Baking Equipment and Essentials

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Equipment and Essentials

This is my pastry chef curated and approved baking equipment and kitchen essentials list! Below I have listed the essential tools needed to create all the recipes throughout the Kira Bakes Gluten Free Pastry School. If you are looking to level-up your baking game or are just a keen home-baker, my first recommendation is to load up on quality tools.



  • Digital Kitchen Scale
  • Liquid Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons


  • Stand Mixer
  • Food Processor
  • Whisk
  • Rubber Spatulas (various sizes)
  • Sifter (mini and/or large)
  • Mixing Bowls (metal or glass)
  • Rolling Pin
  • Bench Scraper/Dough Slicer – metal and plastic
  • Offset Spatula (small and large)
  • Round Cookie Cutters
  • Cookie Scoops

Pans and Tins

  • Rectangular Tin
  • Round Cake Tin
  • Loaf Pan
  • Pie Plate
  • Square Baking Pan
  • Muffin Pan
  • Half Sheet Pan/Baking Sheets
  • Tart Pan
  • Springform Pan

Baking and Cooking

  • Small and medium high sided pots
  • Prob Thermometer
  • Candy Thermometer
  • Oven Thermometer
  • Siplat or parchment paper
  • Oven gloves/Mitts
  • Pastry Brush
  • Pie Weights


  • Cooling Rack
  • Pipping Bag and tips
  • Cake Turntable/Stand

For Baking Breads

  • Dutch Oven
  • Banneton (Bread Proofing Basket)
  • Lame (For scoring bread)

Knives and Kitchen Extras

  • Seratted knife (bread knife)
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Paring knife
  • Microplane
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Kitchen Torch

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