If you’re serving food, you’ll want a piece of industrial equipment to keep the food warm for hours. Soups, for example, are a good option for a commercial unit to keep desirable temperature and orders flowing smoothly.

When you purchase a restaurant food warmer, there’s a lot to look for:

  • Size
  • Material
  • Watts
  • Type

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You'll find some full-size cookers and warmers built into one. Restaurants may need a countertop, portable or a commercial food warmer cabinet. We sell a wide range of such items, but some of our best are:

1. Winco FW-S500, 6-Gallon Stainless Steel Electric Food Warmer

Winco offers an electric food warmer that can hold up to six gallons of food inside of it. Small and compact, the unit is the ideal choice for warming up:

  • Appetizers
  • Entrees
  • Soups

A stainless-steel body makes cleaning the unit a breeze, while the lightweight design makes it easy to transport or move to different counters. Restaurants, buffets and catering operations are the perfect fit for this food warmer.

Fast heat-up technology allows you to rapidly serve food prepared the day or morning before.

Full-size pans that are up to six inches deep can be placed inside the warmer to heat dishes without causing a mess.

Temperatures can be controlled by moving the knob to one of the three preset temperatures: 140°, 170° and 200°. The interior of the unit is insulated to help trap heat inside and keep energy costs down when using the food warmer container.

Product Specs

  • Length: 22-½"
  • Width: 14-5/8”
  • Height: 9-3/8”
  • Weight: 25.4 pounds

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2. Winco EDM-2, Pizza Display Merchandiser

Do you sell pizza? If so, the display warmer is a great choice for your restaurant. When you sell by the slice, you can display up to four, 14-inch pizza pies inside of the warmer. This is a great option for deliveries, too. Keep the pizza piping hot before the driver comes and places the pie into their food warmer box.

The unit is great for:

  • Cafeterias
  • Concession stands
  • Pizzerias

A built-in water tray keeps the food fresh while allowing the pizza to stay nice and hot without concerns of drying the pizza out. The pizza is kept hot for hours and is ready for serving in seconds. Glass panels allow for easy, constant viewing of all contents.

Product Specs

  • Length: 18.1"
  • Width: 17.8”
  • Height: 30.9”
  • Weight: 48.5 pounds

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3. Omcan DW-CN‌-0045-L Countertop Display Warmer

If you have a lot of food items that need to be kept warm and on display, the Omcan is a good option for your restaurant. This countertop option is ideal for a variety of eateries, but they’re most commonly sold to:

  • Cafes
  • Coffee shops
  • Delis

The curved glass makes viewing the food easy, while the two rear doors are hinged and will allow employees to easily access the items. Adjustable temperature controls are available, allowing for precision temperature settings for all of your food items.

Common items kept in the display include cakes, muffins, sandwiches and donuts.

You can adjust temperature ranges between 86° and 194°. Waterproof, the unit runs on 800W of power and has a total storage capacity of 45L. The case is made of stainless steel for easy cleaning.

Product Specs

  • Length: 18"
  • Width: 25”
  • Height: 17”
  • Weight: 36 pounds

4. Adcraft FW-1200W, Full Size Food Warmer

Adcraft offers a full-size warmer for food that is made from stainless steel and has a 20-gauge interior wall that keeps food warm for hours. The unit is made with 18/8 stainless steel and has a large 10” x 20” opening.

Pans up to four inches deep can also be put inside of the warmer. Even heat distribution keeps all food items piping hot.

Manual temperature control is available through the built-in knob and allows users to set the temperature between 140° and 145.° The food warmer meets HACCP heat standards.

Product Specs

  • Depth: 22.5"
  • Width: 14.5”
  • Height: 9.25”
  • Weight: 20 pounds

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5. Thunder Group SEJ30000C, 10.5-Quart Stainless Steel Soup Warmer

Thunder Group offers our leading soup only warmer that’s made out of stainless steel. Offering as a portable food warmer for catering, you can use this food warmer anywhere: restaurants, when catering and more.

The unit’s black exterior works to maintain the interior temperature.

Heat your soups or sauces and do so with a tight-fitting lid that seals in heat. The entire unit is rust resistant and has sign titles that can easily be swapped out to identify the food items you’ll be keeping warm.

Stainless steel allows the interior to remain warm while also making it easy to clean any sauces or soups out of the interior.

Product Specs

  • Capacity: 10.5-quart
  • Weight: 10.2 pounds

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6. Toastmaster 3A81DT09, Free-Standing Single Drawer Warmer

Toastmaster’s free-standing single drawer is the ideal choice for heating up a variety of foods, including everything from buns and bread to ribs and potatoes. Temperature control allows you to keep a variety of foods warm and at their ideal temperature.

The interior of the warmer is insulated to keep your food warm.

Product Specs

  • Width: 29”
  • Height: 15”
  • Weight: 94 pounds

When searching for a portable electric food warmer, all of the options above offer great heating and insulating properties. Choose a model that’s perfect for your eatery. Most units come with a long warranty period that allows you to return the item or have it replaced if something goes wrong within the first year of ownership.