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 be taken to the Amazon and find out more.

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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

Banneton bread proofing basket

Used in proofing so the bread holds its shape

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

About me

I'm Gareth Busby, writer, baker and founder of Busby's Bakery School. When I'm not baking bread at home I'm writing about it on my website.

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