If you need to turn around a lot of items and fast, you'll consider adding a blast chiller to your kitchen arsenal.
"They are extremely helpful, especially for baking and pastry," says Sylvie Gruber, a pastry chef and food writer at A Baking Journey. "They not only help you save a lot of time in the kitchen, but they also make the manipulation of food safer as the development of bacteria reduces much quicker in a blast chiller than in a regular freezer."
Depending on the brand and size, expect to spend between $3,000 and $19,000.
"I got completely addicted to using them when I was training at Pastry School," she adds. "They are, unfortunately, a luxury not many can afford!"