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The Best Bread Proofing Baskets

If you’re baking your own bread at home and want to create more evenly shaped loaves, a bread proofing basket may be just what you need. By supporting the dough as it proves, a bread proofing basket—also known as a banneton—can help loaves develop a uniform shape in their final rise. These baskets come in different shapes and sizes, and they can be used with or without a liner, depending on whether you want to create a smooth texture or see the pattern of the basket on the loaf. We’ve pulled together a few different options to help you find the right one for your kitchen. When choosing a bread proofing basket, consider size, shape, additional pieces included, and price.

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Best Round Basket

Bread Bosses 9 Inch Bread Banneton Proofing Basket

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Convenient Set. Measuring nine inches in diameter, this round proofing basket from Bread Bosses also comes with a dough scraper, linen cloth, and instructions, making it an excellent round basket option.

What We Liked

If you’re hoping to make beautifully round loaves, this nine-inch banneton is a great pick, with its three and a half inch height and included supplies. Plus, it even comes with a sourdough starter kit e-book for added guidance. Get it here. 

Best Large Oval Basket

WERTIOO Oval Proofing Basket + Lame + Linen Liner Cloth

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Large and Affordable. Stretching nearly 14 inches long and five and a half inches wide, this oval proofing basket from WERTIOO is ideal for those who want to make large oval loaves.

What We Liked

Offering plenty of space for large oval loaves, this basket measures a little over three inches tall and also comes with a bread lame and linen liner cloth, so it can be a comprehensive home set or a useful gift. Buy it now. 

Best Refund Policy

WALFOS 10 Inch Oval Banneton Bread Proofing Basket Set

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Easy-to-Use Oval. Featuring an oval shape that’s 10 inches long and five and a half inches wide, this WALFOS basket comes with a 100 percent money-back guarantee, minimizing the risk of trying out a new baking tool.

What We Liked

This oval banneton from WALFOS can hold up to one and a half pounds of dough, and it also comes with a scraper and a cloth liner, so you can jump right into new bread recipes, while being protected with your purchase. Buy it here. 

Best Value Set

DOYOLLA Round Bread Proofing Basket & Liner

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Two Round Baskets. Offering two round baskets for a reasonable price, this set from DOYOLLA stands out as an excellent value option.

What We Liked

These baskets measure eight and a half inches in diameter, so they make a great choice for those who want to be able to make a couple of smaller round loaves at one time. This set also comes with two liners for added versatility. Get it now.