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Go get baking

Our checklist for all the baking equipment you need.

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Go get baking.

We’ve got all the cake tools and baking kit you need to whip up some tasty treats. Scroll down to see what you need and why you need them…

It's all in the prep...

Mixing bowls.

Mixing bowls

Are you even a baker if you don’t have a mixing bowl? Pick stackable bowls that'll provide different sizes for multiple ingredients - they’re easy to store away too.


Kitchen scales.

Kitchen scales

When it comes to baking, measurements are exact for a reason - a few grams out can make all the difference. So, get your measurements spot on with an electric or retro style scale.

Measuring cups.

Measuring cups

These are handy for smaller amounts or measuring liquid. Most are suitable for the fridge, freezer and dishwasher, meaning you can use them to store any of your ingredients.

Baking utensils.

Baking utensils

From scoring bread to smoothing over icing, here are our must-haves:

  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Knives
  • Spoons

Baking trays and tins

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Cake tins.

Cake tins

Make sure you have the right sized tin for your recipe. Also look for quick release clasps and loose bottoms, to help you seamlessly remove your bake from the tin.

Cupcake and muffin trays.

Cupcake and muffin trays

Non-stick resistant coating is essential to reduce your bakes from sticking. Trays with wider edges or grab grips also make it easier to transfer things to and from the oven.

Baking trays.

Baking trays

Ideal for biscuits, scones or eclairs - choose between square or rectangle shapes and go with a non-stick resistant coating. Or remember to use a sheet of baking paper.

Loaf tins.

Loaf tins

Designed for bread or loaf cakes, the high sides help mould and shape your bake. Non-stick options will make getting your bake out easier, or run a knife around the edge to loosen it.

Oven dishes.

Oven dishes

Oven dishes can give your pie that finishing touch. Designed to serve your pudding straight from the dish, the ceramic finish ensures your bake is cooked through.

Cooling racks.

Cooling racks

Once you take your bake out of the oven, give it a few minutes within its tray or tin (this'll help it keep its structure whilst it cools) before allowing it to cool fully on a wire cooling rack.

Marvellous mixers

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Hand mixers.

Hand mixers

With up to 5 speeds (including a turbo-speed), you can quickly make light work of mixing, folding or whisking your ingredients together. Their compact size means they’re ideal for reduced portions and for storing away in smaller kitchens too.

Stand mixers.

Stand mixers

These free-standing sous chefs allow you to continue with your recipe whilst they do the hard work of mixing ingredients together. Their movable arm and attached bowl means less mess, whilst the different attachments cater for your every baking need:

  • Balloon whisk – helps get air in as it whips ingredients into creams, sauces or lighter mixtures.
  • Flat beater – mixes batters, icing etc. into a smooth and even consistency.
  • Dough hook – kneads together dough and heavy pastries.

Food processors

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Food processors.

Food processors

With multiple blades, settings and speeds, food processors help chop, slice or blend tougher ingredients like nuts and seeds, into the consistency you need.



Forget squeezing lemons until your hands cramp – a juicer will do all the prep and hardwork for you. Use with hard or soft fruits and pop the fresh juice into your bakes.

Hand blenders.

Hand blenders

Blitz through your recipe with a helpful hand blender. Its slim design means it’s easy to store, whilst its different functions and attachments help smoothly combine your ingredients.

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Baking brands

Easy baking recipes

Summer baking.

Summer baking

Now you've got all the equipment you need, it's time to put your skills to the test. We've picked out some of our favourite Sainsbury's summer bakes for you to get your teeth into...

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