Desco CPG-1 Pasta Cooker

Desco CPG-1 pasta cookers are perfect for cooking fresh or dry pasta, or for rethermalizing up to 700 servings per hour. These cookers can also be used to cook rice, vegetables, potatoes, and seafood. Solid pans can be inserted into a cooking tank to hold sauces as well.

Each cooking tank is stamped from one piece of stainless steel. This seamless construction makes the tanks highly resistant to the corrosive effects of salted water. A blanket of ceramic fiber insulation wraps each tank, virtually eliminating hot surfaces while increasing efficiency and performance.

A high efficiency burner heats each cooking tank. The burner design concentrates a greater amount of heat at the rear of the tank creating a convective flow of water that eliminates the need for manual tossing or stirring of pasta while simultaneously shortening cooking times. This flow also moves undesirable starches to the skim drain located at the front of each tank keeping the cooking water starch-free. A straight line drain connection prevents clogs and is easy to clean.

A recent redesign of these models has also included a high temperature safety shut off mechanism that senses if the tank is overheating (most likely due to lack of water in the tank) and will cut power to the machine. This system will keep the tank from suffering severe damage if the burner is unintentionally left on after the cooking tank has been drained of water. This redesign has also led to both a manual and spark igniter being designed into the pasta cooker.


  • 45,000 BTUs per tank
  • Designed and engineered to remove starch automatically
  • Excessive temperature safety shut off
  • Battery operated pilot igniter
  • Front access for easy maintenance
  • Stamped tanks made of 316 stainless steel
  • 304 stainless steel front, side, and back panels
  • Heavy-duty ergonomically designed baskets (sold separately)
  • Adjustable legs

    Cooking tanks per unit 1
    Tank Capacity (lt) 45
    Gas burners per unit 1
    Maximum BTUs per unit         45,000
    Width (mm)  450
    Depth (mm)  900
    Height (mm)  1030
    Weight (kg)  79


    • SCT-6 - Set of six individual baskets with base
    • C2 ½ - Half basket