Must Have Tools For Every Baker

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I often get asked what products are best when it comes to baking. From the type of pans I use to bake cakes to my most desired spatula, you want to know. So, here’s my list of must have tools for every baker.

I often get asked what products are best when it comes to baking. From the type of pans I use to bake cakes to my most desired spatula, you want to know. So, here's my list of must have tools for every baker.

There are so many gadgets and tools you need for baking. My kitchen drawers have become filled to the brim with all sorts of baking tools. Most people have a favorite brand or specific type of item they use more than others. I’m the same. I’ve tried various brands of the same tool and always end up going back to my preferred tools. Each one listed below is the exact item and brand I own and love.

Must Have Tools For Every Baker

1. Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Most of the time I don’t want to mix by hand or use an electric hand mixer so I rely heavily on my KitchenAid Stand Mixer. This is my absolute most used and most favorite kitchen item.

2. Hand Mixer

electric hand mixer

But there are times when a stand mixer really isn’t necessary. For simple things like whipping egg whites, I like to use my OXO Digital Hand Mixer. It has an illuminating headlight so you can see what you’re doing when working in a dim kitchen.

3. Spatulas

silicone spatula

Out of all the spatulas I have, my OXO Good Grips Silicone Spatulas are the ones I reach for the most. I have three of them and love them so much. What I like most is the spatula head and handle is one fluid piece.

4. Baking Pans.

I have so many baking pans but I’m only going to list the ones that I love most. My OXO Good Grips 12-cup Muffin Pan is my most used pan. I use is for cupcakes, muffins, and sometimes I bake cookies in it.

muffin pan

Next would be my Fat Daddio’s Anodized Aluminum Round Cake Pan. Aluminum pans are the absolute best when baking cakes but cheaper pans will warp after the first use. This pan has held its shape for over 3 years now.

round cake pan

My final most used pans are my Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet pans. I have four of them and use them regularly. They are great for just about anything!

baking sheet

5. Cookie Scoops

cookie scoop

I bake a ton of cookies and couldn’t do without OXO Cookie Scoops. They have various sizes to meet your cookie needs.

6. Rolling Pin

silicone rolling pin

For pie crust, pizza dough, and cut out cookies, I love to use this Silpin Silicone Tapered French Rolling Pin when rolling out the dough. Absolutely nothing will stick to it!

7. Whisks


For simple tasks like mixing dry ingredients, I reach for my OXO Balloon Whisk. It’s sturdy and easily gets the job done. I own the wire and silicone versions.

8. Sifter

flour sifter

I often use my Bellemain Stainless Steel Flour Sifter to aerate the flour before adding it to a recipe. This ensures the flour is light and clump free. It’s also great for sifting confectioners’ sugar and cocoa powder.

9. Mixing Bowls

mixing bowls

I recently came across this  5 piece PriorityChef Mixing Bowl set and practically abandoned all my other mixing bowls. They have silicone bottoms to prevent them from slipping while you mix. They also have lids so you can easily cover and refrigerate cookie dough!!

10. Bench Scraper

bench scraper

OXO Good Grips Multi-purpose Stainless Steel Scraper is one of the most helpful kitchen tools. You can chop vegetables with it, use it to divide dough, and smooth frosting on the side of cakes. This handy tool is super useful.

11. Measuring Cups and Spoons

For dry ingredients, I like to use  this LAXINIS WORLD Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons Set. There are 10 high-quality pieces.

Measuring Cups and Spoons

For wet ingredients, I use nothing other than my OXO 3-Piece Angled Measuring Cup Set.

Liquid Measuring Cups

I love to learn about new products so tell your most used kitchen items that you consider must haves?

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About the author

Jen has a passion for baking and she’s dedicated to bringing you classic dessert recipes filled with more flavor and creativity. When Jen isn't in the kitchen she's traveling with her husband in search of the best places with the greatest experiences.

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