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

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Item #: 177HPU1836

  • 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

Designed to keep all your freshly cooked food items hot until they're ready to serve, this Avantco HPU-1836 full size non-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.

A total of 36 pan slides accept full size 18" x 26" sheet pans, while a Lexan clear door provides outstanding 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. 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 HPU-1836 full size cabinet requires a 120V electrical connection.

Overall Dimensions:
Left to Right: 23 1/8''
Front to Back: 33 3/16''
Height: 66 1/2''

Customer Reviews

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Nicole Nixon from NICOLE NIXON
Posted on 12/22/2016 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

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

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