Butter Bell Keeps Butter Soft, Spreadable, and Clean

Posted: 24 August, 2009 in Babbles & Rants, Food & Cooking, Gadgets & Toys

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Butter Bell …

This is the first time I see such a storage for butter. And it’s stored upside down, dipped in water. I know, it’s difficult to comprehend with my limited vocabulary but just click on the video below. This butter storage gadget (if you could call it that) maintains the butter temperature at a few degrees below room temperature making it easily spreadable anytime. Pick up the butter bell, turn it over and you have a creamy spreadable butter. Just watch the video, you’ll get it.

There you go … you learn something every day.


via Lifehacker by Jason Fitzpatrick on 8/22/09

Store butter in the fridge and it’s too hard. Store butter on the counter and, if it’s left uncovered, it gets warm and, occasionally, funky. Stash your butter in a Butter Bell, a novel centuries-old French storage method.

The Butter Bell is, basically, a crockery shaped like a small cookie jar. Inside the jar, there is a bell-shaped space attached to the lid where the butter is stored, and a small amount of cool water is kept in the bottom of the jar to keep the butter cool and sealed against odors and contamination.

Check out the video below from the Food Network to see how the Butter Bell keeps your precious all-purpose food enhancer safe and palatable:

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