Whether you’re looking to fine-tune your skills to one day become BBS Star Baker or are merely looking to try your hand at some tasty treats while binging the show, these products tested by our cooking experts will help you get there. Quality stand and hand mixers can save you a lot of time and physical labor.
The Kitchen Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer has been a staple in homes for years and is loved by many (including the late Julia Child!) For not only its distinct look and vibrant colors, but because it’s the highest-performing stand mixer that money can buy.
We proved this when we tested the Kitchen against other popular stand mixers and it came out on top. They’re light enough to move around easily and with one hand, but they have enough weight to hold them in place when you require minimal movement.
Not to mention, they come with very convenient air-tight plastic lids so each bowl doubles as a storage container. You need a sheet that’s large, distributes heat evenly, and is easy to clean.
Pairing it with the Nordic Ware Half Sheet will cover all your bases. We love the Di Or Seamless Spatula because the silicone material and curved head make scraping the sides of mixing bowls a piece of cake.
Its narrow shape makes for easy spreading and the ability to create interesting textures and patterns if you’re attempting to decorate like the contestants. Unfortunately our favorite flat spatula, the Cuzco Turn n’ Serve, isn't available at the moment, but the Kitchen Slotted Turner is our favorite nonstick spatula and a great and sturdy alternative.
There's nothing worse than following directions to a T and having your masterpiece burn because the oven was hotter than it said it was. We prefer the no-frills Addition oven thermometer because it's easy to read, responds quickly to changes in temperature, and reads the most accurate of all the oven thermometers we tested.
Their online store has their designs on a whole range of kitchenware, from tea towels and aprons to chopping boards and mugs. Powder Butterfly offer beautiful British themed gifts crafted in England.
The Art Rooms is a Yorkshire based studio in the beautiful world heritage village of Saltier. Jacky’s unique signature design of silhouette and vibrant color blocks have been inspired by her travels around Britain.
She has applied her simple yet recognizable style to a varied collection of luxury lifestyle products including kitchenware. They proudly use authentic patterns and casting methods used over 100 years ago to ensure their products are the best quality they can be.
Lumley Designs is a family run business established in 1998 who specialize in unique British made cast iron products. Part of their product range is sturdy cast iron trivets to protect your kitchen worktops.
Each design is custom-made and finished in Wolverhampton England by Robin Lumley. Based in Cambridge they retail online and it is their aim to introduce people to products that will stand the test of time.
Specializing in handmade quality designs for adding color and textural accents, each individual piece is made to last. Original ‘thread drawings’ are turned into beautiful prints to adorn tableware, bags, stationery and home textiles.
Darting ton’s vision was built on a clean and simple design style, handmade using age-old techniques. For over 50 years, many notable design figures have come together to use their passion and skill to grow the brand into what is now the only remaining factory scale producer in the country.
Since their beginning, they have only used locally sourced clay and secret glaze recipes to handcraft their designs. The combination of extraordinary designers and craftspeople, along with over 200 years of experience in making ceramics in their Derbyshire pottery, creates beautiful, versatile and durable collections.
Featuring fully replaceable or repairable parts, timeless styling and the unique, patented Preheat element. By the 1870s, production had expanded to electroplated teapots and trays and it started to become a significant exporter in the 1910s and are still going strong.
Samuel Stanford Ltd. of Sheffield, England are manufacturers of The Smithfield range of knives. Born in the ‘Steel City’ itself Samuel Stanford Ltd. is a traditional company with over 150 years experience in the design and manufacture of forged cutlery for professional and amateur users.
In a striking silver tone, this cake stand from home furniture store Aright Bianchi is a cute and quirky way to show off your star bakes. We particularly like how the cloche dome topped with bunny ears provides a playful touch to this luxurious piece.
Plus, the 23 cm height is sure to make your creations stand out amongst other items of food on display, allowing them to get the attention they deserve. These miniature fluted tins are perfecting for making almost any bite-sized treat, from carrot cake bites to mini quiches.
The brand’s award-winning ‘Masterclass’ collection features BPA-free bakeware that is electroplated and sandblasted for extra durability, including this must-have baking tray, which comes in various sizes and is oven-safe for up to 250 degrees. Made from high-quality beech wood, this lightweight revolving pin allows you to have more control when rolling and rotates as you push to make the job easier.
It’s great for rolling out biscuit and pastry dough and won’t take up too much space in your kitchen drawers, either. This heavy-duty ceramic option by Mason Cash is easy to move around as you stir and features a traditional glazed finish.
In five bold colors, these handy measuring spoons will be easy to spot in your cutlery drawer and are dishwasher safe. Designed with a digital LED indicator, it offers the choice of nine different speeds for all kinds of light and heavy mixtures and is impressively quiet.
Its beech wood handles will resist heat and flavor absorption, while its soft nylon bristles are perfect for brushing syrups on to cakes. The collection of vibrant hues will ensure that every batch stands out and, thanks to the greaseproof finish, you won’t need to worry about the color fading.
When it comes to liquid ingredients, a measuring jug is ideal for achieving the exact quantities suggested in recipes. Bugatti’s battery-operated design, created with a maximum capacity of 3 kg, has a weight resetting system so several ingredients can be put in the same bowl to be weighed.
Avoid dreaded lumps in flour with this cleverly-designed sifter, built with top and bottom lids to keep your ingredients fresh. This robust lifter measures at 10 inches and is the ideal tool for transferring large cakes or pies while keeping them in one piece.
A top-quality baking pan is an essential piece of kitchen equipment that no cook should be without. The right model can help you to achieve good and reliable results every time you bake.
However, these days, baking pans come in a wide range of different sizes and shapes and even materials. Fortunately, the Clifton Nonstick Bakeware Set includes six different baking trays that come in a wide range of sizes and styles.
No matter what you are planning on baking, you are sure to find a tray in this set to suit your needs. This makes it especially easy to bake a wide range of different types of foods.
Each piece in the set has been made of industrial-grade Carbon steel to protect against warping at high temperatures. This means that you can be sure this cook set of baking pans will be with you for a long time to come.
If you have a lot of hungry mouths to feed, you are sure to need a baking pan that is especially large. There will be no need to divide your food between different baking trays and spend extra time and trouble.
This should be more than sufficient to create a huge batch of cookies or roast many vegetables. The tray comes with a special non-stick American coating that is BPA, FOA, and PTFE free to prevent chemical contamination.
The USA Pan 1607CR Bakeware Extra Large Sheet really comes into its own when it comes to baking. However, this model is also ideal for roasting vegetables and cooking a range of other items.
The rack fits perfectly on top of the tray and is especially easy to lift out again when necessary. With due care and attention, you should be treated to excellent performance for many years to come.
The Ox Good Grips has a solid reputation for being of high quality. The Ox Good Grips Non-Stick Pro Half Sheet is especially large and easy to use.
It promises to allow you to make large batches of your favorite treats without having to compromise on quality. This mighty model has been created from industrial grade aluminized steel.
This helps to provide a quick flow of air for perfect baking every time. The tray also boasts two thick layers of ceramic coating to help deliver superior strength.
Like the other top models in the Ox Good Grips, this baking pan is designed to be very easy to handle. This means that even when the tray is full of food, you will be able to lift it out of the oven with ease.
However, if your oven tray happens to slip, it can lead to spilled food and even burns. The Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet comes complete with thick raised edges.
Even if the pan is filled to capacity, you can be sure that you will be able to get a good grip on the edge. As an added bonus, you are treated to two matching pans in this special set.
This material delivers excellent heat conduction so that your food cooks especially quickly. This also helps to ensure that food in the baking pans cooks very evenly.
It should be noted that the Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet is not especially durable. However, trying to assemble a set of different sized baking pans that feature the same quality can pose a problem.
Each piece in the Good Cook Set of 3 Non-Stick Cookie Sheet has been made of the same quality materials. This special coating is also designed to prevent greasy food from staining the pan and ruining its appearance.
Each of these special baking pans has been created in a slightly different size. If the baking pans happen to warp or fail for any reason, you can simply send away for a new model.
As an added bonus, each tray in the set is designed to be fully dishwasher safe. Cake batter can tend to drip and leak out of the baking pan and can cause problems in the oven.
Fortunately, the ALUMINUM Nordic Ware Leakproof Spring form Pan promises to put a stop to this messy problem. This special spring form pan boasts a durable leak-proof seal to perfectly prevent leaks and drips.
When your cake has been baked to perfection, simply undo the clips, and it will slide right out of the pan. The fact that this model is not dishwasher safe may initially give you pause for thought.
However, the ALUMINUM Nordic Ware Leakproof Spring form Pan is very easy to wash by hand. This is facilitated by the thick and durable non-stick coating that is designed to repel food.
As an added bonus, this baking pan is supplied with a comprehensive ten-year warranty. The cool charcoal color of this baking pan also helps to make it especially attractive.
If you love round cakes, you will need a baking pan that has been created especially for the purpose. Trying to make sure that a cake stays perfectly round on a regular tray can be a real challenge.
With this special set, you are treated to a pair of baking pans, each of which is nine inches in diameter. The pans come complete with tall edges, which help to keep the cake mixture firmly in place.
The top-grade aluminum material makes sure that heat is evenly distributed throughout the whole of the baking pan. You can simply slide out the baked cakes and give the pans a quick rinse once they are cool.
The bottoms of the pans have a tendency to warp, especially when exposed to high temperatures. To this end, the type of baking pan you choose can play an important role.
This is due to the premium grade steel construction of the baking pan. It has been specially designed to deliver extremely even heat distribution.
As an added bonus, this model is fully dishwasher safe to help make the cleanup process a breeze. However, the Wilton Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick Bakeware Large Cookie Sheet also comes complete with a durable non-stick coating.
This means that food residue simply slides off to make this model very easy to clean by hand. A number of different materials have been used to create top of the range baking pans.
In order to receive consistent results, you will need your baking pan to conduct heat evenly. The only real issue is that this material tends to warp at high temperatures.
Stainless steel is able to withstand especially high temperatures, meaning that it is not so prone to warping. However, stainless steel doesn’t tend to conduct heat as well as aluminum.
Carbon steel is a good option as it boasts superior heat conduction properties. If you are especially passionate about baking, it might be a good idea to choose a set of different pans.
If you have ever suffered the misery of trying to remove baked on food, you will know how important this factor is. Therefore, it is important to pay close attention to the warranty that is offered with the model you select.
A baking pan that comes with an extensive warranty should provide you with extra peace of mind. If you have a true love for baking, you are likely to want to create lots of different types of items.
The interiors come with interlocking non-stick layers to help prevent food from sticking and staining. The ten-year warranty that is supplied with this product also helps to put it at the top of its class.