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Old 03-31-2005, 05:18 PM   #11
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I ordered the red poppy-red is my fav.color.

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Old 04-01-2005, 09:20 PM   #12
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Hungry - you have to put cold water in it in order for it to work right. I changed my water every other day. I just use the water that comes out of my refrigerator.

What's really good is to get some European butter and put in it - now that's a real treat!!!


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Old 04-02-2005, 02:38 AM   #13
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Yes, elf --

I got mine up and running now with refrigerator water. Like I said, I don't know how it will last. Mine only holds about one stick of butter.

Wasabi -- You said you got yours on QVC. How big is it? Rather, how much butter will it hold? Will it hold a regular tub of cream cheese?

( I use both butter and pineapple cream cheese on my begal)

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Old 07-11-2005, 01:55 PM   #14
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I have one and it's great. I change the water every few days, using filtered chilled water, and if I'm going away for a few days or more, pop the whole thing in the fridge. I really like it and have had no problem.
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:58 PM   #15
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Me too, Robo -
the instructions say to change it with filtered drinking water every 3 days, so I do it every 2 to be on the safe side. I got mine from Marshall's for $10, but I've seen the exact one in our village's kitchen shop for $26.
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:45 AM   #16
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yup, got mine at marshall's too. have bought many to give as gifts, always appreciated so far. (and cheaper than some wines)
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Old 07-25-2005, 10:14 AM   #17
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Funny how much life has changed. When I was a kid (in the sixties) Mom only put butter/margarine in the fridge during hot weather. It was always out on the counter, without benefit of any kind of keeper besides a butter dish/cover. Of course we were what would now be considered a large family (I have 3 sibs), and it usually was margarine, and didn't last long (never went bad, we ate it!). I, of course, keep mine inthe fridge, be it butter or margarine, and have to remind myself to take out the butter an hour or three before a dinner so that you can actually spread it on your bread!!
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Old 07-26-2005, 06:41 PM   #18
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Nobody told me I was supposed to change the water!

Now I'm gonna have to try it again!
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Old 08-25-2005, 06:28 PM   #19
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Yep!You need to change water often and I think use up all original butter then clean bell and start all over again.

I just thought of something, it also keeps the cat from enjoying your butter when left on counter.
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Old 09-08-2005, 09:08 PM   #20
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I also read on another thread that it will spoil if you use butter with no salt in it. I use mine with salted butter and change the water every couple of days.

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