I’ve spent a long time testing baking tools one at a time to make baking more efficient and consistent at home. The list below is the result of all those tests, and nothing else. If you’re new to baking, start with the tools listed below in Sourdough Starter Creation & Management and The Beginning Baker. Once you become more serious about baking, head down to the Nice to Haves section.
I’ve also compiled a list of all the tools below, and my favorite baking books, at my Amazon storefront. Note that some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I earn a small amount on each sale (you’re not charged over normal price). These small earnings help keep this site up and running, so thank you and happy baking!
These are the best tools to help create and maintain your sourdough starter.
The Beginning Baker
Nice to Haves
Ideally, you’d want locally milled flour for freshness and to support local farmers & millers, but sometimes that is not an option. Central Milling and Guisto’s both provide flour that I’ve found to be excellent.
Pans & Storage
Below is a list of my favorite grain mills used to mill fresh flour in my home kitchen regularly. They are all built extremely well and are capable of producing excellent flour.