1. A (kickass) stand mixer
More than just a mixer, this beloved kitchen appliance with a range of attachments does it all. Juices oranges, grinds meat, rolls out homemade pasta dough, spiralizes vegetables, churns ice cream, and the list goes on and on. And it’s fun to use. (Did we mention the array of alluring colors?) Nuff said.
- 1. A (kickass) stand mixer
- 2. A bench scraper (that doubles as a mirror)
- 3. A baking peel (to keep you a socially safe distance from your oven)
- 4. A multitasking multi bowl
- 5. A dough container a biga can love
- 6. A baking stone that gathers no dust
- 7. Gloves that prevent asbestos hands
- 8. A serrated bread knife that cuts through the, well, you know
- 9. A revolutionary bread pan for the bread revolution
- 10. A sheet pan set for the baking set
- 11. Wooden utensils that go against the grain
- 12. A loaf pan that’s anything but lazy
- 13. A baguette cloche (aka bread pashmina)
2. A bench scraper (that doubles as a mirror)
This handy dandy tool will help you scrape together that shaggy dough, neatly divide it into precise portions, and clean off your rolling surface. And just in case you want to measure the height or overhang of your rolled out flaky pie crust, a built-in ruler saves the day. (You can also check if you have flour on your cheeks in its reflective surface.)
3. A baking peel (to keep you a socially safe distance from your oven)
A handsome premium acacia wood peel with a slanted edge that’s perfect for sliding your buxom loaves or that gooey, cheesy New York Style pizza in and out of a blazing-hot oven.
4. A multitasking multi bowl
Truly a multi-use bowl, you’ll be grabbing this to mix everything from bread dough to cookies. With any of its vibrant colors, you’ll want to leave it on the counter to enhance your kitchen décor.
5. A dough container a biga can love
Need to stash that batch of bread dough? This container with its matching lid will store that and more in your refrigerator or freezer. And it’s dishwasher safe. Your Italian biga will thank you.
6. A baking stone that gathers no dust
Ever wonder how your local bakery gets such crunchy loaves of bread? This baking stone preheats in your oven so your loaves get a nice warm start and even cooking temperature. Perfect for turning out a stunning No-Knead 5-Minute Artisan Bread.
7. Gloves that prevent asbestos hands
Isn’t it interesting that you only find out a dish towel isn’t thick enough after it’s too late? Then say hello to these iRobot-looking gloves made of heat- and cut-resistant Kevlar fibers for strength and a silicone honeycomb pattern for grip and protection up to 930°F. In a pinch, you can wear them as mittens. (We have!)
8. A serrated bread knife that cuts through the, well, you know
The careful weighting gives the perfect balance to cut neatly through those crispy crusts and can easily tackle thin buttermilk sandwich bread slices. One-piece stainless steel construction resist corrosion and the built-in dimples add a gripping surface for slippery hands. (While you’re at it, check out the rest of the line from Global Knives.)
Global Serrated Bread Knife, $145 on Bloomingdales.com
9. A revolutionary bread pan for the bread revolution
There’s a new kid in Bake Town. Designed by bread bakers for bread bakers, it perfectly bakes your loaves, boules, and demi-baguettes. Its special design means forget those parchment cradles to nervously lower your dough into a blazingly hot Dutch oven. Bottom line: no more burned arms!
10. A sheet pan set for the baking set
This sheet pan set has it all. A commercial-grade half sheet pan that resists warping, a silicon mat, and a cooling rack. What more could you need except maybe a nice loaf of sourdough rye bread or a batch of cookies.
11. Wooden utensils that go against the grain
With their good looks and beautiful graining, these eco-friendly wooden spoons are our preferred go-to for stirring together ingredients for a no-knead whole wheat loaf. They also go effortlessly from cooking to serving and are gentle on non-stick surfaces.
12. A loaf pan that’s anything but lazy
No monkey business here. Cool handles and easy release make this loaf pan de rigueur for a loaf of buttery, caramel-coated monkey bread.
13. A baguette cloche (aka bread pashmina)
This thick cotton proofing cloth supports your Pane Francese, giving them a comfy place to do their final rise. A light dusting with flour and they’re ready to shape your loaves with style. And they fold up like a kitchen towel when not in use so they don’t take up precious cabinet space.
All products featured on Leite’s Culinaria are independently selected by our staff.