Avantco HPI-1836 Full Size Insulated Heated Holding / Proofing Cabinet with Clear Door - 120V

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Item #: 177HPI1836

  • 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

Designed to keep all your freshly cooked food items hot until they're ready to serve, this Avantco HPI-1836 full size insulated heated holding/proofing cabinet helps ensure your restaurant, diner, or bakery is always prepared for high volume meal periods. Boasting nine adjustable settings and a heat mode that can reach 185 degrees Fahrenheit, this cabinet is perfect for storing a wide variety of ready-to-serve dishes. Or, operators can use the unit's integrated proofing mode for operation at a lower temperature (up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit) in order to proof bread before it's ready to bake. Humidity is provided by moisture in the water tray of the bottom of the unit, and adjustable humidity settings from 30% to 100% allow for a completely customized proofing experience. And thanks to an insulated design that locks in your holding temperature, this unit boasts up to 35% energy savings versus non-insulated units.

A total of 36 pan slides accept full size 18" x 26" sheet pans, while a Lexan clear door provides oustanding impact and heat-resistance as well as allowing for easy monitoring of the contents inside. For valuable temperature protection, the door is paired with both magnets and a tight-fitting gasket to ensure the warm air inside does not escape. You can also reverse the door hinges based on your needs. An easy-to-read thermometer for effortless temperature monitoring and a pair of dials is located on the unit's bottom control drawer that can also be removed for quick cleaning. Thanks to four 5" poly casters, this cabinet can be filled and moved from your prep location to the serving area with incredible ease. Other features include integrated corner bumpers that protect nearby walls and equipment during transport. The Avantco HPI-1836 full size cabinet requires a 120V electrical connection.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 22 11/16''
Depth: 32 5/8''
Height: 67 1/2''

Interior Dimensions
Width: 18 3/16"
Depth: 27 1/8"
Height: 53 13/16"

Customer Reviews

Love this hot hot box! Small compact and not hot to the touch great for our mobile business. If your looking to keep product warm but cant do a full size.....here ya go!

Jorge Pomales from Da Portable Rican
Posted on 9/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

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 can also put half size pans they sell (13x18) in sideways. I loved the price and I'm glad I bought this cabinet. It has helped us through many busy shifts. I couldn't run a shop without it. We say buy it! Jeff

Jeff Robinson from WAFFLES2GO
Posted on 9/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

This proofer is a good size it holds temperature well as well as humidity. It can also be very Mobile on these wheels ours is mounted in a food truck so it doesn't move anywhere. 110v makes it nice you could plug it in pretty much anywhere. The only thing that I don't like is that the water tray inside the bottom is not easy to remove to clean.

Clayton D Sylvester from
Posted on 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

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!

Marilyn S. Lolar from M&M Meals For The Soul LLC
Posted on 9/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

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.

Debra Hewitt from Let's Do Lunch
Posted on 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

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 Litt from NFQ
Posted on 8/28/2018 12:00:00 AM

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.

Shawn Hackett from
Posted on 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

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 Frey from Hhbc
Posted on 7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

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.

Daddy D's BBQ from DADDY D's BBQ
Posted on 7/29/2019 12:00:00 AM

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 Bruce from Poor Piggys Bbq
Posted on 6/25/2019 12:00:00 AM

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.

Melchor Rios from Miranda's Sweet Addictions
Posted on 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM

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

Patricia Verderame from Maven Foods Co LLC
Posted on 6/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Could be a nicer product if the runners were wide enough to hold the pans. Some of the runners are but not all. Pan falls through on some then they get jammed. Causes a big mess when things on the pan spills into the cabinet. The design of this cabinet is not very well made. The runners have sharp corners so when placing pans into the cabinet, they will cut your hands up. This price for a heating cabinet is money not well spent for an inferior product.

401 W Centerton Blvd from Ashdanjoe Enterprises LLC
Posted on 6/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

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.

CRG LOCAL - NORMA (Reference Acct) from CRG Management
Posted on 5/27/2019 12:00:00 AM

Works just as we thought thank you

Guy Degrado from
Posted on 5/24/2024 12:00:00 AM

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.

Scott Rowan from LACC
Posted on 5/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

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.

Matt Floyd from N/A
Posted on 5/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

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 Brewer from On The Bayou
Posted on 5/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

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.

Sean Andrade from
Posted on 4/30/2018 12:00:00 AM

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.

Donta Booker from Mama B
Posted on 4/27/2021 12:00:00 AM

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

Posted on 4/26/2020 12:00:00 AM

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.

Peter Tulaney from Weho Sausage And Catering Co
Posted on 4/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

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.

Ashley Carlton from Not As Famous Cookie Company
Posted on 4/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

Sturdy. It works well, if you do not need a precise working temp.

Pietro Belfiore from
Posted on 4/15/2024 12:00:00 AM

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 Tisdal from Sweet Memories Parties And Events LLC
Posted on 4/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

So very excited about this new purchase! It was exactly what we expected and keeps our church family foods warm until our events are ready! Also, Very well packaged in shipping!!!!

Angel Nash from
Posted on 4/11/2024 12:00:00 AM

Does a fine job proofing our dinner rolls that we make from scratch. We occasionally use it for a holding cabinet for caters and does a fine job with that as well.

Jordan Stipp from Lazy Bear Grill
Posted on 4/1/2022 12:00:00 AM

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.

Fidel Garcia from Siamo Pizza
Posted on 3/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Very good and good quality . It’s just like what I expected. Very versatile and easy to use and set up

Dianna Ferguson from
Posted on 3/3/2024 12:00:00 AM

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.

Racine Walker from Top Taste Inc
Posted on 3/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

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.

Jeff Jacobs from From Scratch
Posted on 3/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

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 Russell from Hurricane Concessions & Rentals, LLC
Posted on 3/11/2018 12:00:00 AM

We bought two of these for our commercial prep kitchen and they have been a great hit! For plated meal service these have been a must-have. For my own use, these are awesome when prepping a buffet meal and keeping items at temp. Very consistent hold temp and easy to move and keep clean.

Beau Reynolds from Heroncrest
Posted on 2/9/2022 12:00:00 AM

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!

Holli Cohoon from Sunrise Donuts
Posted on 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

this items comes not perfect finish, so keep in mind here and there has scratches but they said it is normal as it is not build for show off or something. I test 1 time, but fail....it seems the manual is not as accurate as what it says to proof pizza dough...still testing. there is a short fall on this machine is the electric wire, the hook is not big enough to tight it, so there is no point this machine can be moving everywhere easily because the hook cannot hold the whole wire. On the other hand, the wire is not long enough, seems it is a 3 feet but I need 5 feet I believe 5 to 6 feet work best because if you design this machine can keep food warm during any outdoor catering, a little longer wire helps to resolve a lot of difficult situation

Chon Ian Vong from
Posted on 2/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

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..

Troyce Ray Carter Jr from JAC's Tailgaters
Posted on 2/13/2020 12:00:00 AM

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 Alnatsheh from 11484 Glowing Star Dr
Posted on 12/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

Absolutely love this heated holding , works perfect , specially for busy nights at to go orders when people takes longer , keeps it hot and fresh

Geoff Scalera from The Public House Tap & Grill
Posted on 12/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

Compact proofer that I use for my yeast breads in the bakery. Easy to use and easy to clean. Small size, but perfect for a shop that doesn't produce huge amounts of breads on a daily basis.

Susan Ratliff from
Posted on 12/4/2016 12:00:00 AM

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.

Garrett Marlin from Mercury Pizza Co
Posted on 12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

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 BYRD from Will's Cinnamon Shop
Posted on 12/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

This holding cabinet was the perfect addition to our cookie shop! We needed a spacious, heated container for out of shop events and this fulfilled every need!

Sweet Fiends Team Lead from Cookie Munchers Tampa
Posted on 12/26/2019 12:00:00 AM


Nicole Nixon from NICOLE NIXON
Posted on 12/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

This is an absolutely wonderful product. As a restaurant owner I am always looking for ways to save time and make my items tasty and delicious. I have found this. It is a great product and saves me a lot of time. We love this product.

Donald Wilson from
Posted on 12/20/2023 12:00:00 AM

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 Alvarado from Yachachix LLC
Posted on 12/13/2018 12:00:00 AM

Absolutely love my proofer. It's made my job at my bakery so much easier. I can produce much more buns without the risk of my dough drying out.

Yalonda Clark from Two Sweet Buns
Posted on 12/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Keeps food hot all day long and ready to serve

Justin Howard from Jim's Market
Posted on 12/10/2022 12:00:00 AM

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.

Arthur Simmons from My Madea's Cookin
Posted on 11/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

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 Waltersdorf from Terry D Waltersdorf
Posted on 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

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 Belinsky from American Legion Post 12
Posted on 11/19/2021 12:00:00 AM

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 Febres from Arepa Zone LLC
Posted on 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

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.

Daniel Flynn from Jimmy Nicks
Posted on 10/4/2020 12:00:00 AM

Haven't really used it yet. Just got it installed into my food truck but seems to fit really well

Gregory Ruff from Ruff House BBQ LLC
Posted on 10/2/2022 12:00:00 AM

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.

Mark Snow from Bement School
Posted on 1/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

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.

Danielle Ann Young from Revival Eastside Eatery
Posted on 1/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

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.

Oriana Robinson from The Pastry Vault
Posted on 1/28/2021 12:00:00 AM

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 Tate from
Posted on 1/26/2022 12:00:00 AM

BUY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY! This product is great... when it works...So far we have had to replace the power module twice within a year. So thankful we got the warranty because trends tell me we'll be needing it in the future. The product functions as promised, but for something that costs this much I would have expected it to last longer.

Robert Deveau from
Posted on 1/23/2023 12:00:00 AM