The Most Essential Baking Gadget, According to Experts

Large mixing bowl and eggs on top of food scale

Our bakers agree that a reliable food scale is an absolute must.
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Peek into any pro baker’s kitchen and you’ll likely find a similar setup. A KitchenAid mixer or similar industrial model; no-frills baking sheets and mixing bowls from commercial suppliers like WebstaurantStore. But bakers are a creative bunch, and there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all kitchen. With that in mind, I asked our panel of baking experts: What’s your favorite baking gadget?

If you buy one thing, make it a kitchen scale

“A kitchen scale really is invaluable for