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  • Eye-catching stainless steel exterior
  • Must be used with water
  • Holds up to a 4" deep full size food pan
  • 120V, 700W
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UPC Code: 029419183104

The Vollrath 71001 Cayenne full size countertop warmer is the perfect way to keep hot foods at safe serving temperatures!

Keep your hot foods ready to eat and appealing to your guests by using this full size countertop warmer! Designed to ensure that your food stays safe to eat and pleasing to the eye, this warmer can accommodate a 4" deep food pan. With its stainless steel exterior and professional black interior, this countertop warmer will look great on your counters.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • UL US & Canada

    UL US & Canada

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the United States of America and Canada.

  • 5-15P


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

Sleek Appearance

With its black well and stunning stainless steel exterior, is sure to draw attention to exciting entrees and sides at your buffet or concession stand.

Holds 4" Deep Pans

This model can hold full size food pans up to 4" deep. It's great for showing off your side dishes, braised meets, or warm desserts!

Dome Heating Element

The dome shaped element focuses heat directly into the well for more efficient heat transfer. The element also uses 25% less energy than traditional heating elements.

Stable Feet

To keep your warmer level on the countertop, the black feet provide stability.

Add Water Light

The "Add Water" light helps to keep your warmer working properly by preventing it from running dry.

Recessed Controls

The thermostatic controls allow you to set a precise temperature and the recessed design keeps them out of the way.

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 is the difference between the direct contact heating system and other warmer heating systems?
Direct contact heating encourages more efficient heat transfer because the heating element is in direct contact with the water in the well. This type of heating not only saves energy, but eliminates the need for vents to be cut into the sides of the warmer for excess heat to escape. However, many warmers on the market have the heating element located beneath the well, which causes heat to be lost into the sides and bottom of the unit and vents must be cut into the sides of the warmer to allow this excess heat to escape.

Vollrath Cayenne Warmers

Learn all the great benefits of Vollrath’s direct contact heating system. Their food warmers are great for a variety of applications, so check out this video for more details!

Welcome to Vollrath University. I’m Chef Rich, and today we’re here to talk to you about the Vollrath direct contact heating system. The direct contact heating system is just that. It’s a system that its components work together to create a high-efficiency warmer. Here you can see the two components that make up the direct contact heating system. First we have the self-insulating thermal set well, and we also have the high-efficiency cast-in heating element. Again these two components together allow the Vollrath 700 watt warmer to meet the same performance criteria as much higher wattage units. These two items again, and because of the efficiency of when the water is in direct contact with the heating element, rather than heating through the bottom of the well, allows the most efficient heat transfer into the water. Now let’s compare one version of a traditional well and show some of the inefficiencies that these can have. As you can see in this version, the heating element is not located inside of the well. It’s actually located underneath the well. And as you can see in this manufacturer’s design, there’s actually about a 1/2" gap between the bottom of the well and the heating element. As you can see this is very inefficient. It’s much more efficient to have that heating element in actual contact with the water than it is to heat through this gap. A lot of heat is actually lost in this design, so much so, that this manufacturer has had to put these vents in the sides of the warmer to allow that excess heat to escape. So now we’ve shown you the direct contact heating system, but what does it mean? Because we’re more efficient at transferring energy into the water that means that we can use a 700 watt element where a lot of the competitor units need 1200 or more to perform the same task. Because of the inefficiencies of the element design, and how efficient our design is, again that 700 watt element can be used. Where that’s important is that we can put 700 watts in three of those units on your standard 120 volt, 20 amp circuit, whereas our competitive units one or possibly two units is maxing out that circuit. So it’s a much more efficient design. The direct contact heating system is available on 7 and 11 quart round warmers, full size countertop warmers, and is also featured in our line of serve well and affordable portable serving lines.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 13 3/4 Inches
  • Depth: 21 3/4 Inches
  • Height: 9 Inches

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RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Vollrath 71001 Cayenne Full Size Countertop Warmer with Stainless Steel Exterior - 120V, 700W

    4.7 stars from 26 reviews


    People Talk About:

    great warmer Easy food unit warmers clean service units water
    Great price. Does not come with lid or insert pan but we already had those so it was perfect. Works well and heats up fast.
    These are only 700W but they work better than the cheaper ones that are 2x the wattage. lower wattage allowed us to use 3 where we could only use 2. I LOVE THESE.
    We started with two of these steam tables for our food truck and now have six of them that we use for catering. They work great and are low on energy use, which is a necessity in the food truck business!
    I wish I could give these products a hundred stars they are just awesome, I have a food trailer and power is a commodity and I have to always think about that when I buy equipment . I have to admit when I bought these I did not have high expectations for these since they use so little wattage but man was I wrong these are so efficient and will go through a whole service without having to add water and maintains a much more even heat then my last ones I was using. Great buy and worth the $'s
    Amazing warmer we are using it to keep pulled pork and cowboy beans warm on our food truck. It uses half the power 700watts compared to other warmers that are 1200 to 1500watts. This is a huge benefit when you are running off a generator and are needing every watt you can spare . If we can make room on our truck were looking to purchase another. Webstaurant you came through again along with Vollrath making a great dependable product.
    This countertop warmer is an excellent addition to our kitchen. It is easy to transport and clean out. It keeps our lobster mac and cheese and our lobster bisque at the correct temperature.
    I operate a food trailer and wattage is important. These units use less wattage than other models. Works great and puts less of a draw on my generator.
    Great food warmer. Easy to use. Only has one temperature control. We cooked a couple of turkeys in this last thanksgiving and they turned out great!
    We use this little workhorse every day with no issues! It is easy to clean, light enough to move around when space is needed, and heats perfectly.
    Best warmer you can buy out there. Have tried other brands, but this one will last you forever if you treat it properly. Haven't had a single issue with it. We bough 4 of them, and all work like a charm.
    The unit only lasted only two years before it stopped warming. I expected higher quality from this name-brand, but will be purchasing from another manufacturer for our next unit hoping it will last longer.
    Thank you for your feedback, Karen! We are sorry you did not prefer this product; for recommendations please contact our Customer Solutions team!
    This food warmer is all it was promised to be. I used this one right next to an older one that I had and you can see how quickly the heating elements heat the water compared to my old one. This one is much more efficient and looks better too!
    The Vollrath Cayenne countertop warmer is a great. Usually warmers that are electric always tend to have problems with the elements. I've had this warmer for a few years now and it runs for about 12 hours a day and it's still in perfect working condition .
    received with a few dings on the side, customer service was great in resolving the issue, works great will buy again when needed,, Customer service is great
    We use this warmer to hot hold all sorts of soups and sauces. It really speeds up service. It holds heat well, and the heat dial seems to be quite accurate.
    Much better than the generic food warmers you have tried... Easier to clean, heats up quickly. The temperature control Works a little more than cheaper ones, not just super-hot or just warm... There is some play, which is nice for not charring sauces.
    These warmers are perfect for our quick service sandwich and coffee service. Easy to use, easy to clean. Vollrath is a great name brand and highly recommend.
    Can't say enough about this warmer. Once you get it set and stable it will keep temp steady all day. We considered a cheaper model but it used more power and with us sometimes needing to run on generators power is at a premium. This unit heats fast holds well and uses much less power than the other units. The even heat has saved us tons in food waste compared to the old crock pots we were using no more scorching of cheese sauces and chili with this unit. We also learned it's easy to control the moisture in a compartment. If we want to keep it wetter we use a cover with no hole if we need it to steam out and stay dryer we use a lid with a spoon hole. The unit stays relatively cool to the touch on the sides compared to other units we tried and is super easy to clean. We will be getting a second identical warmer soon to eliminate the last of our old warmers.
    I really like this vollrath counter top food warmer. Keeps foods at temp and looks good doing it. Don't over fill the water. Nice price.
    I purchased 5 of these units from websteraunt. 4 of them work great 1 does not work at all. We needed the heater for a remote event and I was pretty disappointed that the unit did not work when we got there. The other four have been used daily for a while now with no issues.
    Thank you for reviewing! We are very sorry to hear that one of the units you received was defective. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you shortly to resolve the issue.
    Right at a year old and has quit working. The one this unit replaced I had in service for over four years. Warranty tells me to send it in for repair Therefore I must purchase another unit so as to continue operations of my business.
    Thank you for your review! We're sad to hear that this unit broke so soon after you purchased it. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you shortly to help fix the issue.
    We had the option to purchase this item through our grocery vendor. Even with the shipping, this was the better deal. We are a very small business, every penny counts!
    Does the job and its in use up to 10hrs a day 6 days a week. Nice quality and no problem maintaining temperature of soup, dont put to much water follow directions
    A very simple and solid warmer. No problems for years of use. You can't beat the fact that it's made right here in the US!
    Very good product. I am using it 5 days a week. It keeps the food warm and hot. Very Easy operation and easy to clean.
    One of my most favorite kitchen products I use. These warmers are such a great product. I use them for buffet tables, to hold food in the kitchen while cooking, for concessions, etc. In all cases, they look great and get the job done. They heating element takes only minutes to generate steam from the water, which is great. The recommended water fill will last you hours before having to refill, if you even have to at all. The indicator light is great for that purpose too. These warmers produce a lot of hot steam, so use caution when working with them. Other than that, it is highly recommended.

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