Imparting the sense of flavour, texture, and joy you want to associate with your baked goods is no easy feat. But this doesn’t mean it has to be an impossible one. A lot of it comes down to your acuity in the baking arts, we’ll grant you that, but more than you might expect has to do with your baking equipment – chiefly, your baking racks.
Artisanal baked perfection only turns into reality when baked goods are provided the adequate amount of air circulation. The alternative? A soggy texture no one is fond of.
As we circle back to baking racks (also, aptly, known as cooling racks), you’ve probably pieced together why they’re of great importance in any well-established bakery; by promoting uniform and hasty cooling, they place you well on your way to baked treats that are sure to delight.
The Factors Involved In your Decision
You certainly have your pick of the litter available when coming to decide on the right cooling rack, but with this abundance of options comes a number of factors you have to stay cognisant of to best serve your bakery.
For starters, we recommend mulling over their purpose and utility within the day-to-day operations of your bakery. For example, is it essential that they be microwave safe? What about for grilling or roasting purposes? Are time and convenience of the essence, i.e. do they need to be dishwasher safe?
This mindset extends to the dimensions of the space you’ll be working in. For some, a single rack may suffice; however, others favouring space-saving designs for large batches of baked treats should seek out stackable baking racks.
Whether it be specialised or general purpose cooling racks, one thing remains true throughout the process – seek out the specifications for each style so that it can fit the niche you have carved out for it. Only by abiding to this process will you be able to harbour baked goodies for your customers that are perfect in every way.