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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
UPC Code: 646563400859
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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

    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 1 standard full size or 2 half size steam table 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" Full Size Electric Countertop Food Warmer - 120V, 1200W

    4.7 stars from 292 reviews

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Great food warmer, saves me a lot of space, nice size, works awesome, looks good, I use it in a food truck. Fast shipping excellent price.
    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.
    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
    Avantco is a name you can trust. We have several of their products and have not been disappointed. This unit heats up quickly. Be sure not to overfill the reservoir water or it is not as efficient.
    Great product for the price. Keeps your hot food hot! We bought two after the first one worked so well. Easy to clean and maintain.
    Great Price, this is our go to model of steam tray when it comes time to replace them (we are exceptionally hard on them. Study, reliable and well priced
    This food warmer is light weight easy to clean and simple to set up, I've used this in all my catering events and it's a life saver for events lasting 8- 10 hours! Will be ordering more.
    does what it need to do, didn't give us any problem at all, easy clean up and can not beat the priced. only downfall is that it does use a lot of power so you can't plug in multiple warmer on the same plug
    This food warmer is a champ. New employees often let it run dry before they learn their lesson, and it has kept kicking. It does it's job and we're happy with it. Simple to use and easy to clean.
    This full size electric warmer is amazing. I use it for my parties and it definitely keeps the food warm. I recommend this product for everyone.
    This food warmer works wonderfully! All of our cooks love having it hand, and it is easy to operate, a perfect match for any kitchen!
    warmer is great keeps food good and hot 1 flaw is you can't put six 1/6 pan's in it. corners are to curved for them to fit correctly. would order another one but I need the flexibility to use different size pan's
    Fractional pans (1/4) size will not fit. Also the heating indicator light comes on as soon as you plug it in, even with the dial set to off. It never goes out even when up to tempature.
    We appreciate your feedback! We’re sorry this is defective. A Customer Solutions Representative will be contacting you soon.
    Best product for best price, perfectly working warmer from past 1 year, I strongly recommend this product, with some extra accessories you can convert this to soup warmer also
    Purchased this for a mobile event that we had access to electricity. Works great, gets up to temp really fast and holds well. Used with soup inserts.
    This food warmer does the trick, simple to use, gets up to temp and holds the temp consistently. What more can you ask for?
    This product is fantastic. Never had anything like it. I would love to get a full size proofer of this brand. You set the temperature at 1-7 and it constantly keeps it at that temperature. No worry about your food being cold because this machine is always accurate. It even works well for cold products with ice.
    This is the second time i buy the avantco full size electric counter top. It just works as good as other more expensive brands does.
    We use this convenient warmer for our fried rice warmer. It keeps our rice warm throughout the whole day. The water actually last long in there.
    My hubby ordered these warmers for offsite catering. They really keep the food warm and the presentation is wonderful. These warmers are worth the money

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