TLDR: This is a blog about the cool gear the bakers use on The Great British Baking Show (or The Great British Bake Off for our British and OG friends out there).
October 12, 2021 - When I saw The Great British Baking Show blowtorches I though to myself "I guess that looks nice on the show." Having been through a slew of blowtorches, I'm going to push my bias here, but first lets take a look at The Great British Baking Show blowtorches!
October 7, 2021 - Okay, I know I said I was going to update the knives first, but I got kind of excited about the new spatulas on 2021's season 12 of The Great British Baking Show. The dual tone and funky shape piqued my interest and I chased that
bone spatula down.
October 3, 2021 - The new season debuted while I was on holiday so I managed to catch the season premiere with family I've not seen in a long time! It was great! I noticed that they have updated some of the cooking wares and decided to address the changes before moving on with new posts. I updated the Pots and Pans to reflect the change to Green Pan Valencia Pro. Honestly, I'm a huge fan of Green Pan and I'm excited about this! Secondly I noticed that they changed to a Taylor Pro Dual Digital Scale - my name for it... their name is. I. Can't. Even. I also noticed changes in the knives, but I'll address these in another post before moving on!
September 12, 2021 - It's almost here! Season 12 of The Great British Baking Show starts on September 21 (in the UK) and September 24th here in the USA (Netflix). I for one am crazy excited! I want to see the shiny new gadgets and delight in the general merriment. I'm currently working on a post about whisks, but they are proving hard to identify. Some of them being discontinued throws additional wrenches in the works. To that extent while at a Le Creuset store this past week I came across their Stainless Steel Sauce Pan, which is in nearly every season of the show. As promised I have updated the Pots & Pans Post.
September 5, 2021 - It is almost preserve season! Which means time to make some jam, and if you're going to do it - do it right! This week we look at the KitchenCraft Cooking Thermometer. The analogue thermometer used on The Great British Baking Show - it has 'jam' on it!.
August 30, 2021 - Lets put marbles in our pie crusts! Just kidding - kind of? This week we take a look at blind baking and The Great British Baking Show's baking beans (baking weights).
August 22, 2021 - This weeks post is all about being cool. Well - keeping your food cool. Which has been cool since at least the 1950's. I know this because we're taking a look at the retro refrigerators on The Great British Baking Show..
August 16, 2021 - If you love some soggy crust on your tarts - this post is not for you. If you're a fan of deliciously baked tarts - well you're in the right place. This week I'm looking at the perforated tart rings from The Great British Baking Show..
August 8, 2021 - Baking anything? You're probably going to need a baking sheet at some point in the very near future. This week we explore The Great British Baking Show's baking sheets..
July 14, 2021 - I bet at just this moment you're wondering what that multicolored adjustable rolling pin that gets dough to just the right uniform thickness from The Great British Baking Show is. Well telepathy aside, I have an answer for you in this weeks post!
July 4, 2021 - Happy 4th of July! As things are starting to get hot outside, I figured it is a great time to look at the Digital Thermometer they use on The Great British Baking Show. The name of the game is
June 23, 2021 - Oven mitts, oven gloves, double oven gloves, what ever they are and what ever you call them, this post is all about The Great British Baking Show oven mitts.
June 5, 2021 - Starting in season 10 of The Great British Baking Show, I started noticing a very contrasty item on the bakers' benches. Turns out it is their Braun MultiQuick 9 immersion blenders, and this week we're taking a look at them!
May 30, 2021 (Update June 23, 2021) - This post took so much longer than I anticipated due to my zeal on the subject! I plan on continuing to add to this as time goes on and I see one offs. "What one offs," you ask? The Pots and Pans used on The Great British Baking Show!
May 12, 2021 - So I've been trying to figure out the graters and zesters on The Great British Baking Show for months. I finally figured it out! Without further ado - The Great British Baking Show Graters and Zesters! (I'm so pleased with this post!)
May 10, 2021 - Wow, I did not think that a quest for the ovens on The Great British Baking Show would be so involved. But here we are a week and a half later of research and comparisons - and now I really want a NEFF Slide and Hide oven. Enjoy the deep dive!
April 26, 2021 - Everyone needs a solid mixing bowl and The Great British Baking Show Mixing Bowls are made by Mason Cash! This week I take a look at Mason Cash and their iconic Cane Bowl as well as some other awesome Mason Cash wares and mixing bowls.
April 20, 2021 - This week following the Magimix CS 4200 XL Food Processor I've tackled the Great British Baking Show Ice Cream Maker - The Magimix Gelato Expert. It felt appropriate to continue on with the Magimix theme, and a very hearty thanks to Reddit user Valaria for identifying the Magimix Gealto Expert!
April 15, 2021 - This week I tackled one of the prominent pieces of equipment on The Great British Baking Show - The Magimix CS 4200XL Food Processor. The research into this has opened my eyes and enlightened me to the history of food processors and what the best of the best looks like.
April 7, 2021 - This week I'm taking a look at Cherry Pitters on the Great British Baking Show. They use a couple different pitters and there are some other fantastic options out there. Let's take a look!
March 28, 2021 - This week we're looking at the cutting (sigh - chopping) boards on The Great British Baking Show! From Joseph Joseph to MTM wood we look at what is used and the different aspects of different material cutting boards.
March 24, 2021 - You may think you're only going to make creme brulee one time. You're lying to yourself, and you need some awesome ramekins. This week I take a look at the ramekins used on the Great British Baking Show.
February 21, 2021 - Tired of storing bags of flour in your refrigerator door? Why not use an awesome jar instead? In this post I take a look at the storage jars on The Great British Baking Show.
February 14, 2021 - I still remember the egg colored electric hand mixer we had growing up and getting to lick batter off the whisks. I just wish it had not been on! Kidding. This week I look at the electric hand mixers on The Great British Baking Show!
February 7, 2021 - In 2002 or so I found a Ken Onion Shun knife in a TJ Maxx - I had never seen a Damascus pattern knife blade before - nor had I seen such fancy packaging on anything - So for $7 I purchased it. And thus began my love for cooking knives, an odd propensity to buy books about the subject and ogle the knives on The Great British Baking Show. This week I look at them!
January 31, 2021 - This week I decided to focus on the quintessential equipment featured on every episode of The Great British Baking Show - The Electric Stand Mixer. If you're going for incredibly strong arms and have time to kill - you can ignore this post. However, if you're curious lets take a look at some mixers!
January 17, 2021 - I thought my inaugural post should be about the Kitchen Scales they use on the Great British Baking Show. Why? Because I'm in the market and have been doing some shopping and research on my current binge delight - The Great British Baking Show.
While doing my undergraduate degree there were rumors of a cooking club that met every Saturday. My roommate and I looked for the club for 2 years. One evening I found myself at an event with both the University's head chef (who ran the club) and the chancellor. I mentioned the club to the chancellor and the enigma surrounding it.
With the chancellor's help and lots of questioning of the chef, he finally opened up.
It was worth every second! The first 20 people lined up (people started lining up about an hour early) got in that day, all the food was free, and between the 20 people - about 40 dishes were made and everyone got to try everything. I kind of got hooked on cooking.
Years later when The Great British Baking Show came to Netflix my mother tried to get my wife and me to watch it in vain for far too long. Eventually, while she was visiting for Thanksgiving we cracked and watched an episode.
Then in rapid succession many many seasons.
Being a typical 'gear head' all of the fantastic equipment and tools on the show really piqued my interest. I ask "What is that!?" probably 20 times per episode. So while I'm at looking up refrigerators, mixers, and other hand tools I figured I may as well let other people know what's up - and where I've had the experience of cooking with the tools (or similar) I thought I'd share.
So with out further ado - blog posts!