16 Things Your Kitchen Needs for Fall Baking Season | theSkimm
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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.

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

Keep mits 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. ($34.99, Bespoke Binny on Etsy)

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thrive market grocery delivery
For when you need ingredients for your next big recipe…

Get them delivered. But make ‘em all-natural, organic, and ethically sourced. Thrive Market lets you shop high-quality brands for the entire fam (including pets). You get access to vegan and gluten-free options, plus everything gets shipped to your door in compostable packaging. Add to cart.* (Join now to save up to $32, Thrive Market)

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bench scraper for working with dough
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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apple spiralizer for pies
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. ($25.97, Amazon)

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mini spatulas for baking
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. ($3.99/set of 2, Cost Plus World Market)

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food scale for weighing ingredients
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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stoneware mixing bowls
For when you want mixing bowls that’ll hold up…

Stoneware all the way. These feature pour spouts, wider bases, and a rounded interior for better whisking. And did we mention they’re really, really pretty? ($99/set of 3, Food52)

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pumpkin-shaped dutch ovens
For when you really wanna lean into the fall season…

Make it pumpkin. Pumpkin-shaped Dutch ovens, that is. They’re tiny and adorable...and perfect for baked eggs, soup, and fruit crisps. They’re dishwasher-safe, freezer-safe, and scratch-resistant. Gord-geous. ($24+, Food52)

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cookie scoop for dough
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. ($14.99, OXO)

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split pie pan for baking two different pies at once
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. And it’s ideal for those that don’t want an entire pie sitting around (half portions, hello). Because two are better than one. ($14.99, Amazon)

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baking mat for measuring dough
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. ($19.99, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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utensil set
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 beech wood. Add them to your kitchen now, have them forever. ($45.99/set of 10, Karibe)

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fall recipe book
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. ($18.35, Bookshop)

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autumn-themed muffin pan
For when you’re looking to give your baked goods some style…

Change up the pan. This one is non-stick, made of aluminum, and features 16 autumnal shapes. Perfect for the holidays. ($34, Target)

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autumn-themed sprinkles
For when you’re looking to decorate muffins, doughnuts, or cookies…

One word: sprinkles. Well, six types. This mix includes green sparkling sugar, gold sparkling sugar, orange shimmer pumpkins, shimmer leaves, a nonpareil mix, and a fall-colored sprinkles mix. ($8.99, Michaels)

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biscuit cutters
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. ($14.95, Sur La Table)

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