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Fox Run Brands Porcelain Butter Keeper

by Fox Run
4 customer reviews

Price: CDN$ 17.15 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
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  • Stop tearing your bread with cold butter-get spreadable butter with this butter keeper
  • Keeps in the pantry or countertop up to 7 days without spoilage or odor
  • Just add cold water to the basin, invert the top and put a stick of butter in
  • Dimensions: 31/2"L × 31/2"W × 33/4"H
  • Dishwasher safe

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.2 x 10.8 cm ; 630 g
  • Shipping Weight: 748 g
  • Item model number: 03040com
  • ASIN: B000HX1SF6
  • Date first available at Oct. 19 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,341 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
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Product Description

Softened butter on freshly baked bread is one of life's little luxuries. But butter stored in the refrigerator is impossible to spread without tearing the bread. This porcelain Butter Keeper from Fox Run solves the problem by enabling you to safely store your butter out of the refrigerator, so it stays soft and spreadable. White Ceramic; dishwasher safe. Fill the base of the butter keeper with ¼ cup of cold water. Pack softened butter into the cup of the lid and invert into the base of the butter keeper. The water creates a complete seal around the cup to keep the butter fresh. For best results, store away from sunlight, stove, or oven. Replace the water in the base of the butter keeper every three days with fresh cold water. Wash the butter keeper thoroughly in between use. Not recommended for processed cheeses or foodstuffs. NOTE: Due to the manufacturing process, the insert of the butter keeper may not sit flat on the base and may "jiggle" when touched; this is normal and is not a defect.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By harsil on Aug. 29 2015
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Not surprisingly, the butter plops out of the holder into the bottom part due to gravity. If you put water in the bottom as they say, then... the butter gets wet. It's thus completely useless. I would stay away from this one; personally, I'm demanding a refund.

I would take the reviews that predate mine with a grain of salt. This is a piece of crap, even if the manufacturer thinks otherwise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Boer on April 28 2015
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This is a fantastic way to keep butter clean and simple.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rick E Golab on May 22 2015
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works well
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
love it. Aug. 7 2011
By George P. - Published on
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i had low expectations for this item. have been keeping the butter on the counter in one of those plastic rectangular dishes for years now. it was ok, but very unattractive and messy.

knew about this type of crocks and always wanted to try it, but was skeptical that it would work right. So, i had a gift card and got it.

it holds just one stick of butter. i left the stick outside until it completely softened up and used a butter knife to pack it in the crock. the butter was so soft that i thought when i flip it over it would slide out, but no....nothing happened when i flipped it over.

put .5 cups of water in the dish, closed the lid and have been using it for 3 weeks now. I absolutely love it. the butter has never slid or even moved just a little bit towards the water. the temps have been in the high 80's, even 100's outside, so it's not that the butter has seen just cold temps and that's why it stays put.

in short, i'd get it again any day. would highly recommend it. love the modern look too.

if they make one for 2 sticks of butter, i'd get it in a second. but i still love this one.

11/13/11 update - still use it and still love it. wish it would hold more butter. would buy it again without hesitation
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Butter Crock functional additional to kitchen Jan. 9 2007
By M. L. Roach - Published on
We had been wanting to try a butter crock and found one that looked right. When it came, it was a bit larger than I had imagined, but the crock holds one stick of butter nicely and it works well. We use it daily. It is fairly plain in looks, very functional. We're happy with this purchase.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Exactly what I wanted May 13 2007
By R. Fuller - Published on
I'm very happy with this purchase. Most of the other crocks I found were round and considerably more $. The crock is well made. The square shape allows you to set the lid on its side while using it without rolling on the counter. Good value.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Typical but square design is a nice alternative March 29 2014
By femgeek - Published on
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I have been using this type of butter crock for several decades. I like this very-old-fashioned idea because it keeps the butter spreadable without melting, no matter what the weather. I bought this one for a change-of-pace, as it's the only square one I've seen. The basic idea is that the water inside the crock will keep the butter from spoiling, as well as keeping it approx. room temperature and not melting, even when the weather is warm.

The lid on all such butter keepers is always loose to the outside crock. As long as the lit can sit securely on the crock, this shouldn't be any problem at all. A tight lid would cause a seal and be less desireable.

Every butter crock I've ever seen has reviews that are from people new to butter crocks, who are afraid that the butter will fall out. Simply make sure that the lid cavity is dry before you fill this with a slightly-softened stick (1/4 lb) of butter, push down slightly with a butter knife or spoon, and it will stay inside the lid despite seeming to defy gravity.

To keep your butter fresh, fill the crock over the sink, using the coldest tap water, and then place the lid on so that the overflow will spill out the sides (another reason why the lid can't be tight.) This will serve the purpose of bringing the water into contact with the surface of the butter, keeping it germ-free and cool.

Replace the water every few days, so it stays clean even if you get a few toast crumbs in your butter reserve.

If you are leaving your home for more than a day or two during hot weather, put this in the refrigerator during your absence; this will help keep the butter fresher.

When you have used up the stick of butter (and it is best to go all the way through the contents, rather than partially filling over-and-over) clean the inside with a paper towel to remove any remaining butter, then wash in very hot water and detergent, and allow to dry throughly before re-filling.

Like almost all butter-keepers, this holds approx. one 1/4 lb stick of butter. I've never seen one larger, but Norco does make the -cutest- little tablespoon-sized keepers for use at a formal table or party. They used to come in a 4-pack set, like but this appears to be the same item, though it doesnt' say if it's a set:

In any case, if you use your butter keeper following the few instructions above, you can have clean spreadable butter all year round.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Purchased butter keeper Sept. 13 2011
By Debbi Heward - Published on
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Love this dish. Holds a full stick of butter and the lid can be flipped over and stand alone as a serving dish for the softened butter.