A D V E R T I S E M E N T


Author Topic: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker  (Read 349 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Jersey Pie Boy

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3709
  • Location: New Jersey
Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:59:36 PM »
Just picked up one of these and its been really helping keep even fermentation temperatures. So far, I'm using it for bread dough but it seems to have application for pizza too, not to mention slow cooker and yogurt making

https://brodandtaylor.com/folding-proofer-and-slow-cooker/




 

Offline psedillo

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 86
  • Location: Austin, TX
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 05:24:34 PM »
That is a great addition, mine has changed my baking and pizza making. Huge improvement over controlling the ups and downs of the temps in my house.

Online mitchjg

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4752
  • Location: Oakland, CA
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 05:25:48 PM »
Just picked up one of these and its been really helping keep even fermentation temperatures. So far, I'm using it for bread dough but it seems to have application for pizza too, not to mention slow cooker and yogurt making

https://brodandtaylor.com/folding-proofer-and-slow-cooker/

That looks like a very neat device.  I would have never thought to acquire one.....hmmmmmm..

Couple of questions:

Do you know if it can store sideways or does it need to lay flat?

If I had my bread in a proofing basket, can I fit more than one at a time?

Use it well and enjoy!
Mitch

We hate math, says 4 in 10 a majority of Americans

Offline norcoscia

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2075
  • Location: WA
  • I really Love Pizza!
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 05:32:03 PM »
Bill, since it does not cool do you just proof everything at 75-85 degrees? Or do you go higher to save time?

Has anyone put a recording temperature meter in it to see how stable it is?
Norm

Offline psedillo

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 86
  • Location: Austin, TX
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 05:32:32 PM »
Couple of questions:

Do you know if it can store sideways or does it need to lay flat?

If I had my bread in a proofing basket, can I fit more than one at a time?

Use it well and enjoy!

It folds up into a compact shape, just about 3" thick. Think of an oversized laptop. In terms of the interior, you could fit two baskets in there to proof without a problem (possibly three).

A D V E R T I S E M E N T


Offline psedillo

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 86
  • Location: Austin, TX
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 05:34:42 PM »
Bill, since it does not cool do you just proof everything at 75-85 degrees? Or do you go higher to save time?

Has anyone put a recording temperature meter in it to see how stable it is?

I've placed digital temperature gauge in mine and it's fairly accurate. It holds stable to within a degree or two based on the ambient temperature in my house. There is also a small tray that comes with the unit if you want to add humidity to your proofing.

Online mitchjg

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4752
  • Location: Oakland, CA
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 05:35:32 PM »
That is a great addition, mine has changed my baking and pizza making. Huge improvement over controlling the ups and downs of the temps in my house.

How/when do you use it for pizza?
Mitch

We hate math, says 4 in 10 a majority of Americans

Offline psedillo

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 86
  • Location: Austin, TX
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 05:43:08 PM »
How/when do you use it for pizza?

I use it to proof the dough and also keep my starter at a constant state/temp.

Online mitchjg

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4752
  • Location: Oakland, CA
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 06:07:27 PM »
I use it to proof the dough and also keep my starter at a constant state/temp.

I see, thanks.  I tend to go out of my way to have most of my pizza proof at sub 70 degree temperatures, low and slow, so i would not normally think about using a proofer.
Mitch

We hate math, says 4 in 10 a majority of Americans

Offline HBolte

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2504
  • Location: Detroit, MI
    • 500px
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 08:08:21 PM »
Yep, stores sideways. Takes less than 15 seconds to set up.  One of my best purchases.
Hans

A D V E R T I S E M E N T


Offline pepmusholiv

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 4
  • Location: Northern Colorado
  • I Love Pizza!
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2018, 01:21:52 AM »
Mine was an Amazon warehouse deal, which they have fairly often; it looked perfectly new and unused to me and has worked fine.  It was still pricey but has been very worth it, esp this winter with house temperatures all over the place.   I've got a rye starter on day 5 of initial development in it right now, and will use it to make some black garlic and natto at some point.

Offline Minolta Rokkor

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 1233
  • Age: 22
  • Location: Newport News VA
  • The legend never dies
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2018, 01:51:03 PM »
Would be cool to experiment with the minimum and maximum of fermentation. Minimum yeast amount and maximum temperature.

Online Jersey Pie Boy

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3709
  • Location: New Jersey
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2018, 02:05:24 PM »
Sure, I'll leave that one for you  :-D  Of course, your yeast levels are at record low already, right? Actually this unit gets quickly to levels that could kill even the hardiest yeast. For me, it's for bread, poolish and levains..maybe final warmup for pizza dough, but I like things a bit cooler as does Mitch, noted above 

Offline nick57

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3208
  • Location: Tulsa OK
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2018, 06:26:22 PM »
That looks like the one that King Arthur Breads sells. I think it was around a couple of hundred bucks.

Online Jersey Pie Boy

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3709
  • Location: New Jersey
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2018, 08:08:37 PM »
Probably same one..I saw even Bed. Bath and Beyond carries it

A D V E R T I S E M E N T


Offline bifi85

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 23
  • Location: Germany
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 06:19:26 AM »
I heard that wine refrigerators work better than the Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer.
  • price range is the same or higher for bigger and better ones.
  • better build quality
  • can be used in warm environment.
  • usually temperature range is 8 C - 18 C (46.5 F - 64.5 F) (but you can get more if you pay more).
Dehydrator start at 30 C  (86 F).

Online Jersey Pie Boy

  • Supporting Member
  • *
  • Posts: 3709
  • Location: New Jersey
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 06:20:57 AM »
Bifi..kind of not the same thing. One is heating, one is cooling

Offline HBolte

  • Lifetime Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2504
  • Location: Detroit, MI
    • 500px
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 10:46:41 AM »
I heard that wine refrigerators work better than the Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer.
  • price range is the same or higher for bigger and better ones.
  • better build quality
  • can be used in warm environment.
  • usually temperature range is 8 C - 18 C (46.5 F - 64.5 F) (but you can get more if you pay more).
Dehydrator start at 30 C  (86 F).

What JPB said. Ideally, you would have both.
Hans

Online Rhino2

  • Registered User
  • Posts: 4
  • Location: NorCal
  • I Love Pizza!
Re: Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer and Slow Cooker
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 05:04:36 PM »
I almost pulled the trigger on this, but it doesn't have a cooling feature akin to Craig's bottle of ice. 

Instead, I got a thermoelectric cooler that has heat and cool functions. http://amzn.to/2Dqd0uF  (sub $100 on Coleman's site with a coupon).

And a thermostat with a plug for both a heater and cooling unit.
http://amzn.to/2ri9Dkx

And a 12v wall wart. http://amzn.to/2FTwPbU (because the cooler comes with a cigarette lighter plug)

So for about the same price, this allows me cool anywhere from 40 below room temperature or heat to 40 above room temperature with a rock steady temp. Doesn't fold up, but has a much larger capacity, is portable/car friendly, and takes zero technical or electrical knowhow.




A D V E R T I S E M E N T


 

wordpress