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Old 03-31-2011, 10:09 PM   #1
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Butter Bell Crock - Comments/feedback?

Has anyone ever used of these? It is the Butter Bell Crock that keeps butter fresh and spreadable at room temperature. I wonder if it would be worth investing in....I use butter sometimes, but not every single day.

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Old 03-31-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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Yes but mine is made by a local potter. I LOVE French Butter crocks but tried several before I found one that was perfect. Having the lid flat enough to sit well on a flat surface is important to me and the butter bell brand has a handle on top which is unneeded imo and impedes use.

Mine looks more like this one:


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Old 03-31-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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I have the red one and love it. My only complaint is it doesn't remember to fill itself when I forget to do it.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:00 PM   #4
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I have a butter bell and I love it because I can keep butter fresh and soft without refridgeration. The only problem I have with it is that sometimes the butter slips out of the top of the bell and falls into the water that keeps it fresh and airtight. (You have to put a little water into the bottom of the bell and the butter into the top. Then you fit the two pieces togetther to get the airtight seal.) In my opinion it is great for summer use especially. Oh, you do have to change the water occasionally.
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I have the red one and love it. My only complaint is it doesn't remember to fill itself when I forget to do it.
I've had one for over 10 years and love it. And, like Frank, mine doesn't fill itself either.

It's one of the handiest kitchen tools I've found in a long, long while. No matter the time of the year, there's always butter ready to use. That is...when it's not empty.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:12 PM   #6
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The only problem I have with it is that sometimes the butter slips out of the top of the bell and falls into the water that keeps it fresh and airtight.
I had this happen with the first one I tried as well - but the hand made version has a slightly rough glaze (no sliding) and that seems to solve this issue.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:35 PM   #7
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I saw one in a thrift store once for a few bucks. I didn't know what it was so I didn't buy it. Then after finding out what it was, I was kicking myself.
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I love my Butter bell, best "gadget" I ever bought!
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:42 PM   #9
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BTW, LeCreuset makes one. I saw it at the Outlet when I went there recently. I would have bought it if they had it on sale. They had Dijon and Kiwi colors on sale but not butter crocks in those colors were available. Maybe some time I will find one there on sale.
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:50 PM   #10
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I looked for a butter bell for years before I found one and that one I found at Tuesday Morning.
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