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Brod & Taylor was founded on a passion for making wholesome food from scratch. Our products and recipes aim to transform this often challenging process into a simple pleasure. We strive to create products that blend innovative design with simplicity and affordability.
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Michael is a strategic thinker and hands-on engineer, conceptual designer and detailed craftsman. His diverse career spans 30-plus years as a research scientist, mechanical engineer, writer, marketing professional, carpenter, furniture builder, machinist and professional videographer. His diverse projects range from high-energy laser development to semiconductor manufacturing to kitchen appliance design. His current interest is consumer product development.
What began as a novel gift from Brod & Taylor’s founder, Michael Taylor, to his elderly mother-in-law in South Dakota was followed by requests from other bakers who wanted a home proofer for their breads. Michael began his quest to develop a product that would allow home bakers and cooks the benefits of an appliance that historically was very large, expensive and oriented for high-volume commercial baking operations. Additionally, he focused on creating a proofer that would fold for easy storage. Many months of testing materials, heating systems and control electronics combined with constant design decisions resulted in the first Folding Proofer prototype in 2010. The company’s state-of-the-art Folding Proofer was soon introduced for sale in the United States and Canada.