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

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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

Hobart dough mixer

Lava rocks

These improve your oven by retaining heat

Brioche moulds

Use these moulds to make brioche à tête

Brioche moulds

Couche

A couche is used for proofing baguettes and ciabatta

Accurate scales

A decent set of scales will make or break your home setup

Dough proofer

This home proofer takes away the temperature variable from baking to make perfect bread

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 good oven spring

Challenger pan

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

Challenger pan