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I'm trying to organize the kitchen counter, where do you keep your bread? I always have one or two bags just sitting on the counter and it looks like clutter. Thanks
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We keep ours in the fridge. It stays fresh longer and I like cold bread.

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In summer we need to put it in the fridge or it goes mouldy quite quickly.

Because winter has just ended here, it is still OK for us to leave it out, so I keep a basket on the bench and put all the breads in there, it looks quite attractive. I think I need to get a second basket because sometimes they spill over onto the bench when I buy bagels, croissants, challah etc as well as the usual bread!

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We used to keep it in our oven, but then my DH baked a loaf and had melted plastic all over. We keep it in our pantry now.

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I have a small kitchen, but I have a bread box for the bread. My MIL keeps hers in the microwave, which works for her but drives me batty. Then again, she doesn't really use her microwave, whereas I use it to reheat coffee, heat up kid food, etc. Things we use less frequently than basic bread-muffins, burger rolls, etc. I keep in the refrigerator to keep longer.

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I do not eat bread. However, dd1's father does. We keep it in the freezer. When he wants a slice or two, he pops it in toaster on low. When I used to eat bread, I couldn't stand it kept in fridge or freezer, so I bought really cheap stuff and kept it in a breadbox. I almost always threw half a loaf away everytime though due to mold.

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We keep some in the freezer and some in the pantry...usually splitting up any package immediately.

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We don't eat much bread, so it usually stays in the freezer. Or the fridge, but never on the counter..the humidity here is outrageous and bread would have mold in a day or two.

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I keep it in the refrigerator otherwise it molds quickly.
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On top the fridge or in a cabinet, depending on my mood. Lately in the same cabinet as the peanut butter. We go through bread fast though as I use it for school lunches and toast in the morning.
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In the pantry for a few days after I first purchase it, then it goes in the freezer. I am the only one here who eats bread regularly and I can't eat a whole loaf very quickly.

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We keep ours in the fridge because of mold issues as well. If its left on the counter it molds in a couple of days, in the fridge it lasts around 2 weeks.

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Bread drawer. At least that's what we call it. It's large enough for bread, tortillas, bagels and muffins.

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I bake all my own bread and once it cools I throw it in the freezer. Thaw as needed and it always tastes freshly baked.
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We have a bread drawer... with the sliding wooden lid? Other bready stuff goes in there, too, and treats. That's where I keep my bar of chocolate. Lol.

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On loaf in the pantry and one in the freezer usually.

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We have a really nice wooden breadbox that dh's dad made, I love it!
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We have a stainless steel bread bin from Ikea that sits on the countertop next to my compost bucket (also SS). I also throw the garlic in there. It's easy to clean and conceals our homemade bread + the huge numbers of crumbs

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Most of our bread is in the freezer, with a loaf on the counter in a basket. If it's been out a couple of days and not getting eaten up fast enough I stick it back in the freezer. Bagels, croissants and the like are all in the freezer and we warm them in the microwave or toaster as needed.
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In the pantry. We don't keep much on the kitchen counter and I love it that way!
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We have a stainless steel and bamboo bread box we keep bread in.
Extra bread is kept in the freezer or pantry.
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DH and the kids like sliced bread, so we keep loaves of it in the pantry, with extra loaves in the freezer. We used to keep it in the fridge but it seemed like it dried it out, and we realized that we use it quickly enough (a loaf every 3-4 days) not to worry about mold.

I like sourdough baguettes, so I slice them into 6-inch sections and then halve those lengthwise and store them in the freezer, so when I need one I just toast it or let it thaw on the counter. (That's the same thing I do with bagels -- slice and freeze them the day I buy them. They can go in the toaster frozen and come out just like they do when you toast them up fresh. And you're not having to try to saw through frozen bread. )

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