Best Bakeware for the Well-Equipped Kitchen

A List of Essential Bakeware That Every Home Baker Should Have in the Kitchen

Every home baker needs a few essentials in their kitchen to make baking easier and more enjoyable. This is a list of baking essentials that I feel will be great additions to your kitchen!

Baking was my first love in the kitchen! I always find it relaxing to bake some goodies that I know my family will love. Throughout my years of baking I've found certain essentials I can't do without. 

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I've put together this list of baking essentials that I feel every home baker should have in their kitchen. From pans, to mixers, to some small tools that will make baking easier and more enjoyable. 

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Quick & Carry Bag

I love my Quick & Carry bag! It is so sturdy and has so much room for everything I need when taking the Instant Pot out of the house. They have one for both the 6-quart and 8-quart Instant Pot. 

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Mixers and accessories

If you love baking, you definitely need a great mixer. Here are some great mixers and the accessories to go with them.

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KitchenAid 5 Qt. Stand Mixer

I love my KitchenAid stand mixer. It's such a workhorse. It's powerful and does such a beautiful job at mixing. There is also a slightly smaller 4.5 Qt. Ultra Power Stand Mixer. There are so many colors to choose from! 

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KitchenAid Hand Mixer

This hand mixer is perfect for smaller jobs. I have had it for several years and it's a high quality hand mixer. Plus, there are so many beautiful colors to choose from!

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Mixer Bowl Covers

These silicone bowl covers are great for when you have left over batter, or for when you make your batter ahead of time and need to keep it covered. These fit the 5 qt. bowls.

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Mini Spatulas

I have a set of these and use them almost daily! They are perfect for scraping things out of cans. I also use mine to hand mix sauces, like my Sriracha Mayo. They are cuties and they are a must-have.

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Edge Beater Blade 

This edge beater blade is a fantastic addition to your tilt head stand mixer. It scrapes the sides of the bowl as it mixes. Love it!

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Nordic Ware Spatula

I have a couple of these spatulas and they are by far the best ones I've used. They clean the bowl spotless! Highly recommend these.

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baking pans, mixing bowls and storage

You need a good pan if you want your cakes to come out perfect. There's different pans, for different purposes. Here are my favorites.

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Cake Pans

If you love to bake you need a great cake pan! Fat Daddio pans are great! They come in different sizes. My only complaint is they are not dishwasher safe. Other than that, I absolutely love them. 

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Aluminum Sheet Pans

I have so many sheet pans!! I use them for so much. We bake cookies on them, chicken, sheet cake, croissants, and the list goes on! I also have some sheet pans with a non-stick grid on them and I love them for cooking chicken. I also use the racks for cooling cookies. 

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Silicone Prep Bowls

These prep bowls from Le Creuset are so great. I love measuring out all my ingredients before starting to bake. These are perfect for that. Keep in mind these are not mixing bowls, they are small prep bowls. 

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Ramekins

These little ramekins are great for baking desserts such as creme brûlée and flan. They are also perfect for serving sauces and salsas. I also use mine to serve the au jus when we make my Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

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Bundt Pan

Everyone needs a great bundt pan and this one literally takes the cake! See what I did there? These Nordic Ware pans are awesome and my bundt cakes always come out beautiful!

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9 x 13 Baking Pan

I've had this Rachel Ray baking pan for years and it's my favorite for making cakes, blondies, and my delicious brownies. They always bake perfectly and evenly in this pan. I love it. 

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Mixing Bowls

These are some great mixing bowls. They are from OXO, which never disappoints. They are slip proof and come 3 to a set (1.5, 3, and 5 Qt). There are 3 color choices. Definitely a must-have for your kitchen.

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Storage Containers

I absolutely love my OXO clear containers. I keep everything in them. Sugar, flour, pasta, beans, rice, you name it! They keep everything fresh and I love that I can see exactly how much I have left of an item. Check out how my pantry looks with them!

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Extra essentials

These items will make baking more fun and a lot easier. These are basic items that every baker needs. I have picked out the ones I love the most.

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Measuring Cups

These stainless steel measuring cups are beautiful and functional. They nest nicely for storing and are easy to handle. You'll also need a good set of glass measuring cups for measuring liquids. 

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Measuring Spoons

I am in love with these measuring spoons. They are magnetic and stackable. They are double sided with one side fitting into most spice jars. They contain any measurement you'll need and they come with a leveler. LOVE them!

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Scale

If you're looking for a great kitchen scale that doesn't break the bank, this is it right here. It works beautifully and it comes in several fun colors. Or you can go with classic silver. 

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Silicone Baking Mat

I have one of these and love it. It's wonderful for baking things like cookies and macaroons! It's super easy to clean, which makes it a winner in my book. 

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Icing Spatula

I love my icing spatula and if you like to frost cakes it will make your life easier. I'm not very good at frosting, but this spatula makes it easier to at least make my cakes look presentable! I also use it to spread out batter before baking.

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Whisk

A good whisk is essential in any kitchen. This OXO whisk is such good quality and it gets the job done. Perfect for whisking eggs, icing, batter and more!

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Revolving Cake Stand

If you bake a lot of cakes and decorate them, then this revolving cake stand is a must-have. It makes icing cakes a breeze. It comes with all the accessories you need to frost a cake perfectly. 

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Flour Sifter

If you're tired of the mess when you sift flour with a mesh strainer, then you need one of these in your life. It definitely makes sifting flour easier and much faster. 

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Scraper and Chopper

This multipurpose tool is awesome. It chops, it scrapes, it cuts dough, and more. I love that it's dishwasher safe! 

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Pie Server & Cake Cutter

This pie server and cake cutter is great! Cuts a perfect piece of cake or pie and does double duty as a spatula. Only one thing to clean! Love it!

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I HOPE YOU FOUND THIS list of Products HELPFUL

That's it for my favorite must-have baking essentials. I’m sure there are a million other items out there that you can buy, but this list provides you with all the essentials. I hope you found this post helpful and are able to get some cool bakeware for your kitchen.

Do you have a favorite product that I didn't mention? Tell me about it in the comments.

 Happy Baking!

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