How it Works: Folding Proofer & Slow Cooker

Accurate Low-Temperature Warmth for Bread, Yogurt, DIY Superfoods, and Slow Cooking

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Proofer Mode  – Humid

The Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer creates an environment of consistent low-temperature warmth that is vital for many kitchen processes. Gentle and consistent radiant heat rises from the aluminum base plate. Digital temperature controls provide settings from 70-120F / 21–49C. For rising bread, humidity may be increased by using the included water tray (typical humidity is 60-80%).

A thermostat in the base of the Proofer controls the heat within a narrow range, making the Proofer much more consistent than yogurt makers, dehydrators, or ovens on proof settings. Food is warmed with radiant heat from the base and is generally stable within several degrees.

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Proofer Mode – Dry

The Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer used in Dry Mode is best for making yogurt, chocolate, butter, tempeh, kifir, kombucha, sour cream, creme fraiche, cheese, and natto. Simply remove the water tray and place containers on the rack above the heating plate.

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Slow Cook Mode

The Folding Proofer & Slow Cooker used in the Slow Cook Mode is best for traditional slow cooking, making black garlic, and sous vide cooking. Simply place your metal covered metal pot directly on the heating plate. For slow cooking in the Proofer both the rack and the water tray are removed. Set the temperature on the digital panel according to what is specified in the Brod & Taylor recipe you are preparing. Brod & Taylor Slow Cooking recipes link here.

Can the original Folding Proofer be used as a Slow Cooker?

The original Folding Proofer and the Folding Proofer & Slow Cooker models use the same heating system. The key difference in the new Slow Cook model is the added ability to directly select the Slow Cook temperature. However, setting the older Folding Proofer to 120F and placing a pot directly on the heating plate will produce the same results as selecting 195F in Slow Cook mode using the new model. When using the original Folding Proofer as a slow cooker, intermediate temperatures can also be achieved, but the selection of the temperature from 70-120F (21-49C) on the digital panel do not result in the actual food temperature. An approximate cross reference guide for using the original Folding Proofer as a slow cooker is provided below.

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Temperature Setting Cross-Reference Chart

To achieve the temperature in the left column, set the Folding Proofer (FP-101) to the setting in the right column.

Desired Temp            Use this Setting
195F / 90C        =      120F / 49C
185F / 85C        =      118F / 48C
175F / 80C        =      114F / 46C
165F / 75C        =      110F / 43C

Ingenious Design Folds Flat for Storage

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Though spacious enough to hold several loaves of bread or a large mixing bowl, the Proofer has been engineered to fold down flat for storage. It will fit easily in a wide kitchen drawer or with sheet pans and cutting boards. Rack and water tray store inside Proofer when closed.

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