One of the best ways to store bread is to keep it in a bread bin. Those with a tight seal will help to keep your loaves fresher for longer. It should be kept in a cool place, but avoid keeping it in the fridge. Bread freezes well whole or in slices. Bread with added preservatives will keep longer than a loaf you make yourself.


Is your kitchen crying out for a bread bin? They can contain the spread of crumbs, keep your baked goods fresh, and even add colour or style to a work surface. Read on to find our top picks, which cover a variety of retailers, styles and price points.

What could be finer than a freshly-baked loaf? Making your own is a great weekend project – try some easy white bread, sourdough, tiger bread or a loaf of rye.

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Best bread bins at a glance

  • Best multi-use bread bin: Bodum bistro bread box, £24.01
  • Best retro-style bread bin: M&S embossed bread bin, £29.50
  • Best large bread bin: Joseph Joseph bread bin, £48.99
  • Best scandi-style bread bin: Swan Nordic bread bin, £39.99
  • Best for kitchen storage: Brabantia roll top bread bin, £29.99
  • Best roll top bread bin: John Lewis & Partners classic wood roll top bread bin, £45
  • Best durable bread bin: Morphy Richards Dimensions roll top bread bin, £33.99
  • Best traditional bread bin: Garden Trading bread bin, £34.99
  • Best modern bread bin: Idyll Home charcoal grey bread bin, £49
  • Best tall bread bin: Round Cream Enamel Bread Bin Crock Storage, £21.99

10 of the best bread bins to buy 2023

Bodum bistro bread box

Bodum bread bin

Best multi-use bread bin

This sleek offering from Bodum is a great all-rounder. The eco-friendly bamboo lid also acts as a cutting board, and it's made from lightweight BPA-free plastic. It's generously sized – it holds a standard loaf plus extras like rolls, pittas, crumpets or bagels. It comes in a variety of colours, including black (pictured), white, blue, green or pink. It's good value-for-money, considering the size and multi-purpose lid.

M&S embossed bread bin

M&S embossed bread bin

Best retro-style bread bin

This retro-style bread bin from M&S will look smart on any kitchen counter. The neutral colour means it will blend in seamlessly, and the subtle embossing adds a special touch. The base of the bread bin is a wooden chopping board, with rich grain detailing. This is a stand-out option for those looking for a fashionable kitchen addition.

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Available from:
M&S (£29.50)

Joseph Joseph bread bin

Joseph Joesph bread bin

Best large bread bin

This white bread bin from Joseph Joseph is a great practical option. While it's definitely a splurge, the generously sized bin provides ample room for a variety of loaves, and the gripped base keeps everything in place. The bamboo lid is easy to lift off and also acts as a cutting board. The reversible board has grooves on one side to catch crumbs, keeping everything mess-free.

Swan Nordic bread bin

Best Scandi-style bread bin

Swan bread bin

Embrace Scandi-inspired style with this Nordic bread bin. It's made from durable carbon steel, which ensures your bread stays fresh. It's sleek, compact and has an attractive matte, soft-touch finish, which comes in slate grey, white or pine green. The bamboo lid also acts as a convenient chopping board for slicing bread quickly.

Brabantia roll top bread bin

white bread bin

Best bread bin for kitchen storage

This roll-top bread bin is great for keep loaves as fresh as possible. It comes in a variety of colours and styles, including stainless steel. We love that the flat top provides additional storage for small items, like spice jars or boxes of tea. The patterned base allows for proper ventilation to keep bread in good condition. The corrosion-resistant material is durable and easy to clean.

John Lewis & Partners classic wood roll top bread bin

John Lewis Bread Bin

Best roll top bread bin

This classic roll top bread bin will keep bread fresh and look great on your counter. It's made from soil beech wood, sourced from sustainable European forests. The lid is smooth to open and close with a sturdy handle. The inside is spacious – we were able to store a few loaves, along with rolls and wraps. A great all-rounder.

Morphy Richards Dimensions roll top bread bin

orphy Richards Bread Bin

For those who like a modern design, try this futuristic roll top bread bin. It has a geometric pattern with a glossy finish, and is available in white, ivory cream or black. The stainless steel body is durable and easy to clean. The non-slip feet keep everything in place.

Garden Trading bread bin

enamel bread bin

Best traditional bread bin

You can't get more traditional than this bread bin. The stylish design is great for those who prefer rustic decor. Its versatile clay coloured steel will stand the test of time, and is easy to wipe clean. It's generously sized – it can fit loaves, rolls, muffins and more in one go.

Best modern bread bin Idyll Home charcoal grey bread bin

Grey Bread Bin

Best modern bread bin

The squared-off shape and charcoal grey matte colour of this bread bin will add a modern twist to any kitchen counter. It's generously sized and will fit a loaf with room for extras. It's made from powder-coated steel and the beech wood lid doubles as a chopping board. It's a great option that will fit a range of kitchens.

Available from:
Not on the High Street (£45)

Round Cream Enamel Bread Bin Crock Storage

tall bread bin

Best tall bread bin

If you're short on space, try this tall bread bin that stores loaves of bread vertically. It's made from powder-coated steel, making it durable and easy to clean. The trumpet-shaped handle is user-friendly and makes it easy to access. You can't go wrong with this classic style.

Available from:
Amazon (£21.99)

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