Brod & Taylor was founded on a passion for making wholesome food from scratch. Their products and recipes aim to transform this often challenging process into a simple pleasure. Brod & Taylor strives to create products that blend innovative design with simplicity and affordability.
It all started in 2010 with the Folding Proofer. From the early days of “what the heck is that?” the Folding Proofer is now beloved by countless bakers who sing its praises. And not just for bread. Accurate temperature control for culturing, fermentation and slow-cooking make this versatile appliance a true workhorse in creative kitchens around the globe. And they didn’t stop there.
Lots of companies talk about innovation. Brod & Taylor deliver it. From radical industry-changing knife sharpeners to the revolutionary Sahara folding food dehydrator, they create and deliver products never seen before. If you are already a fan – rejoice – because they’re just getting started.
Nestled in a small town in the heart of the Berkshires in northwestern Massachusetts, Brod & Taylor thinks big. Kitchen appliances aren’t worth much without something to cook. They know that wholesome food fuels a healthy life, and that starts with quality ingredients. That’s why they support and promote their local farms and markets.
The first folding proofer was a novel home-made gift from Brod & Taylor’s founder, Michael Taylor, to his elderly mother-in-law. She needed a reliable way to rise bread in her small – often cold – South Dakota kitchen. Requests from other bakers soon followed. So began his quest to develop a proofer that could be built for everyone. And of course, it had to fold for easy storage. A seemingly endless process of designs, prototypes and tests finally led to the first Folding Proofers hitting the market in 2012.