The Best Equipment and Products for Making Chocolate at Home

This is all the equipment I use or recommend for making bean to bar chocolate at home. You will see me use many of these products throughout my blog. There are also the tools and services I use to make and maintain this blog.

Premier 2l Tilting Wet Grinder

This is easily the best grinding machine for home or small business bean to bar chocolate makers. You can make up to 2l of chocolate and it grinds and conches chocolate all at the same time. I have been using this machine for over 6 months now and have had no problems whatsoever. You can see me using it throughout my blog.

Chocolate Moulds

Polycarbonate Chocolate Moulds

These moulds produce chocolate as you’d find in the shops.

Dimpled Heart 28-Piece Mould

Perfect for valentines day chocolate truffles.

24 Rectangular Piece Mould

I got really shiny chocolate bars from these moulds.

21-Piece Leaf Mould

Really durable and releases professional-looking chocolates.

6 Silicone Molds

I use silicone moulds for truffles sometimes and they come out nice and shiny.

Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker

In relation to chocolate, I am recommending this tool to make cocoa butter silk. Cocoa butter silk is tempered cocoa butter that you add to chocolate in small amounts to temper it.

LIPAVI Sous Vide Container

This is a container to use with the sous vide. Make sure the cocoa butter is in a watertight container when tempering it.

Champion Juicer

The Champion Juicer is such a useful machine when it comes to making chocolate. Not only can it crack your beans for you ready for winnowing, but it can also liquify your roasted cocoa nibs before you put in into your wet stone grinder.

Chocolate Tools

Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Infrared Thermometer

This is such a good thermometer for tempering chocolate. All you have to do is point the red laser and get an accurate reading.

Silicone/Nylon Chocolate Spatula with Digital Thermometer

Tempering chocolate is so easy with this tool and will save you spending lots of money on a tempering machine.

Stainless Steel Candy Thermometer

I love this tool for making toffee, caramel, fudge and other types of candy which I coat in chocolate.

Wilton 5-Piece Candy Dipping Tools Set 

A set of tools for dipping candy into chocolate. Much better than using a fork.

ATB Wooden Molinillo Mexican Cocoa Mixer

Just a cool little tool to have. It’s like the traditional Mexican whisk used to make hot cocoa.

ChocoVision Revolation Delta Chocolate Tempering Machine, 17 lb. Capacity

The ChocoVision tempering machine is probably the savour for so many chocolate makers and chocolatiers. It is the best tempering machine on the market but doesn’t come cheap. If anyone is interested in starting a business than they will find this machine invaluable. Of course, anyone on a lower budget can temper chocolate in many ways which are explained in some of my articles.

Chocolate Spatulas

Matfer Bourgeat Coating Spatula

A very useful tool for chocolate work especially for tempering chocolate on a slab and scraping off the excess on moulds.

LUCKSTAR Silicone Spatulas

These spatulas have just the right bend to scrape out most of the chocolate in a bowl.

Award-Winning Pro Grade 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set

These are top quality and so useful in the kitchen. They also come with a lifetime warranty.

Ateco 1305 Ultra Offset Spatula

A very handy, versatile and inexpensive tool. This has lasted me so long and has been a constant partner in my kitchen.

73 pcs Cake Decorating Supplies Kit for Beginners

I bought this because I also like to put my chocolate to use and do a bit of baking. This is perfect for beginner bakers.

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