Bongard Reach-in Retarder Proofer HERA

Innovative Equipment Adapted to Your Bakery

The Bongard HERA is a reach-in retarder proofer with unparalleled versatility. Designed for you to place each tray in by hand on tray slides that you can easily adjust to different heights to accommodate pastries and/or bread.

Compact, modular, easy to use, and gives you complete control over your proofing set-up. Save your recipes and set a pre-cooling stage, a retardation stage, multiple fermentation stages, and a sleep mode stage.

Achieves temperatures from -15°C (5°F) to +40C (104°F). Can proof with humidity as low as +6°C (42.8°F), allowing you to slow-proof over more extended periods.

Can be set to change from retardation mode to proofing mode to minimize night or early morning work. Comes with a door sensor to automatically adjust ventilation and minimize changes in temperature while you have the door open.

This unit is coming fully assembled, just plug it in, and it’s ready to use!

Note: A proofing-only version of this unit can be ordered as well.

Unparalleled Versatility paired with High Quality Precision

Ultimate Proofing Control

Temperatures from -15°C (5°F) to +40°C (104°F). Can proof with humidity as low as +6°C (42.8°F)

Fits Your Space

Easy to move thanks to its three wheels. Can fit side by side with other units. Two adjustable feet give stability on the floor

Programmable Recipes and Night-time Auto Proofing

Each recipe has one pre-cooling phase, one retarding phase, up to 20 fermentation phases, and one sleep phase. Control over humidity, temperature, and time

Easy to Clean

Just use a scraper to clean the bottom floor of the unit

Type: Reach-in retarder proofer, cabinet retarder proofer, bakery retarder proofer

Electrical: 1-phase 220 V

Proofing temperature range: -15°C (5°F)- +40°C (104°F)

Humidity range: 30%-99%

Capacity: 29 kg (63 lb) – 60 kg (132 lb) of dough, depending on model

Control panel: Touchscreen

Shipping weight: 205 kg (452 lb)- 305 kg (672 lb), depending on model

Maintenance: Low maintenance, designed for easy cleaning


Customizable features:

  • Stainless steel interior and exterior
  • Electromechanical controls
  • Two doors = the same width but two separated chambers stacked
  • Compressor unattached for installation at a distance

* Video is in French, but you can turn on English subtitles

A Touchscreen with Ultimate Control

Hera Stages

Troubleshooting? Want to learn more?

Take a look at our easy tutorial video, How to operate the Bongard HERA retarder proofer.

*Video is in French, but you can turn on English subtitles



EM Bakery Equipment

2209 Springer Ave

Burnaby, BC V5B 3N1

EM Bakery Equipment USA Inc.

6731 Baymeadow Dr.

Glen Burnie, MD 


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