This impressive Cayenne Counter Top Bain Marie Food Warmer by Vollrath is durable and innovative. It has a multitude of beneficial features. It's ideal for warming food at optimal temperatures. This warmers has direct contact heating. It meets the same performance criteria as much higher wattage units due to the direct contact with water and its heating elements. This unit will save you electricity costs. It uses over 40% less power than other warmers that are equal in size. It's a beneficial item to own.