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#1 of 7 Old 02-18-2010, 02:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Now that we're almost entirely on homemade bread, I need some suggestions for bags. We've been using tinfoil, although it is recyclable, it is wasteful.
I freeze the loaves so whatever I make/buy needs to be freezer friendly.
I find they go stale VERY quickly so I need something airtight.
Is there a specific type of fabric I could find to make some bags? Any pattern suggestions?

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I have tried pul, and didnt like the thought of it touching my food. I lined the bag with muslin (also tried muslin alone as I had read on here people having good luck with but not me it sucked the moisture right out of my bread) So I finally bought a rubbermade container big enough for all three loaves my recipe makes. Plastic isnt what I wanted but its number 5 at least . It keeps my bread just as fresh as the day I made it.
I will be curious to see what other things have worked for other people thought, cause I would love to get away from plastic but couldnt find a airtight container to hold even one loaf.
As for patterns, I just took a rough measurment of my loaf pan and made the bag from those and they fit great, just didnt keep it fresh.

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So how long does your bread keep then in the rubbermaid? Bread in plastic baggies dries out really easily here, but I was wondering if the air tightness was better.
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I would like to know too how long do you keep your bread in the rubber-maid. How big is the container too.

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I've seen bread loaf keepers in target and wally world. They eve have a tray in the bottom to pull out the loaf on. If you do't mind plastic, they are a good solution. They are made for commercial loaves, so you could probably fit 2 loaves end to end.

See this link: http://www.ronshomeandhardware.com/G...htm?click=1014

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Sorry, I haven't checked these threads in awhile. My container is a 2.5gal rectangle. It keeps it fresh for the 4 days to a week that 3 loaves last in my house.

It keeps my bread much fresher than plastic bags as well.

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I've seen bread loaf keepers in target and wally world. They eve have a tray in the bottom to pull out the loaf on. If you do't mind plastic, they are a good solution. They are made for commercial loaves, so you could probably fit 2 loaves end to end.

See this link: http://www.ronshomeandhardware.com/G...htm?click=1014
I had one of these (don't think it was that brand though) and mine had air holes in the bottom.

I also couldn't get the lid to snap on with my pul bag inside. Just something to check into before buying. Hopefully that one doesn't have the holes because otherwise I really liked mine. (for store bought bread)

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