Tools to make your job easier

Baking can be a simple matter of using your imagination, a spoon, and a bowl to create everything from brownies to bread. There is almost no end to the array of tools (some say “toys”) that a baker can accumulate. Knowing how to select the best tools for your bakin can save you a lot of time and money.

Our test kitchens work over hundreds of tools every year, poking, dropping, and trying to scratch, break or otherwise abuse just about every tool in the marketplace. Here’s what we’ve learned from using all those funny whisks, trying every shape and surface imaginable for a mixing bowl, and baking in every pan—assessing it for size, durability and ease of release--that comes our way.

Pans
Yeast bread tools
Gadgets
Storage
Cutters
Pastry Prep