This is our roundup of the top 10 bread boxes of the year. We were quite surprised to learn how much bread we frequently throw away, mainly because we don’t store it correctly. And we found out that something as simple as a bread box won’t just help us save money. Instead, it can also help the environment by reducing our need to use more non-biodegradable packaging materials.
Plus, we learned that bread boxes don’t have to be ugly, nor do they have to take up a lot of space. So we closely looked at the appearance, material, storage space, and value for money that each of the products in our list could provide. And here are the steps that we went through to finalize our list of the top bread boxes today.
So now, let’s head on straight to our list of the ten best bread boxes of the year. Here you go:
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|1 - Juvale Bread Box||94%|
|2 - Home-it Stainless Steel Bread Box||92%|
|3 - Oggi Stainless Steel Bread Box||90%|
|4 - Home Basics Grove Bread Box||88%|
|5 - Laura's Green Kitchen Large Bread Box||88%|
|6 - Solander Skelf Bread Box||86%|
|7 - Betwoo Natural Wooden Roll Top Bread Box||84%|
|8 - Progressive Bread Keeper||82%|
|9 - Lipper International Bread Box||76%|
|10 - INDRESSME Large Capacity Bread Box||74%|
This is our roundup of the ten best bread boxes for your kitchen this 2020. As mentioned earlier, we formed a test group that represents pro chefs, veteran home cooks, beginners, culinary experts, and students alike, foodies, and kitchen lovers in our networks. And here are our findings of each of these bread boxes:
1 – Juvale Bread Box
This large capacity bread box is ideal for whole loaves of bread and pastries. It’s made of durable stainless steel and comes in matte black. Printed on it in lower case, white letters is the word ‘bread,’ and it has a small metal handle.
It has small holes at the back of the box that will keep the air circulating but still prevent flies and germs from getting at your food. Two hinges attach the lid, each with rivets for added security.
It’s really easy to clean; you can use warm water or just a cloth to wipe it down. You do need to ensure that the box is dried properly before using it again.
The box measures 16.7 x 9 x 6.5 inches. You can fit two standard-sized loaves of bread and there will still be a little extra space left for pastries.
Juvale offers a range of kitchen storage items, including utensil pots, sugar, and flour pots, all in the same matte black.
What We Like About It:
We loved the design; there will be no problem blending in with everybody’s kitchen design. It doesn’t take up too much space, and in fact, it sits nicely on a rack above some people’s microwaves.
The capacity is perfect for families. Online reviewers agreed that it has a great capacity. A lot of people used it to store a loaf of bread as well as open bags of chips and cookies. It was nice to put hamburger buns in it and for them not to get squashed or misshapen.
The metal is quite thin, which is good because we didn’t find the bread box too heavy. At the same time, it still felt sturdy and well built.
We noticed that it kept fresh bread soft for a couple of days. A shop-bought loaf stayed fresh for around two weeks. English muggings also stayed fresh for about two weeks. This made the Juvale bread box worth the price.
2 – Home-it Stainless Steel Bread Box
The Home-it bread box has the traditional design with a swing down the lid. The lid opens and closes smoothly without effort and annoying noise. It’s made from brushed stainless steel with black rims. There is a very fine handle along the base of the lid.
Being stainless steel it will complement the other stainless steel items in your kitchen. The material and design ensure that the inside of the box remains cool and in the dark. This will help keep food fresher for longer.
You will be able to store any type of baked goods in this bread box. It has a good capacity measuring 16.5 x 8 x 10 inches and only weighs 3.15lbs. Venting holes run along the back at the top and bottom. It will easily hold two loaves of bread with a little bit of room for smaller baked goods. Plus, the price is just right for the size and sleek design.
What We Like About It:
It blends in well with our kitchens. Even those who didn’t have stainless steel appliances felt it looked great in their kitchens. It sat nicely on countertops and didn’t move at all when it was opened or closed.
When we were cleaning the Home-it bread box, we noticed that it didn’t end up as shiny as it originally was. Wiping it down with a dry paper towel easily solved this. Once we had done this, the bread box was as good as new.
We also like that although it has a rounded front, there is still a small flat surface on the top. People could use this for salt and pepper pots or other spices. It saves a little extra room in our kitchens.
The capacity is perfect for everybody. One or two loaves are enough for most families. It isn’t too big for smaller families because once we started storing things in it, we realized it would work for other food items. Even fajita wraps stayed fresher for longer.
Nobody disagreed about the price, saying that is was a cost-effective way to bring some style into the kitchen and keep baked goods fresh for longer.
3 – Oggi Stainless Steel Bread Box
This range from Oggi has three options to choose from. There is a stainless steel box with a frosted lid, a tempered glass lid, and a stainless steel lid, each varying slightly in size and price.
The tempered glass lid measures 16.5 x 10.25 x 9 inches and is the most expensive option. It weighs 5lbs. It has a stainless steel handle and rubber feet to protect your countertops and prevent it from sliding.
The frosted lid bread bin is smaller at 15 x 7.25 x 10 inches. It weighs 2.5lbs. Its price sits in the middle of the other two designs. It has the same stainless steel handle and rubber feet.
The full stainless steel bread box is the largest yet the cheapest. It’s 17.8 x 7.5 x 11 inches and weighs 3.12lbs. The stainless steel is brushed, and it has black rims.
All three designs are perfect for storing whole loaves and other baked goods. As well as keeping food fresh, they will also prevent mold, even after weeks. There are no venting holes, which gives them the added benefit of preventing any type of insect from getting in.
What We Like About It:
We ordered all three of these bread boxes. All three came well packaged. The choice between the various sizes was down to the preferences of our testers. Everybody was happy with the capacity of the bread bins with room for more than just one loaf.
We did prefer the designs with the frosted lid and tempered glass. Although we couldn’t see inside, we could still quickly see if we needed to buy bread with just a glance.
Our favorite of the three is the frosted glass roll down the lid. It has a large capacity, and you could see the inside better without opening the lid. It is also nice that it weighs less.
In terms of freshness, our bread stayed fresh for a couple of weeks. Fresh pastries were still delicious after a few days. Nobody could say that one worked better than the others.
Overall, the three Oggi bread boxes are a great addition to any kitchen. The prices are reasonable for the quality and function.
4 – Home Basics Grove Bread Box
If you like the retro vintage aesthetic, this is the bread box for you. The bread box is a rounded tin with matching vintage writing. This version is in turquoise and measures 16.7 x 9.5 x 6.5 inches. It weighs 3.35 pounds.
It’s also available in red, black, white, Soho grey, Soho white, and stone. It’s made of durable stainless steel with a matte finish. The sizes vary very slightly but only by a fraction of an inch. The writing style also changes slightly.
The lid swings open and closed. It fits tightly over the box to ensure the baked goods stay fresh inside. The handles are polished steel. There are ventilation holes to let air through and keep the food moist. There are also four non-skid feet to keep the bread box in place.
It has a good capacity despite looking smaller. You can easily store two loaves of bread in it, along with artisanal bread, rolls, and pastries.
What We Like About It:
The design is very original, and people loved having a retro 60s feel to their bread boxes. We tested all of the different colors, and they were all as we had expected. The red does have a hint of pink to it. The turquoise is a favorite with online reviewers.
Regarding their size, we couldn’t tell much of a difference, and it certainly didn’t affect the storage space. Some of us had a whole loaf stored, with bread rolls as well. Others comfortably fit two full loaves in it without squashing the pastries.
This bread box impressed the professional bakers in our testing group. They felt that this was a great piece to have in a shop or bakery. It looked great on the store shelves.
We like how well the lid fits on. You don’t need to use any force, but it’s also sealed tight enough that some of our greedy pets cannot get their paws on the pastries.
It is a little more expensive than other bread boxes, but not enough to put you off buying it. The price is reasonable for the size and design.
5 – Laura’s Green Kitchen Large Bread Box
Laura’s Green Kitchen bread box is made of 100% organic materials as it consists mainly of thick bamboo. It provides natural storage for bread with the ideal amount of moisture. Bread kept in this box won’t go stale or soggy. It’ll extend the bread’s shelf life for another 3 or 4 days.
This bread box is designed with a lid that makes it quick and easy to see its contents. It’s made out of clear Plexiglas. It’s easy to see what you need to buy and great to keep delicious food on display. Being able to see what’s inside means you don’t have to open the lid as often and to let in more air. The lid also attaches to the box with a secure magnetic lock.
This bread box comes flat-packed. It is super easy to assemble, and it even comes with the screwdriver you need.
There are two shelves inside this bread box. Not only can you fit in two loaves and some extras, but you can also display pastries and rolls for everyone to see. It measures 15.8 x 12.2 x 6.8 inches and weighs a solid 6.95 pounds.
What We Like About It:
We didn’t just like, we loved the design. It looks beautiful, and we were all encouraged to gather up our baked goods and line them all up inside. Our professional bakers thought this will be a lovely bread box to display homemade cupcakes.
The bread box is stylish, it looks modern but at the same time rustic. Some of our testers liked it so much they didn’t care if it didn’t match other kitchen appliances. It also feels study, even after we had put it together ourselves.
The natural material made us feel better about storing our bread and baked goods in the box. It felt like a more natural way to keep food items fresh rather than in stainless steel or plastic boxes. The magnetic attachment for the lid is a nice touch. The lid is closed securely, but it isn’t so strong that we tipped the box when we try to open it.
All of the food we left in this bread box stayed perfectly fresh. Shop-bought bread was as good as new after weeks. Fresh rolls and baguettes lasted for around 4, even five days.
This is an amazing value for money. The bamboo is a lovely material, the glass lid is practical and attractive, and it has great storage capacity.
6 – Solander Skelf Bread Box
The design of the Solander Skelf is completely original. Rather than rectangular, it’s oval. Imagine a small barbeque lid on top of a cutting board. The board is made of thick bamboo, and the lid is heavy-duty non-toxic BPA-free plastic.
This design allows the baked goods to stay cool in a dark environment. It also allows for air circulation with holes on the sides of the lid. The bread stays fresher for longer inside, without getting any mold. The plastic is 4mm thick. It’s solid enough to prevent insects and pests from getting to the food.
It’s really easy to clean; you just need to wipe it off with a cloth, or you can hand wash it. It is natural bamboo, so it’s recommended to let dry naturally out of direct light.
It’s 14.5 x 10.4 x 7.5 inches. It’s compact enough to fit in most kitchens, yet it will still fit in a good-sized loaf of bread and additional pastries.
What We Like About It:
The practicality of the Solander Skelf bread box is amazing. It is so handy being able to cut the bread on the board. It saves the trouble of taking out the cutting board and getting crumbs all over our kitchens.
The professional bakers in our testing group agreed. They felt that it is a real space-saving option for professional kitchens. They would have more countertop space available with this all-in-one solution.
Online reviewers were impressed with how well the bread box worked, as were we. Even unwrapped bread stayed for as long as a week. The design was popular with everyone. Some people online wrote about the compliments they had received.
The price is phenomenal. The unique design hasn’t encouraged the company to increase the price. Everybody was more than happy to pay the price for it. Moreover, many said that if you wanted to gift someone a bread box, this would be the best option.
7 – Betwoo Natural Wooden Roll Top Bread Box
We chose the Betwoo because of its simple elegance. There is nothing fancy about it; it’s clean and looks lovely. This particular bread box is made from bamboo, and it has a roll down the lid.
There are four buying options. This design is self-assembly, but you can also buy it ready assembled. There is also a larger box, which is also self-assembly and a two-layer bread box, also self-assembly. Of course, the larger designs are more expensive.
The box comes packed with a screwdriver for you to assemble it. Betwoo has clearly stated that 5% of users may experience difficulty with the siding door. It’s not a design fault. It’s because natural bamboo will react to the climate. Fortunately, it can easily be fixed by applying candle wax or WD40 in the groves.
This box is 15.74 x 10.26 x 6.29 inches and will comfortably fit baguettes, bread loaves, bagels, and rolls. It weighs 4.8lbs. It’s a great option if you don’t want to spend a lot on a bread bin.
What We Like About It:
None of us had any problems assembling the bread box. The screws fit nicely into the holes, and it felt solid once put together. The button handle is a nice touch on the lid. We also like the larger handle on the base of the box. The two larger boxes don’t come with the handle on the base.
What we really liked is the larger top of the bread box. It is very useful to be able to put extra bits and pieces on top and keep the kitchen tidier.
In terms of storage, one online reviewer managed to fit a full loaf of bread, 6 English muffins, and a pack of 4” pitas. The freshness of the bread was as we expected. The crust stayed crunchy, and the inside was moist.
8 – Progressive Bread Keeper
The bread keeper from Progressive doesn’t look like any we have seen before. Instead of sticking to the traditional design, the company has thought about practicality and function.
The first thing you will notice is that it looks like a plastic box. What makes this bread box different is that it is expandable. So, if you only want to store a couple of baked goods or rolls, you can keep it smaller and save more space. However, if you want to fit a whole loaf in, you can expand it up to 11 inches long.
Its full dimensions are 11 x 7 x 6.75 inches and it weighs a slight 2.1 pounds. On either end of the box, there are adjustable air vents. This means you can control the airflow depending on what you have stored in the bread keeper.
The box is made of BPA free plastic; you know that you won’t be ingesting any nasty toxins. It comes with a small chopping board, which sits inside the box. It’s convenient and saves space. This is also the first bread box on the list that is dishwasher safe.
What We Like About It:
First of all, we thought the price is great. At less than $10, you can’t go wrong. You can also buy packs of 2 and 4 but for some strange reason, this works out more expensive than buying individual boxes.
We all found this to be a good storage option for smaller kitchens. Some of us turned it up on its end so it could fit into smaller places. Our professional testing chefs liked it because it is lovely and clean and people can see what is on display without flies getting on the food.
Online, this seems to be a popular solution for storing homemade bread. It is also a better option for those who live in extreme climates as they have more control over the ventilation.
All in all, we thought this was a good, practical solution for storing bread. It fits in smaller spaces, so it won’t take up your countertop space and the price really is unbeatable.
9 – Lipper International Bread Box
While this is another traditional style bread box, we chose it because of the alternative material. Instead of bamboo, the Lipper bread box is made of Acacia Wood that is naturally darker than bamboo.
It’s a warmer color and provides more of a classic look than other bread boxes. It’s well-built, solid, and you don’t need to assemble any of the parts. It comes with a roll down the lid, and a button handle.
It’s 16 cx 10.75 x 7 inches. It will hold a large-sized loaf of bread as well as extra pastries or rolls. Depending on the size of the loaf, you may get two in it.
It weighs 4 pounds. The back is flat so, it will sit flat against the wall. The top is also flat so, you can use it to keep things on top. It comes right on the average price for bread bins of this style.
What We Like About It:
Everybody liked the quality of the materials. Acacia wood didn’t perform any better than bamboo but it felt a bit stronger. The dark color is beautiful and we felt that it would really fit in with old country design kitchens.
Some online reviewers like the design so much that they bought it for other storage options. One person used it for cables, which is something we hadn’t thought about.
It has a decent amount of space inside. We fit a good-sized loaf in it without blocking the sliding door. There is still space for some cookies and a couple of smaller rolls.
A shop-bought loaf of bread stayed fresh for nearly two weeks. The bread that wasn’t wrapped was still crunchy and moist inside after five days. For this reason, we feel this bread box is a good value for money.
10 – INDRESSME Large Capacity Bread Box
The final bread box on our list is the INDRESSME bread box. It’s a large capacity box with two layers. It’s made of bamboo with a transparent glass window. The door closes firmly with a magnetic attachment. There is a wooden knob handle for easy opening.
The box is a natural and eco-friendly option. It’s easy to wipe clean and leave to dry naturally. The glass window allows you to see what baked goods you have and what you need to buy without opening the door.
Being double-layered, you’ll be able to fit in loaves of bread as well as pastries, croissants, and rolls. It measures 15.8 x 12.2 x 6.8 inches and weighs 6.45 pounds. You can fit a variety of foods without having to squash them in.
There are two buying options. One requires you to assemble the bread box. For an extra $2, you can buy one ready assembled.
What We Like About It:
Friends, family and the bakers all felt this was an excellent use of space. Not only can you maximize the inside with two shelves, but you can also use the top to keep things on.
The bakers in our group liked the design for displaying baked goods. It kept cupcakes fresher and looked far better than plastic pots. It also didn’t take up a lot of space on our kitchen countertops. One online reviewer said it sat nicely on top of their fridge.
We were expecting to have to assemble the whole thing. In fact, it only took two screws to attach the door, and this was easy.
Regarding space, we could fit a loaf of bread on each shelf, and there was still space at the end to keep chips, cookies, or pastries.
It’s definitely worth the price. The design is lovely and practical. The materials are of good quality, and the size is perfect for any range of kitchen sizes.
We feel that our list has plenty of detail, both product information and actual insights from real people. The online reviewers played a role in gathering our information. Nevertheless, it was the opinions and views from our testers that really allowed us to put together the list of the top 10 bread boxes of 2020.
How Did We Choose the Top 10 Bread Boxes?
First, we needed a preliminary list of the most popular bread boxes in the market at the moment. So we went to the world’s biggest shopping platform — Amazon. We carefully scrutinized the bread boxes in their bestseller list, taking note of reviews and ratings left by other buyers worldwide. Of course, we read both positive and negative reviews, comments, and feedback, as we need to remain as objective as possible while creating our shortlist. This allowed us to zone in on a much smaller number of bread boxes.
Second, we asked for the help of our fellow pro chefs, kitchen lovers, home cooks, foodies, and culinary enthusiasts. We went to the social groups and online communities where we frequently hang out to discuss related topics, news, the latest products, and recipes. We showed them our preliminary list and asked for their experience in using one or more of the bread boxes in our roundup at this point. We carefully studied their comments, insights, and opinions to correctly use their feedback to further trim our shortlist down to more manageable proportions.
This step also allowed us to create a list of the most important factors to consider when looking for an ideal bread box. We shared this checklist below for your convenience.
Third, we used the data that we have at this point to build a small test group. We asked our fellow home cooks, pro chefs, kitchen lovers, and foodies from our networks of friends, family, and peers to participate in our tests. We made sure to mix in a wide range of relevant skill and experience levels as much as possible. This is for beginners and experts alike to be represented by the results of our tests. In this step, we also used all the data that we gathered to formulate testing guidelines, instructions, and evaluation systems.
Fourth, we began testing each of the products in our pruned shortlist. We took note of relevant results, along with the experience, insights, and comments of the members of our test group. We passed this data through our evaluation processes until we were able to finalize our roundup of the ten best bread boxes of 2020.
Factors to Consider for the Best Bread Boxes
But before you dive into our list of the top 10 bread boxes of the year, you’re recommended to go through this checklist. You’ll be able to quickly and easily pinpoint the most suitable bread box as you browse through our roundup when you know the most crucial aspects to keep in mind when looking for the best bread box in the market today. So here you go:
- Size & Shape — As with many other kitchen tools and products, the size and shape of your bread box should be among the first things you should consider. That’s because this will dictate the capacity that your bread box can accommodate at a time. You should also take note of the amount of bread that you and your family, partner, or housemates need on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. Plus, don’t forget to confirm the ideal shape of your bread box. This can affect the type of bread that you can store, along with the area where you want to place it in and around your kitchen;
- Food-Grade Safety & Quality of Materials — You wouldn’t want to contaminate your bread with toxic substances and other harmful elements, right? So stay away from products that aren’t made out of food-grade components. Also, ensure that your shortlisted bread boxes aren’t made out of highly corrosive materials, as you wouldn’t want rust to come in direct contact with your bread.
Meanwhile, also check the ideal temperature capacity of your shortlisted bread boxes as you might want to store freshly baked bread and pastries while they’re still hot;
- Durability & Sturdiness — The lid of your bread box is among the most important things that you should look into. Remember, this product should keep your bread fresh, so it should be able to securely latch unto its main container and keep your bread away from air, moisture, bacteria and other elements that can affect the taste, texture, and overall quality of your bread. In most instances, durable materials and a sturdy form factor design are good indicators of a quality product. After all, you wouldn’t want a flimsy bread box that’ll easily spill out its contents with just a slight nudge here and there, right? Plus, a long-lasting bread box is something that all of us want since it’s just an awful waste of time to keep on replacing it every now and then;
- Color Theme & Visual Design — Who wants an ugly bread box that just doesn’t go with the color theme and overall design of their kitchen? You’re advised to keep this in mind while you’re in the market for the right bread box. Choose one that goes well with the look and feel of your kitchen, countertops, and tables;
- Space-Saving Features & Maintenance — A bread box that’s too bulky to look at will just look ugly in your kitchen or on your tables and countertops. Besides, one of the main benefits of a bread box is to reduce the clutter that you have in your kitchen, right? So get a product with space-saving features most suitable for the area in your kitchen where you intend to place it. Also, keep in mind how quick and easy it would be to clean your bread box. Many in our roundup of the ten best bread boxes of 2020 are integrated with dishwasher-safe features;
- Guarantees & Warranties — Among the most vital guarantees you should look at is its food-grade safety design. Of course, health comes first, especially since we’re talking about a product that you’ll use to store your bread. When it comes to the warranty that comes bundled with the bread boxes in your shortlist, keep in mind that this is indicative of the results of its manufacturer’s torture tests to simulate real-world use. So if a bread box comes with a 1-year warranty, then this usually means its manufacturer’s test results point out that their product can last for a year or more even with prolonged heavy use; and
- Price & Value-Added Benefits — Once you’ve gone through the factors in this checklist, you’re advised to compare the prices of each bread box in your pruned shortlist. Then, carefully contrast the overall value that you can get from each bread box. Also, don’t forget that many manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and vendors regularly hand out special promotional incentives from time to time. These are often freebies like recipe books, discount coupons for their other relevant products, and so on. You’ll be able to get the best deal out there today when you look for these promos.
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