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