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The mixer is the workhorse of your kitchen so it pays to get the most reliable one your budget allows.  Kitchen Aid is the tried and true brand of home mixers and this 8-Quart commercial grade countertop mixer is perfect to bridge the gap between starting your business and eventually needing to invest in a larger, more heavy duty commercial mixer down the road.  

Kitchen Aid 8-quart commercial
countertop mixer

This stand mixer accessory will change your world!  It's a kitchen aid blade but with spatula wings attached to the outer edge, so it scrapes the bowl with every turn.  No more stopping to scrape the bowl!  With the beater blade you have less mess AND save so much time.  New Metro makes beater blades to fit almost every size Kitchen Aid, so just be sure to order the right size for your mixer.  

New Metro Designs - Beater Blade

Getting an extra mixing bowl will help with speeding up production - a must in a growing bakery! 

an extra 8 qt mixing bowl

IKEA hacks

These shelves are sold as towel racks but they make the perfect over sink shelving for your three basin wash sink.  Upside down bowls can be left to dry over the sink so you never have to spend time drying dishes again!  I've had these shelves for many years and they have taken a beating yet are still as solid as the day I bought them!

Best Over sink shelving for drying dishes

These S - hooks work in tandem with the dish drying shelving to give you extra space to hang dishes.  Having shelving and hooks over your three basin sink keeps your sink free so that you aren't slowed down by clean dishes piling up at the end of your sink!  I hang all of my 20-QT mixer attachments from these along with any pots or measuring cups that need need to dry.  

S - hooks for the Dish Drying Shelves

This adorable little gadget is sold in the baby section at IKEA and its marketed for drying things like baby washcloths etc. but it makes the PERFECT piping bag drying device.  The hook fits on the over sink shelving I have linked here and you simply wash out your piping bags and hang them on the clips here - voila!  

Piping Bag drying rack - octopus

If it's time for you to invest in or upgrade your home bakery refrigeration this video is for you!  I did hours of research before investing in these units and both have held up well over the years in my own kitchen.  They both are great options for bakers looking for solid, reliable units with dimensions that allow you to fit in as many products as possible!  I have a few other fridges (five different models currently running in my kitchen!!) but these two are my top choice.  

An honest review of my two very favorite residential fridge / freezers 

best residential fridges

 This baby fits a half sheet pan in both the fridge and freezer shelves.  Not even my  commercial fridge units do this!  I love this fridge so much I have two in my kitchen!

overall top pick

An awesome single box unit that can convert back and forth from a fridge to a freezer, giving you versatility as you grow your bakery business!

convertible fridge/freezer

If it's time for you to invest in or upgrade your home bakery refrigeration this video is for you!  I did hours of research before investing in these units and both have held up well over the years in my own kitchen.  They both are great options for bakers looking for solid, reliable units with dimensions that allow you to fit in as many products as possible!  I have a few other fridges (five different models currently running in my kitchen!!) but these two are my top choice.  

An honest review of my two very favorite residential fridge / freezers 

best residential fridges

 This baby fits a half sheet pan in both the fridge and freezer shelves.  Not even my  commercial fridge units do this!  I love this fridge so much I have two in my kitchen!

overall top pick

An awesome single box unit that can convert back and forth from a fridge to a freezer, giving you versatility as you grow your bakery business!

convertible fridge/freezer

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