5 baking tools that every home baker needs all year long


Baking tools can make a home baker an expert baker. With these kitchen essentials, anyone could whip up some amazing baked treats.

Baking tools are kitchen essentials that can make the novice baker feel like a professional. While the list of baking gadgets can be extremely long, a few baking tools can make anyone’s time in the kitchen more efficient. Hopefully these little baking hacks could make your next batch of culinary goodies even tastier.

Putting aside the big baking tools, like a stand mixer, this list of five tools focuses on baking efficiency. Sometimes the prep can be the biggest component to a delicious treat. Why leave anything to chance in the kitchen.

Here are our recommended five baking tools that every home baker needs.

Spice Mill by Microplane, photo provided by Microplane

Spice Mill

Freshly ground spices do make a huge flavor difference in a recipe. While your spice rack might be full, how long have those spices sat on that shelf? Freshly ground spices really boost the flavor in all types of recipes.

The Microplane Spice Mill freshly grinds nutmeg, cinnamon and more. With a simple twist of the wrist, ground spices are ready for your favorite recipe. Plus, a small airtight compartment stores whole and ground spices.

The Microplane Spice Mill retails for $19.95 at various retailers.

Butter Blade

Butter is a common ingredient in many baking recipes. Cold butter is often a better choice for creating flaky doughs. But, that paper wrapping can be difficult to cut through. The Butter Blade improves the design of a standard butter knife.

The Butter Blade revolutionizes cutting butter. From quickly slicing through paper wrapping to creating decorative curls, this blade does it all. Plus, it can transform cold butter into soft stands, which can be essential in many recipes.

The Microplane Butter Blade retails for $9.98.

OXO Silicone Dough Rolling Bag, photo provided by OXO

OXO Good Grips Silicone Dough Rolling Bag

Sometimes the most difficult part of the baking process is rolling out the dough. Getting the right size, shape and thickness can be cumbersome. With the OXO Good Grips Silicone Dough Rolling Bag, the dough is easily rolled out. Plus, the kitchen counters stay clean.

The OXO Good Grips Silicone Dough Rolling Bag retails for approximately $14.99.

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One of the most versatile kitchen essentials is a zester/grater. The Microplane zester has long been a favorite of professional chefs, home cooks and everyone in between. From making quick work of chocolate to zesting citrus, there are so many things that can be done with a Mircoplane.

The only question remaining, isn’t do you have one. It is, what colors do you have?

Microplane zesters/graters are available at various retailers and cost approximately $15.00.

OXO 11-lb Stainless Steel Food Scale

While many recipes use cups as measurement, weight is the most consistent way to make recipes come out perfect every time. The OXO 11-lb Stainless Steel Food Scale can make even the novice baker become more skilled.

The stainless steel front display is sleek and modern. With easy to read display and the ability to switch measurements, this food scale will become one of the essentials for any baker. Plus, the platform easily removes for easy cleaning.

The 11 lb OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale retails for approximately $49.99.

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