Years ago, after baking, bread was hidden under a blanket or wrapped in a linen cloth. The idea was that it should not dry out and be fresh all the time. Today bread is rarely baked, but the way it is stored is still very important from the point of view of the quality of bread.
Which bread to choose?
The most popular for years are metal and wooden breads. Plastic, ceramic or bamboo models can be found less frequently in shops. The method of opening is also very important. You can choose between top and bottom opening breads. Interestingly, the bread cannot be too tight. Air must enter the room. Medium sized breads are intended for domestic use. In those with too much bread, it can dry out quickly and in those with too little moisture.
The healthiest breads - or what ones?
In a good bread roll the bread does not dry out, does not mould, etc. The cheapest plastic models, due to the lack of air circulation and synthetic material, are not the best solution, because bread can simply mould in them. Wood or metal models are a better choice.
Above all, the durability of the material and its ease of cleaning are of great importance. Plastics and ceramics have some advantages, but they are not the best solution. Ceramics do not come into contact with food, but loaves made of clay are small in size, which does not always work.
Wooden breads reign in rustic and eco-style kitchens. Wood is a natural material that regulates moisture levels. Bread stored in such a container does not dry out too quickly and does not mould. At the same time, it retains its taste and aroma for a long time. The biggest drawback is the difficulty in keeping such a bread clean, which translates into durability of the container. Wood does not like getting wet, it dries slowly and absorbs various types of detergents. It therefore requires appropriate care.
Steel breads have also been very popular for many years. Stainless steel has many advantages, but also its disadvantages. Breads made of steel are lightweight and therefore practical. In addition, they are highly resistant to moisture and are quite easy to clean. At the same time, however, they are distinguished by their relatively low resistance to sunlight and heat. They should be kept in dark places away from the sun. Otherwise, the bread inside will heat up and lose its taste. In addition, steel breads get dirty quite quickly. They are easy to clean, but unfortunately, due to the specificity of the material, one touch of the fingers ends up leaving marks on them. Such a bread requires frequent wiping.
Interestingly, mixed breads are currently the most popular.