What is a Pie Safe?

If you’re on the market for rustic furniture, you’ve no doubt come across a pie safe or two. But what exactly are pie safes, and what purpose do they serve?

What is a Pie Safe?

Submitted by Swiss Valley Furniture on Sat, 11/12/2016 - 12:31am

If you’re on the market for rustic furniture, you’ve no doubt come across a pie safe or two. But what exactly are pie safes, and what purpose do they serve? The Swiss Valley Furniture team has the answers.

As the name implies, pie safes were originally used to safely store pies, bread, and other perishable food items. Typically about 18 inches deep, these storage cupboards feature multiple shelves that are protected by two hinged doors. The doors are often made with perforated tin or use screens to allow for ventilation, while still providing protection from animals, insects, or young children. These doors are usually left open when animals aren’t around and food needs to cool more quickly.

Pie safes provide a practical and stylish way to protect perishable foods or cool freshly baked goods. Some homeowners use pie safes for storing dishes or other valuable items, as the unique door designs make pie safes a unique and stylish storage option. The extra drawer located above the main cabinet area makes a pie safe perfect for storing silverware and other small items.

For a unique and stylish kitchen storage solution, you can’t beat a pie safe! Come by Swiss Valley furniture to find a unique piece that will compliment your home.