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Wolf E Series Oven Proof Mode


  • Do all Next E Series Ovens have Proof Mode?
  • What elements are used to heat the oven in Proof Mode?
  • How close can the pan be to the wall of the oven?
  • Preheat the oven when using Proof


Next E Series Ovens use a combination of broil and bake elements to heat the air to maintain temperature in Proof Mode. This mode is ideal for proofing, or rising, bread dough.

  • Timing
    • No need to preheat for Proof Mode.
    • Limit frequent door openings to prevent losing heat and lengthening proofing time.
    • Proof bread until dough has doubled in bulk.
    • The time it takes for the dough to double in volume varies. Consult the recipe for guidelines.
  • Temperature
    • The oven does not allow the temperature to be set above 110°F (45°C) in Proof Mode.
    • If the oven is too hot, the oven door should be opened to allow the oven to cool down below 120°F (50°C). This prevents destroying the yeast.
    • The oven lights remain off during proof mode. Lights may produce more heat than the user might expect without turning on heating elements.
  • Other tips
    • For best results, place a shallow pan with 1-3 cups (.2-.7 L) of boiling hot water on rack position 1 to keep the air moist inside the oven cavity.
    • Allow at least 1" between edge of pan and walls of oven.

To use Proof Mode:

  1. Touch the PROOF key.
  2. Oven temperature is preset to 85°F (30°C). Touch ENTER to select preset temperature or use number pads to change temperature anywhere from 85°F (30°C) to 110°F (45°C).
  3. Touch ENTER.

Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for instructions on how to enter Proof Mode.


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