Keep Bread Mold from Developing

After buying bread, poke a small hole in the opposite end from the main opening and put it in the refrigerator. The bread lasts longer and with the little bit of air seeping in, it keeps the bread at the deep end from developing mold.


By Patricia from Newark, Delaware


Keep Bread Mold From Developing

I keep bread in the freezer. Two slices thaw out very quickly, or just put them directly in the toaster. (02/27/2009)

By OliveOyl

Keep Bread Mold from Developing

Interesting, thanks! (03/01/2009)

By Cathy S.

Keep Bread Mold from Developing

Just a quick note: The holes prevent molding because it lets moisture out, not because it lets air in. Letting air in is actually a bad idea because it encourages spoilage. That's one reason we vacuum pack things. It's also a good idea to squeeze the air out before closing bags, even if the contents doesn't require refrigeration. Mold and bacteria need air to thrive.


oisture also encourages spoilage so letting it out is helpful. It's the same reason vegetable bags have holes in them. And if you bags don't have holes, poke holes in them before putting them in the fridge. Veggies will last much longer.


I generally just refrigerate the bread and without poking holes. Having holes will allow the bread to absorb odors, which I don't want. (03/02/2009)

By bryguy

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June 9, 20163 found this helpful

I wouldn't vacume pack beautifully soft squishy bread. It would look like a tortilla. Lol

I notice that when we bring the freshest most coveted softess bread home, that there sometimes is condensation on the inside of the bag.So, when I see that I open the end of the bag til it dissipates and then close the bag. Being that it is a full loaf of bread the end piece kind of prevents the rest of the slices from drying out. And my mom likes the ends and dryer harder bread than the rest of our four generation household.I am also going to try the paper towel in the bottom of the breadbox tip too.

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November 22, 20161 found this helpful

They put the paper towel under the bread inside the bag in the bread box if I read it right. The paper towel would not do anything under the bag of bread.

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April 28, 20182 found this helpful

I don't know if you have a microwave, but if you do and it has a defrost button. You wrap a few slices with papettowls, put inivrowave and put defrost like 10 seconds, then add 1 sec at a time.


It comes out very soft and as it cools it will be as good as. If not better than original. Mist put on Defrost. If you just cook it it will be hard as a brick.

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July 13, 20181 found this helpful

after buying bread i put some in freezer bags and the rest in refrigerator,cookies,cakes ect will stay for weeks without mold, rolls can be crisped in 200 degree oven for short time 2-3 minutes

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September 7, 20181 found this helpful

I double bag & freeze bread as well, with no problem & I also refrigerate & the bread does not get dried out.

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February 1, 20191 found this helpful

you shouldn't have odours in your fridge

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February 3, 20202 found this helpful

If I freeze bread, I put it into storage bag, get most air out then with a straw at one end of sipped bag, suck out air and quickly remove straw. Works for me

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April 10, 20200 found this helpful


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April 20, 20200 found this helpful

I always use gloves to handle bread when I'm either slicing the loaf or removing slices from the bag. I do the same with luncheon meats, cheeses, etc. These things seem to get moldy faster if you're handling them a lot.


For burger/hot dog rolls, I wrap 1 or 2 rolls in waxed paper sheets and put them back in the bag before freezing so it's easy to remove just the quantity you need. I freeze all types of bread (fruit/nut, rye, pumpernickle, etc.) and they're fine.

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July 28, 20220 found this helpful

Modern vacuum sealing machines have a special setting for baked goods. In addition, the bags are of a much higher quality and the seal is measurably better than anything you could get by double bagging or using ziploks. We are a household of two, and for things like hot dog rolls, freezing is pretty much our only option.

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