The Wonders of Alto-Shaam Cook-and-Hold Ovens

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Alto-Shaam Oven 10-10ESI/S 208-240/3Although this brand name may sound like part of a magician’s act (“Alaca-Alto-Shaam!”) or a children’s book (“I do not like green eggs and ham; I do not like them, Alto-Shaam I am”) or a famous orca (“Alto-Shaamu”), the Alto-Shaam brand is actually famous for its world-class cook-and-hold ovens and holding cabinets. Alto-Shaam does not believe in the whole “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen” philosophy. In fact, its equipment prefers to take the heat and stay in the kitchen for as long as possible, making foods more delicious and restaurants more efficient.

Founder Jerry Maahs first created Alto-Shaam warming technology in the 1950s as a way to keep chicken warm while it was being delivered. What started as a stainless steel box and a thermal cable evolved into an oven that could both cook and hold food to keep it at the perfect temperature. What’s more, Maahs found that this slow-cooking and warming technique actually kept meats bigger and tenderer for the duration of the cooking process. Yes, Maahs had found a way to get more bird for his buck.


Alto-Shaam Ovens and Holding Cabinets

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Alto-Shaam Holding CabinetAlto-Shaam restaurant equipment at includes ovens and holding cabinets, two things that many restaurant kitchens consider must-haves. And many restaurant owners and chefs choose Alt0-Shaam due to the manufacturer’s excellent reputation for reliability and performance.

Here at, our editors have recognized several Alto-Shaam ovens and holding cabinets as Editor’s Choice, and they’ve also rated some with five stars, the highest possible rating. Alto-Shaam is truly a leader in the industry and has earned the respect of many.

What’s more is that the Alto-Shaam Cook and Hold oven recently won Best in Class from Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Magazine for the 8th year in a row.

Alto-Shaam Ovens

Shop our impressive selection of highly-rated Alto-Shaam ovens, including the Alto-Shaam Oven 10-10ES/S/208-240/1. This oven is rated five stars and has an Editor’s Choice rating. It is an oven/steamer combination and is electric. Additionally, there’s the Alto-Shaam Oven 750-TH-II/208-240/1, a single-desk slow cook and hold oven. And yes, you guessed it: This is yet another Editor’s Choice/five-star rated Alto-Shaam unit.

Alto-Shaam Holding Cabinets

In need of holding cabinets? Alto-Shaam might be your best bet. Check out the Alto-Shaam Holding Cabinet 1000-UP/STD/208-240v, a heating cabinet that’s won Best in Class. It’s mobile and also features a double compartment and flat wire rack slides for 18×26-inch pans. This is a sleek unit with a stainless steel interior and aluminum exterior. This is just one of many Alto-Shaam holding cabinets available.

Alto-Shaam at the Lowest Prices

Thanks to our Low Price Guarantee on restaurant equipment, you’ll have the assurance that you’re getting your order for the lowest price possible. We also offer flexible freight terms and even ship to Dubai and Canada. There’s no better place to get Alto-Shaam ovens and holding cabinets. Plus, we offer a great selection of restaurant equipment from Vulcan, Manitowoc and more.

Banquet Equipment for Successful Catering

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Banquet equipment is a must-have for successful catering. Keeping hot foods hot is essential — there’s nothing worse than a plate of cold food that’s meant to be warm, especially when guests are expecting to be wowed. Serve food fresh and hot with quality, dependable banquet equipment. We have what you need at — and it’s all at the lowest prices thanks to our Low Price Guarantee.

Warming and Holding Equipment

Warming and holding equipment are perfect for banquet catering. Find a great selection of warming and holding equipment at ShortOrder, from hot food tables to countertop warmers.

Banquet Hot Food Tables

Another essential in terms of banquet equipment are hot food tables. As their name implies, hot food tables’ purpose is to warm pans of food for preparation, assembly and serving. There are several models of hot food tables to choose from depending on what your needs are. We’re proud to carry many top-notch Randell hot food tables, Eagle hot food tables and Delfield hot food tables.

Banquet Carving Stations

Get oohs and ahhs from banquet attendees as they walk up to the countertop carving stations you have set up — they look impressive. Perfect for meats, carving stations are another great thing to have on-hand for banquet catering. We’re proud to offer Alto Shaam carving stations and Hatco carving stations. The Alto Shaam Carving Station 100 Hsl/Bcs 2 has an Editor’s Choice rating. This unit has two adjustable heat lamps, one-inch legs and a heated base with a cutting board.

Additionally, we offer the Hatco Carving Station GRCSCLH-24, another recipient of our Editor’s Choice rating. Features include: ceramic heating element, sneeze guard, heated base and incandescent light. Thanks to the ceramic heating element, food holding times are safely extended during serving.

Banquet Equipment and More is the best place to go for banquet equipment and restaurant equipment. Whether you’re looking for Eagle countertop warmers, Manitowoc ice machines or Vulcan ranges, we have you covered.

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