Bread Basket with Warming Stone: Keep It Warm

Bread Basket with Warming Stone: Keep It Warm

The bread basket with warming stone is a perfect tool to keep your bread, buns, biscuits, and tortillas warm for 45 to 60 minutes. The warming feature is generally achieved by taking advantage of Terracotta stone’s late cooling characteristics. Serving warm bread to your guests as if it just came out of the oven, now made easy.

I love to serve hot bread in these attractive baskets because they all look gorgeous. It is a nice touch on the table when you have your friends come by. You can heat up the warming stones in the oven, microwave, on the barbecue grill, or even in a toaster in most cases.

Warming baskets come in many different form and sizes. Some includes napkins and some don’t. Terracotta stone is the main element in most of them which do the trick for keeping the bread and buns warm. The clothes that come with the baskets are washable in the washing machine.

You should focus on the size and decorative characteristics of the bread warming basket when choosing the best one to suit your needs. If you have a large family with many bread fans then you certainly must go for the larger sizes. Also get the ones with handmade tiles if you can; they look nicer since they have decorative designs on them!

The Best Warming Bread Baskets

The Crabby Nook Warming Bread Basket for Rolls Appetizers

This large size warming bread basket takes almost 18 dinner rolls easily. It is great for large holiday family dinners. The basket is handmade and very durable.

Note that it does not come with a cloth liner but you can easily get one according to your taste. The Terracotta stone has a unique lotus flower design which represents purity, compassion and love. If you like moist heat then soak it in water before heating in the oven.

Besides warming bread, you can also serve delicious appetizers on the large Terracotta stone. It is as big as a medium size plate and would definitely impress your friends.


  • 12 x 12 x 4 inches
  • Weighs 5 pounds
  • Oven safe
  • Microwave safe
  • Easy to clean
  • Keeps bread warm for 45 minutes

JBK Terracotta 5-Inch Bread Warmer

JBK Pottery Terra Cotta 5 x 3 Inch Bread Warmer Tile
  • Keeps bread or buns warm with a meal
  • May be heated in an oven or barbecue or toaster
  • Relief sculpted baguette design
  • May be used over and over
  • Made in the USA! Food Safe - we use specifically sourced clay to make a...

Keeps your bread and buns warm all through the meal. You can heat the tile in oven, toaster, or barbecue. This one is a small size tile designed for convenient use. So, make sure that the size is correct for your basket. Get two of them if you have a large family.

It does not come with a basket or cloth liner. Easy to use; just heat the tile as if you were reheating bread in oven. Makes a great gift for any kitchen enthusiast or bread fan. Remember, you can use warming stones for all kinds of food not just bread, be creative.

  • 5 x 3 x 0.5 inches
  • Weighs 2.88 ounces
  • Oven safe
  • Barbecue safe
  • Easy to clean

Bialetti 6953 Round Bread Basket with Warming Stone

Bialetti 6953 Round Bread Basket with Warming Stone
  • Set includes:
  • Warming Stone
  • Basket
  • Red Cloth to wrap Bread in

I like this one since it includes the basket and the red cloth to wrap in addition to the large warming stone. You can also use the big warming stone in other baskets. It can keep a lot of bread warm for more than an hour.

The basket is attractive and sturdy. It will be a great addition to your table. Overall, the basket, stone, and cloth have high-quality. The cloth is a bit too big but it allows you wrap more bread this way.

  • 15 x 17 x 20 inches
  • Weighs 2 pounds
  • Sturdy basket
  • Oven safe (stone only)
  • Barbecue safe (stone only)
  • Microwave safe (stone only)
  • Easy to clean
  • Includes napkin, basket

Italian Origins Bread Basket with Warming Stone by Generic

Italian Origins Bread Basket with Warming Stone Set 3-Piece...
  • Attractive table setting for holiday dining | Handmade wicker bread basket
  • Terra cotta warming stone | Decorative wicker basket comes with a...
  • Keeps bread warm and ready to serve | Will blend with many table settings...
  • Long and deep center holds ample portions of bread
  • Handy design for use at potlucks and parties

This is a nice warming basket that will look good with many different table wares. Especially decorative for holiday dinners. It comes with a thick cloth napkin which is machine washable. There is a pocket in the center to hold the Terracotta stone.

The basket is hand woven and it is very sturdy. It is big enough for a family of four. The center is deep and long that can hold many breads. Preheat the warming stone at 375°F in the oven for 25 minutes. Put it in the napkin and you can keep your bread warm and ready to serve with this attractive wicker basket.


  • 11 x 3 x 7 inches basket
  • 5 x 3.75 inches (stone)
  • Weighs 10 pounds
  • Sturdy wicker basket
  • Oven safe (stone only)
  • Barbecue safe (stone only)
  • Microwave safe (stone only)
  • Easy to clean
  • Napkin and basket included

How Do You Use A Bread Warming Stone?

It Is easy to use a bread warming stone. You can pretty much warm it in all hot surfaces but be careful when handling the hot stone. If you want to use your oven for this purpose then preheat it to 350°F. Take out the warming stone and place it in the oven for 10 to 20 minutes. When it is hot enough, take it out and slip it back in the liner and position at the bottom of the basket.

The bread warmer stone can be heated in microwave too. You can use the microwave for faster warming but don’t forget to wrap the warming stone inside a folded tea towel.; 2-3 minutes on high would be enough.  Don’t forget to use tongs or mitts when handling the hot bread warmer stone or you might hurt yourself.

How Do You Use A Terracotta Bread Warmer?

You should always keep the liner cloth closed in order to maintain the hot temperature inside the basket. First thing you do is to take out your Terracotta stone and warm it in the oven or microwave. Then you put it back in the basket and cover it with the liner. They usually have special pockets for this purpose. Place your bread in the basket and cover it again with the cloth to retain the heat.

How Long Can You Keep the Bread Warm in A Basket with A Warming Stone?

In general, the bread stays really warm in a bread warmer basket anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. The duration varies depending on the bread basket model and brand. Some have larger Terracotta stones and some have better insulation.

Since you don’t usually eat hot bread for hours, the average 45 to 60 minutes is a perfect fit for most consumers. Although it says 45 to 60 minutes on most labels; the bread can easily stay warm up to two hours if it came out of the oven.

In Conclusion

It is actually an old-time trick to keep the bread and buns warm with the help of a Terracotta stone. Heat it up in oven or microwave and then cover it with cloth napkin. Don’t touch the heated stone with bare hands! It is easy to enjoy warm bread all through the meal with this method. Place the hot buns, biscuits or tortillas in the basket and serve your guests hot bread in amazing baskets. They are all very decorative and make your bread delicious.


Linda is doing her PhD in Engineering, while trying different bread recipes from all over the world. Pat likes to help and try out new recipes everyday. Anny likes to copy everything Pat does. We are the perfect team!

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