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5 Best Stand Mixers (That Are Not a KitchenAid)

A stand mixer is a multi-functional, practical kitchen appliance that can do a number of different jobs for you. Most can blend, mix, whip and knead, and based on the design and additional features, some stand mixers come with attachments that allow you to grind meat as well. While some name brands such as KitchenAid are the go-to for loyal …

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5 Best Stand Mixers Available Today (for Kneading Bread Dough)

Looking for the best stand mixer on the market for kneading bread dough? Do you need a machine that can handle multiple loafs at a time? You’ve come to the right place! Baking bread is no doubt one of the oldest culinary traditions in the world, with an estimated history of 30,000 years. The way we prepare bread now, of …

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Best Baking Pans and Cookie Sheets for Evenly-Baked Baked Goods

Among the most important kitchen staples, baking pans and cookie sheets serve a multitude of purposes. Cookies, cakes, candies, breads, and bars can all be made using these simple baking workhorses. Cookie sheets are particularly great for (surprise!) making cookies, while baking pans really shine when it comes to sheet cakes, candies such as toffee and barks, as well as …

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7 Best Professional Cake Pans for Cakes Fit for a Bakery

Baking the perfect cake can turn any bad day into a good one. Whether you are a novice baker or a veteran, you know that a lot goes into baking an excellent cake. And the one thing you need to invest in is getting a good quality cake pan. Baking pans, like other baking accessories, have evolved greatly offering a lot …

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9 Best Affordable Stand Mixers Available Today

Whether you are an avid baker or even someone who is just beginning to get into baking, a stand mixer is something every baker should have. As a professional pastry chef, I definitely think of my stand mixer as something I cannot live without! If you think all stand mixers are expensive or out of your price range, think again! …

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Replacement Bowls for a KitchenAid Mixer: Where to Buy?

For a home baker, using a stand mixer almost feels like magic. You simply throw your ingredients in the bowl, hit a button, and within a matter of minutes, or even seconds, you’ve got a perfectly smooth mixture! This sure beats the good old days of mixing things by hand, am I right? Now, all of this amazing wizardry can …

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The Best Cake Pans (for Layered Cakes) 

Making a layered cake can be intimidating. Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites are full of beautiful pictures of this baking staple. From the classic to colorful designs, there seems to be no end to the creative opportunities with layered cakes. Yet, not everyone is a lifelong baker and for the average person these masterpieces of layered deliciousness can …

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Best Manual (Non-Electric) Hand Mixer for Thrifty Bakers

With all the tools and gadgets available these days, it can be refreshing to get back to the basics and do things by hand. Mixing ingredients by hand involves a little more work, but gives you a sense of satisfaction that you just won’t get with an electric mixer. Electric mixers are all the rage in the baking world these …