If you’re a serious baker, then you know that quality equipment is necessary – simple mixers won’t cut it when you’re baking all sorts of pastries, cookies, and more. If you’re hoping to find your dream items, I’m here for you: I’ve got the top splurges you need in order to have an upscale, stellar, and extra-efficient kitchen.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
A staple in every baker’s kitchen is KitchenAid’s stand mixer. It’s heavy duty and can pretty much mix whatever you want. Whether you’re baking dozens of batches of cookies, whipping quarts of meringue, or needing to knead cold ingredients, this mixer will do it effortlessly. The five-quart size holds as much as you need, so you can say goodbye to multiple rounds of mixing. Bonus: it has tons of attachments, so you can go from baking to cooking in no time.
All-Clad 10-Piece Bakeware Set
Not only does this set come with literally every bakeware product you can think of, it’s high-quality, too. Including cake pans, sheet plans, a cooling and baking rack, and a muffin pan, you can make the perfect cupcakes, layered sheet cakes, and, of course, perfect cookies. It has a non-stick finish and is scratch-resistant, and its aluminum steel allows for equal heat among every inch of baking – no more crispy edges and raw middles.
Williams Sonoma Goldtouch® Pro Nonstick 3-Piece Sheet Pan Set
There’s no messing around with this cookie-dedicated bake set. Hot temperatures are no match for these superior sheets, thanks to its aluminized steel, which evenly heats cookies for browned edges and gooey (but not raw!) centers. Nonstick coating means those gooey centers won’t stick to the sheet, making clean-up a breeze. When you’re done, throw it into the dishwasher and be done with it.
The Essential Apron
It’s definitely a splurge, but this is one of the highest-quality aprons you’ll find – just look at the 4+ stars out of 327 reviews. It’s made of 100% cotton, and it withstands the washing machine and irons. It has an adjustable neck, so you won’t have to worry about feeling strangled or not protected, and the three pockets give you space to hold whatever you need, from a pen to measuring spoons.
Five Two Silicon Oven Mitts & Pot Holders
My hands are extremely sensitive to heat, no matter how thick your typical oven mitts are. That’s why discovering these mitts was a life (and hand) saver. The hands are made of platinum-grade silicone, withstand up to 650°F, but they’re still light and flexible, and the mitts go all the way up your forearms for adequate protection. They come with pot holders, with pockets so you can slip your hands inside for maximum grip.
What are your favorite bakeware splurges? Let us know in the comments!