From spatulas to cupcake pans, there are an infinite number of kitchen tools involved in the art of baking. With so much to choose from, equipping a baker-friendly kitchen can seem downright intimidating. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of the five must-have tools every baker needs in his or her arsenal. Whether you’re a veteran or just getting started, make sure you get your mitts on these five baking essentials:
1. Pastry Mat
Baking can get super messy. Before the flour goes flying, put down a pastry mat like this one by Joseph Joseph, and avoid the tough clean up.
2. Mixing Bowls
Having different sized bowls for prepping and mixing ingredients is a must. This stackable bowl set by Duralex is perfect for minimal storage.
4. Measuring Cups
Baking is a science. Make sure your measurements are exact with these stainless steel measuring cups from All Clad.
5. Baking Sheets
Last but not least, every baker needs a baking sheet to make cookies and bread, hot from the oven. We’re currently loving this set from Cuisinart, as it has so much variety.