The joy of baking is not something that all homeowners share. Having access to the best possible cooking and baking tools helps bridge the divide considerably. Whether you’re cooking for a family of ten or just yourself after a long day—quality baking tools will make life much easier.
We’ve put together a shortlist of the most-essential, best all-around, crowd favorite kitchen tools. These range from simple items like rolling pins to full-fledged appliances like ranges and ovens. While not everyone needs a new range—there’s something on this list to make every recipe easier, tastier, and more enjoyable to create!
Kitchens Power Homes
Gather those baking ingredients, gather all those baking appliances, and delight in your baking spree. Having the right tools will ensure your efforts are as enjoyed by your family and loved ones as they are by you! After all, cupcakes taste better when the mix rises correctly—regardless of how much time was spent baking them!
Getting new kitchen appliances or upgrading old units demand more thoughts today than it was before. It might not be a necessity, especially if used just for the hobby. Yet, you now start looking for kitchen appliances that have the functionality you need for your baking. These are the five best-recommended kitchen tools and appliances for your baking needs:
Dough Roller (a.k.a Rolling Pin)
The wooden rolling pin by Prep & Savor is a fine example of a simple-yet-essential kitchen baking tool. Rolling pins are one of the quickest, more affordable kitchen tools to help make your next recipe a success.
Rolling pins provide mechanical support for what is often a very repetitive task. A quality dough roller will help ensure the consistency of large-batch recipes, save your hands, and shoulders, and make short work of even the largest of quantities. Pick one up at your local TJ Maxx or order online today!
This Artisan mixer from KitchenAid is the defacto kitchen appliance for any serious baker. Kitchen mixers thoroughly mix all baking ingredients, especially for semi-liquid mixtures, such as cookies and cakes. A dough mixer is also used to mix bread mixture before kneading the dough. Mixers have controls that make mixing more efficient.
Aside from baking, stand mixers are also used to mix in liquids not just for baking, but for other dishes too. Mixers are one of the most important and beloved tools in the kitchen. If you’re trying to find the most beautiful mixer that is also performing well—don’t’ worry, you’re not alone. It’s important to have a kitchen mixer that performs well, lasts a long time, and is easier to use. However, and not to be trite—but a quality kitchen mixer can also make your kitchen look better as well!
Baking Ovens & Ranges
Having a high-quality range and/or oven can make all the difference in the world. Ranges and ovens are often the cornerstone of any kitchen—supporting a wide range of recipes, cooking styles, and meals. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to buying a new kitchen stove. One thing that’s clear—every kitchen should have one!
Whether you prefer cooking with gas or would rather rely on electricity, it pays to consider how you’ll be using your kitchen stove before you even start shopping. For example, if you’re just looking to expand your overall baking capacity slightly—maybe consider a counter-top roaster oven instead! Whatever your needs, just know that there’s plenty of options out there!
The Zwilling JA Henckels Enfinigy Scale is, perhaps, the best kitchen scale on the market today. It does a beautiful job illustrating how ingredients are best measured by weighing, although you can also do it through scoops of measuring cups and spoons.
In baking, precision is a must and can be done only by measuring ingredients by weight. Ensure you get a weighing scale with the smallest graduation to measure ingredients’ weight in grammage accordingly.
There are many types of food scales for baking, and a digital scale is best recommended for accuracy and precision. Inaccurate measurement of your ingredients can ruin the whole process and, ultimately, your product output.
The Le Creuset Stoneware Casserole dish is among the most vibrant additions to our list. Baking casseroles can become a convenient, and crowd-pleasing approach towards prepping dinners. Unfortunately, using lower-quality dishes can lead to disastrous outcomes! Ensuring that you have a quality, non-toxic, and durable casserole dish to whip up the lastest in casserole crazes will keep your family asking for seconds!
For some, baking helps bring a spark of creativity and stewardship to their home. For others, it’s just the means to an end of a marginally-passable dinner after a long day at work. Regardless of how much time one spends in the kitchen, it’s important to ensure the proper tools are available. Whether one chooses to whip up a batch of easy-bake chocolate chips for the kids or an entire feast for thanksgiving—having the right kitchen tools will make things easier!
Emma is Home Refinery's interior and design editor. When she's not obsessing over her next home decorating project, she can be found bargain-shopping at vintage stores, mixing and matching new color palettes, and writing for one of many major home publications for which she contributes.