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Cooking like Bake Off stars costs £5,500 in kitchen kit

For most amateur bakers, it is the stuff of dreams.

But state-of-the-art mixers, high-end ovens and instant boiling water taps are a reality for contestants on The Great British Bake Off.

If you want a kitchen just like theirs, though, you’d better start saving. For each baker has their own work station with up to £5,500 worth of kit at hand.

Steven gets to work surrounded by three of the 12 items we’ve tabled below to reveal the cost of a true Bake Off experience

Channel 4, which bought the show for £75million from the BBC, is not allowed to publicise the items because of TV product placement rules. But we can reveal they include a £549 KitchenAid mixer and a £419 Magimix food processor.

Some counters are also fitted with a £1,750 boiling water tap. The most crucial item – the oven – features a door that tucks away underneath, and a price tag of £699. 

The bakers even have their own £499 proving drawer, which should come in handy for Tuesday’s bread episode. 

Tom flanked by a £60 non-stick frying pan, a £26 mixing bowl and a £419.95 Magimix blender

Tom flanked by a £60 non-stick frying pan, a £26 mixing bowl and a £419.95 Magimix blender

Kate uses the £165 GreenPan, number nine in our 12 essential Bake Off kitchen items - scroll down for the full list

Kate uses the £165 GreenPan, number nine in our 12 essential Bake Off kitchen items – scroll down for the full list

While some equipment is the same as when the show was on the BBC, there have been changes under Channel 4, including upgrading the hobs from ones with old-fashioned knobs to touch-screen induction models.

Steven kneels next to the £699 slide+hide oven, just one expensive piece on kitchenware in the £5,500 Bake Off kitchen

Steven kneels next to the £699 slide+hide oven, just one expensive piece on kitchenware in the £5,500 Bake Off kitchen

Viewers would have to be eagle-eyed to identify the brands as the production team has had to hide them. One firm said they thought their name had been ‘blurred out’ and a Channel 4 spokesman said: ‘There is no product placement on the show.’

But the series has still sparked a surge in sales of baking equipment. John Lewis said sales are up by 300 per cent for KitchenAid hand mixers, 18 per cent for stand mixers and 40 per cent for cupcake tools.

Our full list of the items spotted in Bake Off's kitchen, as numbered in the previous pictures

Our full list of the items spotted in Bake Off’s kitchen, as numbered in the previous pictures

 

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