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Improve The Quality Of Your Home Baked Goods With These Kitchen Upgrades

Do you love baking pies, cakes, bread, cookies, and other delectable delights in your home kitchen but feel that your efforts often fall flat when compared to their professionally produced counterparts? If so, you'll be glad to know that there are kitchen upgrades available designed to help make you a better baker. Following are four of them. 

Granite Countertops

Granite countertops do more than just add beauty to your kitchen -- they provide an ideal surface for busy bakers to work their magic because they retain the cold necessary for rolling out pie crust as well as bread, cookie, and biscuit dough. Granite countertops are also not susceptible to heat damage, so it's possible to place pans straight from the oven directly on top of them. 

Modern Ranges 

Many home cooks experience frustration because they work hard creating what they feel is the perfect cake or brownie batter only to find that the outer edges have burned while the center remains undercooked and gooey. This happens when something is baked in an oven that doesn't provide an even distribution of heat and can also adversely affect pies, cookies, bread, rolls, and any other baked goods. 

Ranges are often constructed with ovens as an afterthought, but there are some that offer features designed to produce the best possible home baked goods. Look for features such as convection and steam settings. Do your research well before buying a new range, and you'll be rewarded with tasty results. 

Dedicated Shelving 

Having dedicated shelving for your baking tools and supplies streamlines the process and circumvents the possibility of mishaps caused by delays. For instance, if you're unable to add the yeast to your water, milk, and honey mixture during the first stage of creating a double-rise dough for bread when it's at just the right temperature, you risk ruining the dough. 

Kitchen Desk Areas

Most modern cooks no longer depend on an array of hard-copy cookbooks to guide them through the food preparation process in their home kitchens, instead choosing to store them on your laptop. This leads to a situation where you've got a laptop perched on valuable kitchen counter space, restricting your ability to work freely as well as putting the laptop at risk for becoming damaged as a result of spills and other mishaps.

A kitchen desk provides a clean, safe surface for your computer as well as a place for you to sit and relax while you've got goodies in the oven. 


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