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  • Cooks and holds your products at food safe temperatures
  • Durable stainless steel water well
  • Holds a full size 12” x 20” food pan or fractional size food pans (sold separately)
  • 120-212 degree Fahrenheit temperature range; reaches 212 in less than 30 minutes
  • 120V, 1500W
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UPC Code:400012025839
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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 hold already-hot products at safe temperatures for hours.

  • 5-15P


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

  • ETL Sanitation

    ETL Sanitation

    This item meets the sanitation standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group.

  • 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.

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, stainless steel and holds one full size, two 1/2 size, or three 1/3 size steam table pans (all sold separately), 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 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!

Customer Q&AAsk a Question

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.
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).

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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

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Warranty Info

The Avantco W50CKR 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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4.5 stars from 81 reviews


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3 out of 3 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.

James M. from Soul Traveler LLC on 08/02/2017
2 out of 2 found this review helpful

Been using this regularly as both a warmer and cooker. Heats an entire pan of foil wrapped bean burritos to 140+ in about 20 minutes and keeps them very hot. High wattage however (1500w), so it sometimes trips the GFCI outlet or even the breaker if there is no GFCI. It also does not have a temperature dial, just goes from low to high so regulating temp is tricky.

Stephen B. on 06/29/2018
2 out of 2 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.

Carrie B. from Jimtown Store on 12/16/2017
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!

Diane L. from SOD on 01/08/2017
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Works as intended while it lasts. Purchased one that lasted 10 months and was replaced. Replacement has also lasted 10 months. Will fail to heat and seems to be caused by a wiring issue into the thermostat.

Alex M. on 02/06/2022

Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Great warmer from Avantco. Very easy to use and convenient. Keep our metleted chocolates in proper temperature all day long. Highly recommended. Will buy more.

Mehmet C. from Leaff Inc. on 01/25/2019

I dropped this on its face from counter height. It still works, I can’t complain. It does what it’s supposed to. Cooks, and keeps things hot.

Benjamin D. on 04/26/2022

The best cooker/warmer available for the price. It heats up very quickly and maintains a consistent temperature all day, vey pleased and would buy again.

Troy L. from Sonic on 04/13/2022

Perfect for special events when you need more warmers than you have. Great for private events too. Perfectly fits on counters and buffets and keeps the temp to health department standards.

Bridget L. from Magerk's Pub on 07/07/2021

We have two of these countertop food cookers and love them. We use them to house our metal 1/3 pans. The food cookers keep our peppers, thin potatoes and hot dogs warm. High recommend them.

Charlie L. from Godfathers on 05/24/2021

This food cooker is so fast. Heats up very quickly. Exactly what I need im my food truck or at farmers markets. Doesn't take up much space.

Tessa T. from The P.G on 02/01/2021

Must have in a kitchen for hot holding sides, sauces and the like during busy service. most of these warmers in general work good and since they have a set shelf life under heavy use, this a very good budget friendly model.

Payables from Dallas Gun Club on 01/23/2021

We use this to keep soup warm on our kitchen countertop. Really keeps it to a great temperature and the outside doesnt get too hot to touch!

Tzemach W. from Boeuf & Bun on 01/14/2021

I used the Avantco cooker/warmer for a Catering to heat up both sausage links and brisket out on a golf course and they worked great for me. I heat entire 8qt pan with no problems at all, also keeps the food at a safe serving temperature. I would recommend the Avantco full size countertop food cooker and warmer for anyone looking for a great product. I used two warmers all day with no problems.

Hector from H&L Catering Service on 01/02/2021

The Avantco 1500W Cooker/Warmer has been great for our yarn dyeing business. It produces a nice even heating. If it got up to temperature a little bit faster it would get a full 5 stars. Plus it has a bit of a wobble to it. For yarn dyeing purposes that isn't a deal breaker. We will definitely look to purchase a few more of these in the future.

Jeffrey S. on 12/26/2020

This baby is awesome it stays hot hot I would say you could almost cook with this thing A+ for this unit it handles alot of moveing around as well

Anthony J. from Sonnys BBQ on 09/14/2020

I’ve purchased two these they’ve been in my restaurant for over a year they are very efficient easy to clean well-built no issues. I highly recommend.

Louis P. from Perrotta's Pizza on 08/30/2020

This was just what we needed. As described, a counter top food warmer. Worked great for us until it just quit heating one night right in the middle of service. It didn't cost a lot but we only had it for 6 months. I certainly had hoped it would last at least a year. For the most part I love webstaurant but, you do get what you pay for. Some webstaurant items are an inferior quality.

Valerie C. from Valerie Carr on 08/13/2020

Thank you for your review, Valerie! 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. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

Very impressed with the packaging care for shipping and the quick delivery. The customer service is great too. Can't hardly believe how fast my items arrived! Thanks Webstaurant!

Barbara F. from Slabs on 07/29/2020

The cooker warmer is a good addition my warmers. I can get more heat to reheat to temp. and then keep warm for long periods.

Todd G. from Blue Line BBQ And Grill on 07/24/2020

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