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  • Maintains food safe temperatures for hours
  • Durable stainless steel food well
  • Holds a full size 12” x 20” food pan or fractional size food pans (sold separately)
  • Heating element supports direct heat to food
  • 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. For concession stands, buffets, caterers, and other food service establishments that periodically need to keep food hot and ready for several hours, this warmer is the perfect choice. Keep your guests happy with piping hot steamed vegetables, plump hot dogs, fluffy eggs, sizzling bacon, and other delicious foods!

  • 5-15P


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

  • 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.

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, stainless steel and holds one standard full size, two 1/2 size, or three 1/3 size steam table pans, up to 4" deep.

Water Level Markers

Featuring clearly marked "Max" and "Min" lines on the inside of the water tank, the user-friendly design makes it easy for employees 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!

Customer Q&AAsk a Question

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.
What pan sizes are compatible with this unit?
Pans that make contact with two parallel sides of the warmer are compatible. Full size, 1/2 size, and 1/3 size pans can be used with the warmer out of the box. 1/4 and 1/6 size pans are not compatible without the use of an adapter bar (sold separately).
The item I received is listed as NSF and UL certified, but I thought what I ordered was ETL and ETL Sanitation certified?
The certification types on this item may vary based on equivalent nationally recognized certifications.

Compare to Other Products

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

Due to the universal nature of this product, source may vary.

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Warranty Info

The Avantco W50 12" x 20" electric countertop warmer is backed by a 1 year 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.

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3 out of 5 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.

Maria C. from Food Mania Tampico Style on 09/22/2017
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

One of my granddaughters favorite things is to come over and dye yarn and rovings with Grandma. I use the Avantco W50 12X20 Full size electric countertop warmer steam set the beautiful colors. With the temperature control knob i can set the heat just right. I love this unit and have purchased 4 of them and multiple trays. I have 1 designated for food and the other 3 I use on almost a daily basis for my yarn business.

Cindy B. from Mountain Top Alpacas Of Utah And Fantasy Fibers Ya on 10/09/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

When opening our new location we were considering a buying a full sized steam table but as costs added up I decided to go with 3 of these instead. I am very happy with the warmers and have not had an issue with any of them. They are on 7 days a week for an average of 12 hours a day.

Peter V. from Greek Street Cafe on 08/25/2018
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.

Dustin H. on 04/16/2016
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

Emily G. from Eat Sprout on 03/29/2016

Great counter top food warmer. Works great to keep food up to temp. Keep a food warm or hot all day havent had any problems with it so far great product

Shawn W. on 05/10/2022

wow !! !! !! these avantco full size eclectic food warmers were the prefect ones for my catering business i have love them so much

Gilbert J. from Never Give Up on 04/13/2022

It’s easy to use. It’s at a very good price. It’s light weight. It’s easy to move around. It’s easy to clean. Does what it’s suppose to do. We’re happy with it.

Bendette H. from The Red B Restaurant on 02/20/2022

Love this thing. Used it 2 seasons so far and no issues. Stainless stays clean, doesn't need special plug, keeps things hot like it says. Great!

Clayton E. from Short Bus Catering LLC on 02/16/2022

I have been using this product for about 6 months in my BBQ Concession trailer There is not much to say other than it gets the job done Very Easy to use, plug in and set knob to desired temp level Fill with water, has a min max line to let you know how much water to add This unit is very easy to clean by emptying water and wiping down For the price you cannot beat this unit

Dustin S. from Big Belly BBQ on 10/24/2021

We bought these warmers for our taco shop to keep our meats warm. They work like a charm. Keeps our food at the proper temperature and are easy to clean at the end of the day.

Stephanie W. on 10/17/2021

We have been using two of these for 3 years now. They work flawlessly. Temperature controls work well. We originally used 1/2 hotel pans. But now we are using 1/3rds. We have 3 other warmers of different brands. If we cater, we take these as our first choice.

David P. from Chely's Fine Foods LLC on 08/28/2021

we have used this daily for 4 months. heats up well and hold heat. we put cooked burgers in half. the lid is opened often but the temp stays good and warm.

Laura E. from Chaffee Drive In on 06/05/2021

Recently bought this food warmer and have had no problems. It warms up our bread and really adds to the texture of our food. Quick and easy to use, we recommend getting one if you are in the need.

Charlie L. from Godfathers on 05/17/2021

This works perfect I was not sure about the size but it turn perfect so if you need to keep some of your prep food ready and warm go for it

Francisco D. from Beto's Tacos on 04/28/2021

These exceeded my expectations. They get HOT. I have purchased much more expensive table warmers and although the more expensive ones do get how, they were much more expensive, unnecessarily expensive. We are pleased.

Donta B. from Mama B on 04/27/2021

Will keep the food warm most definitely. A little bulky for catering but works good stationary. Gets a little hotter than standard chafing dishes. great for soups, meats, almost anything. don't forget to keep it clean

Joy N. from LANIERS CATERING on 04/17/2021

I was looking for a warmer to hold my daily soup and gravy. This warmer is exactly what I was looking for. Would definitely recommend.

Nandi B. from NSTK Delights on 04/05/2021

This food warmer is surprisingly light weight. I am always on the go and this counter top food warmer works for me. Plug it in, add a lil water and let it do its thing. You can use 2 half pans to keep foods how and ready to serve when needed.

Kendrell G. from Seasoned Grills BBQ on 02/18/2021

This countertop warmer is great. I use it when catering and for family gatherings. It works wonderfully and very easy to use. Outstanding and will order additional ones in the future.

Victoria M. on 02/11/2021

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