23 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!

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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. 

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. 

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.

  • porcelain ramekins

    BellemainPorcelain Ramekins

    ideal for delicious desserts

    These cute little porcelain ramekins are ideal for making so many yummy desserts! Creme brûlée, flan, lava cakes, soufflé, the possibilities are endless! They are oven, microwave, pressure cooker, and freezer safe and they can be washed in the dishwasher! They are also perfect for serving salsa, arroz con leche, dipping sauces or dressings. These multi-tasking ramekins are a great addition to any kitchen!

  • aluminum sheet pans

    Nordic WareAluminum Baking Sheets

    a must have in any baker’s kitchen

    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.

  • silicone prep bowls

    Le CreusetSilicone Prep Bowls

    great for holding ingredients

    These Le Creuset Stain Resistant Silicone Prep Bowls are perfect for keeping your ingredients until you’re ready to use them. They are freezer, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Doesn’t get better than that! They are flexible so it makes it easy to transfer ingredients into smaller containers. They come in a variety of vibrant colors. Keep in mind these are not mixing bowls, they are small prep bowls.

  • bundt pan

    Nordic WareClassic Tube-Cake Bundt Pan

    a great bundt pan for beautiful cakes

    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!

  • mixing bowls

    OXO Good GripsMixing Bowls

    colorful slip-proof must-haves

    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.

  • Rachael RayBaking 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.

  • food storage containers

    OXO Good GripsFood Storage Containers

    airtight, stackable, and space-efficient food storage

    These OXO containers make my pantry look like a million bucks! I keep everything in them. Sugar, flour, pasta, beans, rice, you name it! They keep food fresher, longer, and I always know exactly how much I have left of an item. This helps me avoid buying duplicate things and also prevents the disappointing surprise of being out of a favorite item. I also use them under my kitchen sink, and they look amazing! I absolutely love my OXO clear containers!

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.

  • stand mixer

    KitchenAidArtisan Stand Mixer

    a baker’s best tool

    Not only is this mixer essential for a baker, it’s so pretty to look at! I personally have the Ultra Power Plus 4.5 Qt. in Ice Blue. It’s very heavy duty, super easy to operate and quickly mixes, kneads, and whips your ingredients. I love the stainless steel bowl which makes for a very easy cleanup! There are lots of attachments including food grinders, pasta makers, and more. If you’d like a souped-up version of this mixer, then you’ll want to consider the Professional Series.

  • stand mixer blade

    New MetroMixer BeaterBlade

    a neccessary attachment for mixers

    This beaterblade is a perfect complement for the KitchenAid Mixer. It scrapes the bowl as it’s mixing! No more turning the mixer on and off to clean the sides. What a time saver. Just make sure you get the right size blade for the mixer you are purchasing.

  • KitchenAidMixer Bowl Covers

    perfect for KitchenAid mixer bowls

    Another great accessory for the KitchenAid mixer, these dishwasher safe covers are perfect for keeping your ingredients in the refrigerator. They’re also great for covering leftover cookie dough or rising yeast dough.

  • kitchenaid hand mixer

    KitchenAidHand Mixer

    the perfect little mixer for small jobs

    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!

  • CuisinartMini Spatulas

    the perfect mini companion for any scraping or mixing job

    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.

  • Nordic WareBaker’s 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.

Extra Baking 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.

  • silicone baking mat

    SilpatSilicone Baking Mat

    the perfect baking mat

    This silicone baking mat turns any baking sheet into a non-stick surface. No need to use sprays, butter or oil anymore. It’s very easy to clean and it’s freezer, oven, and microwave safe. This one is high on my wish list this year!

  • cake stand

    OhuhuRotating Cake Stand

    decorate the perfect cake with ease

    This rotating cake stand is perfect for decorating cakes. It has a stainless steel bearing which gives it a smooth rotation, and it turns both ways, so it can be used by a righty or a lefty! It has a non-slip bottom and the top is etched with measurements. When you finish decorating your cake, it makes for a beautiful stand to display it on.

  • flour sifter

    BellemainFlour Sifter

    sift flour with ease

    This Stainless Steel Sifter holds a whole 3 cups of flour. It is sturdy yet lightweight and the crank is easy to turn. This makes for effortless sifting. It’s also perfect for using with powdered sugar. I’m used to sifting flour with a strainer and tapping it on the side, so this is definitely a welcome addition in my kitchen!

  • bench scraper

    OXO Good GripsBench Scraper

    the handy tool every baker needs

    Ok, so I was not aware I needed one of these Stainless Steel Scraper and Choppers until now! So many uses! There’s the obvious dough cutting and vegetable chopping, but you can do so much more! Perfect for cutting brownies, pizza, dividing meats for freezing, scraping butcher blocks and cutting boards, and so much more. All this and it’s dishwasher safe! I need this in my life.

  • cake cutter

    ORBLUEPie Server & Cake Cutter

    cut and serve cake like a boss

    Every baker needs a great cake cutter. You definitely don’t want to ruin your creation by cutting into a cake or pie with a dull knife. This stainless steel cutter doubles as a server, so you only need one tool for a perfect slice of cake! Add to that the fact that it’s dishwasher safe, and I’m sold! I need one.

  • measuring cups

    BellemainMeasuring Cups

    beautiful and functional 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.

  • measuring spoons

    PonseyMeasuring Spoons

    an essential item for any baker

    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!

  • kitchen scale

    OzeriKitchen Scale

    an affordable scale perfect for any kitchen

    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.

  • icing spatula

    WiltonIcing Spatula

    makes icing cakes a breeze

    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.

  • OXO Good GripsWhisk

    mix away with this sturdy 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!

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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