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Brød & Taylor Folding Proofer & Slow Cooker

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The proofing box can be used to keep your sourdough starter strong, your bread dough warm and rising, and your kombucha brewing. It can become a homemade yogurt machine or turn your favourite pot into your favourite slow cooker.

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One appliance. Endless uses. The proofing box can be used to keep your sourdough starter strong, your bread dough warm and rising, and your kombucha brewing.

A true multi-tasker: It can become a homemade yogurt machine or turn your favourite pot into your favourite slow cooker. Big enough to fit a large mixing bowl, several hand-shaped loaves, 2 gallons of yogurt, or your favourite 7.6L pot, yet easily folds flat (with rack and water tray stowed inside) for convenient and compact storage in a kitchen drawer.

Create a second level 10cm higher in the Proofer with the Accessory Shelf. Ideal for proofing two sheet pans or four loaf pans.

The Folding Proofer offers home cooks the benefits of a commercial kitchen tool – accurate temperature and predictable results – in an elegant appliance that folds for storage. The temperature and humidity control is perfect for rising and fermenting yeast bread dough or sourdough. In slow cooker mode, enjoy delicious one-pot meals using your own favourite Dutch oven or pot. Great for making yogurt, sous vide, tempering chocolate, and a wide variety of probiotic superfoods including soft cheeses, cultured butter, kombucha, tempeh, and kefir.

From the early days of “what the heck is that?” the Folding Proofer is now beloved by countless bakers who sing its praises. And not just for bread.


  • Innovative folding design: Easily folds flat for convenience and compact storage
  • Large enough for a large mixing bowl (7.6L)
  • Precision control gives you consistent temperature and humidity for perfect results every time.
  • Slow Cook Mode provides constant conductive heat to prevent over or under-cooking.
  • Great for fermenting and making yogurt, probiotic foods, Kombucha, tempeh., Kefir
  • The high-Low temperature method produces a smooth texture for yogurt.
  • Environmentally sustainable packaging
  • 3-year Limited Warranty (with registration)

Also available is the Accessory Shelf to double your proofing area


  • Temperature Range: 21–90°C
  • Typical Humidity: 60-80%
  • Body Material: Reinforced Polypropylene
  • Water Tray Material: Aluminium
  • Heating Plate Material: Solid Brushed Aluminium
  • Dimensions (Interior): 37.5 x 32 x 20 cm high
  • Dimensions (Exterior Open): 46 x 37 x 25.5cm high
  • Dimensions (Exterior Closed): 46 x 37 x 6.5cm high
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs / 4.3 kg
  • Power: 120V, 60Hz (200W) — 220-240V, 50Hz (180-220W)

The folding proofer, was a novel home-made gift from Brod & Taylor’s founder, Michael Taylor, to his elderly mother-in-law. She needed a reliable way to rise bread in her small – often cold – South Dakota kitchen. Requests from other bakers soon followed. So began his quest to develop a proofer that could be built for everyone. And of course, it had to fold for easy storage. A seemingly endless process of designs, prototypes and tests finally led to the first Folding Proofers hitting the market in 2012.

Support for José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen: A portion of Brød and Taylor sales help fund World Central Kitchen and their mission to help communities and economies using the power of food.



The Importance of Temperature Control for Baking Bread

Maintaining consistent temperatures is critical for creating consistent results when it comes to making bread. Especially when you’re working with sourdough. From the time you start mixing your ingredients to proofing and baking your bread, controlling dough temperature gives you more control over your bread’s texture, flavour, and production time. Even your starter needs a stable environment.

When you have the bread making tools to control temperature, it is easier to predict and control fermentation and proofing. Sourdough and regular bread are created with a complex culture of bacteria and yeasts. Temperature affects how these organisms consume sugars, creating the rise and flavour of the dough. If your dough is exposed to fluctuating temperatures (a drafty kitchen or varying temperatures in the summer and winter), your results won’t be consistent. Too cold, and the dough will lack both the CO2 required to create a rise and fermentation to create flavour. Too warm, and the yeast may eat all of the available sugars with nothing left for the second rise or to create a crispy crust.

In short, skilfully manipulating the temperature during the proofing stages allows you to control the process, making your bread more, or less, sour. This also gives you the ability to produce a predictable flavour, crumb, and crust every time.

What About Straight Bread?

Straight breads use a method in which there is no long, bulk fermentation. Instead, all ingredients are mixed to full development right away. The shorter rise means there is not as much time for the yeast and bacteria to grow and develop a full, complex flavour. This makes a proper rise extremely important — and depends on the ability to maintain a precise temperature.

For more information on the importance of temperature for bread making, we recommend these articles from The Perfect Loaf and True Sourdough


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