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Brabantia Roll Top Bread Bin
Member Name: hotrock4
Brabantia Roll Top Bread Bin
Date: 31/12/12, updated on 31/12/12 (63 review reads)
Advantages: Looks Good - Works Well
Disadvantages: Hard to Keep Clean
When we moved into a new house half way through this year one of our friends asked what to buy us as a house warming present, at a complete loss as to what to say as we had most things we needed from our previous property it was said friend that actually suggested a bread bin. This was not as silly a suggestion as it may sound as it was probably the one accessory that would be really handy that we didn't have. I was surprised when the bread bin materialised and it was a Brabantia bread bin as I know full well they are near to the higher prices one would pay for such an item coming it at around £25 - £35 with a little searching around the internet. The bread bin we received actually differs from the one in the Dooyoo picture as it is actually finished in stainless steel rather than black.
Style and fashion are two words that are most certainly about as far from my mind as they can be when it comes to thinking about my kitchen and what I am going to put in it; being mostly resigned to the fact that cost will far outweigh any thoughts in the style and fashion departments. However I feel that this bread bin will actually add a little style to most kitchens and I have been asked a couple of times where we have got it from.
The stainless steel finish gives the bread bin a very clean and professional look with the only black being the rollers for the roll front and the Brabantia branded handle. It looks very clean and shiny when it is first removed from the box, but is definitely an inconveniance to keep looking this way in a busy kitchen. It shows absolutely every mark due to the spotless finish of the stainless steel, whilst this is good for hygiene reasons it also shows up smear marks after cleaning if not dried well enough which can be a pain and make it look dirtier than before it was cleaned.
Overall appearence wise this is a great looking bread bin although does not actually look all that different from its closest competitors, however the difference is clear when it comes down to the build quality. Brabantia really seem to have it all wrapped up when it comes to build quality when compared to other roll front bread bins I have used. The front opens really smoothly as well as pretty much silently, and is really well balanced which means it feels as though the front is almost trying to pull itself up, and dosen't slam shut when left either. There is definitely a feeling of quality about this bread bin; so much so that I would definitely consider replacing other kitchen accesories with Brabantia branded produce when the time comes.
Well the most important question when it comes to a bread bin I suppose is, does it keep bread fresher for longer than just leaving it out? I'm pleased to report that in this respect the bread bin performs extremely well and extends the life of our bread by at least 2-3 days enabling us to finish loaves before they go stale enough to break a tooth on. Our bread will stay fresh enough to eat by quite a few days past the use by date without going moldy or stale either.
As mentioned above the roll top front and rest of the bread bin is of extemely good build quality and it also functions really well which I think is at least as important. The opening whilst the front is open is large enough to easily accept a loaf of bread and it is possible to actually squeeze two loaves of bread in with a little gentle persuasion.
In my opinion this is most definitely a quality item from Brabantia and certainly wants to be giving the price that they are asking for it; I feel that this item is great value for money though, I can see this bread bin being around for a good few years and probably handed on to be used again once we have had our use from it.
The stainless steel finish of the bread bin wouldn't be my first choice of colour as I would of preferred the black as pictured here but it still looks appreciably good as part of our kitchen.
This is undoubtedly an expenisve bread bin but still great value for money, the supreme build quality gives an excellent seal on the bread bin keeping bread fresher than when compared to being left on the side even in a resealed bread bag. This is certainly one of the more functional house warming gifts I have received, not something I would have asked for, but with the benefit of hindsight definitely a gift I have grown to appreciate.
Overall despite the fact that this bread bin is a complete pain to keep clean I will be giving it 5/5 stars as I feel my choice colour of black would have been easier to keep clean, and I had the colour chosen for me. The build quality, looks and simple functionlity are definitely worth awarding top points for.
Summary: Great Product All Round
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