WESCO bread bins
Made with love for detail: our Wesco bread bins
Bread is the Germans' favourite food. It is not for nothing that German bread culture was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. The German Bread Register lists 3000 different bread specialities. So when it comes to bread, we are real specialists. As a traditional German company, WESCO has been producing boxes for storing bread since the last century. And still today, WESCO has the right products for every household. Whether for a single household or a large family, WESCO bread bins are available in different shapes and sizes. And of course in many original WESCO colours that perfectly match WESCO bins and kitchen accessories.
WESCO, founded in 1867, specialised early on in the production of metal kitchen accessories. Bread and pastry tins were already part of the range at the beginning of the 20th century. Shape, size, design and colour have adapted to the respective zeitgeist and taste over the decades.
The classic is the Grandy, whose shape is reminiscent of a model from the 1920s. Many people remember that their grandmother or great-grandmother already had a similar model in the kitchen. Hence the name 'Grandy' from 'grandma'. With its dimensions of 42 x 22 x 17 cm, the Grandy is particularly suitable for larger loaves of bread. And because it is so popular, it is available in 15 original WESCO colours: from subtle white or cool grey to pastel mint or pink, there is something for everyone. The Grandy is also available in the matt Skandi colours white, black, graphite, cool grey and sand.
The little sisters of the Grandy - Mini Grandy and Single Grandy - are especially suitable for smaller quantities of bread or cakes. The Mini Grandy can also be used as a storage box for jewellery, cosmetics or stationery in the home office.
The Elly bread bin is a real retro gem. The name "Elly" comes from its elliptical shape. Elly also offers sufficient space for bread, pastries or cake. Single Elly and Mini Elly are the smaller versions that can be used for baking, but also as a storage box on the desk or in the bathroom. Elly is also available in many original WESCO colours and also in the matt colours of the Loft series.
The lids of Grandy and Elly are supported by sturdy metal hinges. The ventilation holes on the back ensure optimal air circulation and thus guarantee that the bread or pastries stay fresh for longer.
The Breadboy bread bin takes over the rounded shapes of the Pushboy waste bin, which was launched in the late 1980s as the first product in the WESCO design line. The model also offers plenty of space for larger loaves of bread. The Breadboy consists of two oval half-shells, the upper of which swings back when opened to reveal a spacious opening. Ventilation holes at the back also ensure optimum air circulation here. The Breadboy is also available in a smaller version as the Single Breadboy.
To keep a loaf of bread fresh for as long as possible, follow these tips:
Bread should be fresh and of good quality. The type of bread you buy affects its shelf life: Light-coloured baked goods do not keep as long as dark ones. The high wheat content causes it to dry out more quickly. Rye or wholemeal varieties, on the other hand, stay fresh longer. Wheat bread stays fresh for about two days, rye bread for 3-4 days and wholemeal bread for 7-9 days. It is also important to note that, by law, day-fresh bread must not contain any preservatives. When the bread is cut, it is best to put it in the bread bin with the cut side down. This prevents it from drying out over the cut surface.
Bread should not be stored in closed plastic bags. Due to so-called retrogradation, the bread loses the water that was bound during baking. When it is stored in a closed plastic bag, this moisture is trapped. The bread becomes soft and mouldy. When storing bread in a plastic bag, air circulation must be guaranteed, i.e. the bag must not be closed. You should not store bread open, as this also loses moisture quickly and becomes hard. Storage in the fridge is also not recommended. The low temperature in the fridge increases the retrogradation, i.e. the loss of moisture from the bread. That is why the bread dries out much quicker in the fridge and loses its taste. Bread keeps best in a bread box that is closed but has small holes for ventilation. Bread is best kept at room temperature. Depending on the type of bread, it is also advisable to use a bread bag or to wrap the bread in a clean tea towel.
In short: the bread should remain moist enough not to dry out, but dry enough to prevent mould.