The original Alto-Shaam cook and hold oven made its debut in Chicago at the 1970 National Restaurant Association show. As the original pioneer and innovator of low temperature cooking and holding technology, Alto-Shaam cook and hold ovens are still perfect additions to every kitchen for any application.

Best known in the early days for cooking prime rib and large pieces of meat, they’ve become much more than that today. With new 21st century cooking styles, cooking techniques have become more sophisticated – low temperature cooking, proofing, and braising are all common cooking applications made possible by Alto-Shaam cook and hold ovens.

What Makes It Work?

Alto-Shaam uses a unique Halo Heat® cooking technology, a low-density thermal cable that allows for the retention of moisture, flavor, and nutritional value of food. There’s no air movement and no added humidity. Products are cooked in their natural environment sealing in natural uality and flavor.

What’s the Result?

Yield is often 30 percent greater than conventional cooking technologies, and it costs less than a dollar a load to operate the unit. In most cases, it can operate outside a traditional hood depending on local codes.

What Do the Experts Think?

Alto-Shaam cook and hold ovens have been voted best-in-class by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies for more than a decade. With a wide range of units available, there’s an Alto-Shaam cook and hold oven for every situation. From under counter units that hold three pans or 30 pounds to full upright units that have a capacity of 240 pounds, cook and hold ovens from Alto-Shaam provide a lot of production in a very limited footprint.

Often Imitated, Never Duplicated

The original cook and hold oven was created by Alto-Shaam, and today, these reliable units still free up time for chefs cooking corned beef overnight, whipping up duck confit, or even yogurts. Find out how one of the country’s premier art museums uses Alto-Shaam cook and hold ovens to meet high expectations at parties, corporate events, and even bar mitzvahs. No fans. No hoods. Only big flavor.