Baking can be daunting if you’re just beginning, and especially if you’re not sure whether or not you the right basic tools on hand—let alone the right skills. With such a vast assortment of kitchen gadgets, high-end appliances, and general baking equipment, it can be difficult to discern which of them you actually need (especially when you’re just starting out) and which are non-essentials or, at worst, straight-up gimmicks.
When you’re a new baker, it’s often advised to view baking as more of a science than an art (it’s basically, chemistry). That means, following recipes, instructions, and reducing substitutions or additions based on your intuition is not advisable—basically, you’ll want to save the creativity for after you’ve mastered the basics. Of course, when you’re at the start of your baking “career,” you don’t necessarily want to spend your entire savings account on kitchen equipment that you’re not sure you like or even work for that matter. Below, we’ve highlighted a few bare minimum necessities that every beginner baker should own—and absolutely needs to perfect their craft.
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