The Great British Baking Gear

Great British Baking Gear - A blog!

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).

The Posts

The Great British Baking Show Cherry Pitter

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!

The Great British Baking Show Cutting Boards

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.

The Great British Baking Show Ramekins

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.

The Great British Baking Show Storage Jars

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.

The Great British Baking Show Hand Mixers

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!

The Great British Baking Show Knives

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!

The Great British Baking Show Mixers

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!

The Great British Baking Show Scales

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.

A quick bite of background

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!