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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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UPC Code: 646563400859

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!

  • 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, 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&A Ask 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).

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

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

Resources and Downloads

Avantco 177W50 Full Size Electric Countertop Food Warmer Specsheet Specsheet Avantco 177W50 Electric Countertop Food Warmer Manual Manual Avantco Warranty - 1 Year Warranty

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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.

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Customer Reviews

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

    4.8 stars from 389 reviews


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    2 out of 3 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
    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.
    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.
    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
    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.
    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.
    These work excellent! The problem we encountered was the first two we purchased from here were damaged in shipping. They don't get packed well so make sure to open them immediately upon delivery and try them out to make sure they are good.
    We these are our cheesesteak restaurant - we use to warm taco meat , vegi , sauté onions ect, very good for the price and ships free with plus
    Great food warmer, keeps our stuff good to go and has a consistent heat which is wonderful. I would definitely recommened this product to other food service operations.
    Good value for the price. I have bought 3 of these in the last 7 years so you get decent life out of them. Will buy again when this one burns out.
    Bought 2 of these to keep our food warm. They work flawlessly. We mainly keep our chicken in there and it always stays perfect temp. We also use this on occasion as a hot dog steamer.
    I have ordered multiple warmers for a barbecue pop up. These things really do a great job. I will be ordering a couple more for our food truck I highly recommend them.
    Great food warmer gets the job done. Perfect sizing to hold hotel pans or get the insert to hold 2-3 different soup containers. haven't had any issues after a year
    Use this steam table daily. It heats up quickly and maintains a consistant temperture all day. We don't even have to add water and it's plugged in 12 hours at a time.
    This is an excellent countertop warmer! We have a small food truck and are limited on space. This warmer fits the bill exactly! Works great and well made!
    This warmer is great, but it’s a little big for where I need it. It keeps food hot, sometimes too hot. Figure out the temperature that works for you and you’re good to go
    These electric food warmers are amazing! They heat up very fast. In under 20 minutes you can already place your trays to keep the food warm. I will recommend!
    I have purchased 3 of these now and they are by far the best bang for the buck. I use all of them 12 hours a day and haven't had any problems.
    Very versatile piece of equipment, lots of options for customization, soups, gravy, hot holding. Best price I could find & fast shipping, I highly recommend this, small foot print for saving counter space.

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