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12 Best Under- Bakeware from Amazon’s Holiday Prep Shop

12 Best Under-$50 Bakeware from Amazon’s Holiday Prep Shop

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There’s something about baking around the holidays that makes the labor of rolling dough and icing cookies feel more magical. From dusted mini cakes to holiday breads, candies, and frosted cookies, the list of holiday baking to-dos can get overwhelming—even though we’re serving up delicious desserts and lasting memories. In order to tackle your baking plans this season, you’ll need the right tools to master each project. 

We found an under-the-radar section of holiday prep must-haves on Amazon that’s designed to make cooking, entertaining, decorating, and gifting a little easier this year. While you can shop all the nifty host gifts and festive serveware, we’re especially excited about their list of essential bakeware. 

Dash Stand Mixer

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A stand mixer is essential for baking tasks including cookies, cakes, meringues, and breads—and this best-selling mixer is only $50. It has six speed settings and a 3-quart stainless steel bowl to handle most batters. It also comes in seven colors. 

Nordic Ware Holiday Mini Loaves Pan

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Create show-stopping mini cakes and bread loaves with this holiday loaf pan by Nordic Ware. It features festive designs like a candy cane, a snowman, bells, a Christmas tree, and Santa. Whether you lightly ice the cakes or dust them with powdered sugar, this pan delivers desserts your guests will love.

To buy: Nordic Ware Holiday Mini Loaves Pan, $29 (originally $43) at amazon.com

New Star FoodService Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

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Baking has a precise science to it, so having a quality set of measuring cups and spoons is crucial. This measuring cup and spoon set has perfect ratings from over 13,700 shoppers. One reviewer said, “They are very well constructed and easy to use as well as to keep clean.” The eight-piece set is made from stainless steel for accurate measurements that won’t warp overtime, and they’re dishwasher safe. 

To buy: New Star FoodService Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons, $13 at amazon.com

Spring Chef Dough Blender

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A dough blender is a pastry chef’s secret weapon, because they mix crumbly pastry without over-blending it to achieve flakey, buttery biscuits, pie crusts, and more. This stainless steel option has five blades and a non-slip rubber grip, so you can effortlessly mix butter and flour without melting the fat. 

To buy: Spring Chef Dough Blender, $9 at amazon.com

Nordic Ware Brilliance Bundt Pan

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If you’re looking for a way to add a “wow” factor to your holiday baking, this Nordic Ware bundt pan is just the ticket. While most bundt pans offer simple, low-contrast patterns, this one has highly-defined lines that come out perfectly thanks to its nonstick coating. Plus, the heavy-duty aluminum ensures an even bake throughout the cake.

One shopper wrote, “I absolutely love the clean, architectural lines of this pan! The cakes it creates are even more beautiful than the pans.”

To buy: Nordic Ware Brilliance Bundt Pan, $35 (originally $63) at amazon.com

Ann Clark Three-Piece Faces of Christmas Cookie Cutters

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It wouldn’t be the holidays without festive cookies in the shape of recognizable yuletide characters. This three-piece set of steel cookie cutters comes with a Santa, reindeer, and snowmen that make adorable holiday cookies with ease. The cookie cutters are around 4 x 3 inches, so they’re big enough to shape cookie dough, fondant, and even biscuit dough. 

To buy: Ann Clark Three-Piece Faces of Christmas Cookie Cutters, $10 at amazon.com

AmazonBasics Six-Piece Nonstick Bakeware Set

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If you need a total bakeware upgrade, you can’t go wrong with this nonstick six-piece set. It comes with one loaf pan, two round cake pans, a muffin pan, a roasting pan, and a cookie sheet to handle most baking projects. They’re made with heavy-weight steel for even baking. Note: The set recommends hand-washing only. 

To buy: AmazonBasics Six-Piece Nonstick Bakeware Set, $26 at amazon.com

DII Buffalo Check Kitchen Collection Oven Mitt Set

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Not only does this set of oven mitts dress up your kitchen for the holidays, but it also makes the perfect gift for the baker in your life. The machine-washable oven mitts are made with 100% cotton for a comfortable grip that withstands high oven temperatures. Shoppers say they’re adorable and thick enough to handle hot pans. 

To buy: DII Buffalo Check Kitchen Collection Oven Mitt Set, $13 at amazon.com

Wilton Excelle Elite Three-Tier Cooling Rack

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This best-selling three-tier cooling rack is built to support your holiday cookie exchange party this year. It can cool up to three dozen cookies at once without monopolizing your countertop space. And it even collapses for easy storage. 

“When I make cookies, I make a huge batch,” one reviewer said. “Having stacking cooling racks is so handy and they take up very little counter space! That’s why I bought these. Then I discovered using them to cool several casseroles at once, several sheets of biscuits, and several iron skillets of corn bread!”

To buy: Wilton Excelle Elite Three-Tier Cooling Rack, $12 (originally $14) at amazon.com

Muso Wood French Rolling Pin

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It seems contradictory that a French rolling pin without handles gives you more control when rolling dough than the usual rolling pin with handles. That’s because you can directly control the pin’s direction and avoid dough getting stuck in between the handles. This 16-inch one evenly rolls dough, and it’s treated with mineral oil for a nonstick effect. 

To buy: Muso Wood French Rolling Pin, $11 (originally $16) at amazon.com

AmazonBasics Silicone Nonstick Baking Mat Set of Two

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Eliminate the need for grease, sprays, and parchment paper with this best-selling set of silicone nonstick baking mats that evenly bake cookies without over-browning or greasing the bottoms. It’s even dishwasher-safe. 

“I didn’t think it would make a difference to use this mat or to use parchment paper. I was wrong,” a shopper said. “These make all the difference in the world. I’ve made the same recipe for years and when I tried these mats the cookies actually came out better! Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside.”

To buy: AmazonBasics Silicone Nonstick Baking Mat Set of Two, $14 at amazon.com

Taylor Precision Products Stainless Steel Candy Thermometer

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Whether you’re making homemade chocolates, caramels, or butterscotch, a candy thermometer is a must-have to ensure you make them at the proper temperature and achieve a smooth texture and taste. This 12-inch one withstands temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and it has an insulated handle for a comfortable grip. 

To buy: Taylor Precision Products Stainless Steel Candy Thermometer, $7 (originally $9) at amazon.com

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