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    Nov 06, 2006


    Does storing bread in a microwave oven keep it from going stale?
    Think of the microwave as an expensive bread box, or a really expensive paper bag. It will help to keep the humidity in by confining it to the inside of the microwave and therefore it will work the same as a bag or bread box to help keep bread from drying out. That is until you turn the microwave on with the bread still in it. Then all bets are off!

    We kept our bread in the fridge for 20 years because of space - no problems, but recently got a new kitchen and started using a bread bin. It goes mouldy within 2-3 days. I'm now thinking of going back to keeping it in the fridge!

    Perhaps true, but bread goes bad much more slowly in the fridge (in terms of growing mold, etc.). I think it's definitely worth it to store it in the fridge. I've had my current loaf in there for about a week after freezing it and it's still VERY soft.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I submitted to the "bread stays fresh longer in the fridge" argument for nearly a decade and have thus been forced to eat sandwiches with crappy bread. This post could prove to be the Emancipation Proclamation for my "sammiches." A thousand thanks.

    It takes me so long to go through a loaf of bread, I freeze the whole thing and defrost slices in the microwave as required. Four slices on cook for 30 seconds seems to do the trick. I never really understood the whole "defrost" button thing :D

    If the cooler temperature of the refrigerator accelerates starch crystallization, why does this not happen in the freezer?

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