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Brod and Taylor Bread Proofer

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  • Enables consistent dough rise
  • Controls both heat and humidity
  • 70–195°F (21–90°C) temperature range
  • Slow cook mode
  • Spacious capacity
  • Folds flat for storage
  • Fast easy setup
  • Big viewing window
  • Highest quality construction
  • Great for yogurt too
  • Folding-rack option available


  • Proofer box with removable lid
  • Wire rack
  • Water tray
  • Detachable power cord
  • 55-page recipe booklet
  • Instruction manual


Bread Proofer by Brod and Taylor

Artisan breadsThe Brod & Taylor Dough Proofer makes wholesome, made-from-scratch baking easier than ever with an optimum proofing environment plus easy storage. Set it lower for a longer “cool rise” or turn up the heat to give your yeast a boost on a cold winter day. A large window gives you a full view of the spacious interior where your largest bowl or full sized loaves fit easily. There’s no need to cover your dough as the included water tray keeps humidity at an optimum level.

The innovative Brod and Taylor folding bread proofer accurately maintains the temperature you set, in the range of 70–195°F (21–90C), in five degree increments. Its cabinet is built of super tough reinforced polypropylene with a clear viewing window. The stainless steel wire rack, power cord and all other parts fit inside the proofer when folded. Inside dimensions are 14.75” x 12.5” x 8.75” high. Outside dimensions are (open): 18” x 14.5” x 10.5” high and (closed): 18” x 14.5” x 2.75” high, so it stores very easily.

Included with the Brod and Taylor Bread Proofer & Slow Cooker is a 55-page booklet with recipes for yeast breads, sourdough, yogurt, butter, cheese, kefir, kombucha, tempeh, and slow-cooker recipes like chuck roast, pulled pork and caramelized "black" garlic.

Pizza dough... artisan sourdough... yogurt... the Brod and Taylor dough proofing box provides a warm, humid environment for more consistent results with rising yeast dough recipes. These include organic whole grain recipes, made-from-scratch bread loaves, pastries, gluten-free yeast bread recipes, soft pretzels, doughnuts, focaccia, cinnamon rolls, and croissants, to name a few. The Brød and Taylor bread proofer is also the ultimate yogurt maker, developing perfect yogurt in either one large, or several smaller containers. Nothing's easier than making delicious yogurt at home with this machine.


In addition to its outstanding core performance as a dough proofer, this versatile Brod and Taylor product is also a slow cooker, yogurt maker, hot plate and more!


Slow Cooking


Dough proofer modes

Brod and Taylor's innovative bread proofing box is a multi-use kitchen tool ideal for home bread bakers—or anyone with an appreciation for scratch recipes, organic cooking and wholesome ingredients. Designed as the ultimate solution for rising yeast dough, the proofer’s consistent low-heat also works as a yogurt maker, chocolate tempering machine, bread crisper, plate warmer and more.


When your bread's been finished, your Brod and Taylor proofer is the ideal bread warmer, keeping it at perfect serving temperature. One elegant, easy-storing appliance does it all, conveniently and efficiently. It’s a great new tool for any kitchen where homemade baking is enjoyed, and it has really taken off among our customers at Pleasant Hill Grain.

  • “We keep our house cool in the winter. With the Brod & Taylor proofer the dough rises well no matter how chilly the house is!”

    – Andrea C., MD

Ciabatta bread slicedBrod & Taylor Slow Cooker Mode

The Brod and Taylor bread proofer now has a slow cooker mode! In slow cooker mode, temperatures may be set between 85–195°F (29–90C), in five degree increments. For slow cooking recipes that recommend a low setting in traditional slow cookers, set the temperature to the maximum setting of 195°F. Always use a lid on the pot when slow cooking. The rack and water tray are not used when slow cooking. For best results, use a heavy duty Dutch oven or stock pot with a tight fitting lid. Maximum dimensions for a slow cooker pot are 11.5" diameter and 8.75" high, including handles and lid.

How the Bread Proofer Works

  • Set Up: Lift the lid then remove the rack, power cord and water tray. Unfold the walls forward along the base into the built-in guides. Place the wire rack on top of the heating plate and over the water tray (if you’re using it). The plug input is on the side.

  • Temperature & Pre-Heat: Press ON/OFF once for the POWER light to come on. Select the PROOFER mode. Using the TEMP buttons, select your temperature and preheat for 10-15 minutes. The HEATING light will be red until your optimal temperature is reached, at which point it will turn green. Place your mixing bowl, proofing baskets, loaf pans or baking sheet on the rack and close the lid.

  • Humidity Control: The Brod and Taylor bread proofer may be operated in a dry or humid condition. To create a more humid environment, pour approximately ¼ cup (50ml) of water into the water tray. For best results, use warm or hot tap water.

  • Fold & Store: Turn your Brod and Taylor bread proofer to OFF and allow to cool. Lift the lid to remove both wire rack and water tray. Fold the expanded box backwards then hinge it forward onto the base. Put the dry water tray in the front area. Invert the wire rack onto its slots. Place the folded power cord on top. Close the lid and press to lock. Scroll to the bottom of the product description to see how easy it is to fold the proofer for compact storage.

  • “I just got my folding proofer and I'm so excited! On my strict medical diet I need to make my own 24-hour yogurt and I’ve been told the Brod & Taylor proofer is THE way to do it! Thanks Pleasant Hill Grain! I'm stoked to get yogurt-ing!”

    – Katie Caldwell, HI


One of the things we like most about the Brod and Taylor bread proofer is the toughness of its construction. Between the details of the design and the quality of its materials, our experience—after an extended period of offering this product—is that breakage is a non-issue. It assembles very quickly, feels solid, and truly is a rugged, reliable performer. We've used one in the PHG test kitchen for years and endorse it enthusiastically.

About the Brod and Taylor Engineer

Michael Taylor, an engineer and longtime bread baker, is well acquainted with the homespun solutions bakers have tried in search of a more controlled dough rise. An inventor at heart, Taylor saw a real problem that needed a remedy. Home bakers needed a tool that offered the confidence and convenience of a professional proofer in an affordable, versatile, space-saving design. After years of careful research and testing he created the world’s first folding home proofer, and it's truly an outstanding product.

Dough proofer folds for compact storage

Cook's Illustrated recommends the Brod and Taylor folding proofer, finding that it performs well and is easy to use and clean.

How to Proof Bread Dough

Click to see our guide for proofing bread dough.

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Manufacturer Part Number FP-105
Brand Brod & Taylor
Length 18"
Width 14.5"
Height 10.5"
Product Weight (lbs.) 7-1/4 lb.
Color White
Housing Material Polypropylene
BPA Free Yes
Temperature Range 70–195°F (21–90°C)
Volts AC 120
Watts 200
Amps 1.7
Hz 60
Detachable Cord Yes
Cord Storage Yes
UPC 856805005005
Origin Imported
Warranty Length 1 year


We stock this product in our Nebraska warehouse. Most of our shipments are by FedEx Ground or Home Delivery and you should receive your order in four business days or less from ship-out. Click here for more information about shipping.



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  • My new stress reliever
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I lived in western NY for most of my life and had little to no issues with proofing my dough until I moved to central Florida. Air conditioning is normal here almost year round making finding a warmer proofing area essential. Most stoves here are electric as well making it even trickier. I had stopped making breads out of frustration until I found this proofer. I had to talk myself in to buying it seeing it as frivolous, but my family is so happy to have me baking again it was worth the price. My best example of use is that I'm able to make salt-raising again, a bread I had failed at making here for fifteen years. Thank you so much!
    25 out of 25 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Perfect control equals perfect bread.
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I've been baking without this item for twenty-plus years. I tried the proofer yesterday and can report that the precise control made perfect crumb and crust! Plus, the humid rising environment meant no more pesky oiled cling wrap on top! Love it.....
    23 out of 23 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Fantastic find
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Was a teen in the late 60's working in a bakery didn't know the name of a large cabinet with hot plate and water pan was called. Used to raise bread and sweet roll dough before baking. Started to bake bread to have ever steady supply but it wasn't turning out right. Was about to try to build my own small version when I did online search for ways to raise bread dough. Found this proofer and it is great. Nice high fluffy loaves rather than the dense heavy one I was making without this proofer. Easy to set up easy to clean. Variable temperature control.
    22 out of 22 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Awesome machine and easy to use
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I haven't had my proofer for too long but the bread I've made raised much better, making a lighter loaf. I've also made yogurt and it turned out wonderful too. Great product!
    15 out of 15 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great Unit With Consistent Results
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I've used this only to proof bread dough so far, but I'm very pleased. It does an excellent job and is quite useful here in New York during the cold months. No more extra proofing times, the timing is the same with consistent results. I haven't experimented with slow cooking or making yogurt yet, but I plan to give it a try soon! All in all, if you're planning on purchasing this unit, don't hesitate, it's worth it!
    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Best thing since sliced bread!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I love having this proofer! It never matters what my kitchen temperature is, my dough always rises nicely!
    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Great Tempeh incubator
    By on - Verified Buyer
    I purchased this product for making tempeh with the added bonus that it can also be used as a slow cooker. So far I have made one batch of Tempeh and it came out excellently. I set the proofed to 88 degrees and when I checked the temp by inserting the probe of a digital thermometer into the Tempeh it read exactly 88 degrees. I was impressed to read that the proofer is calibrated to heat the content of the proofer to the desired temp - not the air inside. I am looking forward to using it as an actual proofer with humidity - I am sure it will be excellent.
    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Works better than expected
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Was bought as a gift for my wife who uses it weekly for bread and yogurt making. She's happy so I'm happy.
    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
  • Love this dough proofer
    By on - Verified Buyer
    Works exactly as described. Well made and sturdy. Early to store. Perfect humidity level. My dough rises really well in this machine.
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  • Best purchase ever!
    By on - Verified Buyer
    No longer have to wrap up bowl with bath towels to keep the dough from catching a cold. Couldn't make bread without Brod & Taylor proofing box, it's perfect. Best purchase ever!
    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.  Did you?
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