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Do you use a bread box?

post #1 of 43
Thread Starter 
I'm thinking about purchasing one to free up some space in our cramped refrigerator. However, I'm wondering if it's just another thing that will take up counter space, they seem kind of big. Bread box, yay or nay?
post #2 of 43
LMAO how timely!! I just bought one from ikea today! our bread drawer is basically falling apart and is the bane of my existence. so while it does clutter the counter more, it is a FAR better choice than the craptastic drawer we have whose door is basically falling off.

anyway, ikea. $15
post #3 of 43
One thing besides space to consider is if you purchase bread with preservatives or not since the more natural breads *have* to be refridgerated. Or perhaps your family goes through bread fast enough it might not matter!
post #4 of 43

love my bread bod

Yes, I love my bread box. I found an antique metal one at garage sale and my sister painted it up (red with a white stripe). it does take up room on the counter, but my dh always left the bread lying around on the counter anyways. This way, I feel like it looks less cluttered.
post #5 of 43
No bread box for us. We don't eat enough bread to justify it and it was just MAJOR clutter on the counter.
post #6 of 43
No, we just keep our bread in a kitchen cabinet.
post #7 of 43
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Originally Posted by hottmama View Post
No, we just keep our bread in a kitchen cabinet.
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post #8 of 43
We've had one for many years and love it. It has a flat top (and access via a roll back front), so we don't really loose too much room, as we can put other things such as a fruit bowl, or cake or whatever on top.
post #9 of 43
We have two bread box's one metal, one wood, both yard sale finds. We do used both but for a garage, barn, house, castle etc for the little one, lol.
post #10 of 43
Nope. I freak out if things are on the counter and/or out in the open. We use a deep drawer for all of our beads, rolls, tortillas, buns.
post #11 of 43
We got a handmade wooden one as a wedding present . I love it!
post #12 of 43
I use a basket.
post #13 of 43
I keep it either on top of the freezer or in it depending on what bread it is. What is the purpose of a breadbox? Does it keep the bread fresh longer or is it just a place to store it?
post #14 of 43
We have one- but I'm really not sure why. We've just always had it.
I don't really know that it serves a useful purpose & I've been thinking about getting rid of it. We could just as easily put bread in the cupboard.
I like the idea of using a small basket instead. It would take up a bit less space and the contents would be more visible (so that we remember to use up the last of the english muffins, etc. for example). Hmm.
post #15 of 43
found this online:

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post #16 of 43
We keep our bread in the freezer. We only buy natural bread w/o preservatives and in the freezer it stays fresher than in the fridge. The fridge dries it out more. It only takes a minute or two to defrost if we want a sandwich right then. For school lunches I just make the sandwich on frozen bread (easier to spread on) and it toasts up great.

I love the way bread boxes look, but I just know I'd put something in there and out of site out of mind and I'd look in there and see a big moldy mess.
post #17 of 43
We have a built-in microwave above the stove that we NEVER use. Except last month we began using it as a breadbox. Oh, and we use sprouted flour and make our own. Lasts about a week w/o going moldy here in the Pacific NW. Except rarely lasts a week.
post #18 of 43
We have one that now lives in our garage. I found the biggest issue with it was that I would forget I had bread in there until it was all moldy and smelly, and then I had to clean the box! Now bread just sits on my counter, and I am also not a fan of that. I really like the idea of a basket that a pp mentioned - I am going to have to try that!
post #19 of 43
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by joy2grow View Post
One thing besides space to consider is if you purchase bread with preservatives or not since the more natural breads *have* to be refridgerated. Or perhaps your family goes through bread fast enough it might not matter!
Oh, I didn't think about that! We buy bread w/o preservatives.

Someone asked what the purpose of a bread box is; -for us it would be to free up some space in our fridge. We just moved into a house with a side by side fridge, and for some reason we just don't have enough room for all of our food. It just seems cramped.
post #20 of 43
Side by side fridges take some getting used to, ime. Give yourself some time, you'll figure it out. We actually got a breadbox for the EXACT SAME REASON. Had moved from an apartment with a freezer on top fridge into our first house and had a side by side for the first time and it seemed so awkward and small for many months. We love side by sides now, though...
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