Essential Tools for Home Bakers



Essential Tools for Home Bakers


Here is a list of tools you absolutely need in your kitchen if you’re baking a cake or stirring up a batch of cookies - 


Measuring Cups (Liquid and Dry) and Spoons

Baking is all about precision, so having a full set of dry and wet measuring cups and spoons on hand is a mandate. 

Most measuring spoon sets have a tablespoon, teaspoon, ½ teaspoon, and ¼ teaspoon; while measuring cups come in sets with one cup, ½ cup, 1/3 cup, and ¼ cup. For liquid measuring cups, you can manage with a 1-cup size, but it would be good to have 2-cup and 4-cup ones in your cupboard, too.


Wooden Spoon(s)

A couple of sturdy wooden spoons are great for all kinds of stirring. Do hand-wash them post-usage so they don’t end up cracked.


Rubber Spatula/Scraper

This one’s an ideal tool for scraping the last bit of batter or dough out of a pan or for scraping all the nooks and crannies of a jar. Remember to opt for silicone scrapers 


Spatula/Metal Turner

A spatula with a thin metal blade is perfect for transferring fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies to a cooling rack or for serving a piece of cake from a 9x13 pan


Other must-haves include – wire rack; hand-mixer; pie-plate; cookie sheet; whisk; parchment paper; kitchen scissors; pans (rectangular baking; muffin; square baking; loaf pan; round cake); pastry brush; rolling pin; fine-mesh sieve; and knives (paring and chef’s)


Do ensure you have the above tools handy the next time you whip up a baked delicacy for your loved ones!