Do you hate moldy bread, or are you simply tired of having dry bread that takes tremendous effort to get the bread knife
through every morning? It’s very frustrating to buy a loaf of crusty bread that tends to turn hard as stone in just a few days. It immediately makes you run for the cereal bowl just to get something in your tummy. Time to take an interest at the merits of traditional bread boxes.
These storage containers are handy for keeping your bread chewy and moist. They keep your bread away from sunlight and air in a climate that’s more agreeable than a refrigerator. A bread box is the second best thing after a coffee maker, as a slice of good fresh bread needs to be accompanied with a brew of hot coffee. Another advantage of a bread box is the simple fact that you can make sandwiches quickly: just take the bread slices out of the box, put them into the sandwich maker
and your breakfast is ready in no time!
But, you are not limited to keeping your bread fresh. Some bread bins have extra space, so you can also store your baked goodies in the container, while still adding a note of color in your kitchen. These ones are more suitable for storing bread freshly taken out from the bread maker
. There are different patterns and colors of bread boxes as well. Thus, you can choose the one that will complement your current kitchen décor. However, before jumping into the reviews, let us have a look at the features you need to keep in mind.
So, how much should you spend when purchasing a good quality bread box? They are priced anything between $11 and $55. However, the price of the bread bin could be more; the difference in price is attributed to the material used, the overall size of the bread bin and the brand you choose.
You can get cheap bread boxes and be able to enjoy some of the benefits the expensive options would offer. But don’t settle for the cheap option as it might not keep your bread as fresh and moist as you wish.
Choosing the right bread box can be very tricky as there so many options flooding the market.
Here are some of the important features you need to keep an eye on as you look to shop for a bread box:
- Material and appearance – You will find bread boxes that will go with any décor you might have, from retro to ultra modern or rustic. They could be made from plastic, wood, ceramic or metal, to name just a few.
- Size of the bread box – It can take up a fair amount of counter space. If your kitchen is small, consider one that is not too big, or if you prefer a big container to store more bread, one with a flat top could be ideal. It will allow you to put other items on top.
- Capacity – Some bread boxes can store one or two types of bread. Depending on your family size and the space available in your kitchen you will know your requirements.
- The lid type – The container can have a roll-top design, metal with a ceramic lid, or a flip-down antique wooden design, just to name a few.
- The Extras – The bread box could be the item you were looking for to add some life to your kitchen. Some come with matching kitchenware – and just like that, your bread is kept fresh while a unique item added to you kitchen counter.
Construction and Design
As you look for a box that will fit your kitchen décor, there a few other things you also need to consider.
Here is what we are talking about:
- Other than design appeal, you look at how it has been constructed. This is how they open and the materials used. Some bread boxes have hinged openings, roll-tops or just a simple drop down, to help keep your bread fresh longer.
- If you are looking to pass down this valuable container to your future grandchildren, metal or wood is better. However, if you are one that forgets the buns you have, choose a bread box that is clear and plastic. At a glance, you can see what’s available for breakfast for the next morning.
- Do you like eating a lot of baked goods? Then you should consider a larger bread box. Even though you have a small counter space, you will be able to store your cookies, donuts, and biscuits in the extra space while your bread is still stored comfortably. In the end, you have saved space with the big design.
Performance and Ease of Use
The best bread boxes should be well sealed but also allow some amount of air to flow. Remember, we want the loaf of bread to stay moist and chewy for a couple of days. With proper air circulation, it will prevent the growth of mold and reduce condensation. At the same time, these containers are easy to keep clean. When all these things are considered, it should help in your quest to find the ideal bread box.
Hopefully, you can now answer some questions such as what capacity you need, what you want to store, and the general aesthetics you want for your kitchen. Lastly, you might want to think about how your product is produced. Now that you have these things in mind, let’s take a look at our list.
Brabantia creates beautifully designed products for the home, including cookware, food storage, bathroom accessories and more! They aim to bring you all these products in a sustainable way, leaving the world in a better condition for years to come. The designs of their products are contemporary, and would fit effortlessly into any home. Their kitchen accessories are particularly something to be admired, such as their Rolltop Steel Bread Box.
This large-capacity bread box is made with steel and has a fingerprint-proof, corrosion-resistant and durable coated finish to give it that new shine day after day. If you have a large family, this bread box will be more than sufficient in size, with space for two full-sized loaves of bread. Also, if your kitchen worktop isn’t the most spacious, the convenient roll-top design will save you precious preparation space and the flat top is ideal for storing tins and pots.
The Large Capacity Rolltop Bread Bin is not just a pretty face though. The construction of the base makes for proper ventilation, and there’s even a plastic stop on the inside to prevent that notorious bang as the kids slam the lid shut! Although we’re featuring the large, black version of this bread bin, it also comes in medium, for those not needing quite this much capacity, and in 7 colors. Choose from, steel, brushed steel, red and more to ensure your new addition to the kitchen fits right in.
Home Basics does exactly what it says on the tin; they bring you affordable home products for the everyday user. “Basic”, however, does not mean cheap or boring. Quite the opposite: Home Basics’ products are durable, functional and fashionable too. This is especially evident in their Metal Bread Box with Lid.
They have nailed the chic, vintage look that’s oh-so-fashionable right now and produce this bread box in three attractive colors: turquoise, red and cream. Not only that, but you can get a whole bunch of matching home products to go with it! From tea towels, utensil pots and kitchen timers to oven mitts, canisters and colanders, you could revamp your whole kitchen for a very reasonable price.
The power coated steel will keep this bread bin in tip top condition for years and the simple, metal box design with lid will fit into any kitchen nicely and won’t go out of style.
Mountain Woods has a long history of hand-crafted kitchen and home accessories. Usually with hand-crafted products you can expect to shed out a large portion of your earnings, but that’s not the case with Mountain Woods, who keep an eye on affordability too. This has meant their home and kitchen products can be found in many homes across the globe.
Their eye for detail and high-quality materials means their products really stand the test of time and have been known to be kept in people’s homes for decades. What will not last for decades, however, is their packing materials. With a keen interest in the environment, Mountain Woods ensures that all their packaging materials are biodegradable and the finish on their products is made from vegetable oil and minerals.
This is also the case with their antique, vintage-looking bread boxes. In particular, we love the Extra Large Acacia Wood Antique Style Bread Box which has a flip-down, magnetic lid, providing plenty of inside space without taking up too much of your counter. This large capacity bread bin can fit bread and other baked goods comfortably inside, keeping them all fresher for longer.
The beautiful wood design is what sets this bread box apart from its competitors. The wood is harvested sustainably from one of the biggest acacia wood plantations in Asia. This hardwood is extremely popular due to its functionality, beauty, sustainability and versatility. You’d be hard pressed to find a bread box with this style and sourced so responsibly.
A.C.K. Trading is the sole distributor of their extensive line of kitchenware, cookware and household ceramic products. They are a relatively small company, based in Los Angeles, with a team of sixty designers who are constantly striving to improve designs and explore new markets. Their line of ceramics features a variety of designs, from the Bamboo Rooster to the more contemporary Just Black and White.
Today we are taking a look at their Tuscany line of ceramics, in particular their Tuscany Fleur De Lis Bread Box. This bread bin is available in green, blue or red, so you can choose whichever will fit in best with the style of your kitchen. The Fleur De Lis design is hand-painted onto each bread box, giving it a unique feel.
The glazed ceramic finish also means that this bread box is dishwasher safe, so no problem if it gets a bit grubby in the bottom—you can just pop it in the dishwasher! If you like the design of this bread box, then you might be interested in the numerous other kitchen products available with the same design and color! Kit out your kitchen with their matching cookie jar, canisters, fruit bowl, mug or utensil holder, just to name a few!
Progressive International has been dedicated to creating durable and functional food-prep items, household products, tools and gadgets for almost four decades. Their products are now sold internationally, although their main business and headquarters is in America. Progressive believes in creating new and innovative products through extensive research and customer input. This is clearly evident in their Adjustable Bread Keeper.
Their bread box keeps not only bread, but muffins, bagels and other baked goods fresher for longer. Basically, anything that you can fit into the expandable 11-inch container. The pot has been designed with an adjustable air vent, meaning your goods will get just the right amount of ventilation. Also included with this futuristic bread box is a convenient cutting board, which is all dishwasher safe!
Now you’ve seen a variety of bread bins with different capacities, colors, and designs. You should be better equipped to have a look at what brands you love and pick the bread bin that best suits you and your kitchen. If the products we picked out for you don’t tickle your fancy there are other bread boxes from these reputable brands, so check them out!