Fresh bread – who doesn’t love it? To keep it crispy for as long as possible, you should store bread correctly. Find out the most useful tips about how to get the Tonywin mobile app.

It’s probably happened to you before The bread you bought fresh just a few days ago has suddenly gone moldy. This is not only annoying but also avoidable food waste, as moldy bread, unfortunately, has to go in the bin. In this article, we’ll tell you how to store your bread so that it stays fresh for as long as possible. 


You can store your bread well in a ceramic bread bin. As most of you have at home.

As a general rule, dark bread lasts longer than light bread. While wheat bread will only keep for one to two days, wholemeal bread will stay fresh for seven to nine days, and crispbread for up to six months. However, it is always the safest way to check your bread. First with the eyes and then if it smells normal.

At room temperature:

  • Wheat bread for two days
  • Mixed wheat bread for two to four days
  • Rye bread for four to six days
  • Wholemeal bread for seven to nine days

How to store your bread properly:

  • It is best to store your bread at room temperature in a dry place away from light.
  • To prevent mold growth, you should allow warm bread to cool completely before putting it away.
  • In principle, you should store bread in air-permeable containers such as paper bags. Plastic bags are less suitable as the moisture cannot escape.
  • The best way to store bread is in a wooden bread box (e.g. from Memolife), a ceramic bread box, or a birch bark bread box. Clean, dry, and ventilated bread bins absorb excess moisture and release it again when the bread becomes drier. Ventilation also reduces the risk of mold growth.


In addition to the right storage location, you can also follow the following tips to keep your bread fresh for longer:

  • Your bread will keep even better if you store it with the cut edge facing down. 
  • The fridge is not suitable for storing bread. The dry climate inside will cause the bread to stale very quickly. Only in summer, when temperatures and humidity are very high, can it make sense to store bread in the fridge.

However, as bread tastes best fresh, it is better to buy smaller loaves more often. This is good for the environment because you don’t have to throw away as much.

If you do have some leftover bread, you can also simply freeze it. Defrost it later at room temperature.

By the way: You can of course also bake bread yourself and easily determine the exact quantity. More information here: Bread recipes: A collection of recipes for amateur bakers.

According to the Consumer Advice Center, eleven million tons of food are thrown away in Germany every year, around 40 percent of which is still edible. A large proportion of this food is baked goods. But just because your bread has gone stale doesn’t mean you have to throw it away. You can use stale bread to make lots of delicious dishes, such as bread cakes or bread potato chips. You can find more inspiration in our article: Bread is not garbage – how to use up stale bread.

However, as soon as your bread is infested with mold, you should dispose of it completely. Mould spores are not only visible as a white to greenish discoloration on the surface of the bread but also develop invisibly inside the bread.