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Best Bread-Making Tools In 2022

Bread is a naturally simple product, requiring only flour, yeast, salt, and water to make. Anyone who has attempted to make homemade bread understands that it is much more than the sum of its parts. Investing in some additional instruments will almost surely improve the quality of your finished goods and make working with your dough a little easier for those who have learned to enjoy the art of breadmaking.

This is a set of tools that will assist you with everything from preparing your dough to proving, shaping, and baking your favorite loaves.

  1. Oster Expressbake 2-Pound Breadmaker

what we like:

  • Making bread is nearly effortless.
  • Designed to work with a wide range of pieces of bread
  • This recipe yields large loaves.

what we don’t like:

  • Produces a plain loaf with no extras.

With this Oster machine, you can make bread without being intimidated. This model has 12 and three crust settings and can make loaves up to 2 pounds in size (in under an hour if the Expressbake feature is used). It also includes recipes for a nearly fail-proof bake, so novices won’t have to fret. It also has a modest footprint, so it won’t take up too much valuable counter space, which is especially important if your kitchen is small.

2. KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

what we like:

  • Handles doughs with ease.
  • A wide range of accessories is available.
  • Handle on a heavy-duty bowl

what we don’t like:

  • Heavy
  • Attachments with enamel coatings may chip.

The classic KitchenAid stand mixer can perform many things, including kneading four loaves of bread at once. This model comes with a 5-quart mixing bowl, a regular paddle, a whip attachment, and, most crucially, a dough hook that makes it simple to handle your dough and aids gluten development for a better rise. We bought this machine to see how well it could take mixing dough, and we were blown away by the results. Our tester used the mixer to make both bread dough and pasta dough with ease. The stainless steel bowl, whisk, and dough hook are dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup. It comes in over 30 different colors, allowing you to match your mixer to your decor.

3. FineDine premium stainless steel mixing bowl

what we like:

  • Stainless steel that is non-reactive to any ingredients
  • Measurement and mixing will be more stable with flat bottoms.
  • Safe to use in the oven and on the stovetop

what we don’t like:

  • There are no lids included.

Bread baking requires a nice set of mixing bowls. You’ll probably need more than one bowl to mix the ingredients when preparing fancy bread or the simpler quickbreads. FineDine offers six sizes (ranging from.75-quart to 8-quart bowls) of lightweight stainless steel bowls in this set. The flat bottoms provide excellent mixing stability and are simple to clean by hand or dishwasher. The bowls can nest together for easy storage.

4. Breadtopia Bread lame

what we like:

  • Professional outcomes
  • Replacement blades are included.
  • Safely packaged for long-term storage

what we don’t like:

  • There is a short learning curve.

Have you ever wondered how bakeries achieve those lovely raised-edge decorations on their loaves? It’s all about the tally. While slashing the surface of the dough with a sharp knife is necessary for appropriate expansion while baking, using a bread lame allows you more control over the angle, depth, and pattern of your cuts. Breadtopia’s lame is straightforward to construct and features an easy-grip resin handle (formed like a baguette) for stable control and precise scoring. It includes five replacement blades and a storage box when not in use.

5. Norpro grip EZ chopper scraper

what we like:

  • Scraper made of heavy-duty stainless steel
  • The grip is soft and non-slip.
  • Inexpensive

what we don’t like:

With use, measurements may fade.

You’ll need a bench scraper to shape and move relatively sticky dough pieces about on your work surface. The blade’s measuring guide allows you to effortlessly scrape or divide out the dough. Still, it may also be used for smashing materials, measuring and cutting pasta, or cutting cinnamon rolls. This scraper is made of sturdy stainless steel and has a Santoprene handle to grip the blade comfortably for improved control. Hand washes with a soft scrubber and mild dishwashing soap for quick cleanup.

6. Bread bosses banneton proofing basket

what we like:

  • great size for a variety of pieces of bread.
  • Liner for linen basket is included.
  • It’s a good idea to have an extra bowl scraper available.

what we don’t like:

  • Larger projects may necessitate the acquisition of an additional basket.

This 9-inch rattan basket is a game-changer for home bakers looking to achieve the glistening, chewy crusts that are a favorite feature of gourmet pieces of bread. This sort of proofing basket, known as a banneton, is used in traditional bakeries to enable air to travel through and develop a skin on the surface of the dough as it rises, making it simpler to score. The ridges also leave a lovely spiral design on the dough, which shows up when baked. A bench scraper is essential for shaping—and a cloth liner for high-moisture doughs is also supplied.

7. OXO Good Grips silicone basting and pastry brush-small

what we like:

  • Unlike traditional pastry brushes, it does not shed hair.
  • Dishwasher-friendly
  • It’s made to keep your counters clean.

what we don’t like:

  • The silicone brush absorbs less liquid.

Before baking, some pieces of bread, such as soft dinner rolls or brioche, require a final coating. You’ll need a pastry brush to paint butter, milk, or an egg wash on the loaves before they go into the oven for this (helpful in getting poppy or sesame seeds to stick and to encourage a golden finish). This heat-resistant, easy-to-clean silicone brush from OXO includes a comfortable grip handle and heat-resistant, easy-to-clean bristles that won’t shed. Brushing more delicate doughs and pastries is easier with the tapered outer strands, and the tilted brush head keeps the bristles off the counter. Toss the brush into the dishwasher for simple cleanup when you’re finished.

8. Microplane black classic stainless steel zester and cheese grater

what we like:

  • Stainless steel zests nearly everything.
  • There is a plethora of pastry and savory applications for this ingredient.
  • There are 21 different colors to choose from.

what we don’t like:

  • There’s nothing wrong with it; it’s great.

Lemon poppyseed cake and cranberry orange bread are two quickbreads that call for citrus zest to give them a boost of flavor that lasts through the baking process. Microplane’s iconic handheld grater makes neatly zesting oranges, limes, and lemons (and another citrus) a breeze. It also works well on hard cheeses like Parmesan for homemade breadsticks and gouges. Surgical-grade stainless steel is used to create the ultra-sharp blade, which resists rust and retains its sharpness. You may also use it to grate nutmeg and cinnamon into your favorite dishes for a burst of flavor.

9. OXO Good Grip sizeable wooden spoon

what we like:

  • A solid wooden spoon has a robust feel to it.
  • Non-reactive
  • There are a variety of styles and sizes to choose from.

what we don’t like:

  • Only wash by hand
  • It has the potential to discolor or absorb scents.

For hand kneading bread dough, wooden spoons are essential—they’re more sturdy than plastic spatulas and aren’t as reactive as metal spools. This OXO wooden spoon is composed of a solid piece of beechwood with an oil finish and has a large handle that fits comfortably in hand. From this basic bread recipe to this vegan challah, use it to mix the dough gently. Hand-wash the spoon and let it dry thoroughly before storing it.

10. J.K. Adams FRP-2 Maple Wood French Dowel Rolling Pin

what we like:

  • Lightweight
  • More control over the rolling
  • Solid wood lasts a long time.

what we don’t like:

  • A slight learning curve is present.
  • Rinse only by hand

You’ll need a decent quality rolling pin to roll out the dough, whether you’re creating sticky buns or cinnamon swirls. J.K. Adams’ French dowel-style rolling pin has slightly tapered ends, making it lighter than typical pins and easier to use. It’s composed of slightly textured North American hardwood that’s been sustainably sourced and holds a sprinkling of flour to keep the dough from sticking. This solid wood rolling pin is not only highly durable and will likely endure for decades, but a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty also backs it.

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