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  • Great for keeping soups and sauces warm
  • Adjustable temperature knob
  • 11 qt. stainless steel pot
  • Stainless steel inset included
  • Soup labels included
  • 120V, 400W

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Keep soups and sauces at the perfect serving temperature with this Avantco S30 11 qt. soup kettle warmer.

This Avantco soup kettle warmer is an excellent addition to any restaurant, catering service, or buffet line that needs to hold soup, gravies, stews, or nacho cheese at food-safe serving temperatures. Its simple manual control knob allows you to hold product at temperatures from 105-195 degrees Fahrenheit, while its stainless steel construction with bold black coloring is durable, attractive, and a breeze to clean.

  • 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.

Versatile Lid

The lid's cool-touch handle and hinged design provide safe handling while eliminating the potential risk and mess associated with holding a lid or setting it elsewhere while serving. It also features a notch so you don't need a separate space to keep the ladle when not in use. Just leave it in the warmer and the lid closes around it, trapping the heat inside!

Removable Components

The removable hinged lid, ring, and an 11 qt. stainless steel inset help to make cleaning as easy as possible.

Simple Control

Manual control knob makes temperature adjustment easy. The higher the number, the higher the temperature!

Clear Labeling

Magnetic labels for some of the most popular soups and stews means no more lost or broken tabletop signs.

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Can this food warmer rethermalize chilled food or cook raw food?
No, this food warmer is designed only to maintain the temperature of food that has been pre-heated to a safe temperature.

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How to Use an Avantco S30 Soup Warmer

Watch our short video to learn how to properly use and maintain your Avantco S30 soup warmer so that it will operate at optimum levels for as long as possible.

Keep these safety tips in mind when using your Avantco kettle style 11 qt. soup warmers. First, always use the warmer on a solid, level surface. Only use the warmer with wet heat. Add 20 oz. of water to the kettle before placing the bain marie inset into the warmer. Be sure to not overfill it. The bain marie should not float, even when empty. To begin operating your kettle, turn the warmer on. The indicator light will glow to show that the unit is on. Adjust the temperature control to settings 8 to 12 for initial warm up. Once the kettle reaches your desired temperature, adjust the temperature control dial to lower settings 1 to 8 for holding and place your bain marie inset inside the kettle. Attach the lid and you are ready to serve! Please note that this kettle warmer is not designed to cook soups or sauces, and it is not to be used to re-thermalize cold or frozen products. Don't attempt to move or carry the kettle when it is on, or full of hot liquid. When cleaning your kettle, always unplug the kettle first. Never immerse the appliance in water. Lift and remove the stainless steel liner. The bain marie inset and lid are dishwasher safe. To clean the kettle body, use hot soapy water and a rag. Do not use harsh or abrasive chemicals or scouring agents to clean your kettles exterior. Thanks for watching, and if you have any questions, please use our live chat button!

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Avantco Soup Warmers

Check out this video to see all of the benefits of Avantco soup warmers, including their lightweight design and easy cleaning. Various sizes and types will allow you to choose the perfect soup warmer for your establishment!

If you're looking for a sleek, stylish solution to hold hot soups and sauces, check out our line of Avantco Soup Kettles and Countertop warmers. We carry both kettle style and round warmers to use at your buffet, concession stand, or other foodservice business. Choose from small to large capacities, including 6 quart, 11 quart, and a 14 quart. Keep in mind that these warmers are designed to keep food hot, but they're not to be used to cook cold food. First, we'll take a look at Avantco round soup kettle warmers. These food warmers are shaped like traditional iron kettles, but their lightweight plastic design makes them easy to transport. The 11 quart kettles have 400 watts of heating power, while the large 14 quart kettle has 600 watts for superior heating. Choose from either all stainless steel or black soup kettles. The stainless steel soup kettle offers a shiny, upscale appearance, while the black exterior offers a more traditional look. A hinged lid helps you eliminate the hassle of repeatedly removing and replacing it. The cover includes a notch for convenient ladle storage. All Avantco soup and sauce warmers are designed with legs to protect your countertop surface from heat. They also come with magnetic soup labels, making it easy for you to display your soups to customers. For easy cleaning and maintenance, these warmers utilize dishwasher safe stainless steel insets. And the kettle bodies are easily wiped down with hot, soapy water. These kettle and sauce warmers all have an easy to use thermostatic control knob, allowing you to easily change food holding temperatures. All of the Avantco soup and sauce warmers are CE listed and come with a standard three-prong plug. Thanks for watching, and if you have any questions, please click on our live chat button.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Diameter: 13 Inches
  • Height: 15 Inches
  • Capacity: 11 qt.

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

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Warranty Info

RESIDENTIAL USERS: Warranty does not include 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 any claims made on products sold or used outside of the United States.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco S30 11 Qt. Round Black Countertop Food / Soup Kettle Warmer - 120V, 400W

    4.6 stars from 159 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    We love this soup warmer when it is working. Unfortunately, after about 6 months it started to get very inconsistent with the holding temperatures and the dial didn't seem to be working correctly.

    from Gammardella's Market & Deli Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Thus kettle seems to work well except for that it heats our soups up so hot that it breaks them down after a couple hours, even though we set it at the lowest setting. Be advised it gets very hot on the inside.

    from Texas Tea-Licious Posted on


    from Hijose, Inc. Posted on


    Meh. This is just okay. It's pretty cheap and it feels cheap but it works to keep soup warm. It takes up a lot of space for what it does so we don't use it often.

    Posted on

    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    I first purchased this soup kettle because of the price, and it did work great for about 4 months. Then the thermostat stopped working and it would just run at the highest level no mater where you set the knob. has great about sending out a replacement, because it was still within the 6 month warranty. Unfortunately, the new one did the same thing. After about 4 months, the thermostat stopped working. This time when I contacted about it, they referred to the manufacturer Avantco. Avantco did not want to replace it because they said that it would most likely happen again because I was using it 5 days a week for 8 hours a day. I'm sorry, I thought that's what commercial meant. did refund my money, so kudos to them, but don't buy this soup kettle if you intend to use it for what it was advertised to do.

    from City Limits Barbecue Posted on

    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry the replacement product did not work for you. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    I had a order this one May 2017 but Dec 2017 no more work heater and then i one more order Dec 2017. it a made the check heater coil.

    from TGH Enterprise LLc Posted on

    Thank you for your review, keehwan! We are sorry this Avantco S30 11 Qt. Round Black Countertop Food / Soup Kettle Warmer - 120V, 400W has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    Bought this for meatballs and it is perfect. Keeps the meatballs the perfect temperature. This is perfect if you have a small space and need to keep soups or sauces warm.

    from The Rustic Rack Posted on

    We originally purchased one of these units for soup serving. It was so nice and worked so well that we have since purchased two additional units that are the exact same. They are insulated very well and if we will be using these for a short event, like a lunch we don't typically even plug them in. We always fill the unit with already hot product and when doing so.

    from Cascade Catering Posted on

    this is a great soup pot for any operation where customers are intereacting or serving themselves the soup. Easy and safe to operate and clean.

    from Crazy Crepe Posted on

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    I bought this little soup kettle/ warmer because I was needing something for my nacho cheese that wasn't so intrusive and expensive. This warmer is perfect.

    from Nightengale Inc Posted on

    I was looking for a large soup kettle for use during events. This 11 quart model holds a large quantity of soup or chili warm for service.

    Posted on

    Great soup warmers. Very quick heat up and works very well for maintaining soup at a good temperature throughout the day. Very ease of use product. Very good price.

    from Classic Burger Group Inc. Posted on

    I have purchased many of these in the past and this is by far the best one I have ordered. It heats up quality and maintains a good heat throughout the night.

    We use it to keep our sauces at the perfect temperature every time. It has a holder for the lid, so you are not wondering where to set it while serving.

    from The Cozy Cannoli Company Posted on

    Soup warmer

    Love the look of this kettle warmer... ordered 2!! It is BIG, but light and easy to handle. Perfect for the upcoming holidays. The magnetic labels will make display easy for guests. Note: It does NOT come with a soup ladle :) I misread label for ladle .... completely my fault, but thought it was worth noting so you can order a ladle with it. Wish I had now.

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    The lid's cool-touch handle and hinged design provide safe handling while eliminating the potential risk and mess associated with holding a lid or setting it elsewhere while serving. It also features a notch so you don't need a separate space to keep the ladle when not in use.

    from TOMMY'S Posted on

    These are awesome.

    Perfect size when feeding a big crowd, keeps your soup or stews hot, easy to serve out of and does not take up much space.

    Posted on

    Love th we soup warmers! I used to use crockpots but was looking for something more professional looking and so,being that would hold the heat a little more even, and these fit the bill! Great quality at a great price!

    Posted on

    This warmer works well, is compact, and holds plenty. It is a good economical choice for holding temp and looking professional, while being quite durable. We used it for soup in our busy coffee shop. It got the job done without any complaints.

    Posted on

    This soup kettle warmer makes the soup on our office buffet table look extra special and inviting. The large capacity makes it perfect for making soup for a hungry office. It is easy to clean, sturdy and looks like it will last a very long time.

    from Sound Lounge Posted on

    I make soup a lot but keeping it on the stove it a pain and takes up too much room. This is a great tool for serving at a table for an event and heating is fast. Highly recommend.

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