• Great for rethermalizing soups, dips, sauces, and more
  • Includes two insets and two hinged covers
  • Independent heating controls
  • Coated aluminum wells and stainless steel exterior
  • 120V, 1100W

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Vollrath Cayenne Warmers

Vollrath Cayenne Warmers

Welcome to Vollrath University. I’m Chef Rich, and today we’re here to talk to you about the Vollrath direct contact heating system. The direct contact heating system is just that. It’s a system that its components work together to create a high-efficiency warmer. Here you can see the two components that make up the direct contact heating system. First we have the self-insulating thermal set well, and we also have the high-efficiency cast-in heating element. Again these two components together allow the Vollrath 700 watt warmer to meet the same performance criteria as much higher wattage units. These two items again, and because of the efficiency of when the water is in direct contact with the heating element, rather than heating through the bottom of the well, allows the most efficient heat transfer into the water. Now let’s compare one version of a traditional well and show some of the inefficiencies that these can have. As you can see in this version, the heating element is not located inside of the well. It’s actually located underneath the well. And as you can see in this manufacturer’s design, there’s actually about a 1/2" gap between the bottom of the well and the heating element. As you can see this is very inefficient. It’s much more efficient to have that heating element in actual contact with the water than it is to heat through this gap. A lot of heat is actually lost in this design, so much so, that this manufacturer has had to put these vents in the sides of the warmer to allow that excess heat to escape. So now we’ve shown you the direct contact heating system, but what does it mean? Because we’re more efficient at transferring energy into the water that means that we can use a 700 watt element where a lot of the competitor units need 1200 or more to perform the same task. Because of the inefficiencies of the element design, and how efficient our design is, again that 700 watt element can be used. Where that’s important is that we can put 700 watts in three of those units on your standard 120 volt, 20 amp circuit, whereas our competitive units one or possibly two units is maxing out that circuit. So it’s a much more efficient design. The direct contact heating system is available on 7 and 11 quart round warmers, full size countertop warmers, and is also featured in our line of serve well and affordable portable serving lines.

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Width 17 1/4 Inches
Depth 9 1/4 Inches
Height 12 1/4 Inches
Amps 9.2 Amps
Hertz 60
Phase 1
Voltage 120
Wattage 1,100 Watts
Capacity 8 qt.
Capacity per Compartment 4 - 7 Quarts
Color Silver
Control Type Dial
Cover Type Hinged
Inset Included Yes
Installation Type Countertop
Made in America Yes
NSF Listed Yes
Number of Compartments 2
Power Type Electric
Style Rethermalizer and Warmer

Customer questions about this product

Do I need to add water to this warmer to use it?
Yes, you do. We do not recommend running warmers like these without water, as you will run the risk of burning out your element or scorching your food.
What is the difference between the direct contact heating system and other warmer heating systems?
Direct contact heating encourages more efficient heat transfer because the heating element is in direct contact with the water in the well. This type of heating not only saves energy, but eliminates the need for vents to be cut into the sides of the warmer for excess heat to escape. However, many warmers on the market have the heating element located beneath the well, which causes heat to be lost into the sides and bottom of the unit and vents must be cut into the sides of the warmer to allow this excess heat to escape.
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With the Vollrath 72040 twin well 4 qt. countertop rethermalizer, you can easily hold hot soups, dips, sauces, and more! Boasting individual controls on each well, this rethermalizer allows you to reheat and merchandise two different products simultaneously! Its coated aluminum wells and a stainless steel exterior are designed for easy cleaning and a long service life. Also, the Vollrath 72040 comes with two Vollrath 4 1/8 qt. insets (78164), and two hinged covers (47486) to give you a complete, fully fuctional set! Perfect for your cafeteria, buffet, catered event, or party, this warmer can keep a variety of food items warm! Keep nachos and cheese ready to serve, or keep caramel apple dip ready for enjoying at your next fall gathering! This warmer comes with a 6' cord and requires a 120V electrical connection.

- Independent temperature controls for each well

- Stainless steel exterior and coated aluminum wells for long life and easy cleanup

- (2) 4 1/8 qt. insets and (2) hinged covers included

Overall Dimensions:
Left to Right: 17 1/4"
Front to Back: 9 1/4"
Height: 12 1/4"

Because this item is not stocked in our warehouse, processing and transit times will vary. If you need your items by a certain date, please contact us prior to placing your order. Expedited shipping availability may vary. We cannot guarantee that this item can be cancelled off of the order once it is placed.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • UL US & Canada

    UL US & Canada

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the United States of America and Canada.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • 5-15P


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

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RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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