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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:25:52 PM
I hate my bread just sitting there on the counter I like my counters more clean looking. I've thought of a breadbox but that would just add more clutter. Do you keep yours in the pantry?
What about bananas?

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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:28:16 PM
Bread is in the pantry (large closet with a door)

Bananas in a hanging fruit basket (hangs from the ceiling, right next to pantry).


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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:29:32 PM
In the fridge...bread and bananas.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:32:58 PM
Bread in the fridge. It keeps a lot longer and the cats can't tear open the wrapper!


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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:43:08 PM
wow! I have never heard of keeping either in the fridge-learned something new!
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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:47:39 PM
Bread in the freezer. We dont eat enough of it to keep it out (would go moldy). I like to use frozen sliced bread for school lunches - I think it keeps it fresh for a while.

Bananas are on the counter...we go through them quickly.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:47:55 PM
On the counter.

I would like to keep them in a cabinet or pantry. But, there is just no room. So, on the counter the breads sit.

The only exception are the specialty breads. They are put in the refrigerator after 2 days to keep them from molding. At that point, the only thing it becomes good for is toast and grilled cheese.

Bananas are also on the counter.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:49:24 PM
I rarely eat bread, but my husband does. I keep it in the pantry.

Bananas are in a bowl on the counter. I eat one every morning.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:49:39 PM
Our bread is on the counter in a vintage tin picnic box. Bananas in a bowl on the counter.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:50:45 PM
I don't eat bread often enough to keep it on the counter, it's always in the fridge but lately I've been eating ezekiel bread which doesn't have preservatives so that I keep in the freezer.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:57:01 PM
I keep mine in the fridge.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 5:58:12 PM
We store multiple loaves in the freezer, and move them one at a time to a basket in the pantry as needed.

I keep bananas in a pretty bowl on my counter.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 6:01:34 PM
We have a bread drawer. We keep english muffins, our bread, ds's bread in there. Bananas in a basket on the island.



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Posted: 2/3/2013 6:10:13 PM
We don't eat much bread so we keep it in the freezer. It gets moldy if I leave it out and stale if I keep it in the fridge.
Bananas are with other fresh fruit in a bowl on the kitchen table.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 6:24:54 PM
Stored in the microwave, keeps it out of site and it's not a big deal to move when I need to use microwave.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 6:27:41 PM
We have an older bread box. It's all metal. It's big, and we hardly ever have bread. I just keep it in the freezer now since it gets moldy waiting for us to eat it. The fridge dries out bread, so that's not a very good place to keep it. My bananas are on a banana hook that has a fruit basket under it. I keep a few apples, oranges and grapefruit in there. I don't like cold fruit.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 6:32:02 PM
We have these small, shallow cabinets under our regular upper cabinets. In one of them we have all our spices and in another one we have bread items. We have found if we stick things like hot dog buns in the pantry we forget about them until they are rock hard.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 6:34:05 PM
Bread goes in the fridge so the cat doesn't get it. Bananas stay on the counter and we eat them fast.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 6:57:45 PM
bread - in either fridge or freezer.. (if I buy several)
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Posted: 2/3/2013 7:00:49 PM
Bread is either in the refrigerator or freezer. Bananas are on a banana tree on the counter.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 7:07:40 PM
We keep ours in an over sized tupperware container that is on a shelf in the pantry. The crackers, etc..are kept there too.



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Posted: 2/3/2013 7:22:57 PM
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Posted: 2/3/2013 7:35:55 PM
We don't eat that much bread so I keep it in the freezer ...

Bananas sit on the counter ...



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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:33:43 PM
We don't eat much bread either, and really don't like the taste of it after it's been in the freezer. When we do buy it we keep it in a cabinet, but unfortunately half of it usually ends up in the compost pick-up bin.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:54:42 PM
We have a bread drawer. One good thing about having an older kitchen.

As for bananas, we have a 2 tiered metal basket (from Home Goods) and the bananas go on the top tier.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:10:44 PM
You would not like my house. Breads are on the counter, in the corner. Bananas on the table in the fruit bowl.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:45:29 PM
In the freezer, I don't use it often.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:25:22 PM
I keep my bread (bagels currently in use and loaf currently in use) in a large, fairly deep, rectangle-shaped Longaberger basket on the kitchen counter. This works great for me because it fits quite a bit of bread, plus everything looks neat, tidy and put away. Extra bread gets stored in the freezer.


ETA: I have THIS 3-tiered floor stand that I purchased from Costco a couple of years ago, and that is what I put all our fruit (including bananas) in.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:30:41 PM
On the counter, both bananas and bread. Both go fast around here!


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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:31:32 PM
Ours is in the fridge

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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:56:16 PM
I keep my bread on top of my toaster (which lives in a cabinet). My kids don't love bread, but I make them each sandwiches during the week, so the 4 of them manage to go through a loaf a week.

I buy my bread in bulk and keep the extra bread in the freezer. using the fridge dries the bread out, so whatever you do, don't put your bread there!

My bananas go on a plate on my plate stand on the island in my kitchen. I keep is stocked with fresh fruit (pears, oranges, apples, bananas, plums), so my kids see healthy options right in front of them when they walk in to get a snack. If it's out in the open it gets eaten so much faster than put away in the pantry or in the fridge.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 1:31:12 AM
Bread in the fridge. Bananas in the fruit bowl.

MaddyR, I've never had my bread dry out in the fridge. I buy bakery bread rather than mass produced supermarket stuff, so maybe that makes a difference.

I find that if it's left on the counter it goes stale much faster, but that's no doubt due to our climate here, which is warm to hot 3/4 of the year.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 2:31:14 AM
Who knew cats had a bread obsession?

Our bread is in our pantry on the top shelf. I wish I liked it from the fridge so it would keep longer.

I recently decided I am sick of bananas so I no longer buy them.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 3:19:04 AM
I didn't know you could put bananas in the fridge. Don't they turn brown?

I freeze my bread, because I buy it in bulk. Then it goes in the cabinet next to the toaster. I used to store it in the fridge, but it dried out fast.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 6:02:53 AM
Bananas on the counter. Bread in a large pretty bowl (so concealed unless we have several types) on the top of the fridge.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 7:30:37 AM
In the pantry. With 3 children taking lunch to school most days we go through a loaf of bread pretty quickly.


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Posted: 2/4/2013 7:34:29 AM
In the fridge. I shop every 2 weeks so it would go bad if I left it out on the counter. DH & I don't eat bread so it's only used for the kids' lunches and I've never noticed that it gets dried out in the refrigerator.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 7:34:44 AM
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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:06:38 AM
In a breadbox on the counter. Bananas actually sit right on top of the breadbox. I do want a little banana stand to hang them on though.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 1:27:24 PM
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MaddyR, I've never had my bread dry out in the fridge. I buy bakery bread rather than mass produced supermarket stuff, so maybe that makes a difference.

I find that if it's left on the counter it goes stale much faster, but that's no doubt due to our climate here, which is warm to hot 3/4 of the year.

I thought it was pretty common knowledge that bread shouldn't be kept in the fridge. And I don't think it's any different what kind since I either buy mine in bulk at a bakery or make it in bulk from scratch. I've always heard it goes stale quicker in the fridge at the bread stores and in all the bread making classes I've taken.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:49:45 PM
We put our bread in a bread box. Seems to stay fresher.

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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:56:02 PM
On the counter, in plain sight. This sounds silly, but if I put it in the pantry, I don't think anyone would know it was and then they would take another loaf out of the freezer. In our house, open stuff (chips, cookies) has to stay out on the counter so we see it and eat it up before it goes bad. Bananas go in a basket on the counter as well. Yep, lots of clutter!

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Posted: 2/4/2013 11:28:41 PM
I absolutely agree with MaddyR. I too thought it was common knowledge that bread shouldn't be stored in the refrigerator. I read that somewhere years ago and have gone by it since.

In our house grocery store bread (pre sliced bread with preservatives) goes in a bread box which in on the counter. It is made of steel and closes air tight. I've had it for years and don't remember where I bought it. This bread last about two weeks in the bread box.

I prefer the bread from Whole Foods-the handmade loaves with the harder crust that they make fresh there every day. These are made without preservatives so when I come home with a loaf I divided it into zip lock bags and store them in the freezer. I pull out the bags as needed throughout the week. DH prefers the grocery store bread.

Bananas are stored on the counter on a banana tree.

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