Crafted with passion, Baked to delight

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Hand-Made Bannetons

Welcome to Crust and Craft, we’ve been the little secret of heart-warming bread for more than 150 years. Actually, no - there’s no secret, just really good tools and true passion for baking.

Since our establishment in 1847, we’ve been working to bring high quality baking forms to those who believe that baking is a way to be both nurturing and creative.

We started with the material of the day – simple straw and moved on to rattan as we evolved.

Today we focus on wood pulp as we are aware of the eco-resources needed for our production process and believe that long term strategies are the way to go for a sustainable future.

We take pride in being a world-wide provider of genuine and durable tools that enable professionals and enthusiasts alike to achieve their best results.

01.

History.
Since 1847.

The company Brotformen24.de has been producing bannetons from wood pulp since 1920, after producing since 1847 bannetons from other materials. The wood pulp we use is a natural product made from fresh spruce wood, which is free of any chemical additives and is produced purely manually.

02.

Special formula
Always the perfect bread.

Our team of experienced craftsmen and engineers combine traditional techniques with modern technology to design and produce forms that deliver every time. And, since value also comes from price, we’ve balanced this in as well. 

03.

From Brotformed24.
To Crust&Craft

In 2023 the ownership of the Brotformen24.de company changed and with it the branding. Together with a marketing company we have decided that Crust&Craft is the brand that represents our values and product.

We started in 1920 to manufacture wood pulp bannetons

Over 100 Years of Wood Pulp Banneton History

What is wood pulp?

The fresh tree trunks from sustainable forestry are pressed against rotating stone rollers while water is supplied. This breaks up the wood structure and creates a fibrous material made up of cellulose molecules that are attached to one another. All other wood components, such as lignin, which is a natural wood adhesive, are retained.

You may recognize this by the slight yellow-brownish discoloration of the mold, since lignin is responsible for yellowing due to heat during drying or sunlight. This yellowing is therefore not a defect but proof of the natural state of the groundwood used.

The Process

We use water to make a pulp from the groundwood. We have a separate pressing tool for each bread form, into which the pulp is filled. The water is squeezed out of the pulp in the pressing tool under high pressure and the fresh bread form is created from the compacted fiber material.

During the subsequent drying process, the cellulose fibers crosslink and knot, giving the form mechanical stability. After drying, the coarse edges of the molds are sanded down and a quality control is carried out, after which the molds are ready for dispatch.

Tested by bakers for over 100 years

The perfect crust starts with the perfect tools

We believe that delicious breads start with the right tools, there’s no doubt about it. Whether you’re a small bakery owner, a passionate home baker, or a large-scale production facility, we’ve got you! We have in-store versatile tools and customized solutions to help you bring all your bread creations to life.

We always strive to improve and listen to our client's desires

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4650+

Happy Clients

215000+

Products delivered

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Countries We Delivered

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Years of Experience

Do you own a bakery? Are you a corporate client?

If you are in the E.U., you will able to buy without VAT and have the best prices for our wood pulp bannetons. You want more details and place a special order? You can contact our team of specialists.

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