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Countertop ovens for fermentation


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Hello - 

 

I'm experimenting with rye sourdough fermentation processes, which need, depending on the task, maintaining stable temperatures between ~80-200F, for 1-24 hours. I'm currently using my InstaPot for that, and reaching its limits. So, I'm looking for a simple small countertop oven that will let me do what I need - which for some reason appears to be a challenging task... Most won't let me go as low as 80, and those that do are overly sophisticated and expensive (and are limiting in other ways, such as having a maximum time on, and so on).

 

I'll appreciate any recommendations, hacks, thoughts?

 

Thank you:)

 

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3 hours ago, bor said:

Hello - 

 

I'm experimenting with rye sourdough fermentation processes, which need, depending on the task, maintaining stable temperatures between ~80-200F, for 1-24 hours. I'm currently using my InstaPot for that, and reaching its limits. So, I'm looking for a simple small countertop oven that will let me do what I need - which for some reason appears to be a challenging task... Most won't let me go as low as 80, and those that do are overly sophisticated and expensive (and are limiting in other ways, such as having a maximum time on, and so on).

 

I'll appreciate any recommendations, hacks, thoughts?

 

Thank you:)

 

 

What do you consider overly sophisticated and expensive?

 

Cooking is cool.  And kitchen gear is even cooler.  -- Chad Ward

 

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7 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

What do you consider overly sophisticated and expensive?

 

Having 15+ programs, each with its own preset ranges that can't be overridden? I'd love just to have two knobs, for time and temp...

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2 hours ago, teonzo said:

Try giving a look to the world of dehydrators. In which case you need to put your sourdough in a closed box, then put the box in the dehydrator.

 

 

 

Teo

 

That's a thought - thanks! Off I go

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8 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

What does this do that you couldn't do in an APO?

 

What's APO?

 

It keeps a steady (up to 210F, within ~1F) set temperature for a set period of time, for ~$150.

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3 hours ago, btbyrd said:

Anova Precision Oven. I took your original post to include the APO as one of the "overly sophisticated and expensive" options if all you're looking for is a proofer.

 

That oven does precisely what I need! just at X4 price tag:) Next stage I guess

 

 

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