15 Must-Have Pastry Tools Every Home Baker Should Own
Just as any skilled worker needs a toolkit, so does a baker. Keep your kitchen stocked and become a dough pro with these essential pastry tools.
Make sure your pastries come out perfectly every single time by making them with exactly the right amount of ingredients. Ensure precise measurements with a digital kitchen scale ($15). That way, your flour, sugar, butter and other ingredients will be in perfect proportions. Use it to make our butteriest, flakiest pastry recipes.
This handy OXO silicone pastry brush ($9) frictionlessly glides across dough, is super easy to clean and is totally fun to use. It will become your go-to kitchen tool when it comes to brushing and basting pretty much anything from pastries to meats. Pastry brushes are also used as a secret weapon in making the best cakes ever.
Silicone baking mats
Say goodbye to the days of your pastries getting hopelessly stuck to a baking sheet. This non-stick silicone baking mat ($14) guarantees that your baked goods will lift with ease. Plus, it makes cleanup a breeze! Use it to make these bucket list-worthy pastry recipes.
Roll, roll, roll your dough… The silicone surface smoothly flattens dough without any sticking or scraping. Press dough, crush nuts and level out the tops of pastries with this brightly-colored, super-easy-to-clean, mega-functional rolling pin ($18). It’ll definitely come in handy when making these puff pastry recipes.
Pastry cutter wheel
Baking is both a science and an art. You can add “At-Home Pastry Artist” to your cooking résumé with the help of this lovely decorative pastry cutter ($17). Add beautiful designs to lattices, crusts, cookies, cakes and so much more. Take a look at these other essential baking tools to have in your arsenal.
Spring into action with this essential baking pan that every home cook should own. If you love cheesecake, coffee cake, quiche or even deep dish pizza, this springform pan ($13) will become your BFF. And with its stick-resistant veneer, no messy flour or cooking spray is needed! Try it out with these desserts made in a springform pan.
Banish lumps from your baked goods! This stainless steel flour sifter ($13) works with a hand crank to separate and aerate flour for a light and fluffy pastry. If you’re a big bread baker, you should check out these bread tools, too.
Believe us when we say this powerful, ergonomic pastry blender ($10) is going to make your life in the kitchen a million times easier. Whip frosting, knead dough, slice butter, mash fruit and beat eggs without straining your wrists and elbows.
As tempting as it is to shove those piping hot homemade pastries into your mouth as soon as they’re pulled out of the oven, we must remind ourselves that patience is a virtue. This Ultra Cuisine stainless steel cooling rack ($20) will conveniently hold your baked goods in place without slipping through cracks or creating dents.
Add the finishing touch to your baked goods with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. The dusting wand from OXO ($10) allows even and controlled sprinkling of powdered sugar, cocoa powder or cinnamon. Yum!
Considered by many as a do-it-all, indispensable kitchen appliance, a food processor should be in every baker’s home. Chop, puree, shred, slice, crush and mix quickly and effortlessly with our Test Kitchen’s recommended food processor. Cuisinart’s 14-cup food processor ($200) is big enough to tackle any pastry job.
Stay sharp with this stainless steel pastry scraper and multitasker ($10)! Scrape dough, slice brownies and pizza, scoop up scraps and smooth frosting all with this tiny tool. It even comes with a bonus bowl scraper that includes a weight and volume measurement chart that makes conversions a piece of cake. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
If your filling or topping your pastries with fresh strawberries, this huller ($5) is a must. It easily, and safely, removes leaves and core from strawberries, and can also be used on peppers, tomatoes and other soft produce. Here are more fresh strawberry recipes that will put this tool to good use.
Eureka! We’ve found the perfect companion for carefully and conveniently transferring your fresh pastries and delicate cakes from the kitchen to the party, bake sale or any celebratory event. These adorable cardboard pie boxes ($15 for 12) feature a window to show off your sweet creations. Here are some more tips for storing baked goods.
Pastry bag kit
With two reusable pastry bags, 36 tips, two couplers, two 2 flower nails and a carrying case, this decor kit ($11) has all the pastry supplies you need to take sweets to the next level. Piping fillings, stuffing pastry and filling macarons has never been so easy.
Psst! No home baker’s kitchen is complete without these essential baking supplies!