The global impact of COVID-19 on our people and the global economy is significant, and Watlow has taken a comprehensive approach to deal with the current crisis. Our contingency planning includes protecting our team members, communicating often with our customers and partners and maintaining the continuity of supply lines.

At the beginning of the pandemic, we set two priorities that guide our responses and decisions: the health and safety of our team members while continuing to supply essential products needed by our customers.

If you have questions about how the pandemic is impacting Watlow or Watlow’s response, please contact your Watlow representative.

Silicone Rubber Heater For Fast-Food Warming Tables


Fast Food chains have exacting specifications of sanitation, operational efficiency and uniformity of appearance for food warming tables.


Watlow silicone rubber heaters meet or exceed these criteria when installed on stainless steel food warming tables and heating a few inches of water to 140°F (60°C). Hamburgers are kept warm and moist until the time an order is filled, French fries are kept warm and crisp at higher temperatures using heaters with 0.8 to 2 W/in2 (0.1 to 0.3 W/in2). The UL® recognized Watlow silicone rubber heater, with proper insulation, provides even heat transfer to the stainless steel by virtue of its low mass, low losses, and large heat transfer area. Fast food restaurants use Watlow heaters to solve equipment problems before they arise.

UL® is a registered trademark of the Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.