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WeirdButTrue Wed 17-Aug-16 20:48:58

Recently moved to a lovely new home and decided that what would work really well on my bare expanse of kitchen worktop would be a bread bin. So I had a little look in a few shops and found all the nice ones have the word bread painted or embossed on the side. Why, just why confused I know it's going to have bread in, I don't need to have it spelled out for me! AIBU? Do most folk with bread bins forget where they've stashed their loaf and feel grateful for the reminder?

ABloodyDifficultWoman Wed 17-Aug-16 20:53:21

YANBU. Presumably these are the same people who get ever so confused when faced with a choice between 'SUGAR' and 'COFFEE'. It can be so hard to tell sometimes! grin

NothingMoreThanFelines Wed 17-Aug-16 20:54:48

Gaah! I share your rage. I'm also looking for an attractive, non-bossy breadbin. It's surprisingly hard. We are NBU.

wowfudge Wed 17-Aug-16 20:57:05

It's not just me who doesn't want containers with labels then! I'd much rather have something plain and choose what I want to put in it. Obviously you can use them for whatever you like, but it would niggle to get, say, flour out of a container labelled coffee.

dudsville Wed 17-Aug-16 20:57:49

We have an old one, from back in the day when people could be relied upon to remember where their own bread was kept.

kaitlinktm Wed 17-Aug-16 20:59:27

I LOVE labelled things and always have the correct contents in them anal but my son loves to have a labelled container with different contents - what a rebel! I just find that annoying.

I find a bread bin with "bread" on it strangely comforting.

(I also like to have clocks in every room.) sad

Oysterbabe Wed 17-Aug-16 20:59:35

DH has some bowls that say pasta on them. I eat soup out of them. They're not the boss of me.

moonmeat Wed 17-Aug-16 21:00:10

I have never noticed this, having just had a browse through Amazon its going to really annoy me now grin

LabRats Wed 17-Aug-16 21:00:19

I have a plain black Nigella one. Wooden lid. It is a thing of beauty.

Oly5 Wed 17-Aug-16 21:01:13

Can't you turn it round so it's offensive wording faces the wall?

MotherOfGlob Wed 17-Aug-16 21:03:50

John Lewis have a good selection.

Cookingongas Wed 17-Aug-16 21:05:19


I have mis matching containers largely from charity shops in the hope of achieving an I'm too cool to care air- but, actually I do care, I WANT matching shit- but I'm not allowed to have it. Not unless I'm happy to be hollered at by a container or happy to have a container my nan would have found twee ffs.

gottaloveascamhun Wed 17-Aug-16 21:06:55

My bread bin had 'bread bread bread' on it when I bought it. (You would gave hated it, OP). Most of the letters rubbed off and now it says 'd bread'. I like it as a gangsta type phrase... 'd bread, in da house, innit' so it was never replaced 😅

WeirdButTrue Wed 17-Aug-16 21:12:07

So glad it's not just me! i considered turning the bin so the offending word faced the wall, but would that be me giving in to the power of the bin, which would smugly sit on my counter knowing that it had got one up on me? Or am I way too invested in this now grin

thisisbloodyridiculous Wed 17-Aug-16 21:14:24

I have a fab bread bin that's plain from Next. It even has a drawer to store crumpets in! grin

Gubbins Wed 17-Aug-16 21:19:07

Ha! Not just me then. And no, of course turning the writing to the wall would not be acceptable. I'd still know.

I found a plain cream Nigella one eventually.

LabRats Wed 17-Aug-16 21:29:04

Talk to me about the crumpet drawer.

Zaphodsotherhead Wed 17-Aug-16 21:32:32

I have a bread bin but a family who are incapable of opening it to see if there's any bread in there. So they go to the freezer and get out a new loaf, every time. While the loaf in the bread bin festers and/or gets fed to the chickens.

thisisbloodyridiculous Wed 17-Aug-16 22:38:45

LabRats it's perfect. This is the link (not sure if it will work)

BinRaidingRaccoon Wed 17-Aug-16 22:47:14

I'm late to bread bins - other than concealing the bread, what's their purpose? Genuine question, my mum always stored ours in the freezer.

Planty18 Wed 17-Aug-16 22:50:40

Ooh that's a winner, our 'extras' outnumber the bread. OP I feel your pain, I spent 6 months looking for a breadbin I liked that didn't have bread written on it. Then started the container hunt. I've had three more kids since then and i am still not satisfied (but genuinely don't care any more really).

Notso Wed 17-Aug-16 22:52:54

I know what you mean. Mine says bara which is Welsh for bread. I don't speak Welsh so it annoys me less than an English one would. My biscuits live in a bisgedi tin too.
MIL has a hideous glass chopping board. As if it being glass isn't crime enough it has 'chop' written on it over and over again. Using it makes me feel frantic as if someone is trying to hurry me along, chop chop.

Notso Wed 17-Aug-16 22:54:19

Also why are lots of bread bins round? Apart from milk loaf which is hard to come by these days loaves are not round.

CleanHankie Wed 17-Aug-16 22:55:04

I just want a bread bin that will take 2 full loaves of bread! (and also some "extras" as a pp called them)

janethegirl2 Wed 17-Aug-16 22:55:48

If you keep the breadbin in the cupboard, no one sees it so it doesn't matter if it's labeled or not.

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