How do you keep your butter?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by NancyDz, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    So I normally keep butter in the fridge, but usually keep a small amount in the cupboard in my butter dish. Well I broke the lid to that dish when I moved so I looked for a new one and saw a butter dish that you put water in and turn upside down , it supposedly keeps the butter fresher. Anyone have one?
    Like it? How do you keep your butter for spreading?

    Nothing worse than hard cold butter when you need to spread it...


  2. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    I usually have a little bit sitting out in a covered butter dish. That way we have soft butter for spreading on the bread. The rest is in the fridge.
  3. fasbendera

    fasbendera Songster

    Jan 30, 2009
    I heard they work. I think the next time I see one I am going to try it also. I wonder how often you change the water.
  4. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I have one of those butter keepers... You need to change the water every few days to keep the butter fresh, and make sure the urn is good and dry inside before you squish your butter into or it will slide out when you go to lift the top from the water(maybe the light suction causes it).
    With that said... I LOVE MINE!!! And it is kept filled cause it is so nice to be able to spread freash butter on my toast, or dab it on my veggies... Nothin beats the real deal. [​IMG]

  5. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sonoma County, CA
    I have a terra cotta one made to be soaked in water which evaporates slowly, keeping it cool. It absorbed some butter (the surface is glazed, so I don't know how) and now smells like rancid butter; thus it's retired & I use a small plate.
    It only melts on really hot days [​IMG] Or if someone uses the convection oven next to it for too long *blush*
  6. ScoobyRoo

    ScoobyRoo Songster

    Aug 21, 2008
    Land of OZ
    I don't have a cat that jumps on the counter (not allowed in the house anyway,[​IMG]) So therefore, it is on a platter sitting on the counter top.
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I have a Tupperware butter dish [​IMG] [​IMG]

  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Quote:Really? [​IMG]

    Actually, a friend of mine never refrigerates butter and she uses the stoneware crock, upside down thing. She does keep it meticulously clean.

    I personally like it refrigerated, except for one vintage glass butter dish that I keep a half stick in. That's the spreading butter, and if it doesn't get used, it goes to the dogs. Literally.
  9. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    Mine sits on the counter in a glass butter dish. Nothing fancy.
    I don't have to worry about it staying fresh, as we use it often.

  10. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Mine is also in a butter dish on the counter - well, one stick is. The rest is in the fridge. I never have a problem with it going bad except in the heat of the summer, so it's in the fridge then. I hate cold butter when I want to spread it, but it softens up pretty quick when the temps are in the 90's!

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