Bongard Roll-in Retarder Proofer HERA-C

Innovation and Simplicity in One Package

The Bongard HERA is a roll-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 comes fully assembled, just plug it in, and it’s ready to use!

If you feel like the reach-in version is a better fit for you, check out our best-selling Bongard Retarder Proofer Reach-in Hera.

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

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: Roll-in 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: Depending on model

Control panel: Touchscreen

Shipping weight: 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

A Touchscreen with Ultimate Control

Hera Stages

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

Troubleshooting? Want to learn more?

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


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