Bread Storage

by Karen Bates
(last updated November 14, 2014)

1

Bread is a staple that many people use daily. Whether you are making a sandwich, enjoying toast for breakfast, or implementing it into a larger recipe, bread is a vital and versatile part of most kitchens.

There are many kinds of bread, each with its own unique look and taste. Each person has his or her favorite bread, and this is the loaf that will be most likely kept on hand at all times. But when considering keeping bread at home, how are your supposed to store it? You might wonder if there is a particular way to keep it fresh that is more effective than another.

Of course, the simplest solution, and one that most people employ, is to leave your loaf of bread in its pastic bag and set it somewhere on the kitchen counter. Although you might not give how you store your bread a whole lot of thought, the truth is that the way you keep your loaf will impact how long it will last and how fresh it will taste.

If you'd rather not leave your bread in plain sight, you might want to store it in a cupboard or pantry. This still leaves the bread easy to access when you need it without it taking up precious counter space and making the area look cluttered. You might also consider a bread box, which will keep your bread fresher and prevent it from going stale as quickly. The breadbox may, however, take up too much counter space.

Do you want your bread to last longer? You can keep loaves of bread in the refrigerator or freezer. The cool refrigerator can help slow spoilage and can allow you to keep the bread for longer. Keep in mind, however, that keeping bread at fridge temperature may cause it to go stale more quickly. If you choose to store it in the freezer instead, you can keep bread handy without needing to worry about it going stale or moldy. Just remember to thaw the bread beforehand so you don't have to worry about chiseling frozen slices apart. Luckily, it doesn't take too much time to thaw and soften.

If you make your own bread at home, you can store it under a towel to keep it fresh. If you choose to store extra loaves of bread in the freezer, it is a good idea to slice them first.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Hard Floor Cleaning

Hard flooring can look great in many situations. If you have a hard floor to take care of, be sure to clean it regularly.

Discover More

Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box

If you have a cat, then you know all about cleaning the litter box. If you are tired of this chore, consider another option: ...

Discover More

Finding a Laundry Service

Have you ever noticed how hard finding a laundry service that you like is? Well, getting the right kind of laundry service is ...

Discover More
More Cooking Tips

Angel Biscuits

Bread is often one of the favorite parts of a meal, so make sure that the bread really is worth the excitement. Here's a ...

Discover More

Homemade Banana Bread

Banana bread is a classic kind of bread for which there are probably hundreds of recipes. Here is just one of them, and I ...

Discover More

Easy Bread Recipe

Have you ever wanted an easy bread recipe to use? If you are looking for a great, easy, and wonderful tasting homemade bread ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 4 + 3?

2014-11-14 12:46:02

David Gardner

I routinely store my bread in the refrigerator in the closed original plastic bag; only briefly taking it out when I need to get some bread out of the bag. I learned to do this when I lived in Okinawa which is warm and humid; bread, if not refrigerated, would become moldy within a day.

I have not noticed that the bread goes stale in the refrigerator, unless it is in the refrigerator for 3 or more weeks.


Videos

Subscribe to the Tips.Net channel:

Visit the Tips.Net channel on YouTube

Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured cooking tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)