This list of basic sourdough bread making equipment will help you to get your sourdough starter bread making journey off to a good start!
Whether you are new to sourdough bread making or rekindling a desire to bake sourdough bread for your family, having the right equipment can elevate your bread making! And help you to be a better baker!
You see, when I first started baking sourdough bread some 30 years ago, I didn’t have the best equipment or even the right equipment to make my sourdough bread making as successful and rewarding as it could be. And I want you to be a successful sourdough bread maker and to love baking with your sourdough starter as much as I do.
It truly is quite rewarding to nurture and care for your sourdough starter. It’s a living thing that brings such great satisfaction – not to mention a wonderful aroma!
Sourdough Bread Making Equipment
There really are only a few things that I consider absolute necessities, and others that simply make the bread making process more enjoyable. Although you’ll find all my favorite sourdough bread making equipment and cookbooks in my Amazon shop, I wanted to list them here for you and explain why I use each of these items.
First, we’ll take a look at the essentials tools and equipment to make your sourdough starter. Then we’ll look at the additional tools and equipment you might want to have on hand for actual sourdough bread making. And, finally, I’ll share some of my favorite sourdough bread books. These books are written by experts in the field of sourdough bread making. They share recipes, tips and knowledge that’s sure to help you be a better sourdough bread baker.
Sourdough Starter Essential Tools & Equipment
Sourdough Bread Making Equipment
The above three items are my list of essential sourdough starter tools and equipment. Following are my list of essential sourdough bread making equipment, tools and resources.
Sourdough Bread Making Books
Some of my favorite sourdough bread making books from trusted sources and expert bread makers.
This is not an exhaustive list of sourdough starter and bread tools and equipment. It is simply meant to help you be prepared so that you have the best experience on your sourdough starter and bread making journey. If you have questions about any of these recommended tools and/or equipment, please don’t hesitate to ask. If you have further recommendations – please share in the comments below.
Sourdough Starter Resources
You’ll find a lot of resources online that will help you in your sourdough starter journey. What I hope to do here on The Birch Cottage blog is to break down this process into simple and easy to understand steps. I truly want you to be successful.
As you read and learn more about (or maybe already have discovered this truth) sourdough bread making, you’ll quickly discover that everyone seems to have different ratios and methods. This can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration. Don’t be frustrated. And please let me help you. If you have questions, please leave them in the comments below and I’ll be glad to answer them.
Like I said, there are a lot of resources online. Some of the best resources that you’ll find are on YouTube. Here are a few of my favorites:
I also like to refer to the King Arthur website for sourdough recipe ideas.
More Sourdough Starter Ideas
If you enjoyed reading this list of essential sourdough bread making equipment, be sure to read my other sourdough starter posts in my sourdough basics series:
- Sourdough Starter Basics: Understanding Sourdough Starters
- Sourdough Starter Basics: Ratios for Feeding Sourdough Starter
- How to Make a Sourdough Starter
- Easy Sourdough Bread Recipe
- Garlic Parmesan Sourdough Starter Bread