- To allow a yeast dough to rise both before and after shaping. Even rising depends on the incorporation and dispersion of the correct amount of air in the dough by the mixing and kneading processes.
- To heat a new frying pan to a high temperature with oil or salt prior to using it so as to fill in minute imperfections in the surface. This prevents certain mixtures containing eggs or other proteins from sticking to it. Such pans should not be washed in detergents.