Must Have Basic Baking Tools You Absolutely Need

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I absolutely love baking and making delicious and savory treats for my family. There are many amazing baking tools out there, but here are just some I can’t live without.  Especially if you are just starting out learning how to bake, you need to fill your baking arsenal with the right tools that can help you bake the best treats.

If you have a baker in the family, these items will also make great gift ideas for your loved one. I’ve made it easy to shop by curating great baking tools from Amazon. If you use the links below to purchase, thank you! I will be getting just a small commission for helping you save some time shopping around.

Here are the tools I use in my own kitchen to make all the yummy desserts you see on my blog. These are the tools I absolutely cannot live without.

1. A Good Mixer

When you’re baking a lot, a good mixer will save you time and will save your arm.

Highly Recommended: Kitchen Aid Mixer 6 QT

KitchenAid KP26M1XNP 6 Qt. Professional 600 Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer – Nickel Pearl (Kitchen)


Features: Over 10 colors available, Multipurpose attachment hub, over 15 optional attachments, 6-quart stainless steel bowl, comfortable handle. Bread Yield -Loaves : 8.25, Bowl lift design, 10 speeds, Includes burnished Powerknead spiral dough hook, burnished flat beater, wire whip, and 1 piece pouring shield, 1-year warranty, All-metal 10-speed stand mixer with powerful 575-watt motor, 6-quart stainless-steel mixing bowl; direct-drive transmission, Electronic speed sensor; auto shut-off; Soft Start minimizes splatter, Wire whip, burnished flat beater, spiral dough hook, and pouring shield included, Measurements H: 16.5, W:11.3, D:14.6

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New From: $329.99 USD In Stock
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Low-Cost Option: Digital Hand Mixer

If you don’t have one or can’t afford one a good hand mixer like this is a good choice:

KitchenAid KHM926CA 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Turbo Beater II Accessories and Pro Whisk – Candy Apple Red (Kitchen)


Features: 9 Speeds: Combine ingredients at speed one for slowly stirring in chunky ingredients, speed six for mixing bread batter and creaming butter and sugar, then speed nine for whipping meringue., Soft StartTM Feature brings the beaters up to the selected speed gradually to help prevent ingredients from splattering., Lock the cord into either the left or right side of the mixer so you can approach ingredients from any angle. The round cord is easy to wipe clean., Soft Grip Handle provides comfort while mixing., Easily and quickly remove any accessory from the hand mixer with the single-handed press of a button.

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2. Mixing Bowls

Of course, when you’re mixing, you’re going to need the bowls to mix your dough and batter in.

Metal Mixing Bowls

ChefLand Set of 6 Standard Weight Mixing Bowls, Stainless Steel, Mirror Finish, 0.75, 1.5, 3, 4, 5, and 8 Qt. (Mixing Bowl Set Of 6) (Kitchen)


Features: SET OF 6 ESSENTIAL SIZES – 0.75, 1.5, 3, 4, 5, and 8 Quart bowls ideal for whisking, mixing, marinating and serving. Prepare a light garnish or chop a colorful, healthy salad into the bowl of your choice and enjoy a sleek transition straight from the kitchen counter to charming serving., COMPACT STORAGE CAPABILITY – Who has space in their cupboards for loose bowls rolling around? ChefLand makes your life that bit more simple with these six, stackable, bowls that are easy to store and organize. With a lightweight, sleek and easy to use design, these bowls really do administer a professional result., STYLISH YET ROBUST – Designed with durable 18/8 stainless steel construction and finished with a reflective, mirrored exterior these bowls ensure both attractive presentation and high quality strength. A flat sturdy base and curved lip will optimize function, for a safe and sturdy mix or blend. ChefLand metal mixing bowls are rugged enough to stand up to everyday use without suffering any undue damage or wear and tear. Prepare and serve your dishes with pride, pleasure and confidence… Why not?, SUITABLE FOR ALL YOUR CULINARY, MIXING NEEDS – Mix batches of muffins, measure out a seasoning mix, fold batter, knead dough or melt chocolate for truffles on a double-broiler set-up. Versatile, enjoyable and a daily used kitchen item for all., PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT – Suitable for all types of cake, bread and pastry making, serving large or small salads, even enjoyed for sausage making and 101 more uses! Dishwasher safe.

List Price: $23.99 USD
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Clear Mixing Bowls

I use Pyrex bowls all the time. I have many different sizes. I have various Pyrex bakeware pieces I can’t live without!

Pyrex Prepware 3-Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set (Kitchen)


Features: Set includes: (1) each 1-quart, 1-1/2-Quart, and 2-1/2-Quart Glass Mixing Bowls, Made of nonporous glass that won’t warp, stain, or absorb odors, Glass is preheated oven, microwave, fridge, freezer & dishwasher safe, Pyrex Glass is Made in the USA and comes with a 2 Year Warranty

List Price: $43.00 USD
New From: $17.49 USD In Stock
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3. Baking Sheets / Tins / Pans

Baking Sheets

Another staple includes baking sheets.

Baking Sheet, Zacfton Stainless Steel Cookie sheet Toaster Oven Tray Pan Rectangle Size 16 x 12 x 1 inch, Non Toxic & Healthy,Superior Mirror Finish & Easy Clean, Dishwasher Safe


Features: ?More Healthful?No more aluminum into your food, Great replacement to aluminum pan,The baking pan are made of high quality pure 430 stainless steel without chemical coating or any other materials, Rust resistant and durable for many years., ?Keep Clean?Full sides all around help this toaster oven tray keep food contained and prevent food juice flowing everywhere, Keep your oven neat, Easy clean up even in hand-wash., ?More Sturdy? The toaster oven pan is sturdy and shiny, Thick gauge 430 stainless steel material with heavy duty construction, Does not warp and is dishwasher safe., ?Make Delicious? The oven pan great for cinnamon rolls, Sticky buns, Brownies, Corn bread and fruit cobblers and etc, Food heated evenly and come out perfectly., ?More Safe?16″ L x 12″ W x 1″ H, Perfect size for home baking use, No more aluminum into your food, Great replacement to aluminum pan.

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Muffin Tins 6 and 12 cups

Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan (2, STANDARD) (Kitchen)


Features: WILTON: We inspire the joy of creativity in everyone, everywhere, every day. Since 1929, Wilton has been helping home bakers and cake decorators all over the world create sweet treats and beautiful desserts by giving them the tools to make it fun and easy. Wilton is a global leader in cake decorating, candy maing, bakeware and party products. At Wilton, we’re passionate about bringing the love of baking and decorating to every consumer., BUILT TOUGH: Recipe right is constructed of heavy-gauge steel that provides an even-heating performance, baking experts prefer for perfectly-browned baked goods. Wilton also provides a 5-year warranty on their pans., JUST RIGHT: The ideal size for morning muffins and after-school cupcakes. Recipe Right pan features a 12-cup design, perfect for standard sized muffins and cupcakes., EASY CLEAN: Recipe Right pan features a non-stick coating to help food slide out without any messes. The product is also dishwasher safe for your convenience., SPECIFICATIONS: Package includes: (2) standard 12-cup Wilton Recipe Right non-stick muffin pans.

List Price: $21.49 USD
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Wilton Recipe Right Jumbo Non-Stick Muffin Pan Multipack, 6-Cup (2-Pack) (Kitchen)


Features: Non-stick coating for quick release and easy cleanup, Convenient handles designed for easy handling in and out of the oven, Heavy gauge construction; spreads heat evenly and prevents warping, Each pan has 6 cups measuring 3.5 in. x 1.75 in, Dishwasher safe, Limited 5-year warranty

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An Assortment of Round Cake Pans

You should have the Wilton Easy Layers! Having the non-stick feature helps me make perfect cake layers.

Wilton 5 Piece Easy Layer Cake Pan Set (Kitchen)


List Price: $17.99 USD
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Regular Cake Pan

Wilton Recipe Right 9×13 Oblong Pan with Cover (Kitchen)


Features: 9×13 pan with cover, Dishwasher – Safe, Embossed Pan Dimensions, Non-Stick, Kindly check the user manual before using the product, 9 in. x 13 in. x 2 in. (33 cm x 22,9 cm x 5,08 cm)

List Price: $8.99 USD
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Bundt Pan

Wilton 2105-6803 Perfect Results Nonstick Fluted Tube Pan, Standard (Kitchen)


Features: Nonstick surface offers reinforced coating that provides quick release and easy cleanup., Convenient handles are designed for easy handling in and out of the oven, even while wearing oven mitts., Heavy guage construction that spreads heat evenly and prevents warping., Embossed pan measurements are precise pan measurements that are permanently stamped on handles for quick, easy reference when following your recipes., Affordable bakeware with all the right qualities for better baking results!

List Price: $11.99 USD
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Bread Pan

Wilton Recipe Right Medium Bread Loaf Baking Pan – 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ (Kitchen)


Features: MEDIUM LOAF – this pan is perfect for the quick bread recipe, measuring 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch, HIGH QUALITY STAINLESS STEEL – the Recipe Right pan line is constructed of heavy-gauge steel that provides an even heating performance, NON-STICK COATING – baking experts prefer for perfectly browned baked goods, and this pan makes food release and clean up a breeze, MULTI-USE PAN – use for your traditional breads, but could also make cakes, meat loaves and more, COMPREHENSIVE SELECTION – Wilton offers the most innovative selection of baking, cake decorating, candy and cookie making, party, seasonal, and kitchen products

List Price: $4.99 USD
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Pie Pan

I think a Pie Pan should be pretty and it should bake well. I own this exact pie pan and love it!

Baker’s Advantage Ceramic Deep Pie Dish, 9-1/2-Inch, Red (Kitchen)


Features: Made from low porosity, professional quality stoneware, Features a glazed red exterior and cream interior that elegantly goes from the oven to table, The ceramic construction offers even heating which ensures a perfect crust, Use this pie dish for your favorite apple, peach or blueberry pie, Hand wash recommended

List Price: $11.99 USD
New From: $25.36 USD In Stock
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Spring Form Pan

Perfect for when you make cheesecakes!

Oneida 3pc Non-Stick Springform Pan Set


Features: Non-Stick Springform Pan Set

List Price: $14.95 USD
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4. Food Processor/Blender

Highly Recommended: Nutri Ninja | Ninja Blender Duo System

I can easily make some milkshakes when I use my Ninja Pro which is both a food processor and blender.

Nutri Ninja|Ninja Blender Duo System with Auto-iQ with Nutri Ninja Cups (BL682) (Kitchen)


Features: 72 oz. Total Crushing Pitcher pulverizes ice to snow in seconds for creamy frozen drinks and smoothies., 8-Cup Food Processor Bowl provides perfect, even chopping and makes up to 2 lbs. of dough in 30 seconds., Auto-iQ Technology with countdown timer provides intelligent programs that combine timed pulsing, blending, and pausing patterns., Three Nutri Ninja Cups (18 oz., 24 oz. and 32 oz.) with Sip & Seal Lids are perfect for creating personalized, nutrient-rich drinks to take on the go., Includes one 1500-watt base, a Food Processor Bowl, 72 oz. Total Crushing Pitcher, three Nutri Ninja Cups with Sip & Seal lids, and 25-recipe inspiration guide.

List Price: $299.99 USD
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Food Processor Only: KitchenAid Mini Food Processor

A food processor is great. I use mine a lot when I’m crushing cookies.

KitchenAid KFC3516CU 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor, Contour Silver (Kitchen)


Features: 3.5 cup work bowl features a locking blade, handle and pour spout for easy serving., Master tasty dressings and sauces with the drizzle basin., 2 speeds and pulse operation give you precise control to produce coarse or fine results., Compact and lightweight, the mini food processor is the perfect size for everyday use in the kitchen., Easy to clean, dishwasher-safe work bowl, lid and blade., Simple cord wrap and compact design for easy storage.

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5. An assortment of Good Metal Cookie Cutters

I prefer using metal cookie cutters because you get a good, crisp edge. I’ve been handed down some of mine. If you’re on a budget, a great place to find them is in antique stores.

Wilton Metal Cookie Cutters – Classic Shapes (Kitchen)


Features: Includes geometric, crinkle diamond, flower, half moon, heart and star cutters, Sizes approximately 3-inch, Recipe included, Made of durable steel, Hand washing recommended

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6. Cooking Racks

This is probably the last thing new bakers decide to purchase but letting your masterpieces cool in the right way really makes a difference.

Wilton 3 Piece Stackable Cooling Rack (Kitchen)


Features: 3 Piece stackable, Dishwasher Safe, Material: Aluminum with Nickel Plating

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7. Measuring, Mixing, & Other Hand Tools

Measuring Spoons & CUps

U-Taste 10 Piece Measuring Cups and Spoons Set in 18/8 Stainless Steel


Features: ? COMPLETE SET OF 10: Includes 1/8 cup, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 1 cup & 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, totally 10 sizes to meet all you needs., ? NO MORE GUESSWORK: Each cup’s “ml” and cup sizes have passed clearly engraved marking, and you can quickly identify the cup scale according to the color of the handle. No more guess in kitchen!, ? COOK SAFELY WITH 18/8 STEEL: We know that, you are worry about rust or BPA-infested plastic to touch your cooking. Don’t worry, all of our measuring cups and spoons are crafted from food grade 18/8 stainless steel, they could be used for any food, rust resistant, will not be polluted or eroded, make your cooking always safe and health, long service life accompanied by your family all the time., ? SPECIAL DESIGN FOR USE BETTER: 18/8 stainless steel material keep it sturdy without break case, soft silicone handles to allow even clumsy fingers to hold tight, high quality stainless steel make it dishwasher-safe, and smooth edge eliminate the concerns of the hand injured, conveniently nests inside one another design and two steel ring allowing you to store them in any drawer, cabinet or cupboard. Convenience your life., ? U-TASTE “MADE-TO-MEASURE” GUARANTEE: If you’re anything less than amazed by any U-Taste product, you can return it no-questions-asked for a 100% refund. To see how U-Taste’s stainless steel measuring cup set’s precision and design enhances your (or a loved one’s) next culinary adventure, Click “ADD TO CART” now.

List Price: $49.99 USD
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Silocone Spatula

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set (Kitchen)


Features: 3-Piece Silicone Set includes: Small Spatula, Medium Spatula and Spoon Spatula, Small Spatula ideal for reaching food in jars and other tight spaces, Medium Spatula features rounded edge for scraping bowls and square edge for pushing batter into corners, Spoon Spatula perfect for mixing, scooping and tasting, All Silicone Spatulas heat resistant to 600 F, won’t discolor, warp or melt, Good for use with coated and non-stick cookware and bakeware, dishwasher safe

List Price: $11.99 USD
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Whisk

Stainless Steel Whisk Set – Wire Whisk – Balloon Whisk Set – Egg Frother, Milk & Egg Beater – Kitchen Utensils for Blending, Whisking, Beating & Stirring – Set of 3 – by Utopia Kitchen


Features: The 3 piece whisk set is strongly built using 430-grade stainless steel material followed by an extraordinarily polished processing method for dual rust resistance, It’s available in three sizes i.e. 12 inches for preparing pancake batter in large bowls, 10 inches for beating eggs and 8 inches for blending small batches of vinaigrette, Its narrow shape coupled with stainless steel wires help in whisking in small bowls with ease, Great for mixing eggs, preparing sauces, toppings, icing sugar mixture and melted chocolate fresh cream, It is dishwasher safe and comes with a loop allowing to easily hang when not in use

List Price: $29.99 USD
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Rolling Pin

Bamber Wood Rolling Pin, 11 Inch by 1-1/5 Inch (Kitchen)


Features: FIRST DIFFERENCE FROM OTHERS: most rolling pins in the market are not well burnished or made of raw material without safe covering, but our rolling pins, featuring remarkable burnishing and covering technique, have incredibly sleek surface and superb handhold feeling. Their top craftsmanship will offer you fantastic rolling experience in kitchen., SECOND DIFFERENCE FROM OTHERS: no dents and small gaps compared with poor burnished or poor covering rolling pins in the market! Poor burnished or poor covering rolling pins have visible small gaps and dents easy to be stuck with flour residue which is difficult to be removed till go mouldy. Our rolling pins have avoided this problem. It is incredibly sleek and will not easily harbor bacteria!, PERFECT FOR SMAILL JOBS AND CHILDREN: 11 inches of perfect size for small rollouts and children. It can be conveniently stored in large silverware organizers and also serves as a small gadget designed for children to join family kitchen time!, TOTALLY SAFE IN USE: our rolling pins are all made by selected premium beech wood from Europe that will NOT harbor bacteria or fungus. They are totally safe in use., Worry-free lifetime warranty and friendly customer service! Full refund or free replacement if not satisfied!

List Price: $17.96 USD
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Pastry Blender

Winco 5 Blade Pastry Blender, Stainless Steel (Kitchen)


Features: Stainless steel construction, 5 blades for cutting and blending, Ideal for dough, butter and crumbing, Also good for cutting and blending dry ingredients, Dishwasher safe

List Price: $5.54 USD
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