Bread Baking Tools & Equipment for Your Home Kitchen

Whether it’s fermenting your sourdough at a particular temperature or meticulously measuring your ingredients, baking the perfect loaf of bread is all about precision. Home bakers can achieve professional results every time with our bread making tools and accessories. No matter your level of experience, we’ll show you how to get the most out of your baking supplies. 

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Baking Shell, Bread Steel, and Bread

The Importance of Temperature Control for Baking Bread

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A recipe with only three ingredients: flour, water, and salt, should be dead easy to make. Yet after thousands of years, bread baking still fascinates – and frustrates. Despite the simple ingredient list, breadmaking presents challenges to bakers. Many variables throughout the process affect the final results. The balance of flour to water, the activity of yeast and bacteria, the development of gluten, and above all - temperature - impact bread's final flavor, texture, structure, and rise. Controlling these variables can make the difference between a mediocre loaf and a great one. Learning how to make great bread is a skill that comes with time and practice, but the right tools will assist in getting you the best results in your breadmaking journey.

For more information on the importance of temperature for bread making, we recommend these articles from The Perfect Loaf and True Sourdough.

Great Bread without the Hassle

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Baking Shell and Bread Steel

An exciting innovation in bread baking: the lightweight and easy to handle Baking Shell. It creates the perfect environment for baking great bread with no preheating needed. Pair it with the Bread Steel, a pre-seasoned steel that’s the perfect balance of thickness and weight for baking bread.

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Hand held Bread Steel
Baking Shell with wheat and bread

Sourdough Starter Temperature

Sourdough starter is a living colony of yeast and good bacteria. Like any living thing it needs to eat - just flour and water. Feeding your starter the proper ingredients at the right time is the first step in creating great sourdough bread. Using the precise temperature control of the Sourdough Home, you can adjust starter feeding times to meet your schedule.

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Create the Ideal Environment with the Folding Proofer

The ideal environment for proofing your dough is a consistent one. And the ideal temperature for proofing depends on you: How long do you want to ferment and what flavor are you after? With its ultra-precise, calibrated temperature and humidity control, our Folding Proofer provides a consistent, warm, and draft-free environment in your home kitchen—perfect for proofing, fermenting, culturing, slow cooking, and even tempering chocolate.

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"Baking sourdough bread with consistent quality can be a challenge in the home kitchen. Thankfully, the Brød and Taylor Folding Proofer & Slow Cooker is here to ensure your dough (or sourdough starter) is always kept at the right temperature. After using mine for years, it's hard to imagine baking without it."

Maurizio Leo

The Perfect Loaf

"What all avid bakers have been waiting for: a bread proofer ideal for home use."

Rose Levy Beranbaum

The Bread Bible

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Laminating Dough at Home

Pastries such as croissants, puff pastry, danishes, sticky buns, and more require a dough lamination process - folding butter in between layers of dough. The light, flaky finish is created by the water in the butter expanding between each layer of dough. This water expansion separates the dough and the butter fries it – multiplying this process by as many as a hundred layers gives the pastries their unique, flaky texture. 

Hand lamination is a long and often tedious process that does not always result in the same quality of finished product as with a mechanical sheeter. A sheeter gives the serious home baker a way to achieve professional results at home, speeds up the process, and makes the whole process much more manageable. And an underrated use - rolling out pizza dough!

Croissants, showing layers of dough inside

In addition, many dough sheeters are made exactly like pasta machines. These are not ideal because they lack a sheeter board and the dough piles up on itself as it passes through the roller. You can try to support the dough with one arm while cranking with the other, but that can become quite the juggling act.

Our dough sheeter gives you a way to speed up the process and achieve professional-level precision. Made in Japan and built to last a lifetime.

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Why use a Dough Whisk?

The right mixing tool is essential when baking bread and working with a stiff dough. Most dough whisks are made with a wooden handle that doesn't attach well to the whisk wire, and these just don’t hold up over time. Our durable whisk is made of extra-thick stainless steel wire, designed to be dishwasher-safe and built to last.

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A High Capacity Baking Scale is Essential

Using a scale is essential to achieving professional-level baking at home, but there is nothing more frustrating when reading the message, "Error: Too much weight." Our High Capacity Baking Scale is simple to clean, scratch-resistant, and easy to read thanks to it’s extra-large, bright display. With a weight limit of 33 lbs (15 kg), you can measure your flour into a heavy ceramic bowl without worry.

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High-Precision for Critical Ingredients

The smallest numbers make the biggest difference in producing perfect bread. With its extra-responsive capability and measurements down to the tenth of a gram, our Precision Kitchen & Coffee Scale is ideal for weighing out sourdough starters, yeast, spices, and other modest quantities. Its extra-large, bright display is easy to read and the non-slip silicone pad is dishwasher safe.

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Latest Bread & Sourdough Recipes

We are constantly developing new recipes and improving former favorites in our own home kitchens to ensure you’ll get the same results in your home. Check out the latest bread recipes we’ve been baking up.

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