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Thoughts on BREAD BOX?

Way back in the day I recall ppl had bread boxes. Does anyone still use them? Don't you find it to be a countertop hog? How do they keep bread/rolls etc fresher for longer [do they, are they airtight]? What's wrong with just leaving them in the plastic bag/ziplock bag?
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Are those things even sold anymore, other than perhaps Value Village or similar? My bread box is the freezer.
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Jenny1975 wrote: Are those things even sold anymore, other than perhaps Value Village or similar? My bread box is the freezer.
Yes they still sell them which is why I'm asking who still uses them?

https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=bread+box&cri ... _ss_i_3_14
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waste of counter space, we got one as a house warming gift for our old house, we never used it, sat in the basement for number of years un-opened, then i gave it away (not as a house warming gift, person saw it in my basement and actually wanted it)
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gr8dlr wrote: Yes they still sell them which is why I'm asking who still uses them?

https://www.amazon.ca/s?k=bread+box&cri ... _ss_i_3_14
Wow, they leave the bread unwrapped and touching the box? No tx.

I'm w the other poster, my 'bread box' is the freezer also haha.
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tranquility922 wrote: Wow, they leave the bread unwrapped and touching the box? No tx.
Have you ever been to a real bakery? That's how it is on the rack or in the display case at the bakery. It would be your own box, with your bread in it.

For us, it's in a plastic bag on the counter or inside the microwave if it's consumed within the next day or the freezer if more than that.
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People who make their own bread use them.
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I've seen a few bread boxes at Winners/HomeSense over the years. Brands were Joseph Joseph, Typhoon and Rig-Tig. I don't have enough counter space for one so I just use a rectangular woven plastic basket. What I'd really like to find is a reusable bag that's large enough to keep a whole loaf from my Zirojushi bread machine...I used to repurpose those clear bags in Costco's meat department for it but they've since switched to compostable and are no good for that purpose.

We gifted the in-laws with a custom made oak one many years ago but it would look pretty dated in a modern kitchen.
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my0gr81 wrote: Have you ever been to a real bakery? That's how it is on the rack or in the display case at the bakery. It would be your own box, with your bread in it.

For us, it's in a plastic bag on the counter or inside the microwave if it's consumed within the next day or the freezer if more than that.
Ofc, but we're talking about our reg homes, so I guess you can do that for your own homebaked stuff since obviously doesn't have any pkging, but store-bought stuff it's counterproductive me thinks.
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gr8dlr wrote: What's wrong with just leaving them in the plastic bag/ziplock bag?
Might sweat, leading to mould.
Cream rises to the top. So does scum.
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Winners sells breadboxes. You put your freshly baked bread in it.
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Fresh baked bread will keep fresh and crisp in them for 3-4 days. After that it becomes hard and stale and gets processed into bread crumbs. Repeat next week.
Or... if you are like me and single, bake bread, let it cool, slice it up and into the freezer she goes.
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tranquility922 wrote: Ofc, but we're talking about our reg homes, so I guess you can do that for your own homebaked stuff since obviously doesn't have any pkging, but store-bought stuff it's counterproductive me thinks.
Even fresh bread from the bakery or in the paper bag at the grocery store is best stored in a bread box at home, if you have one. If not, it goes in a plastic bag and frozen, or stays in the paper bag and stored in the microwave.
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my0gr81 wrote: Even fresh bread from the bakery or in the paper bag at the grocery store is best stored in a bread box at home, if you have one. If not, it goes in a plastic bag and frozen, or stays in the paper bag and stored in the microwave.
I assume it doesn't hurt to put it in the bread box, but does one really take store-bought bakery goods out of its packaging before doing so? I'm more concerned about insects/dust/etc vs whatever marginal preservation benefits of the bread box.
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tranquility922 wrote: I assume it doesn't hurt to put it in the bread box, but does one really take store-bought bakery goods out of its packaging before doing so? I'm more concerned about insects/dust/etc vs whatever marginal preservation benefits of the bread box.
If you are concerned with insects/dust/etc, then yes you need to plastic bag it. In general, it's not a first world issue, for us.

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