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Wooden Bread Boxes

 

Do you like the taste of fresh baked bread? Well there is a way to preserve bread to keep its delicious taste and make it last longer. A wooden bread box will keep your bread staying fresh for days longer than leaving bread out in the open.

Bread boxes block out humidity and moisture in the air which causes bread to go stale fast. Wooden bread boxes act as a buffer between your bread and outside air since wood absorbs humidity and moisture in the air.

Wood bread boxes come in an assortment of colors and shapes, but no matter which one you choose, they are all designed to do the same thing: keep your bread fresh longer. It also makes a great storage unit for bakery items like muffins and pastries.

These bread boxes are great if you're a fan of baking your own bread, or just want to throw in loaves of bread that you buy at the grocery store or local bakery.

There are two main types of wood bread boxes; the roll-up / roll-top style and the open door style. The open door style is kept closed by a magnet, while the rolltop version closes from the top down so a latch of any kind is not needed. We have included several pictures of both types on this site for your convenience; have a look around!

There are dark wooden colors and soft tan type wooden bread boxes. There are several different kinds of woods that bread boxes are made with: Bamboo (very common and is a renewable resource), Oak, Maple, Mahogany and Hickory. There is a color to fit in anyone’s kitchen.

The sizes are all around the same dimensions and can fit two loaves of bread easily and then some. A typical size would be 16.5” long x 10.3” wide x 9.25” high. 

  wood bread box

 wooden bread boxes


 wooden bread boxes

 wooden bread box

 wood bread boxes


If you are short on counter space, you may consider a wood bread box that has a flat top, so you can store other things on top of it. Consider buying a bread box that does not have a window; although they look very nice, they let in more light and air than 100% wooden boxes do, and therefore they don’t keep your bread fresh as long. A unique cabinet-style bread box is shown in the video below.  

 wooden bread box

wood bread box 

 wood bread boxes

 

hickory wooden bread box       oak wood bread box

 

When buying a wood bread box, consider what it is that you would like to store in the bread box.

 

 

Will you only want to put bread in it? How many loaves?

How about pastries, cookies, muffins?

Depending on your use you may want to consider a bigger size to meet your needs.

And, if you decide that wood isn't your preferred material, check out the ceramic bread boxes featured on the next page.