Tools, tools. I remember my father always saying: if you have the right tools, and they are orderly, the job is that much easier. True statement right there, but finding the right tools can be quite a challenge (and expensive). Over the years I’ve accumulated a large number of baking items I’ve either loved or hated immediately. Those I’ve found the repetitive use for have stuck around and helped me bake many a loaf, a gradual natural selection process right here in my kitchen.
Starting baking can be an intimidating thing: it’s hard to determine precisely what tools you need to get started, what tools make it easier when you get more experienced, and what tools are just “nice to have.” Well, I’ve finally created a page that lists all my most used and favorite sourdough baking tools, a “Sourdough Baking Tools Roundup” if you will. When I first started baking, I had many questions on what to use at each step of baking: “what am I going to proof this dough in?”, “what’s the best and cheapest scale I can get to measure out these ingredients?”, “what kind of jars can I use to keep my starter in that will make it as easy as possible?” And so on. In an attempt to help everyone out there to find these tools (without having to scour through old comments here on the site) I’ve listed everything out in an easy to read page. All of these items I’ve either acquired by searching myself or by reading books, asking questions, and posting on websites.
I’ll keep my tools page updated with any new items I acquire and will only add them as I determine they are worthy. I hope these tools that have evolutionarily passed the test help you as well!
You can find a link to my tools page up top or check out my tools right here.
If I’ve missed any must-have tools, send me an email to let me know or drop a comment below. I’m always trying out new items and have a bit of a problem when it comes to acquiring new baking gadgetry.