The best baking kit: What to buy and why

Want to know how to kit your kitchen out like the Great British Bake Off tent? Look no further than our handy product reviews, carried out by former GBBO contestants Edd Kimber, John Whaite, Frances Quinn and Kimberley Wilson. We have buyers advice for everything from rolling pins and pastry brushes, to piping bags and spatulas.

The best baking kit: What to buy and why

1. The best rolling pins

Edd, John and Frances roll with the baking flow as they discuss their favourite rolling pin material, how to choose the best shape and which models win as all-round performers. 

2. The best measuring sets

Kimberley weighs up the best spoons and scoops for measuring dry ingredients. 

3. The best piping bags

Read Kimberley's pick of the best piping bags, plus her advice on when to use certain shaped nozzles and how to fill a bag efficiently. 

4. The best flour shakers

Shake off your icing troubles by investing in a dredger for easy, efficient dusting. Edd, John and Frances pick their favourite containers and explain what you should be looking for. 

5. The best baking sheets

You won't get very far in biscuit-making without having a non-stick surface to bake on. Kimberley picks five of the best baking trays. 

6. The best marble rolling pins

Kimberley's favourite rolling pin material is marble - its heat-conductive qualities means it'll stay cool when making delicate pastry. She picks her favourite five pins. 

7. The best icing turntables

If you're a serious baker who loves getting stuck into elaborate decorating work, a rotating turntable will help you make light work of finishing flourishes. 

8. The best pastry brushes

Is natural best or should you go for silicone bristles? Read about pastry brushes, how to buy for your purposes and what models Edd, John and Frances liked the most. 

9. The best spatulas

John, Edd and Frances look at silicone spatulas, why you should invest in one and which designs are best for different baking tasks. 


For more product rundowns, visit our reviews section. For more things flour, visit our baking section

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