As any baker worth his or her salt knows, precision is the key to success. Whereas you can toss some oil in a pan and add salt and pepper to taste when you’re cooking, baking requires exact measurements and following recipe directions to the nth degree, which can be, well, exhausting.
So, here we’ve gathered 20 baking tools and utensils that are sure to help you in your quest to bake the perfect pie or ice the perfect cake. Admittedly, some of them are for the lazy—you probably could sprinkle flour on the counter yourself, but why do that when there’s a rolling pin that does it for you? Others in our lineup, however, are must-haves, like the Silpat baking mats, the Williams-Sonoma pie bags, and the Cuisinart hand-held blender, all of which will have you asking yourself, “Why didn’t I get these sooner?” Now get to your kitchens, and may the baking force be with you.
OXO Pastry Blender
Prepatize Dough & Bowl Scrapers, Set of 4
Flour-Shaking Rolling Pin
Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin
Winsco Pie Cutter
Norpro Stainless Steel Hand Crank Flour Sifter
Sur La Table Silicone Pastry Mat
Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat
Williams-Sonoma Dough Rolling Bags
KPKitchen Batter Dispenser
Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand-Held Blender
Sur La Table 2-in-1 Kitchen Ruler & Oven Rack Push-Puller
OXO Good Grips Cookie Scooper
Escali Primo Digital Scale
Tovolo Cupcake Scooper
Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus
Wilton Icing Spatula
Talisman Designs Adjustable Pie Crust Shield
Wilton 3-Tier Cooling Rack
Polder Stainless Steel Candy Thermometer
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