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Bread Storage Bags Half Price

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Trishinomaha

Bread Storage Bags Half Price

I was just on King Arthur's Flour site and for anyone who's interested, they have their nice storage bags for boules, medium and bagette loaves on sale for half price. They're usually 9.95 for 30 or 35 and they're on sale for 4.49 or 4.99. I've ordered some and will let you know how the quality is.

Trish

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zolablue

Trish, thanks for the heads up.  Darn, I just placed an order for some other stuff from KA last week after dragging my feet for weeks!  Still, I just ordered more of these.  I already use them and while I haven't really kept my own bread in them they are lovely to use when giving bread to the neighbors.  They look so professional I always tell them "your order is ready"...hehe. 

I usually keep my breads in my warming drawer covered with a flour sack towel but I should try these.  They are really nice bags.

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fleur-de-liz

...for letting us know about the discounted price on the King Arthur bread bags. I have used the artisan bread bags before and like them very much.  They keep the bread reasonably fresh without softening the crust and are a good size for most sourdough breads in the boule and batard shapes.  Also, shipping is free.

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colinwhipple

I bought some of these last year when the original message was posted, and now I am running out.  Does anyone know of another source?

Colin 

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Oldcampcook

These are the ones I use.  They look professional and seem to keep the bread in good condition.

Bob

 http://www.papermart.com/templates/11-0-65.htm

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goetter

I've been looking for non-poly bags.  Much obliged.

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colinwhipple

I am wondering what the numbers mean.  Is what they call Depth what I think of as length, so the 25 inch bags would be for baguettes?  Is the Gusset how far they can bulge out, so to speak?

What sizes do you get? 

Colin 

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GrapevineTXolda...

I was so involved in searching for these on the KAF site that I just about lost it.  Then, and only then, did I return to see that the original post was from 2007. 

Wishful thinking....

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fleur-de-liz

I contacted King Arthur last week about whether they would be selling the Brotkoenig bags in the future.  They stated that the manufacturer no longer is making these bread bags and that they are looking for another source.

The Papermart bags that Oldcampcook uses look like they might be a good alternative.  500 bags should keep me set for a quite a while..... 

Oldcampcook:  Do you use the largest size?  What weight of bread does the large size hold?

Thanks,

Liz 

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Oldcampcook

I will have to look when I get home tonight.  I know they will hold a "normal" loaf of bread.

The gusset is the fold in the side that lets them open up.

I will try to measure everything tonight or tomorrow.

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Oldcampcook

The bags I use are 14 inches long, 5 inches wide.  The gusset at the top is 4 inches wide.

They are just plain paper, no plastic lining or anything.  They are made in Canada.

The pattern, brown on a tan bag, is loaves of bread and sheaves of wheat.  The green band says "Fresh Bread".

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I think this type bag would be great for a brand new loaf, but one that has already been cut, will it lose moisture quicker?  If the loaf is small enough, I currently store it sliced side down, on a cake plate with the glass lid over it.  I am always surprised at how well it keeps, but if it is larger it ends up in a plastic bread bag, the single size that KAF features.  When I store it that way it always loses it's crusty, crunch top, as moisture from the bread takes over.  I do love to freeze my bread it those plastic bags though, they work exceptionally well.  I've had bread frozen for up to two months and am amazed at its quality after that length of time.  I do have a trick for using them though; I place the loaf inside, use a straw to remove excess air, twist-tie it, and then fold the bag over the bread again....it basically gets a two-for-one wrapping this way.