MENOMONEE FALLS, WIS. - Alto-Shaam is releasing a new version of its original Cook & Hold Ovens with Halo Heat® technology with a new design and advanced user-friendly controls. 

“In 1968, Alto-Shaam invented the Cook & Hold oven, pioneering an entirely new category of commercial foodservice equipment,” said Jeff McMahon, senior director of product management at Alto-Shaam.  “Providing customers with better food quality and higher yields for decades, Cook & Hold ovens have stood the test of time, consistently delivering the highest quality food. And now, we’re taking it one step further, providing operators even greater control.” 

The new ovens feature intuitive one-touch cooking, with Alto-Shaam’s most advanced control yet. The ovens can also be managed remotely through Alto-Shaam’s cloud-based remote oven management system, ChefLinc™. Equipped with an intuitive dashboard, ChefLinc allows operators to seamlessly create, manage and distribute recipes to ovens in multiple locations through the cloud. 

The ovens’ Halo Heat technology provides a better-quality product at a lower cost, the company said. Operators can serve more portions from the same cut of meat while improving food quality and reducing meat shrinkage by up to 17% compared to conventional cooking. 

Equipped with thermal cabling, the oven cavity is surrounded with gentle, precise heat to cook food evenly at the highest quality and consistency. No fans, no harsh heating elements and no added humidity provide the perfect finish.  

“While known for producing the perfect cuts of meat, many might not realize the flexibility of the original Cook & Hold oven,” McMahon said. “These ovens enable operators to roast, proof, braise, reheat, ferment, sous-vide, hold and more in the same cabinet to provide a better distribution of workloads and relieve other pieces of kitchen equipment.” 

The Cook & Hold ovens can be placed anywhere, with no oven hood or outside ventilation required. Its waterless design means no plumbing, drains, filtration or associated maintenance are required, further reducing installation and operating costs.  

Alto-Shaam’s new Cook & Hold ovens will be available to order in November. Alto-Shaam will host the global launch event for the ovens on Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. CST. Register for the event here.