Bakery Equipment Guides and Reviews

Are you a baker? Well if so, or you are wanting to get started, we’re here to help you choose the best equipment for your home bakery. Whether you need a mixer, bread baking book, scraper, or any other baking tool, I aim to be able to recommend your best choice. You can browse by category or use our search bar to find exactly what you’re looking for in no time at all.

With so many options available online today, it can be hard to know where to start when shopping around for new equipment. Don’t worry – that’s why I created this page! I hope that you won’t find another resource like this anywhere else on the web – and with my helpful guides (like my bread recipes), finding everything you need to make bread at home has never been easier!

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Starting a home bakery

If you are looking to set up a bakery at home use these guides to see my recommended equipment lists. In these guides, I explain what to look for when selecting bakery equipment and my top picks.

Equipment reviews

If you know the bakery item that you wish to get take a look at these guides to see which brand you should consider. More to come this year!

Bread baking equipment

My compilation of the best baking equipment available. These items will help you to make great quality bread at home with ease. Click on the item to find out more on their sales page. See also the bread baking books I recommend.

Scales

Weighing in grams is essential for controlling consistency

Mixing bowls

Use these for weighing, mixing and storing your dough

Timer

It is much better to cover a timer in dough than your mobile phone

Dough scraper

Has the right amount of flex to mix dough and clean bowls

Thermometer

Use one to control the speed of fermentation

Dough resting boxes

Tubs with lids make ideal containers for dough fermentation

Dough divider (metal scraper)

Used for dividing, lifting and cleaning dough from the workbench

Baking stone

Retains and distributes heat to the bread. Needed for crust and oven spring perfection

Bakers lame 

Using a lame to score bread is essential for most bakers as it’s much more accurate than a knife

Bakers peel

To transfer bread into and out of the oven. Especially helpful when using a baking stone

Water mister

A way to add steam to the oven into the oven which is essential for a crusty loaf

Baking tin

Use a tin to proof your bread when making sandwich loaves

Dough mixers

A dough mixer like this Hobart N50-60 is an effective way to make bread

Lava rocks

These improve your oven by retaining heat and improving the oven spring

Brioche moulds

Use these moulds to make brioche à tête

Brioche moulds

Couche

A couche is a vital tool to make authentic baguette and ciabatta bread

Accurate scales

A decent set of scales can make or break your home made bread

Dough proofer

This home proofer takes away the temperature variable when proofing for perfect bread at home

Brod and Taylor home proofer

Sourdough baking tools

Banneton bread proofing basket

Used in proofing so the bread holds its shape

Banneton bread proofing basket

Dutch oven

A Dutch oven is a reliable way to keep the bread moist for a great oven spring

Challenger pan

The ultimate baking chamber for home bakers. Fits large and small loaves easily!

Challenger pan