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  • The Baxter Double-wide Standard Retarder/Proofer.
  • The Baxter Single-wide Standard Retarder/Proofer.
  • Non-abrasive polyurethane bumpers protect inside walls.
  • Reliable humidity control ensures precise proofing of delicate products without worry of clogged nozzles or inadequate humidity.
  • Modular panel construction with cam lock attachment.

Precisely set temperature and humidity for proofing cycle as well as retarding temperature.  Programmable 24-hour timer for one- or seven-day cycles.


Doors that swing from the outside corners on double-wide retarder/proofers have no center jamb to obstruct loading or unloading.


Look inside this retarder/proofer to view its patented humidification system.


Stainless steel construction for ultimate durability.



The Baxter Retarder/Proofer is an excellent way to maximize square footage and add flexibility to production scheduling for small bakeries, large supermarkets or institutions. The space-saving combination eliminates the need for additional equipment by combining all the features of a proofing cabinet and a retarder into one unit. And there’s no need to settle for a choice of just three or four sizes. Baxter’s modular design lets you custom fit your retarder/proofer to your rack capacity requirements.

Quick Facts:

  • All the features of a proofing cabinet and retarder in one unit
  • Modular design lets you custom fit to rack capacity requirements
  • Built to utilize a remote or existing refrigeration system

Making a lot of dough has never been easier.

The patented airflow and humidity systems of the Baxter Standard Retarder/Proofer ensure careful proofing of delicate products. Our airflow system forces air through the retarder/proofer in two different directions, creating a circular pattern of heat for a balanced, controlled proof that minimizes product drying. Our humidification system creates abundant moisture using a nozzle to spray water onto a heated metal plate. Temperature and moisture levels are also controlled during the retarding cycles to eliminate drying before the proof cycle begins.

Our retarder/proofer has door-mounted, eye-level digital controls to let you precisely set temperature and humidity for the proofing cycle as well as set the retarding temperature to meet the requirements of your product. What’s more, a programmable 24-hour timer allows programming of both retarding and proofing cycle settings up to one week in advance.

Smaller profile, fully equipped.
In addition to our patented airflow and humidification systems, the retarder/proofer boasts most of the features of our independent proofers. And like our proofers, the retarder/proofer features a heat and humidity system that is easily accessible, internally mounted and requires no flushing.

All of our retarder/proofers are built to utilize a remote or existing refrigeration system. If your facility doesn’t have its own refrigeration system, contact us to discuss your refrigeration possibilities. And not only does the retarder/proofer save space, but because each one is built in modular pieces, you can also choose from a wide selection of sizes and rack capacities.

› Learn more about our patented airflow system.

For space-saving equipment, it offers surprising depth.

We know that your operation is just as variable as the products you need to proof. That’s why every retarder/proofer width we offer, single or double, is available in five depths to accommodate larger foodservice operations and smaller bakeries. The versatility doesn’t end there. We include four independent rack timers, so you can simultaneously proof products that require varying times at once. A programmable 24-hour timer can be set to a one- or seven-day cycle.

Standard single-wide retarder/proofers come with a field-reversible door that can be hinged on the right or left and switched on site to accommodate workflow. Our double-wide retarder/proofer has all the standard features, plus doors that swing from the outside corners and have a lap strip where they meet in the center—no center jamb to obstruct or limit loading.

Optional equipment makes Baxter Retarder/Proofers even more versatile:

  • Window in door
  • Stainless steel floor
  • Interior light
  • Upper finish trim for one or both sides
  • Prison safety package
  • Self-contained refrigeration system (available for 40.5"D and 60.5"D only)

› Learn how Baxter equipment enhances scratch baking.

Not just reliable operation but safe operation.

The same Baxter durability evident in our standard proofers is maintained in our retarder/proofers, from rugged stainless steel interiors and exteriors to thoughtful operational features. A design with no exposed moving parts, fans or hot surfaces enhances operator safety.

› Learn more about our patented airflow system.

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