A CVap Holding Drawer Is Extremely Versatile

CVap Hold and Serve Drawers are extremely versatile

A holding drawer is a valuable piece of equipment to have in any establishment that serves food. A CVap Holding Drawer and server control food temperature and texture. You have the flexibility to hold moist or crisp, whichever suits your needs. The holding drawers’ design boosts temp recovery, even with frequent openings. They’re ideal for kiosks, QSRs, or any operation where space is limited, but food quality is still a priority.

How is a Holding Drawer Used
  • Prep and line cooks use holding drawers to reduce labor and cook times.
  • Front-of-the-house staff use  drawers for quick access to appetizers and sides, such as tortilla chips and bread.
  • Caterers use holding drawers to hold cooked food for transport.
  • Holding anything you want to keep moist or crisp.
  • A holding drawer can hold soups or beverages. 

For example, high-volume food products such as bread rolls are kept warm for immediate serving. Also, perishable foods such as meats stay above 140°F to prevent spoiling; moreover, guests dine safely. In order to do this, set and adjust temperatures with the electronic differential controls. These controls automatically monitor and adjust the drawer temperature.

holding drawers

CVap (or Controlled Vapor Technology) is a patented dual heat system that combines moist vapor heat and dry air heat to control food temperature and texture.

warming drawer

The CVap® Holding Drawer HBB0D2 offers fantastic food temperature and texture control. CVap Drawers feature a unique design that speeds temp recovery, even with frequent openings. 

food warming drawer

Winston offers many different holding drawer configurations. Check out our full line of hold and serve drawers to find the model that best suits your needs.

If you have any questions about CVap Holding Drawers, please contact us. We could talk all day about the benefits of a warming drawer for your kitchen.

Kickin’ Chicken Noodle Soup: A Bowl Full of Delicious!

chicken noodle soup stewing

There’s something deeply satisfying about chicken noodle soup. It resonates with most people. It’s good for the body. Soothing for the soul. It transports you to a nostalgic happy place from your childhood. Chicken soup is transcendental.

It can also be an eloquent expression of different techniques. We utilized both CVap® and Collectramatic® equipment to create a chicken soup with a robust flavor profile and a broad range of textures.

For the broth, we combined chicken carcasses and aromatics, including carrots, onions, celery, thyme, sage, parsley, and rosemary. It was slowly reduced in a CVap Cook and Hold Oven set at 180°F Vapor/210°F Air for eight hours, with Constant Cook ON.

chicken soup stock
Chicken thighs were vacuum-sealed with olive oil and salt and poached at 165°F Vapor/175°F Air for two hours with Constant Cook ON. The result was a confit with an almost buttery texture. We removed the skin from the poached chicken and open fried it in a Collectramatic fryer at 350°F for four minutes.
chicken poached in CVap
deep frying chicken skin in collectramatic
Next we steamed celery, carrots, and onions in a CVap at 200°F Vapor/200°F Air for one hour. After that the steamed veggies joined the stock. This tasty concoction was held until it was time to assemble the plates. We purchased fresh noodles from Whole Foods Market and steamed them at the same settings as the vegetables.
adding veggies to the chicken broth
what's chicken soup without noodles.

Next came the plating. We started with the steamed noodles and topped them with the vegetables, followed by pulled confit of chicken.

Finally, we poured hot stock over the bowls and garnished with fresh herbs and the fried chicken skin crisps.

The final result was a soup that was blissful. It combined so many textures and flavors. Our tastebuds were delighted, and our souls satisfied.

noodles and chicken plated
herbs for chicken soup

It just doesn’t get more satiating than that!

choppin chicken
chicken noodle soup stewing