Buying a bread bin is not as straightforward as what you would initially think. When looking to purchase a bread bin there are certain elements you need to consider before you make the right purchase.
Some of the more important elements to consider when buying a bread bin are:
Bread bin material
Bread bins can be made from many different materials such as wood, ceramics, stoneware, stainless steel and metal bread bins. Each bread bin material has similar advantages in the sense that they are all able to store bread safely and hygienically, however the main difference in the type of bread bin material you choose is around the aesthetics. Wood bread bins tend to give a more traditional look and feel, while stainless steel bread bins tend to offer a more modern and clean looking design. Ceramic and stoneware bread bins are also a popular material and are also ease to clean and maintain.
Bread bin size
The size and style of the bread bin is important. Most bread bins can easily store 1-2 loafs of bread however if you are a family then you might want to consider a large bread bin which can easily store 3-4 loafs of bread, whereas if you are single you might just want a small bread bin. Many people also use their bread bin to store other items like bread rolls so choosing a larger bread bin is probably best.
An example of a large bread bin is this Beech Rollo Deluxe Bread bin
Bread bin design
Apart from good looks, the design of your bread bin should have complete functionality. Today’s range of designer bread bins aren’t just practical; they also look great on your kitchen surfaces. Well designed bread bins are also psychological and aesthetically pleasing. Good bread bin design emphasises the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it. A good designed bread bin also avoids being fashionable and therefore never appears antiquated. Unlike fashionable design, it lasts many years – even in today’s throwaway society. Some of the more common bread bin designs are modern bread bins, old fashioned and traditional bread bins, retro bread bin designs. One of the most important elements of bread bin design is how easy it is to open and close the bread bin. Some of the more modern touch opening bread bin designs give users the easiest way to open and close the bread bin.
Bread bin shape is important, typically bread bins come in square, rectangle, circle or oval designs. Some of the most popular shapes are rectangle bread bins. An example of a well designed bread bin with a unique shape is the Lift Top bread bin with a large internal space for storage.