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DIY Mold-Resistant Breadbox

DIY Mold-Resistant Breadbox (Image courtesy Inventgeek)
By Andrew Liszewski

What originally started as a simple challenge to improve an everyday, mundane item led to this home-made breadbox that actually prevents mold from growing on the surface of any breads stored inside.

Starting with an existing stainless steel breadbox the creators mounted an ultra-violet light salvaged from a water purifier system inside the lid which is of course the key component to keeping the mold growth to a minimum. The other important addition was a light controller that automatically turns the bulb on and off at random intervals as too much heat from the bulb could assist in mold growth and UV light can actually have an impact on the nutritional value of the bread.

Through various tests the creators found that the box would completely prevent mold growth on bread for weeks at a time compared to breads left in a standard ‘boring’ breadbox.

[DIY Mold-Resistant Breadbox] VIA [Inventgeek]

  • Keith L. Dick

    Saw that elsewhere… Nice idea…

    Big Problem is it’s hard to get individual Servings of Anything “Perishable” these days…

    It would be great for single people if you could go to the store and get maybe a 3rd of a loaf of bread and other items that you knew you would end up eating by the end of the week or next before they went bad…

    Of course people in the same immediate area could just pool their money and but what was needed for 20-50 people and eat like in the old days of Tribes…

    Around the Camp Fire…

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  • Mold Removal

    hi friend i think it is good and so i agree with you!

  • Mold Removal

    hi friend i think it is good and so i agree with you!

  • mold removal

    I think it is good. Nice idea… Thanks for sharing it.

  • Mold Testing Illinois

    It's a nice breadbox. I love to see it again.