Spotlight’s range of baking accessories really takes the cake when it comes to setting up your kitchen for baking brilliance.
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The tools of the baking trade
There is a number of baking accessories that will help make your baked goodies a smashing success - including novelty baking moulds, spatulas and various decoration items - but no baker should even think about starting a recipe without having a selection of baking tins, baking pans and baking sheets of varying sizes as part of their toolkit.
Other baking essentials include a bench mixer or food mixer with an array of attachments to help you beat, fold and whisk like a professional, a flour sifter to ensure your dry ingredients never clump and you create superior cake batters every time, pastry brushes for glazing and applying melted butter or just brushing away excess icing sugar, and skewers to poke your baked goods to see if they're ready to come out of the oven.
Which material is best for what types of baking
When purchasing bakeware, you'll be presented with an array of materials. So which materials should you be choosing? It really depends on what you intend to bake.
Metal - light-coloured or shiny metal bakeware is best for even browning, whereas darker-coloured metals can cause over-browning (unless you'd like a dark crust on your baked bread). Aluminium is better for conducting heat than stainless steel but storing foods in aluminium could result in the food taking on a metal flavour.
Glass - given glass conducts heat extremely well, it can increase the likelihood of sugary recipes burning but, on the flipside, glass is fantastic for dishes where browning is less important.
Ceramic - similar to glass, ceramic is excellent for conducting heat but can over-brown sweet dishes. What's great about ceramic is it often looks good and can be transferred from oven to tableware without needing to decant its contents.
Silicone - don't let the floppy texture of silicone fool you into thinking it will melt in the oven, it can withstand high temperatures and ensure removal of your baked delights easily without sticking. Silicone is a poor conductor of heat so don't choose this material if browning is important.
Find the right baking accessories at Spotlight
Ready to purchase? Check out our buying guide so you can start your baking adventures confident you've got everything you need. Click through items on our website and buy online.
Alternatively, head into a Spotlight store to check out the different cleaning accessories available and speak with one of our friendly customer service team who'll be happy to answer your questions.
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