Take a bow Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry. Thanks to your sterling efforts, baking has been elevated to the status of a treasured national pastime in Britain these days. Spending a lot more time at home through the coronavirus lockdown has helped, of course.

With more of the same set to follow this winter - and The Great British Bake Off back on our screens just in time - it is fitting that we are about to celebrate National Baking Week to get those cake-sensitive taste buds match fit again.

But what’s that? You’ve never baked a thing in your life before and wouldn’t know a whisk from a wooden spoon? Never fear, because in this technological age, there are plenty of clever kitchen gadgets to help even the most culinary-impaired of us bake up a storm. Here are some of our favourite baking appliances to try out.

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Tefal Cake Factory

If you feel like you only have to look at an oven for your baking experiments to end in disaster, the Tefal Cake Factory is definitely the appliance for you. This brilliant standalone appliance will have you wowing family and friends with your baking skills, no matter what it is you want to bake. Cakes, cookies, brownies, you name it, the Cake Factory delivers perfect results every time with five intelligent baking programs that set temperature and time just right. All you have to do is make the mix, choose the container and voila, sit back and wait for a tasty treat!

Ninja 3-in-1 Food Processor

For anyone who thinks all the beating and whisking and folding and kneading involved in baking sounds too much like hard work, a food processor is a must have. Essentially an electric mixer with different attachments to perform different tasks, the beauty of a food processor is how versatile it is. The Ninja 3-in-1 goes above and beyond in that regard - not only will it whip up a cake mix or cookie dough in seconds, it also comes with two different blender attachments (big and small) for whipping up everything from smoothies to sauces.

Bosch MaxoMixx Hand Blender

Speaking of versatile, the Bosch MaxoMixx is a super-handy stick blender with bells on. As well as having the usual blades for blending smooth sauces, soups and pastes, it also comes with a whisk attachment, which makes it a baker’s best friend when it comes to beating eggs or creaming a cake mix together. Not only that, it comes with not one but two containers, one a measuring vessel and the other with an integrated blade attachment of its own - perfect for blitzing nuts or making your own homemade spice mix.

Salter Cook Bluetooth Smart Kitchen Scale

Finally, no wannabe baker should step into the kitchen without a good set of scales. Salter has been leading the market in kitchen scales since the 1760s. And although they still do a great line in classy traditional mechanical scales, we love this ultra-modern digital version. Not only does it have an impressive weighing range of 1g all the way up to 10kg and provide instant conversions to imperial and to fluid measurements (ml and fluid oz), it also connects to the Salter Cook app, which gives you recipes to follow step-by-step and lets you read measurements on your phone.


Once you are all set up and ready to start baking your masterpieces, don’t forget to protect your shiny new appliances with’s fantastic value kitchen appliance cover

*The information in this blog is designed to provide helpful information on the subjects discussed. Please seek a professional for expert advice as we can not be held responsible for any damages or negative consequences upon following this information.

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