For any keen baker, a bread bin with its dry and dark interior is the ideal place to store your makes. Putting your bread in a bread bin will keep it fresh for longer and also allows you to keep your worktops clear from crumbs, loud packaging or brown bags filled with baked goods. Plus you can also use your bread container for storing potatoes, onions and even hard cheeses. We've curated a selection of the most stylish bread bins to keep on your counter which can be easily wiped clean, have a sealed lid and are roomy enough for multiple loaves or pastries.
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Best bread bins at a glance
- Best bread bin for big households: AINILE bread bin, £33.99
- Best large bread bin: Tower infinity bread bin, £19.99
- Best easy-to-clean bread bin: Bodum Bistro bread box, £19.30
- Best minimalist bread bin: LARS NYSØM bread box, £19.99
- Best steel bread bin: Denby bread bin, £23.40
- Best portable bread bin: Lakeland collapsible antibacterial bread bin, £14.99
- Best dual-use bread bin: King Hoff bread bin, £35.98
- Most stylish bread bin: Swan retro bread bin, £15.99
- Best roll-top bread bin: Morphy Richards bread bin, £25.88
- Best small bread bin: Klausberg KB-7395 bread bin, £41.96
Best bread bins to buy in 2023
AINILE bread bin
Best bread bin for big households
Sporting a transparent window, this bread bin lets you see how many loaves you have in stock without even having to open the door. The whole bin is made from bamboo with the door having an easy magnetic closure. For large households or particularly keen bread eaters, this bread bin is stackable to fit another one on top.
Tower Infinity bread bin
Best large bread bin
Big enough to fit a small baguette or hefty loaf of bread at a generous 44cm wide, this cream bread bin has a hinged lid for easy access. The dome shape adds height, making it easy to stack loaves to the brim of this model. This Tower bread bin also has built-in ventilation that traps moisture so the bread stays soft and fresh for longer.
Bodum Bistro bread box
Best easy-to-clean bread bin
Constructed from BPA-free plastic, this bread bin has a bamboo lid that can be used as a chopping board. The plastic box is dishwasher safe so you can easily clean any leftover pastry grease or jam. It also features an adjustable ventilation adjuster on the side to allow some air into the box.
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LARS NYSØM bread box
Best minimalist bread bin
Perhaps the most discreet bread bin of our selection, this bread box is made from metal and comes with a linen bread bag to keep your loaves extra fresh and free from moisture and mould for longer. Lars Nysøm is also a carbon-neutral company with plastic-free packaging and supports climate protection projects.
Denby bread bin
- Available from Harts of Stur (£23.40)
Best steel bread bin
Although this is hand-wash only, this Denby bread bin is fairly large at 36cm and has a sleek matte finish with a minimalist acacia wooden lid.
Harts of Stur (£23.40)
Lakeland collapsible antibacterial bread bin
Best portable bread bin
For the keen baker, this bread bin is is collapsible for when not in use and this lightness makes it easy to transport, meaning you could even load it with bread for going camping or on staycation. It has a magnetic lid to keep the bread secure. Note that this will be a bit snug for a big loaf and at 33 x 23 x 16cm, it will not fit multiple loaves at once.
KING Hoff bread bin
Best dual-use bread bin
This bread bin has a unique design as it has a wooden slab that acts as both a lid and a chopping board that slides out and detaches from the box. This bread bin also has protective feet so that your wooden surfaces are protected.
Swan retro bread bin
Most stylish bread bin
In a retro design, this bread bin comes in an assortment of pastel and bright colours to make it a statement piece in any kitchen. The smooth enamelled finish allows for an easy clean.
Morphy Richards bread bin
Best roll-top bread bin
This sleek modern bread bin is made of stainless steel and has a simple roll-top lid. It's practical to keep bread fresh for longer and has an easy-to-grab handle.
Klausberg KB-7395 bread bin
Best small bread bin
With an ability to access your bread from the front or the top, this metal and wood bread bin, measuring 35L x 21W x 20H, is ideal for small kitchens.
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