Welcome to my resource page of tools for serious bakers. Contrary to what kitchen stores would have you believe, you do not have to own every gadget and expensive piece of equipment under the sun to be able to turn out great baked goods.
What you really need are some basic tools and equipment and a solid understanding of both ingredient function and mixing methods. You may also be interested in my list of Cooking 101 Basics.
Tools for Serious Bakers: Sometimes Less is More
I have been baking for a very long time now. I went through a phase where I simply had to own every single baking tool out there.
I probably used 90% of these tools only once or twice before getting rid of them. Often even cleaning them seemed to be more trouble than any effort saved by actually using them.
At this point, I’m in my less-is-more phase, choosing to spend my money on well-built multi-taskers that will last for years rather than “but wait, there’s more” gadgets that aren’t very robust at all.
I am sharing my top picks must-have tools for serious bakers with you so you can know my recommendations.
I own almost everything on this list (the exception is the baking steel), and I use everything on a very regular basis.
I hope my recommendations help you when it comes time for you to either replace old tools or purchase new ones. I want you to feel you’ve gotten your money’s worth!
These aren’t listed in order from most used to least used, or from most expensive to least expensive. Rarely will you need to use all these tools for the same job.
If you do have to use all ten items to make one dish, you might want to consider never making that particular dish again unless you are a fan of doing the dishes!
And that does it. My list of truly must-have tools for serious bakers.
I hope you find this list helpful. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Email me.