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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!

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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.

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

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco W50 12" x 20" Electric Countertop Food Warmer - 120V, 1200W

    4.7 stars from 222 reviews


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    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

    The Counter top Food warmer is very good and keeps the temperature very hot if needed, easy to clean, and it fits all my containers. I will by another one.

    from Country Inn Posted on

    We use this everyday and have had know issues. holds temperature very well and is easy to clean. great value. we highly recommend this product.

    from Bentwood Smokers Bbq & Catering Posted on

    I use the food warmer at an outdoor farmers market to store meats and it's served me wonderfully and definitely keeps the food piping hot.

    from Filling Good Posted on

    This food warmers is perfect for holding soup throughout lunch/dinner. It holds water for a decently long time, but as soon as the water levels gets below the minimum, it boils out pretty quickly, so you just need to keep an eye on it!

    from The French Press Coffee Co. Posted on

    We just recently started doing blue plates and this unit has been a great addition. It is well built, easy to fill and dump the water, & heats up extremely fast.

    from The Grill at Oconee Sweet Sensations Posted on

    We love the Avantco food warmers. We use them at our cafe and our events. They are very easy to move around and heat up pretty quickly. We transport them in the original boxes to keep them in good condition but that is not necessary. This is a product we will continue to buy if needed. Highly recommend. Dig & Serve is A Speakeasy Underground Supper Club in Albuquerque, NM. We produce experiential dining events featuring local food from our farm and other farmers we know and trust. Check us out at www.digandserve.com and follow on instagram and facebook @digandserve #digandserve #webstaurantestore #popupdinner #supperclub #localfood #nofarmsnofood #experientialdining #nmtrue #albuquerquefood #farmtotable

    from Dig & Serve Posted on

    We absolutely love this steam table. It is much more convenient than messing around with chaffers when you have food that must be kept warm over the period of a service. I have been using for over 2 years now and this thing takes a beating and keeps on going

    from mm clubhouse Posted on

    The Avzntco Electric Countertop Food Warmer is small enough to fit in our Food Truck but big enough to keep all of our sauces warm.

    from The Chatter Box Food truck Posted on

    Countertop Avantco Food Warmer is a 120 Volts and quickly warms up to hold most menu items. These are a great addition to any kitchen where space is a premium.

    from Hurricane Concessions & Rentals, LLC Posted on

    Highly recommended! We have 2 of these to replace our old 4 half pan bain marie after it went down on one of our mobiles. Gets to holding temperature in about 20 minutes.

    from Trucking Delicious Posted on

    I was a little nervous ordering this without seeing it first. I have had it for 6 months and it works perfect. Have not had any issues.

    Posted on

    This product works very well....we use it to keep our cheese dip hot. It fits nicely on our serving line and does exactly what we expected it to do!!

    from Margaritas Mercer Village Posted on

    Amazing countertop food warmer. It was exactly what we were looking for. We also ordered full size and half-size stainless pan inserts and lids since we've ordered this warmer.

    from Russ' Sub Shack Posted on

    Works well, makes keeping items hot and ready to use on busy nights much easier. Takes up minimal space and is easy to move and clean.

    from The Colonial Hotel Posted on

    I got 2 of this units and i am very happy with my choice. The price is the best there is and the units are working perfectly.

    Posted on

    This is most important equipment for the food truck. Food can be cooked ahead of time which makes it easy to serve my customers at a fast pace.

    from pashays Posted on

    This is a fast and long lasting heating source. From the heating trays I have used in the past this is more effective and fantastic to work with.

    Posted on

    What a great warmer. I use it at all my catering events to help keep sauces warm while plating meals. It is not to heavy and heats up really quick.

    from Tasty Creations Catering Posted on

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