Bread Basket Warmer: Serve Hot Bread and Tortillas

Bread Basket Warmer: Serve Hot Bread and Tortillas

A bread basket warmer is the best way to keep your buns warm before you finish your dinner. Do you like hot bread on the table? I do, and these smart baskets let you have them the way you like. Most have special insulated clothing around the basket which can be washed in the machine with cold water. You can even take hot bread to your picnics now.

What Is A Bread Basket Warmer?

A bread basket allows you to serve warm bread either by the help of a heated stone or an insulated pillow. All versions are usually microwaveable. It is specially designed insulation to keep the bread warm for an hour. Ceramic made versions include lids and are great for tortillas. They are oven safe too.

Some baskets feature terra cotta warming stones. For these types, you need to heat the warming stone in the oven or microwave before use. Then you take it out carefully with a tong or mitts. Wrap it inside the liner cloth that comes with the basket and you are all set. This is the most used version for keeping bread warm. You can rinse the terra cotta stone with water to clean after it cools down.

Regardless of the warming technique, they all serve the same purpose; keeping your bread warm. Most have fancy looks since they are made for serving bread.

Selecting the best bread warmer basket depends on what kind of bread you consume the most. If you consume buns and biscuits then pillow type is the best, if you like sliced sourdough then the terra cotta is a better option for you. Just shop according to your needs; they are all great at warming your bread.

Bread Warmer and Basket – by Camerons Products

This is your basket if you are a bun fanatic like me. Special round design keeps your bread warm for an hour. It makes fresh from the oven bread even greater. Easy to operate; you place your bread inside and then pull the nylon chords to tighten up. The temperature inside the basket is kept steady in this way.

It is a versatile casserole carrier. You can use it in the microwave. Easy to clean; just wash it in the machine with cold water. Turn inside out and dry in open air, do not throw it in the dryer. A well designed, functional bun warmer that looks festive on the table.



  • 1 x 10.9 x 5.3 inches
  • Weighs 5.3 ounces
  • Keeps bread warm for an hour
  • Microwaveable
  • Attractive fabric

Ceramic Tortilla Warmer – by KooK

Made especially for 8-inch tortillas, you can easily fit 12 of them inside. It is microwaveable for convenient use. An indispensable utensil for great taco and fajita nights.

Although it is made from ceramic, the tortilla warmer is very durable. You can even use it in the oven. There is a knob on top of the lid which makes it easy to handle.  The bright colors make the warmer a total uplifter. It is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.



  • 1 x 10.9 x 5.3 inches
  • Weighs 5.3 pounds
  • Ceramic made
  • FDA approved
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Microwave safe
  • Oven safe
  • Easy grip knob handle

Keilen Bread Warmer and Basket

This decorative bread basket warmer can hold about 18 buns easily. Its attractive design and high-quality finish make it great for serving your guests warm bread on special occasions. It is a hand woven wicker basket.

The basket comes with a Terra Cotta warming stone which you can warm in the oven or microwave easily. Just slip the hot stone in the pocket of the cloth liner and position at the bottom of your bread. Cleaning is easy; you can wash the cloth liner in the washing machine.



  • 5 x 7.5 x 4 inches
  • Weighs 1.5 pounds
  • Decorative design
  • Handmade wicker basket
  • Microwave safe
  • Oven safe
  • Includes Terra Cotta warming stone
  • Easy to clean; washing machine safe with cold water

How Do You Keep Bread Warm in A Basket?

You put your bread in the warmer basket and this smart it does the rest. Bread warmers use different technologies for keeping the bread hot. Some are specifically produced from special insulated material and some have warming stones underneath. Some people hack their way out and even warm beans or rice in the microwave to make their cheap versions at home. They lay the hot beans or rice at the bottom of regular baskets. However, this method cannot keep the buns warm adequately all through your meal. It is better to get a suitable bread basket warmer instead of trying to reinvent the wheel.

Can You Keep the Bread Crusty in A Bread Warmer?

It depends on the type of the bread warmer you are using. Some of them have lids which will often make the crust soft in a very short amount of time due to humidity.  If your bread is fresh then it will remain crusty for longer in an open warmer. Keep the cloth open when you place the crusty bread in the warmer. This way it will get warmed only from the bottom and the top will remain crispier. Also, stale bread can be freshened up if you drizzle cold water over it and reheat in the oven at 180°F until it gets crusty again. Then you can keep it warm in the basket as other breads.

In Conclusion

Bread basket warmer is perfect for serving hot buns, biscuits, chips or tortillas. If you like your bread hot from the oven then you will love these useful baskets. They keep your bread warm and fresh for at least an hour. You can either wash the clothing in the washing machine or put the ceramic version in the dishwasher. They are all very attractive and well designed. Bread basket warmer is a great and simple way to give the fresh out of oven appeal to your buns.


Linda is doing her PhD in Engineering, while trying different bread recipes from all over the world. Luke is taking care of Pat and blogs in his spare time @ The Bread Guru. Pat likes to help and try out new recipes everyday. We are the perfect team!

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