I just purchased a house and the previous owner left an old 1940 Tappan Deluxe Model 62 stove. On these stoves there is a large compartment on the left. Next to the oven and the broiler. What is this used for? Someone suggested that this portion of the stove is used as a "proofer". A "proofer" is used in making bread. It is a warm spot where dough rises. Does anyone have a old owner's manual and can explain to me how this part of the stove is used. I would appreciate any help. Thank you, email@example.com
Anonymous - It's simply a storage area for puts & pans or warmer area to keep food warm. It would work perfectly for raising bread dough. Some models of the Tappan Deluxe stoves include "crisper drawers" where they suggested people could store things like crackers, cereal, etc to keep them crisp.
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