10 Must-Have Pie and Pastry Tools Every Home Baker Should Own
Just as any skilled worker needs a toolkit, so does a baker. Keep your kitchen stocked and become a dough pro with these essential pastry tools.
Amazon / Emile Henry
Set the stage for the perfect pie. This gorgeous ceramic Emile Henry pie dish ($30) comes in a variety of bold hues, providing a colorful accent to the dessert table. Ultra-durable and resistant to heat and scratches, it will remain in perfect condition year after year. And don’t forget about the perfect crust—try these recipes.
Amazon / OXO
This handy OXO silicone pastry brush ($8) frictionlessly glides across dough, is super easy to clean and is totally fun to use. It will become your go-to kitchen tool when it comes to brushing and basting pretty much anything from pastries to meats.
Amazon / Daizihan
Roll, roll, roll your dough… The silicone surface smoothly flattens dough without any sticking or scraping. Press dough, crush pretzels and nuts and level out the tops of pastries with this brightly-colored, super-easy-to-clean, mega-functional rolling pin ($9).
Amazon / Wilton
Pie crust impression mat
Baking is both a science and an art. You can add “At-Home Pastry Artist” to your cooking résumé with the help of these lovely decorative pie crust patterns by Wilton ($12). Add beautiful designs, including pearls, ropes and braids to lattices, crusts, cookies, cakes and so much more.
Amazon / Hiware
Spring into action with this essential baking pan that every home cook should own. If you love cheesecake, coffee cake, quiche, gelatin salad, mousse or even deep dish pizza, this springform pan ($13) will become your BFF for bakes like this Bacon-Cheese Appetizer Pie. And with its stick-resistant veneer, no messy flour or cooking spray is needed!
Amazon / Spring Chef
Believe us when we say this powerful, ergonomic pastry blender ($10) is going to make your life in the kitchen a million times easier. Whip frosting, knead dough, slice butter, mash fruit, beat eggs and more without straining your wrists and elbows.
Amazon / Ultra Cuisine
As tempting as it is to shove those piping hot, ooey-gooey cookies into your mouth as soon as they’re pulled out of the oven, we must remind ourselves that patience is a virtue. This Ultra Cuisine stainless steel cooling rack ($21) will conveniently hold your baked goods in place without slipping through cracks or creating dents.
Considered by many as a do-it-all, indispensable kitchen appliance, a food processor should be in every baked good lover’s home. Chop, puree, shred, slice, crush and mix quickly and effortlessly with our Test Kitchen’s best-loved brand. Cuisinart’s 14-cup food processor ($199) is big enough to tackle any pastry job.
Amazon / Spring Chef
Stay sharp with this miracle multitasker ($10)! Scrape dough, slice brownies and pizzas, scoop up scraps, smooth frosting and more. It even comes with a bonus bowl scraper that includes a weight and volume measurement chart that makes conversions a piece of cake. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Amazon / ONE MORE
Eureka! We’ve found the perfect companion for carefully and conveniently transferring your fresh pies and delicate cakes from the kitchen to the party, bake sale or any celebratory event. These adorable cardboard pie boxes ($15 for 12) feature a window to show off your sweet creations.
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