Cook And Hold Ovens Enable Slower Cooking And Less Food Shrinkage
Cook and hold ovens are multi-purpose commercial ovens that can bake, roast, braise, sous vide, proof, thermalize, and keep products at adjustable temperatures. That means you can rise dough before baking, cook items in several different methods, heat pre-cooked food to serving temperatures, and hold the baked products at the best quality until they are served. With this much versatility, you can improve your chefs’ multitasking and enrich the recipes on the menu. Cook and hold ovens bake slowly at low temperatures and automatically switch to hold mode at the end of each preset cooking cycle.
Cook and Hold Ovens’ Benefits
Cook and hold ovens’ innovative design and low-temperature cooking bring several significant benefits.
- Performing multiple baking and food prep tasks in one unit saves valuable floor space. Slow baking ensures more even cooking. With some novel technologies, you can maximize production without sacrificing consistency. For example, the patented Halo Heat enables Alto-Shaam cook and hold ovens to bake more items evenly.
- Cook & hold ovens can also reduce labor and costs. The auto-shift mode makes these ovens set and forget type of equipment. Since you can cook and hold products overnight, you’ll be ready for the morning rush and business peaks.
- Cook and hold oven are available in several cabinet types. Countertop models occupy minimum counter space and are perfect for baking smaller batches. Half-height cabinets are also compact taking up a small footprint. It is possible to stack these on top of one another to increase baking capacity. Full-height models have two compartments with separate controls. They can cook and hold around 300 pounds of items.
- Finally, when making large investments, the manufacturer is a crucial concern. Alto-Shaam, Carter-Hoffman, FWE, Vulcan, Winston, Cozoc are reliable brands for cook and hold ovens.
All these are convincing benefits are good reasons to have a cook and hold oven. Also, remember the reduced food shrinkage up to 15-20 percent. Chef’s Deal offers the best models, including Alto Shaam TH-1000, and more from industry leaders.