It’s baking season y’all! This means you are going to need baking tools for all your baking recipes and treat recipes. We are going to go over the best baking tools and utensils to use and their benefits. We hope this helps you when baking and make things easier in the kitchen. Are you team apple or team pumpkin?
Our favorite baking tools
- Apple Corer
- Apple Peeler with Suction Cup Base (heavy-duty)
- Lemon Squeezer
- Pastry Cutter
- Rolling Pin (adjustable) (traditional)
- Non-slip Silicone Pastry Mat Extra Large with Measurements
- Classic Pie Pan (in 5 colors)
- Pie Weights
- Pastry Brush
- Pocket Pie Crimper
- Sheet Pan
- Baking Dish
- Pie Server
- Mixing Bowls
- Hand Mixer
- Kitchen Aid Mixer
- Immersion Hand Mixer
How to use these baking essentials
These are my favorite baking tools and what they are used for.
The must haves may vary depending on what you make but, if you are making anything with flour and butter you will need a pastry cutter. It makes mixing the ingredients together much easier than using a fork. If you get a recipe that calls for you to sift your flour you will need a sifter.
I have an apple slice wedger with corer I love it when making apple pies or apple hand pies. When we had apple trees we used the apple peeler now, I just use a paring knife to peel the apples since typically I don’t peel over 8 apples at a time. First I peel my apples, then slice and core with the slice wedger tool. Squeeze lemon over the apples to keep them from browning. (that’s where the lemon squeezer comes in handy)
Must haves tools for making pies and pastries
Are baking pies? A good rolling pin is a must and a non-slip mat with measurements makes creating the perfect size pie crust a breeze! The key to rolling your dough is spreading flour over your roller prior to rolling out your pastry dough, and adding a little flour over the top of the dough you are rolling out.
Have you made hand pies?
Handy tools for hand pies are a pocket pie crimper.
Will you be making pumpkin pies or banana pies you will want a good masher or immersion hand mixer I just use a masher since I have a hand mixer and Kitchen Aid Mixer (both hand and stand mixer. But, it would be handy to have an immersion hand mixer for other recipes that need creaming such as soups.
I didn’t start with all the baking tools at once. First I started with basic baking tools, and added to them each year or as I needed them. Now I have a huge drawer dedicated to all my baking supplies and cute tee-shirts to where while baking.
Helpful baking tools for making cookies and cupcakes
One thing I couldn’t live without for baking cookies is my Silpat baking sheets. You lay them over the baking pan or sheet pan and don’t have to prepare the pan with non-stick spray. They are easy to wash and last a long time if you care for them properly. For my shortbread cookies, I have a cookie press Other tools for making cookies are your cookie cutters,, and cookie press.
When making cupcakes my favorite tool is the dessert decorator plus but, if you are willing to pay a little bit more the dessert decorator pro is the one I’m investing in next and the sturdier of the two. It’s stainless steel and aluminum vs a hard plastic. Both come with a variety of decorative piping tips. I’ve used mine for decorating cupcakes, cakes, cookies. It’s easy to fill, use, and clean. I actually like it better than a pastry bag.
We hope these tips for how to stock your kitchen for baking will help you to start the baking season off right.
After today’s post you might like this article filled with gift ideas for the baker. It has a few other baking essentials and gift ideas for the baking enthusiast. Or this post that focuses on Pie Baking Tools, Tips and Resources.
Looking for other gifts to give? See all our gift ideas.
- Peach Pie Recipe (with Step by Step) and see this how-to for how to peel peaches.
- Inn Keepers Pie (with Step by Step Pie Crust)
- Inn Keepers Pie
- Lemon Ice Box Pie
- Pie Crust: How To Make A Graham Cracker Pie Crust
- Treat Recipes
- Easy Baking Recipes
You will find more of our favorite kitchen tools we use in the kitchen in the recipes we share.
What is your favorite baking tool?