I have always wanted a bread box! I don't know why, but I love the idea of one sitting on top of a counter. That said, I didn't really know how to use a bread box? Do you just stick the bread you bought still in the bag inside, do you have to place anything else in the box, and other than looking interesting on a counter what is the purpose? I had to do a little research before I knew exactly what it is used for.
Mommy Moments with Abby's review of Francois et Mimi Roll-Top Bread Box: First, lets start off by explaining what a breadbox is used for. It seems that they are used to keep their contents at room temperature for longer storage time. They must have a lid loose enough for airflow to reduce condensation to help prevent mold, but tight enough to keep out pests (mice, ants, etc) that may try to eat the contents. So, armed with the standard criteria of uses and must have's for a bread box I set out to check out this one. First of all it was a look that I love. I love the sleek style of this box. It looks good on a counter-top which is important as it won't disrupt the decor that I've been working on and am still working on it. The stainless steel matches my new appliances so everything is in-sync and flows from a decor standpoint! The box itself closes securely to keep out any pests, and while I haven't seen any of your standard pests like mice or ants it doesn't mean they wouldn't show up if something wouldn't show up if I just set out the bread. It did seem to get a little humid inside, but I understand from my research that this is normal and to be expected. It was large and fit a loaf of bread, a bag of hamburger buns, and a few muffins left over from the other night. It seemed to have a little room left for a few more items. So, I finally have a bread box and I love it.