Mel's Top 10 Products for Baking Sourdough

Mel's Top 10 Products for Baking Sourdough

Food BloggerMel Watt

Born with a wooden spoon in one hand and a whisk in the other, Mel is a food enthusiast based in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Addicted to baking and cooking, you will usually find her testing recipes and products, and when she does wander outside, you can either find her hiking the beautiful hills of S...

'As more and more people take up artisanal sourdough bread making at home, the higher the demand for tools and sources of baking information. If you are one of those people who are wondering what the fuss is all about and looking to dive deep into world of sourdough bread baking, here are the top 10 products you’ll need to bake your very own beautiful sourdough bread with minimal effort.'

Scrumptious Eats - Mel, has curated a list of products for baking sourdough, something we all eventually delve into at some point in our lives, because sourdough is...? essential. From online retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis and eBay, you can easily purchase a few things that will help your sourdough reach its full potential, and even perfect the payoff when you finally get to cut into it. 

  • Last updated: 31-05-2021
Table of Contents

Mel Watt's mybest

Chad RobertsonTartine Bread

Artisan Bread Cookbook, Best Bread Recipes, Sourdough Book


Le CreusetSignature Enamelled Cast Iron Round Casserole Dish With Lid


SalterArc Digital Kitchen Scales


EddingtonsBanneton Round Bread Proofing Basket



John Lewis & PartnersCopper Wire Clip Top Airtight Glass Storage Jar


RosewineCFondant Cake Scraper


John Lewis & PartnersSilicone Spatula



LakelandMagic Reusable Non-Stick Baking Tray


SabatierProfessional Serrated Bread Knife


Mel Watt's mybest Summary

Sourdough baking can require a lot of information and techniques to be able to bake your very first sourdough bread. While these are the top 10 products I recommend as your basic products, there are plenty more products that I have not listed here, which are not necessary tools for beginners but are tools that you can use to advance or invest in.

Sourdough baking requires a lot of patience, time and effort. There will be plenty of failed attempts with a lot of fun experimentations.

Popular Item Lists

Popular Creators

Popular Posts

  • 10 Best Curry Sauces in a Jar in the UK 2021
    10 Best Curry Sauces in a Jar in the UK 2021
    Cooking up a delicious curry is easier than you think with the perfect sauce. Whether you fancy Indian, Chinese, Japanese or Thai, there are plenty of ready-made sauces in a jar which you can buy online and prepare in minutes at home. Others contain concentrated curry paste and are spectacularly simple to prepare. But which brand's recipe is the best?Skip the supermarket and browse our list to discover the top curry sauces you can buy in the UK; from Tesco to ASDA, by brands like Patak's, Blue Dragon and Sharwood's too. Whether it's a subtle chicken korma, a red beef curry or a tangy dollop of chip shop curry sauce you love, we’ve searched high and low for the best easy-to-cook products to help you satisfy your craving. 
    Food and drinks
  • 10 Best Frozen Pizzas in the UK 2021 (Goodfella's, Ristorante and More)
    10 Best Frozen Pizzas in the UK 2021 (Goodfella's, Ristorante and More)
    The frozen pizza has long been a staple in the British weekly shop - it’s quick, convenient, cheap, and satisfying. Many of us might remember the frozen pizzas we ate as children and teens, such as the basic Margherita with a sparse layer of cheese and a flavourless tomato base – but frozen pizzas have come a long way since then!Nowadays there is a massive variety of delicious frozen pizzas available in the freezer section of UK supermarkets, whether thin crust or thick crust, with traditional pepperoni or healthy veggie toppings, and using tomato or BBQ sauce – there are even gluten-free dough options for coeliacs! To learn more, keep reading as we introduce pizzas from brands such as Chicago Town, Dr. Oetker, and Goodfella’s, along with yummy supermarket-own brand products from Tesco and Asda.
    Food and drinks
  • Top 10 Best Ready Meals in the UK 2021 (Tesco, Charlie Bigham's and More)
    Top 10 Best Ready Meals in the UK 2021 (Tesco, Charlie Bigham's and More)
    Ready meals have had somewhat of a bad rep since their conception in the 1950s, but we say, quash those thoughts of unappetising foil-trayed TV dinners! Instant food has never looked so good, with supermarkets now catering to all of our foodie desires, be it calorie-controlled or muscle-building meals, a vegetarian or vegan lasagne or a healthy take on a curry or Chinese. Talk to any household and they'll all give a completely different answer when it comes to taste preferences, budget and dietary requirements, so what constitutes the best ready meal? Our guide and top picks are here to reveal all. We've got recommendations for camping and fussy kids, gourmet suppers for one and everything in between, all ready for delivery from Tesco, Asda, Waitrose and Amazon. 
    Food and drinks
  • 10 Best Healthy Yogurts for Digestion and More in the UK 2021
    10 Best Healthy Yogurts for Digestion and More in the UK 2021
    Yogurt makes a delicious snack or fuss-free breakfast and can be great for digestion and bone health. But finding a healthy one can be tricky since brands often pack their products with hidden sugars and unnatural flavourings. Onken, Alpro and Yeo Valley all have a huge range; but which is the best? Whether you prefer low-fat, Greek-style, flavoured or dairy-free vegan yogurt, it’s good to be aware of what makes a yogurt healthy and what to avoid. To help you pick a satisfying, creamy yogurt that will give you a boost of protein, calcium, and probiotics without unnecessary calories or a sugar overload, we have come up with a list of the ten best products available in the UK. We've also sought out nutritionist Jenna Hope's advice to give you a better insight into the versatility and benefits that yogurt has to offer. 
    Food and drinks
  • 10 Best Instant Noodles and Ramen in the UK 2021
    10 Best Instant Noodles and Ramen in the UK 2021
    Sure, it’s lovely to go to a fancy restaurant and order some authentic, freshly-made noodles. But if you are on a strict budget, there’s nothing better than a cup or bowl of steaming instant noodles to keep you going. While they can have an unhealthy image, if you pay attention to the calories and perhaps add some toppings of your own you have yourself a nutritious and delicious meal.Nowadays there is a great variety available for us to purchase here in the UK, from Japanese Nissin instant ramen to spicy Korean noodles and other options from Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia. In this article we will introduce some points to consider when purchasing instant noodles, and share some recommendations available on Amazon, Tesco, and Asda.
    Food and drinks
  • Top 10 Best Ice Creams in the UK 2021 (Häagen-Dazs and More)
    Top 10 Best Ice Creams in the UK 2021 (Häagen-Dazs and More)
    Ice cream is and always has been a hugely popular sweet treat in the UK. Whether you prefer it straight from the tub while watching a film or in an ice cream cone with a flake, it is loved by kids and adults alike. However, with new flavours and brands popping up all the time, it can be hard to know which one to choose, especially when buying online. Eating ice cream at home is always a treat, but consider how you're serving it. Expensive flavours may overpower the dessert you're serving it with so will be better on their own. It's also a lot of fun making up your own personalised ice cream sundae with different toppings and sauces. Whether you prefer Haagen Dazs, Magnum, or Ben & Jerry's, its all down to personal taste - but we've got a recommended list from online retailers Asda and Tesco to help you choose your favourite!
    Food and drinks
  • Top 10 Best Crisps in the UK 2021
    Top 10 Best Crisps in the UK 2021
    Arguably the nation's favourite savoury snack, crisps are perfect for any occasion — popping into your lunchbox, munching on with friends, or as a simple pub treat. However, we're seeing more and more outlandish crisp flavours being released almost every week! This makes it difficult to know what's going to be delicious and what may be pushing the boundaries too far — smoked salmon, cream cheese, or champagne-flavoured crisps anyone? To help you decide which crisps brands to add to this week's shopping list, we're embarking on a challenging task: narrowing down the top 10 best crisps in the UK. We'll check out all of the options available — healthy, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, spicy options and multipacks of classic, British crisp flavours like prawn cocktail. Read on to find out our favourites, available at Amazon, eBay, Tesco, Asda, and Waitrose, from brands such as Walkers, Tyrell's and Kettle.
    Food and drinks
  • Search by Category