and kept all of the food hot ready to serve. Really worth the investment.

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    i love these new avantco tabletop steam wells! so much better than our old ones! hold heat perfectly. i would definitely recommend and buy again

    Posted on

    Great product for the price. I use it for my concession business. It has several temperature settings to maintain the temperature you want . Great purchase.

    Posted on

    I am very disappointed in this product. I did receive it quickly and the price was great, but I hooked it up the day after receiving it and it doesn't work properly I tried calling webstaurant, but I could find no phone number. I got on a chat with someone and still was only given a link to a website where I still couldn't get any information. So I am stuck with a piece of equipment I can't use. ,

    Posted on

    Thank you for the review, Sonya. We would be happy to replace this defective unit for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you about this directly.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    We still use this countertop food warmer for our business. It's held up well over time and is easy to clean. Great price and value.

    Posted on

    We LOVE these warmers! It can be so hard to find affordable ones, that will last a long time. They heat quickly, and maintain the heat all day with no problems.

    from Pig City BBQ Posted on

    This Food Warmer has a very useful capacity and we like the fact that it is countertop and electric, so we don't have to worry about any special installations, just hook it up anywhere and you are good to go! Great for outdoor events too.

    from AMERMEX FROZEN PRD Posted on

    Affordable and sturdy. The counter top warmer reached temperature very quickly and kept all of the food hot ready to serve. Really worth the investment instead of cooking everything on the spot.

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    Awesome warmer. Works great keeps food hot and is very easy to use and set up. Will recommend to everyone great product and company. Tha ks

    from Village grill and more Posted on

    These are great warmers! Purchased these for church dinners (roast beef and fish frys) hold foods a perfect temperatures...better than a roaster any day or night!

    from Barton's Flowers and Bake Shop, LLC Posted on

    the countertop food warmer works great I use it for my chili and cheese for chili cheese fries and its real easy to clean and they have fast shipping

    from kendra locke concessions Posted on

    Works all day and has been in use for 8 months. I set my soups at setting 4 and most hold a temp of 160 degrees on up. Use vinegar and let sit for a day to clean out scale. Washes up nicely.

    from Isabellas LLC Posted on

    We use this warmer on our buffet line to keep bread warm. Although it's not the perfect display for front of the house aesthetically, we have not found another product that is more dependable.

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    We used it for an out door festival. It was great. This has multiple uses and can help with almost everything you want to do. It keeps any food or sauce at the desired temp for your customers.

    from The Waves Restaurant Posted on

    If I had a dollar for every countertop food warmer I have had to purchase in my years, I could probably retire today. Between inconsistent heating, poor workmanship, and uneven power loads, it can be a hassle finding one that works. This baby, does the job right, baby. We've used this brand for years now and it always holds up to the arduous workload our kitchen puts on it. Fast heating, stands up to normal abuse, and easy to clean. Plus the price can't be beat!

    from Irish Bred Pub Posted on

    The avantco electric countertop food warmer is an essential component of our kitchen. They are so effective that we decided to buy two of them.

    Posted on

    Great steam table. Heats our soups and chowders quickly to temperature and maintains it for a long period of time. Made of good quality for the price.

    from Fresco's Malden Inc Posted on

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