New baker with no hardware
Hi again, all!
I appreciate all the comments/replies I got on my KA mixer thread. I hope to keep that thread open as a journal once my mixer comes so that way others can see my 'review' or experience with the 7qt mixer.
Anyways, I was thinking about it today, and I have no hardware. I mean, I have a norpro pizza stone, a few doughmakers pebble pans (two cookie sheets (a smaller and a bigger one) and a 9x13, I think), some Anchor glass dishes, a cheapie walmart set of spring form pans and a few aluminum half-sheet pans, but no loaf pans, bundt pans or tube pans. So I am going to need to start acquiring things and I really don't know where to start. I have a french rolling pin, but to me, it feels like it needs to be sanded a bit more smooth, so I'm not sure about it? I also have a few stainless steel, plastic, glass and zak! confetti mixing bowls.
A lady I worked with always talked about her pans that she had. She'd say well this pan has this coating so I use it for this and this, because it bakes darker, but when I want to do lighter colored stuff, I use this (same shaped) pan because it bakes lighter etc. She'd use glass for deserts if they were being served out of the dish, or the half sheet pans if they were being served on a tray. Bread was always done on the half sheet pans, but we used formed dough balls.
Locally, I have access to walmart and a hardware store that oddly has better kitchen equipment than the few other department stores around town (Herbergers (bon-ton) and Jc Penny's). I also have access to three national food/wares distributors and access to a restaurant supply store about an hour and a half away.
What do you guys think I should have in my collection? What kind of inserts I should get so I can make sandwich breads (I'm thinking like the breads subway or jimmy johns makes), if I need other stuff for mixing/measuring and what not. The biggest questions are what kind of metals and coatings.
Hopefully I can have a decent collection arrive about the same time my mixer does. Thanks in advance for the replies/advice!