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  • Maintains temperature for up to 6 hours
  • Sure-grip handles support two-person carrying, while built-in, easy lock attachment allows for use with a compatible integrated dolly
  • Door opens 270 degrees to lay flat against the cabinet when open; built-in seal eliminates the need for removable gasket
  • Marine edge prevents spilled liquids from contaminating contents
  • Fits up to 6 (2 1/2" deep) full-size food pans
UPC Code: 077838859582
Carlisle Cateraide Series

Carlisle Cateraide Series

Let me introduce you to Carlisle's Cateraide IT insulated transport containers, the only transport product to give you beauty and durability in one sweet package. It has a sleek, contemporary design that's perfect for elegant buffets and outdoor parties, and they're durable enough to handle daily transports. The Cateraide IT line includes a 2.5, 5, and 10 gallon beverage server; 4", 6", and 8" top loaders; and 6" pan loader with optional dolly. Cateraides are available in onyx, caramel, and olive. If you're wondering why this front-end loader has a nice, polished look, it is because all Cateraides receive a special coating that gives them a nice, glossy sheen. This makes them more attractive on your buffet table, and the special coating makes them easy to clean.

Some of their best features include thick foam insulation to hold temperatures in the safe zone for over six hours, much better than our competitor. It's got an easy-to-use latch you can open and close with one hand. Top loaders and end loaders have a built-in seal which means no gaskets to deal with. Let me show you some of the additional features of the end loader and how it stacks up against the competition.

First off they have a low profile double hinge that opens fully for easy access. Second, they have wide easy grip side handles for a stable two person lift. End loaders have an amazing dolly - just watch how easy it is to maneuver. Four rotating wheels give this dolly maximum maneuverability.

So to recap, Cateraide Its offer beauty and durability. You'll be proud to serve out of them and enjoy their durable, easy-care use when you're transporting food or beverage. This beauty is a beast.

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Carlisle IT40003 Specs
Width 17 1/2 Inches
Depth 25 3/4 Inches
Height 29 1/2 Inches
Insulation Width 13 3/4 Inches
Interior Depth 20 3/4 Inches
Interior Height 19 1/2 Inches
Color Black
Compartment Type Passive
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Features Gasket-Free Doors
Handle Type Loop
Insulated Yes
Insulation Material Polyurethane
Loading Style Front Load
Made in America Yes
Material Polyethylene
NSF Listed Yes
Number of Latches 1 Latches
Pan Capacity 4 - 6 Pans
Power Type Non-Electric
Product Line Carlisle Cateraide™
Stackable Yes
Style Single
Temperature Retention 6 Hours
Type Food Pan Carriers

Carlisle IT40003 Details

Store and transport all your mouth-watering creations in this versatile Carlisle IT40003 Cateraide™ IT onyx black front loading insulated food pan carrier! Capable of holding (4) 4" deep or (6) 2 1/2" deep full size or fractional pans, this carrier is perfect for moving hot or cold dishes to and from catered events! IT pan carriers have a marine edge on top of the unit that prevents any spilled liquids from dripping down into the pan carrier. The back drain feature allows any liquid to fall off behind the unit, preventing contamination. Due to its innovative double hinge design, you never have to worry about metal hinges cracking the plastic and ruining your carrier! These hinges are designed to expand and contract with the unit, according to the temperature, so breakage is never a concern. Furthermore, these hinges allow you to fold the door completely against the side of the carrier for quick, unhindered access to its contents!

Made from heavy-duty, easy-to-clean polyethylene, this foam-insulated carrier is capable of keeping its contents at safe serving temperature for over 6 hours! The sturdy construction features extra wide sure-grip handles and a built-in easy lock attachment for use with an optional integrated dolly for easy transport!

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 17 1/2"
Depth: 25 3/4"
Height: 29 1/2"

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  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

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

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • Dishwasher Safe

    Dishwasher Safe

    This item can safely be cleaned in a commercial dishwasher.

  • Stackable


    This item can safely be stacked with identical or indicated items to promote easy transportation and space-saving storage.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Carlisle IT40003 Cateraide™ IT Onyx Black Front Loading Insulated Food Pan Carrier - Holds 6 Pans

    4.8 stars from 10 reviews


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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    It is insane how I have was able to operate my catering business, with out this Carlisle Food Carrier! Not only does it live up to its promise of keeping your cold items at 41 degrees for the duration of your event, it is also capable of keeping your warm items at the safe serving temp for almost 6 hours. I will not purchase anything other than Carlisle products from here on!
    Purchased these 18 months ago, and the insides have already warped and make it difficult to load in pans. If you plan to use these every week for multiple events, I suggest buying Cambro instead of Carlise, as my large Cambros have been going strong for years now. Not worth the savings to buy Carlise over Cambro.
    Carlisle onyx black food Pan carrier is great for catering events where you'll be providing large amounts of food that will be able to keep large amounts of food at hot temps or cold temps
    Fantastic food carrier. It is big and keeps food very hot for a long time. It is heavier than I thought it would be. Having a dolly is a must. Manufacturer has a coupon to get 6 free food pans with purchase. Great deal.
    These hot boxes are pricey, so it makes it hard to invest in one but if you are catering they are an absolute lifesaver. They keep food steaming hot for hours and they are so easy to open and close and keep the heat in. Worth the investment!
    Purchased 2 of these in addition to 12 PC300N's (the smaller/cheaper model from Carlisle which holds 5 pans). All worked as advertised holding food hot for hours. Used them intensively for 2 weeks straight feeding 2000 people lunch and dinner. Over 100 staff handled them without incident. If one has the extra money i would recommend these over the PC300N's because these look awesome!
    What can I say about this, I have now purchased two and they are amazing. Food stays hot for a very long time, as well as cold with a cold pack insert. Will definitely buy more!
    We bought this 3 months ago. It has greatly increased our capacity for transport in our vehicles. It looks nice and performs well. We will be buying more of this brand in the next few weeks.
    The carlisle insulated carriers arrived quickly after purchase; though they could be packed better. The carlisle full size hotel pans with smart lids slide in and out of the unit smoothly. Fits 6 full size pans as advertised.
    Love, love, love this carrier! We preheated the unit by putting some pans of boiling water in the bottom for about ten minutes while we were prepping. Kept things at temp for the three hours we needed and probably could have gone much longer. I think next time we will use some heated bricks or stones that we can leave in during transport. The fit sliding the pans in was difficult at first, but once the first one is in it sets the width and the other pans went it much more smoothly. We have named this one Hans and intend to buy it a mate named Franz for our food truck and catering needs. Great price for great quality.

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