Bread-baking tools can help improve production and increase efficiency in your commercial kitchen. Baking bread is both an art and a science, and you need the right bread-baking tools to help your restaurant, bakery or production facility reach its goals.
Below are our top recommendations on tools for professionals looking to expand their bread-baking abilities.
Quality Mixer with a Dough Hook
A quality mixer is key when producing bread at scale. It is the ideal way to create a uniform production system that relies on consistency and quality.
A dough mixer must be sized appropriately as well, with the dough absorption rate taken into account. The heavier and denser the dough, the more powerful the motor should be. And the dough hook attachment allows the mixer to thoroughly mix all ingredients.
Accurate Kitchen Scale
One of the most critical parts of the bread-baking process is ingredient measurement. And in professional bread baking, ounces and grams matter more than cups.
It’s not about volume — it’s about weight. And you can’t accurately carry out a recipe without weighing all ingredients with an accurate kitchen scale. Make sure the model you choose is straightforward and easy to operate, and ensure the surface is easy to clean.
Proofing is what the dough does in its final rest stages before baking. This stage is critical because it gives the yeast time to fully leaven the dough.
The periods of work and rest in baking leavened bread all contribute to the taste and texture of the final product, and different types of breads require their own unique approaches. Proofing boxes allow your dough to sit in a controlled environment, safe from outside influences, while it finishes leavening.
If you are creating loaves of bread at high capacity, a dough divider can help you streamline operations quickly. Instead of cutting, forming and measuring portions of dough, you can depend on a dough divider for easy separation based on weight. Each loaf will be proportioned precisely, helping maintain production quality.
A water chiller is another item on your list of essential bread-baking tools. It works to regulate the temperature and deliver water based on its precise read-out. Water temperature directly affects the success of the product, and this machine offers you another level of control over the process.
Talk to Dough Tech when you need bread-baking tools for your commercial kitchen. We have a wide selection of items available for bakeries and restaurants of any size.