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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" Full Size Electric Countertop Food Warmer - 120V, 1200W

    4.7 stars from 249 reviews


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    food Warmer great hot temperature easy price warm warmers recommend
    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.

    from Food mania tampico style Posted on

    Food mania

    Food mania

    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.

    Posted on

    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

    This is a must have for keeping sauces and meats that have already been prepped at the appropriate temperature. This is truly a must have kitchen item and I highly recommend it!

    from Cactus House Midtown Posted on

    Great countertop food warmer. We use 5 of these in our kitchen for a number of food prepping jobs. Excellent price and have never had any type of bad issues with any of these warmers.

    from Classic Burger Group Inc. Posted on

    This warmer is fantastic! Warmer works great and at a price that makes sense, we use it every day to keep our soups at serving temps and it is a true workhorse.

    from Eileen Hilton Posted on

    Clean and professional looking.

    This Food Warmer is very steady and durable. I would have liked a little more heat to come out from it, but maybe it depends on the location.

    from Jordan Loh Posted on

    This warmer works great, and even with shipping was much cheaper than the 3-4 options I was able to find locally. It heats up very fast, and can go extremely hot, so you can totally cook in it to if you need to. It looks really nice, and is easy to operate. The outside does get a bit hotter than I expected, and I don't recall this being an issue with others I have seen in use at buffets and things, so its possible that could be an issue if you are using this on a buffet line (people might be able to burn themselves), but for me, I just use it for full service, so that's not an issue. Not a lot to say about it really, but it is a solid unit, and I would recommend it.

    from LaLuna BBQ Posted on

    Great product at a great price. We've bought two and use them everyday for 8 hours straight, temperature is very consistent, we would definitely recommend them.

    from TOMMY'S Posted on

    affordable heating warmer. At my restaurant I use it daily . I have dividers and keep 4 items warm at one time. The heat stays at the right tempeture

    from Shuckers Posted on

    These food warmers are excellent! They keep food warm and at a safe temperature. They are a great size. We have managed to keep ours looking almost brand new by wiping them down every day and it holds up well. Will be purchasing more as we need them.

    Posted on

    Absolutely love these food warmers! Without a doubt has saved us a ton of money on chafing fuel and the best part is not having to worry about flames going out or wind being an issue. We use these at BBQ competitions and all our catering events and they have helped so much. Only negative is they draw a lot of power so make sure you have good power source and if possible when running two or more of these plug them on different circuits if possible. We will be purchasing more as we continue to grow our business.

    from 1:16 BBQ Posted on

    A great tool in our kitchen that is used and is dependable every day! Accurate temperature holding every time. Highly this recommended for all quick service applications.

    from Waynesburg Coffee, LLC Posted on

    Good. Simple. Food warmer. I've been using it for farmers market and it has not let down, even with all the loading and unloading it holds in there strong

    from Toshiko Japanese cuisine Posted on

    These warmers are just right for catering events in that they heat up fast and keep a constant tempature for even heating of multiple food items.

    from Russ's Diner Posted on

    I have purchased two of the warmers. They are without a doubt the best purchase for a kitchen, no matter what size. They are light weight, function flawlessly, clean up quick and fit a large variety of pans and uses.

    from SUNY ESF Auxiliary services Posted on

    Easy to use, great to warm food. It is affordable and high quality. I would recommend it to others who are looking for a great warmer.

    from AIC Posted on

    This warmer is perfect for what I use it for. I put meat and chicken in it and the temp is adjustable so the food doesn't dry out. If you are looking for a warmer that is a affordable and great quality, this is it!

    from THE GYRO ROOM, INC Posted on

    Great product for the price! small foot print, can fit just about anywhere. We've used it for hot holding items for service on our deli line. Fits a full size hotel pan

    Posted on

    We use this warmer for our deli line, great addition to help keep product warm!

    This warmer lasted us almost 3 years in our restaurant. Using it 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, I'd say it was worth every penny. It heats quickly, keeps our sauces hot and is easy to clean. I'll be ordering another to replace the one that went out.

    from Vaccaro's Posted on

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