Welcome to my product page. This is where I collate all the products that I use in creating and maintaining Salty Ginger. Note that some of these links are affiliate links and by purchasing through them you are helping support me and my Blog - Salty Ginger. But don't worry, using these links does not result in extra cost to you!
For kitchen equipment, I love to use NordicWare, USA Pan, Fat Daddio, Pro Pan, Pyrex, Sistema, KitchenAid, Panasonic, Breville, and Russel Hobbs. I must also mention that Pam's range of bakeware is pretty good as well, the goldish colored bakeware, if you are looking for a more budget-friendly product in New Zealand.
For buying equipment in New Zealand, I recommend Cake Warehouse, Kiwi Cakes, Kitchenware, and Milly's. For more budget-friendly products in New Zealand, I would recommend Pro Pan (the number one choice) and then Pam's bakeware (the goldish-colored bakeware).
I love my KitchenAid stand mixer. I love the aesthetic as well as the durability. I have a fairly old stand mixer we picked up from a second-hand store, which we then recently repaired and it works fantastically!
We recently replaced our 14-year-old Samsung microwave with a Panasonic 27 Litre Flatbed Inverter Microwave, and I am loving it!
As for an oven thermometer, just a basic thermometer is needed. Check out my post on ovens for everything oven related.
Cake and Pie/Tart Pans
When buying cake and pie tins, look for a really good quality light-colored metal. For cake tins/pans I really love straight sides, which means you can stack cakes really easily without trimming them. However, they do take up more storage.
When it comes to square/rectangular cake tins and loaf tins I love the sharp corners of the USA Pan varieties. This also makes it much easier to fit the baking paper into the tin, for easy removal and an even easier cleanup!
I love using my Nordicware Jelly Roll Pan as my general baking tray - it's a great size for cookies, on which I can usually spread out 6 large cookies quite nicely, and it fits in my oven (60cm wide) perfectly.
I recently added a variety of scoops to my collection, because they make it so much easier to portion out cookies, cupcakes, muffins, and even frosting! The number 24 scoop is widely available and can even be bought in supermarkets in New Zealand (as an ice cream scoop). But I really find the No. 16 and No. 30 have really become my go-to scoops on the regular.
Weighing and Measuring Ingredients
No need for a fancy kitchen scale, but an easy-to-clean digital scale is used every single day in my house. If you aren't going to use a scale I highly recommend a decent set of measuring jugs, cups, and spoons. I like a good set of stainless steel measuring cups and spoons, especially ones you can just toss in the dishwasher.
For more information on the importance of accurate measurements and what conversions I use, please read my post on weighing and measuring ingredients.
I use Cloudways and can highly recommend them in terms of speed, ease of use, and pricing. I recently had to scale up my server and it was super easy!
Choosing a theme can be fun or it can be super stressful. There are a ton of free themes out there, and I tried a few before I got serious and went with the Feast Design Plugin which is geared towards Recipe or Food Blogs.
This plugin gives you step-by-step instructions with regards to building a blog, helps with your SEO, and website speed, and gives you a beautiful blog.
Once you have your domain name, your hosting, and WordPress installed with your host, you will need a few Plugins to extend the usability of the core WordPress.
- Security Plugin - Wordfence
- Website Backup Plugin - Updraft Plus
- Theme - Feast Design
- Website speed - WP Rocket
- Image compression - Imagify
- Recipe Card - WP Recipe Maker
- Web Stories - Google Web Stories
- Social Sharing - Grow by Mediavine
- SEO - Yoast