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7 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Make in a Cook and Hold Oven

By Pro-Pacific / Jan 31, 2018

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You may already be aware of the benefits of slow heat for cooking proteins. Whether it’s prime rib, chicken, or roasts, Alto-Shaam’s Cook & Hold ovens with Halo Heat technology cook food evenly and gently, reducing food shrink and improving food quality. But while there’s no beating beef ribs or a juicy roast, you can make so many other unique menu items in a cook and hold oven.

Since the 1960’s, Alto-Shaam has been synonymous with precise low temperature cooking that has produced perfect prime rib for decades. However, it’s not just for prime rib anymore! With cook and hold ovens, baking cheesecakes, proofing bread dough, and even reheating convenience food items are all possible.

And that's not all. Here is a just a small sampling of what you can create with a cook and hold:

Cookies

Yes, you can easily bake cookies in a cook and hold. But you won’t have to let them bake overnight, as these cookies will be ready in just 30 minutes.

Check out How to Bake Cookies in a Cook & Hold Oven by Pro-Pacific Agents on Snapguide.

Fruit Leather

Liven up your dessert dishes or just enjoy it straight from the roll. Fruit leather is sweet, sugar-free way to feature seasonal produce on any menu.

Check out How to Make Fruit Leather in Your Alto-Shaam Oven by Alto- Shaam on Snapguide.

Sous Vide Onions

Sous vide maximizes the flavor and aroma of your food, and when done in a cook and hold oven, the results are amazing. These sous vide onions are perfect for soup, to compliment proteins, or eat all by themselves.

Check out How to Sous Vide Onions in a Cook & Hold Oven by Pro-Pacific Agents on Snapguide.

Yogurt

This one might really surprise you, but making your own fresh yogurt is so easy! Heat up your milk and add 3 ounces of yogurt with live culture for every half gallon. Put it in the cook and hold overnight and by morning you have a healthy breakfast (after refrigerating of course!).

Check out How to Make Yogurt With Your Alto-Shaam Equipment by Alto- Shaam on Snapguide.

Oatmeal

Here's another breakfast item that you can set in a cook and hold overnight and have hot, ready to eat oatmeal in the morning, ready for the breakfast rush hour.

Check out How to Bake Oatmeal Overnight in an Alto-Shaam Cook&hold by Alto- Shaam on Snapguide.

Pickles

Perfect for sandwiches or burgers, making your own pickles is a great way to add locally sourced cucumbers to your menu. Not only does a cook and hold oven make pickles, but it sterilizes your pickle jars too.

Check out How to Make Bread & Butter Pickles the Alto-Shaam Way by Alto- Shaam on Snapguide.

Beef Jerky

We can't forget snack foods! Check out this recipe for making chewy and savory beef jerkey in a cook and hold oven.

Check out How to Make Beef Jerky in the Alto-Shaam Cook and Hold by Alto- Shaam on Snapguide.

Precise, low-temperature cooking with a Cook & Hold oven cooks your food to perfection and holds for hours without compromising food quality. Even, gentle Halo Heat creates a consistent product every time, no matter what type of menu item you're cooking.

  • Cook & Hold ovens with Halo Heat technology reduces labor, food, and energy costs, while maximizing yields. See how much your foodservice operation can save with the Alto-Shaam Yield Calculator. Click below to get started.

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