Best dough retarder fridge for home-based commercial bakery
Myself and a friend have started a small side business making sourdough bagels, and have started selling at a local market to a decent reception! We have taken our first delivery orders and are getting a little more traction so looking at improving our workflow.
A big part of that is equipment. We currently just use our home fridges (moving everything out on nights we need to retard) and home ovens.
Eventually we'd probably want to get something along the lines of the Rofco (as we'll still be home-based and have no plans to move into a professional kitchen yet) and so don't have 3 phase electricity to wire a proper deck. Let alone the space.
Inititally though we'd like to get something better than our normal fridges to retard. Does anyone have any suggestions for models in the uk that would be best at this? Ideally it would take multiple trays and not be frost free to keep some humidity inside.
I was thinking about rigging something up like Maurizio's post in The Perfect Loaf, but I can't seem to find that model of fridge in the UK
Any and all suggestions welcome!