Proofer Ovens: Dough Rising and Baking In The Same Unit
In the commercial ovens family, each member performs a different task to cook the best-customized products. Proofer ovens are combo solutions that perform two functions in the same footprint: proofing and baking. Professional bakers know what it means to rise dough at consistent and optimum temperatures. Even slight temperature changes can cause dough not to rise to desired heights, a severe problem for commercial bakeries. Ovens with proofers provide consistent heat and humidity to let your dough proof in an ideal environment before baking. Proofer ovens remove the need to do the proofing and baking tasks separately, and you can bake your items where you proof them.
Although there are standard oven models, most proofer ovens use convection heat. Fans circulate hot air inside the oven deck, distributing heat evenly. However, in standard proofer ovens, you will need to rotate the pans manually to achieve even dough treatment. These ovens have two cabinets. The oven and the proofer cabinet can stand side by side, covering more horizontal space. You can prefer stackable ones if you have less floor space and a higher ceiling, as they require a larger vertical footprint. Each cabinet has separate programmable controls. You can have manual controls in the proofing deck and digital controls in the baking cabinet.
Choosing Proofer Ovens
There are three important key points in choosing a commercial proofer oven.
- Capacity: Your primary consideration should be capacity. Depending on the baking volumes needed in your facility, you can choose between various proofer and oven capacities differently. A full-size unit with 32 proofer pans and 14 baking pans would cook baked products constantly for busy restaurants, patisseries, and bakeries.
- Humidity Control: The second buying tip is the humidity controls. An oven with proofer generates humidity through steam injection or a water pan system. The injection system requires no water pans to fill manually, as it is connected to a water line.
- Power Source: The power source selection, gas or electricity, depends on your needs, space, capacity, and gas or electric connections.
Let your items rise and bake in the same unit with a proofer oven. Chef's Deal has a wide selection of proofer ovens, including Doyon JAOP3, which is one of the most popular products here. You may also wish to see more in our commercial ovens category for your business needs.