We stock and can source a wide-variety of equipment to activate and ferment the yeast in your products. Whether you’re looking for a retarder proofer, a straight proofer, or an intermediate proofer, we’ve got multiple standard build options to choose from and can work with manufacturers to create a custom build for you.
Interested in learning more about the difference between a proofer and retarder proofer? Click here.
Want to read about the differences between a Reach-In vs. Roll-In Rack Proofer? Click here.
Put simply, a proofer allows you to control heat and humidity in a controlled environment, while a retarder proofer gives you the ability to also cool down the temperature.
Typically, most proofers we stock can also be supplied as a retarder proofer. Both will have a similar build, but the retarder proofer build has a refrigeration unit added to it.
Advantages of a Retarder Proofer
A Reach-In Proofer (or retarder proofer) requires you to take individual bun trays and place them on tray slides one at a time. Usually the tray slides can be adjusted to accommodate different heights. These are typically one or two door units, they are one bun tray deep, and they are often on wheels. Ideal for small spaces or product innovation lines. These come preassembled.
A Roll-In Rack Proofer (or retarder proofer) allow you to roll an entire baking rack into the chamber. This can save time, and allows you to simply move a rack from a proofer to the oven when ready to bake. These are assembled at your location and are ordered to your needs and customizations. Customizations include builds that are:
A) to accommodate single racks, double racks, or side-load single racks
B) 1 door, 2 doors, 3 doors, etc.
C) 1 rack deep, 2 racks deep, 3 racks deep, pass-thru tunnels, etc.
D) 1 chamber, 2 chambers, etc.
EM Bakery Equipment USA Inc.
6731 Baymeadow Dr.
Glen Burnie, MD