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Jan 30, 2013 07:54 PM

New kitchen toy: Brod and Taylor Folding Proofer

I just purchased one from King Arthur. (They're on Amazon too.) Right now I have the beginnings of a rye sour growing in it at 80F. So nice to be able to do that in my cool winter kitchen! Does anyone have any experience with this gizmo? Any tips and tricks or favorite recipes that make good use of it?

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  1. I've had mine for over a year. It works great. I don't have any tips or tricks though.

    1. Bought this about 4 months ago, & I absolutely LOVE it. Live in Jackson Wy with house heated by wood stove--it's great.

      Bread in this proofer takes less time, less yeast, with better consistency. If you're used to long rise times, be prepared to check much more often than you are used to--easy to over do it.

      This is really a multi-function appliance: I have used it to keep yogurt at temperature (we don't have nat gas), to sprout seedlings (80 is perfect), good for keeping cheese curds at temperature, but you have to use a few degrees higher than usual because it's warmed air, not water. I anticipate many more uses becoming apparent as I use it.

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      1. re: KnitXpert

        When we lived in our old house with a wood stove I just proofed dough and fermented yogurt near the stove. Of course that only worked in winter.

      2. this thing looks so cool. added to my wishlist.

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        1. re: eLizard

          If you order directly from Brød and Taylor's website you can also get the shelf kit so you can stack 2 layers.

        2. I'm loving mine! I've been making yogurt and proofing sourdough in mine, so nice to have a consistent, repeatable process.