There are a number of kitchen essentials that are needed for baking.
Here is my top 10 list of kitchen essentials for baking:
The first kitchen essential for baking on this list is a traditional cookie sheet. The cookie sheet should be a non-stick, 14-inch x 14-inch sheet. This is a must-have, because it is popularly used.
A three-piece stackable cooling rack is also a must-have kitchen essential. It is a must-have because people often use it to store desserts right out of the oven, including brownies and cookies.
One kitchen essential that comes in handy is a cutting board. Cutting boards are great to have around the kitchen for cutting cheese along with other food. They can come in glass, steel, or marble, but I personally recommend rubber boards.
An electric mixer is also a kitchen essential for baking. Electric mixers are great for making desserts and should have options for various speeds. I recommend having a five-speed electric mixer.
This list would not be complete without mentioning measuring cups. I believe kitchens should have measuring cups that are for liquid or solids. The measuring cups should be made from glass and with red measurements.
Another kitchen essential for baking is measuring spoons. It would be a wise idea to own a five-piece set. The set should certainly include different sizes.
Mixing bowls are also essential to own. I believe a good number of mixing bowls to own is three, and that they can be color-coded to brighten up the kitchen. These are must-haves because they are essential for baking, including desserts.
Owning at least one rolling pin is essential for a successful kitchen. The rolling pin should be dishwasher-safe, and non-stick. Rolling pins are essential because they help smoothen out dough. I would recommend a plastic one, as the wooden ones can cause injury.
Another essential kitchen item for baking is a spatula. Spatulas should be dishwasher-safe, and can be stainless steel. I actually recommend stainless spatulas to people who own stainless appliances. Spatulas come in handy when making pancakes or flipping certain meat products.
The last essential kitchen item for baking is a wire whisk. This tool for baking is important for blending ingredients for a recipe. There are a number of different whisks, but I believe the best is the French whisk. One can also own a bamboo whisk, but this type of whisk is not necessary for baking.
“5 Kitchen Essentials for $100 or Less,” Yahoo! Shopping.
“Essential Baking Tools,” Martha Stewart Living.