Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best bread bin, that is currently available on the UK market. By adding a bread bin to your kitchen, we think you are making a pretty smart choice.
Many years ago, almost every kitchen in the country had one of these. Then they disappeared from fashion, and that we believe was a big mistake. They are now very popular again with UK buyers, as they help preserve how long your bread will keep.
Below we have put together what we think is a great bread box guide, and why we think it is important to own and use one. We will also include our top 10 picks, when it comes to making your final choice.
There are so many different types of bread available these days. Whether that be the humble loaf or the variety of grained breads, crusty loaves and buns etc, a bread bin is always a good choice.
The simple reason is that one of these really do help keep your bread fresher for longer.
Your biggest decision will be the style of bread bin that you want to own. There are some really cool shapes and really nice designs.
However, we would highly recommend considering where you are going to place the bin, and once that is decided, then you need to be aware of the size.
That is because these bins come in different shapes, square, rectangular, etc and also with different opening methods such as a rolling top or a lift off lid.
Most home owners will be OK with length and width, but if going under a cupboard, then be sure to check out the height.
How Long Does Bread Keep For?
When a loaf is being made in a bakery, it comes out of a hot oven. That is where its life starts, and as soon as it starts to cool, then it also starts to age. At the initial baking stage, the starch in bread captures the moisture from the surrounding gluten.
Likewise as the bread starts to age, then the moisture starts to go back towards the gluten. That forms very small crystals, and it is those that make bread start to go hard. Eventually, depending on the bread type, it will go stale and even develop a mould.
A good quality bread bin reduces the amount of moisture, and as a result of that, it increases the life span of your bread.
It is worth pointing out that bread has a short lifespan. If it doesn't get eaten quickly, then it will dry out. It can't be stored in a fridge as it will also dry out and absorbs the taste of other products in the fridge.
You can't keep it in a plastic bag, as it gets over moist and will mould. A bread bin will get you an extra 1-2 days, as it is protected from most of the air in the kitchen.
Bread bins do help keep your bread crustier, fresher and tasting better. They won't stop your bread going bad for weeks, but they will help extend its life by 1-2 days.
Just before we show you our top 10 bread boxes/bins, and it is worth mentioning, that you can buy these boxes in stainless steel, a traditional wooden style and also in plastic. In our opinion, the stainless steel is the better choice for two reasons:
- They seal better
- They last longer
- However, they are usually more expensive to buy initially
Top 10 Rated Bread Bins in the UK
- Brabantia Roll Top Bread Bin (94%)
- Swan Retro Bread Bin (94%)
- Brabantia Rectangular Bread Bin (94%)
- Morphy Richards Dimensions Roll Top Bread Bin (94%)
- woodluv Natural Bamboo Bread Bin (94%)
- Cooler Kitchen Large Vertical Bread Bin (92%)
- Addis Deluxe Roll Top Bread Bin (92%)
- Morphy Richards Accents Roll Top Bread Bin (92%)
- LARS NYSØM Bread Box I Bread Bin with Linen Bread Bag (92%)
- Apollo RB Bread Bin Doubledecker (88%)
Our Top Bread Bin Picks
Brabantia Roll Top Bread Bin
This bread bin has over 5,000 online reviews and an average buyer satisfaction rating of 94%. It is available in 11 different colours. This bin is front opening and also has a flat top for extra storage.
There is a large grip for easy opening, and it has a patterned base that ensures proper ventilation.
It measures W48 x D19 x H28 cm and comes with a 10 Year Guarantee.
Swan Retro Bread Bin
This bread bin has over 1500 online reviews and an average buyer satisfaction rating of 94%. It is available in 11 different colours.
This model is fitted with an elegant chrome plated lid handle and rim. The bin has a stainless steel body that has been colour coated, and the design is retro.
It measures 22.6 x 35.3 x 23.5 cm and comes with a 2 year guarantee.
Brabantia Rectangular Bread Bin
This bread bin has over 3000 online reviews and an average buyer satisfaction rating of 94%. It is available in 7 colours.
This bin is designed as a space saving bread bin as it has a front magnetic lid and flat top for extra storage space, and made from steel. It can hold up to two large loaves of bread.
It measures W46 x D25 x H19 cm and comes with a 10 Year Guarantee.
Morphy Richards Dimensions Roll Top Bread Bin
This bread bin has over 1000 online reviews and an average buyer satisfaction rating of 94%. It is available in 3 colours.
It has a stainless steel body with a textured mirror finish. The bin has a roll top lid and bar handle with non-slip feet.
It measures H x W x D: 18.5 x 39 x 28.3 cm and comes with a 1 year guarantee
woodluv Natural Bamboo Bread Bin
This bread bin has over 300 online reviews and an average buyer satisfaction rating of 94%.
This bin has an attractive wooden construction and a beautiful bamboo finish. The box fits standard bread sizes. It is light in weight and has a magnetic front drop-down door.
It measures 38 x 23 x 24cm (width x depth x height)
Cooler Kitchen Large Vertical Bread Bin
This bread bin has over 2500 online reviews and an average buyer satisfaction rating of 92%. It is available in 2 colours.
This model holds 2 loaves. You can take the lid off and cut bread if required on the top.
The bin is dishwasher safe, and the bamboo lid cleans easily with soap and water.
It measures 13" X 7" X 9.5" and comes with a money back guarantee.
Addis Deluxe Roll Top Bread Bin
This bread bin has over 2000 online reviews and an average buyer satisfaction rating of 92%.
It is available in 2 colours (stainless steel or copper).
This bin has a rolling lid and is made from stainless steel.
It measures 44 x 27.5 x 18.5 cm
Morphy Richards Accents Roll Top Bread Bin
This bread bin has over 500 online reviews and an average buyer satisfaction rating of 92%.
It is available in 6 colours.
It has a roll top lid and the bin is made from high quality stainless steel.
It measures 39 x 27 x 19 cm, and is ideal for large sized loaves
LARS NYSØM Bread Box
This bread bin has over 750 online reviews and an average buyer satisfaction rating of 92%. It is available in 7 colours.
This bin has special ventilation holes on three sides for optimum air circulation.
It comes with a linen bread bag that keeps pastries and bread fresh for an extra-long time.
It has a bamboo lid which can be used as a bread board. It measures 33 x 19 x 12 cm
Apollo RB Bread Bin Doubledecker
This bread bin has over 200 online reviews and an average buyer satisfaction rating of 88%.
It is available in 7 colours.
This is a roll top bread bin made from Rubberwood.
This is a small bread bin and measures 18 x 20 x 27 cm
So those are our top 10 picks for bread bins. As you can see there are plenty of choices. Overall the buyer satisfaction rates are good on all of these, so it will very much come down to your preferred style.
Bread Bin Buyer's Guide
Just below we have included a full buyer's guide for all UK buyers. In this section we do provide a lot of detailed information.
Which Brands make the best bread bins?
The most popular brands are Addis, Apollo, Bodum, Brabantia, Kitchencraft, Lars Nysom, Lumaland, Morphy Richards, Swan and Tower
How much do bread bins cost?
The average price for a good quality bread bin is around £25-£30. You can find them as low as £16 and at the higher end around £40. The price will vary depending on the size of the bread bin, the material it is made from, and the actual brand name.
What sizes do bread bins come in?
The size does vary quite a lot, and below we have listed the most popular sizes. Just be aware that bread bins can hold a loaf, but can also hold a variety of other bread such as bread rolls, bagels, muffins etc
Measurements below are in cm and are width, height and depth
Smaller bread bins are around 34 x 20 x 11 cm and will hold one loaf with a little room for some other bread.
The average bread bin size holds 2 loaves and varies a little by manufacturer.
- 33.5 x16 x 33.5 x 18
- 33.3 x 18.5 x 18.5 cm
- 46 x 25 x 19 cm
- 44.5 x 26.2 x 17.3
You can also buy double decker bread bins and these measure around 38 x 25 x 36 cm, but again a few variations in size depending on the brand.
What materials are bread bins made from?
They come in a few different materials which we have listed below:
- Metal - These are usually some form of stainless steel or polychrome. The main benefit of steel is that these are built to last for a very long time. They also look very good in contemporary kitchens.
- Wood - Manufacturers will use different types of wood for their bread bins. The type of wood is what will determine their appearance. Wood is a good choice as it lets the right amount of air into the bin.
- Bamboo - This is a particular choice for some manufacturers. Many buyers love the bamboo look, and they do have some great designs. Like wood, they are perfect for allowing air circulation.
- Plastic - The cheaper bins will be made of a hard plastic. They will have ventilation holes for air circulation, and they are very easy to keep clean, and available in a wide selection of colours.
- Enamel - These are very traditional, and they also help create the "Retro" style, which some buyers want in their kitchens.