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16 Things Your Kitchen Needs for Fall Baking Season

products you need for fall baking season
Oct 2, 2020

Fall calls for some prime-time foliage, of course. But it also means pies, muffins, breads, and...more pies. Which is why we’re peeking into our kitchen cabinets to make sure we’ve got everything we need to get started.

If you’re really looking to roll up your sleeves, we’ve got you covered. Get the flour out, make sure your eggs are room temperature, and preheat the oven. Baking season has arrived.

This post was originally published in October 2020 and has since been updated.

For when your favorite pastime is (you guessed it) baking…

Keep mitts nearby. If you’re gonna be spending a ton of time in the kitchen removing hot pans from the oven, make sure your hands are protected. No more bunching paper towels together or using the sleeve of your shirt. To check out more designs, click here. ($47.13, BespokeBinny on Etsy)

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For when your dough is just too sticky for your hands…

Use a scraper. It’ll do the tough work for you, like getting dough off your counter and cutting it into even portions. No more tirelessly peeling bits and pieces from your fingers. ($10, Sur La Table)

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For when your last orchard visit resulted in wayyy too many apples…

It’s pie time. So get peeling, coring, and spiralizing. The base can suction to your counters to prevent sliding, and the peeling blade can be adjusted to your liking. You can also use the tool for potatoes or onions. Win-win. ($24.97, Amazon)

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For when you need to eke out that last little bit of peanut butter…

Mini spatula to the rescue. Because nothing should go to waste. These guys are tiny enough to fit inside jars and cans. Hello, unsung heroes. ($9.99/2 pack, Amazon)

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For when you wanna be super precise…

Weigh it. The stainless steel bowl can be removed, the scale can weigh up to 11 pounds, and it features a digital screen. So each and every ingredient in your recipe will be accurate. Goodbye, guesstimating. ($39.99, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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For when you want mixing bowls that’ll hold up…

This three-piece set. They have pour spouts, non-skid bottoms, and they nest for easy storage. Your cabinets will stay tidy and you'll have a bowl ready for different ingredients. ($25.95/3 pack, Amazon)

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For when you’ve been bitten by the cookie bug…

Scoop it out. This cookie scoop will help you create uniform balls. So your hands can stay clean. Plus, you’ll get that Insta-worthy before and after. We’re salivating. ($15.99, Amazon)

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For when the fam is battling over what type of pie to make…

Settle the debate. With a pan that can do both. Now you won’t have to choose between apple and pumpkin. It’s also ideal for those that don’t want an entire pie sitting around (half portions, hello). Because two are better than one. ($9.44, Amazon)

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For when you need some help measuring…

Use a mat. It’s got dough diameters, a conversion chart, and tips on substitutes. It’s like a baking personal assistant. Or use this set to help you space cookies, macaroons, and more. They're nonstick so food will come right off. Phew. ($20.99, Amazon)

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For when you need some basic tools to get started…

Load up on utensils. This 10-piece set will cover a lot of ground. The heads are silicone (aka heat-resistant) and the handles are made from beechwood. Add them to your kitchen now, have them forever. ($45.99/10 pack, Karibe)

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For when you’re looking for recipe inspiration…

Read up. This book talks cakes, pies, cobblers, breads, and more. With flavors like apple, caramel, pecan, and pumpkin spice. Hi fall, it’s us...and we’re ready to eat. (Amazon, Bookshop)

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For when you’re looking to give your baked goods some style…

Change up the pan. This one is nonstick, made of aluminum, and features 12 autumnal shapes. Perfect for the holidays. ($28, Target)

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For when you’re looking to decorate muffins, doughnuts, or cookies…

One word: sprinkles. This bottle holds eight ounces of colorful sprinkles, perfectly themed for autumn. Next time you're in the baking mood, make sure to add these as the finishing touch. ($13.95, Amazon)

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For when you’re in the mood for biscuits…

Make ‘em from scratch. This set of five cutters includes fluted edges, but can also be used for cookies, pie crusts, and tarts. ($16.95, Sur La Table)

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For when your oven is just a tad bit dirty...

Clean before you bake. This fume-free spray does the hard work for you. You've just got to let it sit for a few minutes before wiping away. Baked-on food and oils will come right off. Good as new. ($7.99, Amazon)

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A kids baking set so little ones can get involved...

Having extra hands in the kitchen can be a huge help, especially when you've got tons of cookies to mold and dough to roll. This adorable set will help your kid feel included. It includes a dress-up apron and chef's hat, oven mitts, a whisk, a wooden spoon, a rolling pin, and four cookie cutters. Now you've got a tiny personal assistant. ($14.96, Amazon)

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