Whether you’re an avid fan of home-baking, a professional in the craft, or a beginner, baking measurement tools are must-haves. No matter the quality of ingredients or the time of preparation, measuring what you will make and bake is as important as the first two. However, if you feel like there are so many to choose from, we’ve narrowed down the basics for you.
Basic Baking Measuring Must-Haves
One. Measuring Cups: Dry. Think powder measuring. These items are either usually made of stainless steel or of plastic. Plus, you can purchase them as a package. Try to avoid buying ones that are available as “singles.” I mean, it’s good to be single, ladies, and gentlemen (note the Beyonce reference). But opt for the more practical more-in-one type.
1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and 1. This isn’t a part of an algebraic equation but are the typical sizes of measuring cups. Check for the handle, that it’s sturdily fastened to the cup itself.
Two. Measuring Cups For Liquid. These have a spout for ease of pouring liquid. Furthermore, they are made of plastic or of glass. This is so that it’ll be more convenient for you to gauge the measurement of each liquid ingredient you use. And for these, they measure from 1-, 2-, 4-, and so on.
Three. Dry/Liquid Measuring Spoons. Either plastic or stainless steel, these come in a package with each item being separate from one another. Or as an attached set, with every spoon hooked to the other by a hooking device. Really, it’s up to you which one you’ll find more comfortable to use.
More Baking Measuring Tools
Four. A Timer. You don’t have to go overboard for this. Today, some bakers, especially those who bake at home, use baking timer apps. Perfectly fine. Still, personally, we prefer manual timers. You can buy them at any baking shop at a good price. Additionally, there’s no need to buy an expensive one. They all have the same purpose and function, anyway.
Five. Baking Scale. Especially useful when baking in large quantities for large orders. They’re more precise and time-saving than using measuring cups if you’re baking for a huge function.
Six. Oven Thermometer. No questions asked for this. Best used when baking sponges that go deep into the pan. This is how you check if the inner layers are already good to go or not.
Other Basic Baking Tools (Non-Measuring):
One. Wooden Spoons. Rubber or Silicone Spatulas. These come in handy in mixing and in folding. Easy to clean and keep after use.
Two. Whisk. Some opt for whisking machines or beaters. If you’re trying to be more cost-efficient, a stainless steel whisk is the way to go. You’ll be able to practice with it and manually do the mixing. A better way to learn about this before buying a mixer.
Three. Rolling pin. Especially needed for baking bread and similar items.