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Old 04-01-2011, 12:00 AM   #11
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Try looking on etsy.com for butter crock. They always have a good selection of handmade versions - all very beautiful, one of kind art to hold beloved butter.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:12 AM   #12
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Wow some of those are really pretty but they also have some pretty big prices. Mine is just a plain white crockery bell with the words butter bell written on it. But it was also under ten dollars. Still, some day when I am flush.....
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:20 AM   #13
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Yeah, I was wondering if Shrek would notice a purchase on his card...a couple of those match my Irish dishes.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:09 AM   #14
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I looked for a butter bell for years before I found one and that one I found at Tuesday Morning.
I have a feeling I will find one there one of these days.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:17 AM   #15
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I have a really funny story about my butter crock.

My Mother-in-Law bought me a Paula Deen Butter Bell off of QVC for Christmas last year. They told her they were out of stock and wouldn't be able to be sent before Christmas. So She told me all about it and told me they promised that they would get it out before the end of January. In January she was told June. I ended up forgetting all about it. This Christmas she decided to go pick one up several hours away because she was done with QVC. She gets home after driving 4 hours to find it tucked in her door!

So now we both have one. I find that it doesn't keep the butter very soft, and if you forget to change the water, it makes your butter stink.

Does anyone know when you are supposed to change the water? QVC left out the instructions.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:29 AM   #16
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I have a really funny story about my butter crock.

My Mother-in-Law bought me a Paula Deen Butter Bell off of QVC for Christmas last year. They told her they were out of stock and wouldn't be able to be sent before Christmas. So She told me all about it and told me they promised that they would get it out before the end of January. In January she was told June. I ended up forgetting all about it. This Christmas she decided to go pick one up several hours away because she was done with QVC. She gets home after driving 4 hours to find it tucked in her door!

So now we both have one. I find that it doesn't keep the butter very soft, and if you forget to change the water, it makes your butter stink.

Does anyone know when you are supposed to change the water? QVC left out the instructions.
Change the water every two days. If your kitchen is cold, the butter will be harder.
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:31 AM   #17
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I change the water every few days.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:43 AM   #18
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I keep my butter on the counter in a wide-mouth half pint Mason jar. I usually put one stick at a time in it. I live alone, so my butter might sit on the counter for 2 weeks before I use it up, and I never have any problem with rancidness or spoilage. My kitchen is very cool in the winter, but warm the rest of the year. I have done this for many years.

The rest of the package is in the freezer.

No, wait, I am lying about no spoilage--I once bought some 'Amish' butter that got black mold on it quite quickly. That butter probably wasn't processed properly.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:59 AM   #19
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I would love a butter bell because I think they are great looking; however, since none of us use butter on bread, etc. it would be a decoration!
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It's great if you don't use much butter, but I found that sometimes I had to refill it with butter every day or two. First you have to soften the butter it get it in there. Then you have to load the butter into the bell. Then you scoop it out to use it. Then you refill it again! By the time I was done fussing with it, i couldn't figure out what it was doing to actually help me.

So I sold it in a garage sale for 50 cents.
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