Bread bakers need more patience than equipment, but we’ve found some tools that can enhance the process. Check out our picks to help you bake stunning loaves, boules, and baguettes every time.
1. Breadtopia Wood Pulp Proofing Basket-Lined
Made of sustainable, breathable material that also holds flour well, this basket allows your dough to proof better and release from the bowl easier.
This scraper pulls double duty: its curved edge allows you to scrape every last bit of dough from the bowl, while the flat edge scrapes your work surface clean.
3. Wüsthof Ikon Blackwood Bread Knife, 8 inch
A serrated knife helps you slice without crushing your lovely loaves. This knife’s high carbon stain-free steel blade is triple riveted to the handle for excellent cut and control.
4. Ateco Stainless Steel Bench Scraper
Use this strong and stylish scraper to divide dough into portions or help transfer dough from workspace to pan.
5. Classic Fresh Sourdough Starter
Skip a few steps of the starter starting process with this premade fresh version from King Arthur Flour. Follow the instructions upon receiving the package, and you’ll be on your way to a lifetime of sourdough-filled happiness.
Handcrafted from black walnut, this tool is as gorgeous as it is functional. Use the lame’s stainless steel blade to make clean slashes in your dough to achieve the look of artisan bread.
7. Dough Whisk
If you prefer to mix dough by hand, this dough whisk is your new best friend, allowing you to fully incorporate ingredients into stiff dough without overworking them.