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Meg's Favourite Kitchen Tools
A list of some of our most common tools used in classes.
Meg's Favourite Kitchen Tools for Use in Cooking and Baking Classes
When you receive a Cook with Meg class recipe, we have a section called "special tools", as opposed to a full list of every single item you will touch in class. As such, we wanted to provide a more comprehensive list here, of the common tools used in classes so you can take a peek through your kitchens and be ready to go! PS- you do not need to have every single item on this list, and we can always make it work, with what you have!
Example: We might say stand mixer and pastry cutter for a class, but you will of course need bowls, whisk, spatula, etc. Have the basics on hand!
- KitchenAid Cordless/Wireless Electric hand mixer
- KitchenAid stand mixer
- Cuisinart White Food Processor
- OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler - the BEST veggie peeler around!
- Ground Meat Separator from Epicure
- Kitchenaid manual Can opener
- Silicone Spatula 3 Pack
- Bench Scraper- Basics from Amazon
- Heat Safe Thermometer - Amazon (do not need for Explore)
- Set of 2 Wooden Rolling pin - marble, wooden, doesn’t really matter
- Silicone pastry brush Set of 4 + spatula
- Starfrit Pump & Slice Chopper (Safe Mandolin)
- Kitchen Scale (precision coffee scale, used for all ingredients)
- Paper towel, dishcloths, dry kitchen towel
- Parchment paper, foil
- Parchment Paper - Pre-cut is amazing!
- To fit a Half Sheet Pan (regular cookie sheet)- 200pcs Parchment Paper Sheets 12x16 inch (9x13 Optional) Heavy Duty
- To fit a Quarter Sheet Pan (small cookie sheet) - Kana 12 1/4" x 16 1/4" Rectangle Parchment Paper -140 Pre-Cut Sheets
- 8x8 baking dish- glass, ceramic or metal
- 9x13 baking dish with lid- OXO glass (you can also use ceramic or metal)
- 9 or 10 inch Deep dish pie plate (this would mean it has nice high sides, to accommodate the crust and filling. A great alternative if you do not have a deeper dish pie plate would be to use an 8x8 dish
- Angel Food Cake Pan- We will be using one in week 1. An Angel Food Cake pan is different from a bundt pan as it has straight high sides and a non-stick surface because the cake needs to climb. If you do not have one you can certainly borrow one! There are also MANY brands out there starting at around $15 on Amazon + Canadian Tire, and we’ve attached the link above to the one Meg uses from Amazon (again brand does not matter)
BAKING SHEETS/COOKIE SHEETS
*Meg normally uses a HALF sheet pan in classes
- Quarter sheet pans are typically 9x13 inches (a standard size for sheet cakes) -Nordicware
- Half sheet pans are 18x13 inches (this is the size of most standard pans when described simply as baking sheets- Nordicware)
- Full sheet pans are 26x18 inches (too big to fit in many home ovens, but the standard commercial size).
*Some of these links take you to Amazon where Meg purchased her items. Through the Amazon Affiliate program, a very small percentage of each sale is received by Cook with Meg which helps us support future programming. Much appreciated!