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  • Brews (55) 3.5 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 delicious, flavorful coffee day after day with the Avantco CU55ETL 55 cup coffee machine urn.

Perfect for caterers, schools, churches, and offices, this easy-to-use coffee urn makes a large amount of coffee at one time so you can quickly serve a crowd. It is designed to keep coffee hot and fresh for hours - through your entire catering event or meal period. Plus, it is made of sturdy double wall stainless steel for long-lasting durability.

  • CE Listed

    CE Listed

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

  • ETL US

    ETL US

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

  • 5-15P


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

Easy-to-Clean Design

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

Safe, Secure Transportation

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


To help prevent overheating and damage to the unit, this model comes equipped with an auto-shutoff switch.

Max Fill Line

This coffee urn has a maximum fill line on the inside to help prevent overfilling or accidental overflows.

Sight Glass

So you can easily see when it's time to brew more coffee, this unit comes with a convenient sight glass.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

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 state the output of their urns, 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! Remember, there are 128 oz. in a gallon.
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.
What type of coffee grounds work best with this urn?
For the best performance from your coffee urn, use medium coarse coffee grounds only. Do not use drip or finely ground coffee as this may cause the coffee basket to flood. For more helpful tips, refer to the user manual.
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 reset feature due to a low water level. The built-in thermal limiter will automatically turn the urn off to prevent overheating and component damage.

To reset the urn, unplug it and allow it to cool. Fill the urn with the necessary amount of water and restart once it has cooled down. This may take up to 8 minutes.

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.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 9 Inches
  • Depth: 9 Inches
  • Height: 17 Inches
  • Height to Dispenser: 4 3/4 Inches
  • Capacity: 55 Cups

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco CU55ETL 55 Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Urn - 950W

    3.7 stars from 12 reviews


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    coffee urn Avantco great hot business nice price service stainless
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    This product was very cheap, and thus very attractive for our small business. However, they have below industry standard warranties, and of the 5 coffee urns from Avantco that either our business, our sister business, or my church group purchased, all failed in a matter of months. The ones that failed within the warranty were replaced by ones that failed as well. Webstaurant has excellent customer service, but Avantco was rude over the phone and dismissive of my concerns over the short life expectancy of their products. When I tried to reset the machines, they worked for another couple weeks, and then failed after being plugged in. Avantco refused to consider any reimbursement for their product, and I would suggest that you reconsider if you are trying to save money by purchasing their equipment. Unless you plan on using it only a couple times for a couple months, it's going to waste your money.

    from Town Square Market Posted on

    We appreciate your review! We have acknowledged the issue with this urn and have implemented a solution correcting this problem.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    Working great so far. I bought this to donate to my mosque for hot tea or coffee before the meetings. Good quality and good price.

    from The Boardroom Restaurant Posted on

    This urn is fantastic for the first 6 months, but with all of commercial uses it makes it really hard to keep it in good condition

    from Town Square Market Posted on

    BAD URN this start leaking and cannot be fixed.. It's a piece of garbage, do your research and buy something better because this urn is worthless.

    Posted on

    We appreciate your review, Abraham! Unfortunately this coffee urn is out of the warranty period. If you have any questions about the product you purchased, please contact our Customer Solutions team to address your concerns.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    Awesome! and a great price too. Shipping was fast and free we will be ordering more for the schools and for the teachers lounges. We appreciate the fast shipping.

    from In-stock supply inc Posted on

    We purchased this for brunch as we needed a cost effective way to do a reasonable amount of volume. Maybe not as good as high end brew systems but coffee comes out rich, stays hot and isn't burned. We have had issue with beans being ground wrong and coffee comes out like water but that's not the fault of the percolator. Just be aware that it's not super forgiving in that way.

    from Queen Bee Restos LLC Posted on

    Got the first one, broke after 4 months (1 month storage, 3 months of usage). Webstaurant great customer service replace that one. Had the second one for another 3 months and just nozzle broke again last night. Will go to other brand for this.

    Posted on

    We have acknowledged the issue with this urn and have implemented a solution correcting this problem. We appreciate your feedback, Pajaree!

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    Very nice stainless steel urn, brews quickly and makes hot, clean tasting coffee. Easy to wash and to set up. Looks nice when used as a self-service device.

    from Sheboygan South High Sch Posted on

    Had this for 6 months and 5 days and the faucet nozzle stopped working. Just outside the 6 month warranty period. Convenient. We noticed if we only fill it half way, it works well to heat up the water as well as maintaining the temperature great. The more water that its filled with, it takes much, much longer as well as issues with retaining heat.

    Posted on

    We are sorry to hear this began leaking so soon after the warranty period expired. We have acknowledged the issue with the coffee urn leaking and have corrected this problem. We appreciate your feedback, Jack.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    Excellent coffee maker. Keeps coffee very hot. Nice when I have events set up and people invited to my place. This Urn It is highly recommend

    from Cliffmart LLC Posted on

    Wonder Avantco 55 cup stainless steel coffee urn. Well made and will last us a long time. Perfect for large gatherings and events. Awesome price.

    from Russ' Sub Shack Posted on

    We were in the market for a new coffee maker. I did a lot of shopping around, and this was the best buy and the best product available. This stainless steel urn makes delicious coffee, shows how many cups are available, and is easy to dispense. I recommend this to anyone.

    Posted on

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