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  • Full size uninsulated 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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UPC Code:400011854133
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Keep hot food hot and proof dough with this Avantco HPU-1836 non-insulated holding/proofing cabinet!

This versatile, full height 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. 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.

  • 5-15P


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

  • 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).

Easy-To-Use 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.

Durable Interior

The rugged 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.

Stainless Steel Water Pan

To use the proofing mode, simply fill the pan with water, select the proofing mode and your desired humidity level!

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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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.
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 difference between an insulated and non-insulated holding cabinet?
Insulated and non-insulated holding cabinets both offer the same function by holding food at safe temperatures for hours until ready to serve, but for best results it's important to make a purchase based on your desired application. Non-Insulated Holding Cabinets are intended for applications where the doors will be closed for the majority of the day, such as proofing bread or keeping back-up portions hot. Insulated Holding Cabinets are better suited for keeping food hot when the doors will be opened and closed much more frequently, since they are better equipped at retaining the heat.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width:23 1/8 Inches
  • Depth:33 3/16 Inches
  • Height:66 1/2 Inches

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Warranty Info

RESIDENTIAL USERS: Your warranty will be voided if installed in non-commercial or residential applications.

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4.1 stars from 19 reviews


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Customer Reviews

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

I bought this cabinet originally for proofing my dough a second rise, but now we use it for keeping our freshly cooked waffles warm for rush times and busy mornings. I can get it up to about 185 in 30-40 minutes and it will hold about that heat all day long. It will keep warm without further cooking our waffles. I can keep waffles warm and tasty in there for at least two hours, if not longer. I just haven't tried any longer yet. The controls are easy to use, the cabinet cleans inside and outside easily and if you want to wheel it around, it moves without problem. It is very light and not heavy at all. I can touch the outside on full heat without problem too. This site sells full size baking pans (18x26) and wire racks (16x24) that fit the slots on this cabinet perfectly. You Read More

Jeff R. from WAFFLES2GO on 09/23/2017
2 out of 2 found this review helpful


Nicole N. from NICOLE NIXON on 12/22/2016
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

This unit is a really good deal versus the typical name brands. The construction quality and operation have absolutely no noticeable difference. We plan on purchasing more of these in the future.

Jacob L. from NFQ on 08/28/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

So this is not the top of the line proofer. But I will say that we use it daily for proofing bread products first, then holding product for the steam tables during service. I have owned one that was twice the price but this one does a great job.

Vickie B. from On The Bayou on 05/11/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

We use this 5 days a week to keep pretzels warm. It died after 7 months and began smelling like burnt plastic. Buyer beware. Waiting to hear if I can return or get a warrantied repair. Worst 900 I've spent.

Elizabeth M. from Roaring Table Brewing LLC on 04/14/2018

Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry your Avantco HPU-1836 Full Size Non-Insulated Heated Holding / Proofing Cabinet with Clear Door - 120V was defective. Corrective action has been taken and a Customer Solutions Representative will remain in contact with you about this.

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1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Bought this as my first proofer in my business, and opted for the cheapest full size proofer i could find, but was not disappointed. Its not insulated, but it still maintains its temperature well in my garage at freezing temps. No complaints yet at all.

William B. from Will's Cinnamon Shop on 12/30/2016

its cheap for a reason!!!! poor quality and made in china. i have had 4 replacements sent to me and they all failed! it would be nice it it actually worked but now I have one expensive storage cabinet.

Andrew A. from Arnez Food And Drink on 07/12/2022

We appreciate your review, Andrew. We wish this product would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.

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We have had this in our kitchen for a while and it is perfect for our setup. We have a mutli-use kitchen so this is a great asset to have.

Antonio T. on 01/26/2022

Product worked well for just over a year - Got 2 months out of the 1 year warranty and the product stopped working. Not happy with the product and will not buy another one.

Shawn R. from MMC on 01/03/2022

Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.

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We purchased this warming cabinet as an addition to our kitchen at the Post. Perfect size, fits in our cramped space perfectly. We use mainly for keeping large quantities of cooked food at proper temp prior to serving. Has saved us several times during large Veterans events. Thermostat has worked very well & easy to see at base of unit. Very handy to have wheels, unit rolls easily. Good unit & price was within our budget.

Fred B. from American Legion Post 12 on 11/19/2021

I purchased this proffered and it only worked for one day and now it will not come on ...... can not reach anyone about warranty on it

James W. from James Willbanks on 10/25/2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry your Avantco HPU-1836 Full Size Non-Insulated Heated Holding / Proofing Cabinet with Clear Door - 120V was defective. Action has been taken to remedy this. Please reach out to our Customer Solutions team if you have any questions!

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We love this food warmer it is A really good asset to our kitchen It keeps food hot for a very long time and we love it. Thank you

Michaela F. from Hhbc on 07/09/2020

I have not got to test the full capabilities yet but everything appears to be functioning properly. Great height and user friendly. I cant wait to use it!

Laura T. from Sweet Memories Parties And Events LLC on 04/14/2020

Needed a inexpensive warmer to hold our BBQ when it comes out of the smoker. Purchased this one and very happy. It warms up fairly quickly and holds temp well even though its un insulated. I also like the spacing of the rack slides as can add as many as you need.

Harley B. from Poor Piggys Bbq on 06/25/2019

I love how hot my food stays in here. We do lots of catering and we place all our trays in here as we complete prep and I feel like it’s hotter than when I put them in! Def a KEEPER. It has wheels and make it easy to clean underneath it!

Jorge A. from Yachachix LLC on 12/13/2018

A less expensive version of those produced under more recognizable labels, but meets the need and does what it is supposed to do. A bit smaller than some options but works well for our operation.

Terry W. from Terry D Waltersdorf on 11/02/2018

Avantco Full Size Heating and Holding Cabinets are a great fit within our Concession Trailers and Mobile Kitchens. These are very easy to use and versatile.

Shaun R. from Hurricane Concessions & Rentals, LLC on 03/11/2018

Very good wormar we love it And easy to clean Fast shaping Coustmer service very good We have it for over one year working very good

Nabil A. from 11484 Glowing Star Dr on 12/09/2017

Does the job, but the plastic glass covering that it comes with is impossible to remove! It's very hard to remove the plastic from the edges...!

Gabriela F. from Arepa Zone LLC on 10/09/2017

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