Revealed: The VERY simple kitchen hack that guarantees you fresh bread every day
- An Australian mum has shared a simple trick to keep bread fresher for longer
- Carolina McCauley, from Perth, shared the kitchen hack in an Instagram video
- She used a clear airtight container to store a loaf of bread still in the bag
- The now-viral video has now been ‘liked’ more than 24,000 times
A simple kitchen hack to keep bread fresher for longer has been revealed after a mum-of-two shared a video on social media.
Perth mum Carolina McCauley shared the simple trick in an Instagram video and used a single airtight container.
In the video, she inserted the whole packet of sliced bread into the clear rectangular container and sealed it with the lid on top.
‘Use an airtight container with the whole bag inside,’ Carolina wrote online, adding: ‘Keep it sealed and your fresh bread will last longer.’
Perth mum Carolina McCauley shared the simple trick in an Instagram video and used a single airtight container
Carolina used a rectangular container to match the shape of the loaf of bread perfectly.
The store-bought bread was also kept inside the bag for added convenience, though some online questioned this method.
‘Why keep the bread bag inside?’ one person asked, and another responded with: ‘You can pull the edges of the bag and it will lever the bread upwards to grab a slice and not put your entire hand in the container.’
‘We need this, our bread is always off in like two days,’ another woman wrote and tagged her husband.
Carolina used a rectangular container to match the shape of the loaf of bread perfectly
The convenient hack will ensure the bread doesn’t go off too quickly.
After four days the video received more than 24,000 ‘likes’ from thousands of social media users.
According to Heathline, store-bought bread can last up to seven days if stored at room temperature while homemade bread often only lasts up to five days.
In warmer climates, the bread can also be placed in the fridge to last longer.
How long does bread last?
The shelf life of bread kept at room temperature ranges from 3 to 7 days but may vary depending on ingredients, type of bread, and storage method.
Typically made from wheat (or alternative grains), yeast, and other ingredients, bread stays fresh for only a short period before it starts to go bad.
It may even grow mould and become unsafe to eat, so it’s helpful to know how to keep it fresh for as long as possible.
Gluten-free bread is more susceptible to mould due to its higher moisture content and limited use of preservatives.