WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Jacques Torres attends Netflix's Date Night Event celebrating unscripted and stand-up talent at The London on September 22, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Netflix)
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The Pastry Tool Jacques Torres Thinks Every Home Baker Should Own
Master pastry chef and chocolatier Jacques Torres certainly knows his way around the kitchen, so when he gives baking tips, we’re sure to listen. Home bakers, in particular, don’t necessarily have access to the same tools and supplies that professionals use, but Torres has a suggestion for one affordable tool all home bakers should have.
Bench scrapers may not be the first item on any cooking gift list, but these tools are well worth having in the kitchen. Professionals and amateurs alike can benefit from the ability to quickly clean workspaces, cut dough, and scrape bowls. Best of all, these handy tools are sturdy enough to last long enough to more than pay for themselves.
If you’re lucky enough, like Torres, you might not have to pay for a bench scraper at all, and the chef revealed that he often gets them for free at events and from vendors. However, if you do have to pay for one, don’t worry because they’re relatively cheap with the cheapest options costing $5 for two and the most expensive ones retailing for $15.99.