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  • Cooks and holds your products at foodsafe temperatures
  • Durable stainless steel food well
  • Holds a full size 12” x 20” food pan or fractional size food pans
  • 120-212 degree Fahrenheit temperature range; reaches 212 in less than 30 minutes
  • 120V, 1500W



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Keep prepared foods hot, safe, and ready to plate with the Avantco W50CKR 12" x 20" countertop food cooker/warmer.

Cooking and holding food at safe holding temperatures is vital to any food service operation, and investing in a food cooker/warmer can be a great way to maximize production. Ideal for busy concession stands, cafeterias, or hotel breakfast bars, this unit can be used to rethermalize precooked food from a frozen or refrigerated state, or even to hold already-hot products at safe temperatures 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 "1-10" allows you to easily adjust the temperature depending on what you're serving or cooking. An indicator light above the dial lets you tell at a glance if the warmer is turned on.

Light and Portable

Its lightweight design with cord and 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 1500W 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 unit will be ready when you're done!

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What is a rethermalizer / rethermalization?
Rethermalization is the process by which pre-cooked, chilled or frozen food is brought to serving temperatures safely and efficiently. Rethermalizers are not meant to cook raw food, but they can act as a food warmer to keep food hot for extended periods of time after bringing it up to the proper temperature. It's important to note that not all food warmers are capable of rethermalization.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 14 1/2 Inches
  • Depth: 22 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 9 1/4 Inches
Interior Dimensions:
  • Width: 12 Inches
  • Depth: 20 Inches
  • Height: 6 1/4 Inches

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco W50CKR 12" x 20" Full Size Electric Countertop Food Cooker / Warmer - 120V, 1500W

    4.5 stars from 24 reviews


    People Talk About:

    great warmer food hot quickly soups easy price table Cooker
    2 out of 2 found this review helpful

    Excellent warmer. My only mistake was not confirming if our electrical panel was able to support 3 warmers. It is not. Fuse kept blowing, we can only use one at a time. Please note these are 1500 watts each!

    from SOD Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    Great for keeping food warm for quick service. Easy to clean. Ours did burn out after six months,so we ended up switching to the 1200W. both are great.

    from jimtown store Posted on

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful

    This machine is great. It is priced very competitively. This unit can boil water, I love this feature. If you are just looking for a basic water table to hot hold soup, there is another model that is cheaper.

    from Soul Traveler LLC Posted on

    Great steam table when it worked. The warranty is for 6 months from purchase and the product died just before month 7. Very disappointed in a product that can't even last a year.

    from International Cafe Posted on

    Thank you for your review, Daniel! We are sorry this Avantco W50CKR 12 inch x 20 inch Full Size Electric Countertop Food Cooker / Warmer - 120V, 1500W has not worked well for you. If you have any concerns about the product you purchased please contact our Customer Solutions team.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    This is a great item to have in the kitchen. Now we can offer hot sandwiches which makes our customers very happy especally on those colder days.

    from k fish comestible Posted on

    A totally awesome warmer. Of all of our equipment, we probably use this the most. Great for serving at events or for keeping pans of food hot at the shop until you need it on the line (we have a fast casual restaurant). The only problem we've encountered using these is that if you have two warmers and plug them into the same circuit, there is a possibility that circuit could blow and need to be reset. Other than that, no problems with this product!

    Posted on

    We use this warmer as the foundation to warm our soups. It fits perfectly on the counter and makes keeping multiple soups warm and ready to serve so easy!

    Posted on

    Great for warming multiple soups at once

    ive never used this type of steam table, but i have to say it is the best steam table out there. i would deffenetly recommend

    from MacClenny BBQ, LLC Posted on

    Works great. Easy to use. Does what it needs to do. Easy to clean. Keeps food nice and hot. ready to be served when I need it.

    from Marta's Deli Posted on

    Our warmer was not work properly. Needed a quick solution to fix the problem. This warmer was the solution. It fit in the space I had, heats up quickly, and keeps product at temp all day..

    from The U Neighborhood Bar and Gill Posted on

    This full size electric counter-top food cooker/warmer arrived quickly and safely from Webstruantstore.com. The nice thing about this specific warmer is that it heats up very quickly!

    from Mustang Alley's 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

    Very nice product, and great price! Use every single day, usually in high setting. So good, purchased a second. I did purchase a liner for second, only because my use is a little harder then food uses.

    from Emergency Denture Service Posted on

    My use of product is much more abusive if think then most, but has completely stood it ground.

    Great product for the money. Is light and fit our hotel pans perfectly. It warms up quick and kept both chicken and rice extremely warm. !00% satisfied with this product especially for the price.

    from Frank-Lee Delish Posted on

    We have two of these and use them both every day, all day. Works great keeping our soup hot and easy to clean. Very affordable.

    from Sushi N More Posted on

    This warmer is perfect for our weekly use. It maintains good heating. The separate areas have allowed us to streamline our service associated with brunch.

    Posted on

    Perfection! Holds our hot beans at consistent temp. No burning or drying out. Even good to transport to events. I've only had rave reviews since I've added it to my kitchen.

    from Peak BBQ Posted on

    This is my first time using a cooker/warmer, and I can honestly say that I can't believe I waited so long! I wanted to use it for dyeing yarn/fiber and am so happy I bought it! This cooker is absolutely amazing... I have so much control over where I put my colors with it. It heats up very quickly and stays hot long after being turned off.

    from Twin Mommy Creations Posted on

    Great value for the price I paid. The unit heats quickly and has a nice polished finish. Lightweight and portable for location catering or table service.

    from HomeGrown Eats Posted on

    The Avantco W50CKR Electric Countertop Food Cooker \ Warmer is a quality piece of equipment. The temperature controls allow us to properly manage our temperatures and maintain food safe conditions for extended periods with less expense than ordinary chafing units.

    from DKTS BBQ Posted on

    This item was much needed and is a must have for food establishments. The price is unmatched and the quality is great. We have several Avantco products and are looking to purchase another.

    from Kach LLC Posted on

    We love the versatility of the the cooker/warmer option. We have used this for keeping foods warm on the prep table for fast dish up for our daily specials. I would like to see if there is an option for 1/3 or even 1/4 size pans to even increase the versatility. Clean up is very easy. Cost is extremely affordable even with shipping compared to other sources.

    from Parsnipity Enterprises Posted on

    I was just at a food manager's health code class. The instructor discussed rapid heating of soups. He cautioned against just the warmer and he suggested microwaving soups OR buying one of these that rapidly heats soups, then you turn it down to the proper holding temp. The price was right, it fits our space. We could not be happier with it.

    from Big Eddy's Deck Bar Posted on

    Good product for the money, I ordered two one came in perfect. The other one had a bent leg and the assembly process was not completed. The warming pan was not bolted to the base. You could hear the nuts rolling around inside and not just one but all 6 were not installed. I had to dissemble and put it together myself. If I wasn't pushed for time I would have sent it back.

    from 601 FILLING STATION Posted on

    We appreciate your review, Amy! A Customer Solutions Representative will be contacting you shortly.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

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