Bakeware is the type of cookware used in the oven rather than on
top of it. It's used in the creation of cakes, cookies, pies and casseroles to name a few.
First determine what basic pieces you'll need, the kinds of bakeware that will cover the majority of your baking
needs. Basic bakeware can include the following:
• 8- or 9-inch round cake pan • 8- or 9-inch square cake pan • 9" x 13" cake pan
• 9" pie pan • 9" x 5" loaf pan • 12-cup muffin pan • 11" x 17" cookie (baking) sheet
• 3-quart casserole dish
Cake pans, loaf pans and even cookie sheets will also be useful when baking certain breads, plus some of the above
bakeware will cover pound cakes, main course meals and side dishes.
In addition to basic bakeware pieces you should also have some essential accessories on hand, such as mixing bowls,
measuring spoons and cups, spatulas, wire cooling racks and parchment paper or a reusable silicone baking liner to place
on baking sheets. Silicone liners are extremely versatile, don't require any greasing, allow for items to just slide off
after baking and are very easy to clean.
To expand your bakeware assortment, many interesting items are available, such as bundt cake/tube pans, ramekins for
custards and soufflés, tart/quiche and springform pans with removable bottoms for easy release and decorating, biscuit
and popover pans, angel food cake pans and even pizza stones. If you can think of it, it probably exists.