Proving drawers are always a big feature of Bread Week on The Great British Bake Off as contestants anxiously wait for their dough to rise. In this post we talk you through exactly what a proving drawer is and why you should consider purchasing one for your kitchen at home.
What’s The Difference Between A Proving Drawer And A Warming Drawer?
Absolutely nothing! Proving drawers and warming drawers work in exactly the same way, it’s just how manufacturers decide to name them.
What Is A Proving Drawer?
A proving or warming drawer is essentially a drawer which can be heated to very low temperatures, models typically come with temperature controls ranging from 30ºC to 80ºC.
Why Should I Buy A Proving Drawer?
We love warming drawers at CookersAndOvens as they can be such a versatile appliance. As well as warming plates and proving dough, you can cook a variety of dishes in the warming drawer in the same way as you would use a slow cooker. Top chef Simon Smith, recommends sealing a rump steak in a frying pan before transferring to the warming drawer to give you a slow cooked, beautifully tender, medium rare steak. You could also cook meringues, make yoghurt or melt chocolate. It’s also very handy for defrosting delicate foods and for keeping meals warm if your guests are running late.
Many manufacturers have warming drawers as part of their range and you will often find that they will match a lot of the other co-coordinating appliances such as built in ovens and microwaves too. Some range cookers can even come complete with a warming drawer if you prefer a free standing appliance.