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The 6 Essentials Tools Every Baker Needs Ahead of the Holidays


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Autumn is officially here, which means that baking season is upon us! While baking is a hobby many enjoy year-round, no one could argue that bakers truly get to shine around the holidays. In order to do so, however, you’ll need to be prepared with the best baking tools. If you’re looking to stock up your kitchen with the basic essentials every good baker needs, we’ve got you covered. 

What are baking tools? 

While everyone’s list of baking tools is bound to differ, there are a handful of products we consider to be essentials. The first thing every good baker needs? A solid pair of baking sheets. Used for whipping up everything from classic cookies to aromatic pies, these metal pans are the backbone of a baker’s kitchen that are sure to be be utilized at one time or another. 

Another tool that’s a must-have for bakers is a rolling pin. As bakers regularly work with dough, having one of these cylinder-shaped devices handy is important. From smoothing out that top layer of an apple pie crust to rolling out some dough in preparation of a cookie cutter (another baking essential, especially come the holidays!), this tool is a classic. Not only will a rolling pin help you achieve your desired dough thickness, it also stimulates the gluten found within for the most delectable treats. 

Then, there are the measuring cups and spoons. Since baking is a science that requires proper measurements (too much flour and your cake will be dense; too little yeast and your bread won’t rise), having a good set of measuring spoons and measuring cups on hand is a cardinal rule for ensuring your goods come out exactly as planned.

Finally, there are a baker’s best friends: the mixer and the food processor. These two kitchen appliances are a dream for this task, with mixers helping to combine ingredients in record time, as food processors work to cut down on prep, forming dough and grinding down ingredients in just a few quick pulses. 

Best Baking Tools

Now that you you’re armed with the knowledge of which tools you should be stocking up for ahead of baking season, it’s time to get stocking. Keep scrolling for FIRST’s picks for the best baking tools every home baker needs. 

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