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  • Full size insulated design holds up to 36 full size sheet pans; 1 1/2" of clearance between slides
  • Heat mode with 9 adjustable settings up to 185 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Proof mode adjusts humidity between 30% and 100% up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Integrated easy-to-read LED display on removable bottom control drawer
  • 120V, 1440W
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Keep hot food hot and proof dough with this Avantco HPI-1836 insulated holding/proofing cabinet!

This versatile unit is great for keeping hot foods at the perfect temperature to serve at a moment's notice! With a proofing mode and adjustable humidity settings, you can also proof dough before it's ready to bake. The insulated design of this full height holding/proofing cabinet saves up to 35% on energy costs compared to a non-insulated model! It has an output of 1440W and requires a 120V electrical connection. In heat mode, this model operates between 80 and 185 degrees Fahrenheit; in proof mode, it operates between 85 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit at 30-100% humidity.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

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

  • UL Listed

    UL Listed

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

  • 5-15P


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

Simple Controls

With humidity levels adjustable from 30% to 100% and 9 different temperature settings, you'll be able to accomplish the right results every time! A simple toggle switch lets you select between the "heat" and "proof" modes, while the vibrant LED temperature display makes it easy to keep an eye on things from across the room.

Rugged and Roomy Interior

The durable aluminum interior contains fixed pan slides set on 1 1/2" increments. You can easily place up to 36 full size sheet pans on whichever level is convenient.

Crystal-Clear Door

This holding and proofing cabinet's crystal-clear door makes it easy to see what's inside without opening it. Magnetic catches plus a tight-fitting gasket keep the door closed when it's supposed to be, and hot air in!

Poly Casters

Thanks to this cabinet's 5" poly casters, you can load it up in your prep area, and then roll it out closer to the serving line to keep backups close at hand. Locks on the front wheels will keep it in place once you've rolled it right where you want it.

Corner Bumpers

Built-in corner bumpers protect your walls from scuffs and bumps while you're rolling from one area to another.

Cord Wrap

An integrated cord wrap on the back will keep the power cord off the floor and out of the way while you roll the cabinet.

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How is this unit insulated?
For effective heat retention and moisture resistance, this unit is insulated with Extruded Polystyrene (XPS). XPS is less prone to molding, providing a longer life for your unit.
How does ambient room temperature influence the performance of this cabinet?
Ambient room temperature can affect the temperature of your food product at holding/proofing. Due to differences in ambient room temperature, you may need to monitor the proofing process and/or adjust the proofing temperature and humidity settings of your Avantco heated holding/proofing cabinet to achieve the desired results. You may also need to adjust the temperature of the water used to produce steam.

In proofing mode, once steam is generated from the water contained in the bottom water pan, adjustments can be made to release heat in order to reach the desired temperature. If you are trying to proof at low temperatures, the desired proofing temperature must be warmer than the ambient temperature in your kitchen.

This Avantco heated holding/proofing cabinet operates at the following temperatures in heat and proof modes:

Heat Mode: 80°F – 185°F
Proof Mode: 85°F – 115°F (30-100% Humidity)
What's the best way to ensure this proofing cabinet stays at the lower end of the proofing temperature and humidity range during use?
The proofing function of this cabinet works best when it’s filled to near maximum capacity. A greater amount of dough will absorb excess humidity, keeping the cabinet temperature at the lower range.

Avantco Proofing / Holding Cabinets

Keep your hot foods at perfect serving temperatures in your restaurant, bakery, or pizzeria with Avantco proofing / holding cabinets! They come in two sizes with insulated and non-insulated options to meet your specific needs.

Proof your bread before baking or keep your ready-to-eat items fresh for service with an Avantco holding / proofing cabinet. Avantco is your trusted brand for delivering high-quality results for less and these versatile cabinets are no exception. Available in both full and half size models with insulated and non-insulated options, we have the right fit for your business. Our full size cabinets can hold up to 36 full size sheet pans, making it great for your high volume restaurant, diner, pizza shop, or bakery. For a more compact option that's great for businesses with limited space, try one of our half size models capable of holding up to 12 full size sheet pans while offering all the same great features as our full size models. All of our Avantco holding and proofing cabinets boast nine adjustable heat settings reaching up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Thanks to the LED display located on the base of the unit, it's easy to monitor the temperature and maintain your ideal conditions. The proof mode is also user friendly, featuring adjustable humidity settings between 30 and 95 percent up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. When deciding on the right holding / proofing cabinet for your business, you have the choice of insulated or non-insulated. Non-insulated models are more economical up front and tend to fit better in low volume operations. For more frequent use, insulated cabinets offer excellent heat retention, making them more energy efficient and saving you money in the long run. Avantco holding / proofing cabinets have clear, Lexan doors, so it's quick and easy to check on the contents inside. Magnetic seals and tight-fitting gaskets also make sure that the heat doesn't escape, while the 5" casters provide excellent mobility for maximum convenience as well as cleaning and maintenance. All models are UL and NSF Listed.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 23 1/8 Inches
  • Depth: 33 3/8 Inches
  • Height: 67 1/2 Inches

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco HPI-1836 Full Size Insulated Heated Holding / Proofing Cabinet with Clear Door - 120V

    4.2 stars from 29 reviews


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    food great temperature hold warmer door Holding small cabinet held
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Purchased this holding to hold our food item in between serving to the require temperature cook food is to be held. This has an extra humidity control the non insulated warmer does not. I purchased both warmer and this one does a better job at holding the temperature that it's set for; however, you have to keep watch on the temperature setting at the bottom and adjust occasionally temperature tend to rise and drop depending on the food you put it it along with how often it's open.
    There are some problems with this unit - construction is a bit flimsy. - the bar that is in the middle of the unit. - The clear door is very thin plastic - scratches easily. - there is no mechanism to hold the door open. - the magnet to hold it closed is pretty weak and the gasket is not holding a good seal. - the outside surface is hot and lost energy ( not properly insulated) - dry heat and it will dry the meat.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    We purchased this warmer with the intention to keep our meats warm. I am not saying it doesn't work as intended, however, it is drying out my meats, unlike my previous older cabinet warmers. My older warmer had more room, we lost a lot of space with this one and there is no moisture option it is just dry heat. Unfortunately, we must order another one that will meet our needs.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    product arrived quickly, in excellent condition, we placed the gasket and closing the door was easy, keeps the ffod warm for a very long time.
    We were very excited about getting this proof box. We tried to use it 2 times and every time we tried to use it it would blow out the circuits. On one outlet it created a spark and fire shot out! Contacted the company with no help at all. We have bought a lot of products through this website and are very disappointed with their customer service. It’s a bummer to have to try to find a new company to order equipment from.
    Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry your Avantco HPI-1836 Full Size Insulated Heated Holding / Proofing Cabinet with Clear Door - 120V did not work properly for you. Action has been taken to remedy this situation.
    This proofing cabinet is amazing! We proof our dough using the Avantco HPI-1836 Full-Size Insulated Cabinet and it works great. This was a great purchase for us and well worth every penny. Have not had one problem using this. Would definitely order again soon.
    Absolutely not constant in temperature. Even if it's written 115 on the pannel, it's closer to 95 inside. Reacting to change in temperature is very long. You better pay extra money and get a better model.
    Thank you for your review! We are sorry this Avantco HPI-1836 Full Size Insulated Heated Holding / Proofing Cabinet with Clear Door - 120V has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    not much to say about this proofer other than it is a beast. we will be ordering another one soon. it keeps our food at temp throughout the day and keeps the health inspector happy.
    These warmers are great. We use them to store hot food during our summer programs . They keep the food pretty hot and doesn't dry them out due to the different deserting on there. They can get pretty hot. Hreat buy
    Great warmer... only downside is where the water pan is, they should have made it pop out for easy cleaning. Otherwise from that it does what it says.
    Life saver this product is. The first use I noticed that it got up to temp fairly fast and was ready to go the first time I put a brisket in it, During a service of opening and closing it a fairly good amount of times it had a great recovery time. This unit also did not emit to much external heat inside our food trailer which is awesome because living in Louisiana it can get quite unbearable. I will buy another one of these units and I recommend it as a great buy..
    I love this item for its size and ability hold temperature. As of now, the gasket is not holding a good seal and I believe this may have occurred since the beginning of operation, but cannot know for sure. I suggest to anyone purchasing to check the gasket for sealing issues promptly at purchase. Other than that, it’s a good product.
    Thank you for your review, Jessica! We are sorry this Avantco HPI-1836 Full Size Insulated Heated Holding / Proofing Cabinet with Clear Door - 120V has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    This product was a great purchase for our restaurant. had plenty of space to store our meal prep and the wheels made it very easy to move around the kitchen.
    Absolutely love this heated holding , works perfect , specially for busy nights at to go orders when people takes longer , keeps it hot and fresh
    This full size insulatated heated holding proofing cabinet is a great investment in any business are food truck. I purchased this one for my food truck. It keeps my extra food hot as I use what's on the steam table on the food truck.
    Purchased this for our restaurant to keep sold orders warm and food items warm during the day. It is perfect for that. It is suppose to be a (proofing) warmer also for bread. It does not work well for that. I put my dough in there and followed the instructions and it (ruined) my bread. Great as a warmer!
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product for a proofer. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    We purchased this Avantco HPI-1836 Full Size Insulated Heated Holding / Proofing Cabinet with Clear Door - 120V a year or so ago. We have not had any problems. Love having the clear door.
    This hot hold has been a saving grace for our restaurant. It works great and we upgraded from a small half unit to this full size and it has come in handy. It does have a tendency to not seal shut it you don't make a point to make sure it is closed.
    partner didn't read instructions before starting probably not a good idea. once we had the steam issue resolve and working this held our food very well for catering
    Excellent mobile low cost alternative to an Alto Shamm. Holds consistent temperature and is easily mobile to plug in anywhere. This is also a great unit for keeping food humidified and for proofing.
    This has been working great so far. It heats up pretty quick and holds the temp well. The only down fall I have found is when you first get the product you will spend a good bit of time removing the laser tape from the glass door.
    Excellent Product. Delivery fast and efficient. It is a large product but it works perfectly. Their wheels are effective because they help to mobilize it easily.
    I have 2 of these proofers. For the price i really didn’t except them to last so long, but they definitely held up. My 1st one is close to 6 years old now and still going strong. Great product!
    Works great. We have used it several time for in-house catering and it work great and being able to just roll it down the hall makes it even better.
    Purchased two of these for our new event space. They heat up rapidly and hold the heat well. The only "downside" is the humidity water reservoir is welded into the bottom of the oven, resulting in having to use a bunch of paper towels and a cup to "bail out" the water instead of just picking it up and dumping it.
    As a proofing and heating cabinet it works excellently... the only reason it earned 4/5 stars is its construction is a bit flimsy. The clear door is very thin plastic - scratches easily.... there is no mechanism to hold the door open... and the magnet to hold it closed is pretty weak. Asides for those small issues - I am very satisfied with my purchase.
    We use this cabinet for holding our hot food in the kitchen before we transport it to our catering site. Excellent quality. Easy to adjust holding temperature and have never had a problem with the cabinet maintaining its temperature. There is also an adjustment dial for humidity control.
    This is really good for our small business. Easy to use and very easy to clean. We love it and recommend to other small bakeries.
    0 out of 3 found this review helpful
    This product has worked really well for me. I use it to hold my pizzas at temp while they are being held for our guests. The only small problem is the bar that is in the middle of the unit. I'm sure it is not a huge problem for most, but since I stack multiple boxes it does hinder my organization only a bit.

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