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When it comes to baking, it is absolutely paramount that the correct baking equipment is utilised. The main reason for this is so that the food is prepared safely, simply and offers peace of mind knowing that you can stay focused when prepping your meal.
When you use the correct utensils, you will find it easier to measure the ingredients needed, can help enhance flavour and can even add aesthetically pleasing finishes to certain types of food. With this in mind, this article will take you through what we think are the ideal baking utensils that you should be using today.
Top 5 Baking Equipment You Should Be Using
Below we have listed the top baking utensils you should be using for everyday food preparation whether it be at home or in professional baking applications.
Although there is a magnitude of useful baking equipment out there in today’s market, we have started the top baking utensils off with baking trays. A bakery tray is a metal sheet pan primarily used to place products into an oven for heating purposes. Typical examples of food products that go on a baking tray consists of: bread rolls, pastries and flat products such as cookies and pizzas. Although usually rectangular in shape, baking trays can be specifically made to further support baking products. For example, here at Creeds Direct, one of our baking tray variants has forty five punched holes sized at 63mm. Perfect for baking muffins.
Bread slicers/bread blades are nifty pieces of baking equipment especially useful for baking applications. When loaves of bread are baked, they come out as one solid object. The benefit of using a bread slice is to allow for an incredibly even finish that looks aesthetically pleasing. Im sure we can all agree that It can be immensely satisfying to see a loaf of bread sliced so perfectly when in a bread slicer.
While it looks amazing they are also incredibly efficient. This is because they cut down labour costs and time implications as opposed to manually slicing the bread. In addition, they are a lot safer than using a typical knife to slice the bread. Simply place the loaf on the machine, press ‘on’ and you’re good to go.
Everyday users and professional bakeries do not necessarily have adequate time or the sufficient manpower to process dough by hand efficiently. In addition, it is not a guarantee that a smooth texture and perfect size is achieved on a consistent basis. This is where dough dividers come into play. dough dividers have the ability to quickly supply dough based products in a speedy and efficient manner. They naturally expedite the process of making rolls by hand and are significantly less time-consuming. Simply place the full contents of the dough on a dough placer tray, flip the switch on and let the machine do the magic.
Spatulas and spoons are very common and handy pieces of baking equipment and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. They are near enough common staples in the bakery universe and have many uses. For example, spoons can be used to mix ingredients in a bowl, serving and transferring food. Similarly, straight shafted spatulas are most often used for scraping food from the sides of pots, stirring ingredients in curved bowls or folding ingredients into each other. The only difference is that a spatula is probably better suited for scraping (excess) mixture from bowls better than a spoon can. However, this isn’t to say that the latter cant complete this job entirely!
Finally, rolling pins are definitely an incredibly useful baking utensil. Their primary function is to roll out and evenly flatten everything from pie and pastry doughs to cookie and pasta doughs. However, they are not just limited to this function. They can be used as a substitute if you don’t have a food processor. For example, a neat little trick to crush nuts would be to place them in a large resealable bag, seal it, and crush them with a rolling pin. Not only is this an effective way of generating crushed nuts, it can be a fun and relieving way to operate in a baking environment.
Now that you have seen some of our ideal pieces of baking equipment for personal and professional applications perhaps you have noticed that you are not in possession of one of the items on our list within the blog, if this is the case why not give us a call to speak to our industry exports of baking equipment on 0800 270 7777 or for general enquiries email: email@example.com