Caption: Could this device be the key to enjoying better tasting, fresher butter? Read on to find out……

Most everyone loves the taste of butter, but did you know that there’s a way to have even fresher and overall better tasting butter? How on earth is this possible? Well, it’s quite simple actually!

The secret lies in a device you may or may not have heard of before: a butter crock or “butter bell.” This device has been used long before the days of refrigerators and grocery stores. So it makes sense that a butter crock should be put to good use nowadays.

Here at Sweese, we use our modern technology and high-quality craftsmanship to create a butter crock that’s robustly made and free of any substances that’ll add unwanted flavors to your butter.

However, there’s plenty of questions you may have about butter crocks which we’re more than happy to answer……

Why Use A Butter Crock Instead Of A Butter Dish?

Depending on what kind of butter dish you use, as well as what’s currently in your refrigerator, a lot of the flavors of your favorite butter can become tarnished due to light, food odors, or bacteria.

These elements can cause your butter to spoil and turn rancid, even after just a few days! Some butter dishes can do little to prevent this from happening as they aren’t built to withstand these factors.

A butter crock may seem counterintuitive as you’re placing it on your countertop, where you’re more than likely to face light, odors, or bacteria than in the refrigerator. But that brings us to our next point…..

Storing Butter On The Countertop Vs Refrigerating It

Caption: Storing butter on your counter may seem like a strange idea, but it beats using a butter dish for several reasons……

We already mentioned the dangers of using a butter dish and refrigeration. So why use a butter crock instead?

A butter crock’s design is made to hide the butter from the factors we mentioned before like light and air as it will be sealed tight. The water that will be added to the crock will help it stay cool and keep its spreadable form.

The common problem with refrigerated butter is that it is too cold to spread right out of the fridge. However, with a butter crock, it’ll be at a temperature where it’s easy to spread, maintain its form, and stay cool enough to avoid melting.

This Is How Easy It Is To Use

Caption: It really is this easy to use!

The first step of course to buy a butter crock that matches your home’s decor as well as fits your price range. A common price for a crock ranges from $10 to $30 while there are some that come at a $50 price tag too.

Once you have one, you’ll need your butter of course and some water. Your choice of water is up to you but it can’t hurt to use pure filtered water or any that’s sold in a bottle.

Next, fill the lower basin of the crock with ⅓ of a cup of water. After that, take your butter and pack it into the crock. It’s ideal to pack it full to the brim so that the water helps form a seal to keep the butter intact.

Put it on your counter, preferably in a cool spot, and leave it there to enjoy later.

The Most Common Mistakes To Avoid

The biggest mistake our customers make is that they don’t change the water regularly. If you don’t do this simple step, your butter will lose the freshness that you’re trying to enjoy.

Every three days, empty the water that’s already in your crock and fill it up again. That’s all there is to it.

Also, in order to maintain its spreadability, your home should stay below 80 degrees or else it will melt and lose its texture. This is vital if you live in a warmer climate.

Do these two things, and your butter will not spoil or lose its flavor. We hope you enjoy your new butter crock or consider buying one for yourself!

2 comments on “How To Use A Butter Bell Crock For Consistently Spreadable Butter

RC

This the best advice I’ve seen for storing butter outside of a refrigerator. I like the fact you said it’s okay to fill the crock as full of water as possible, because the excess can simply be done in a sink to avoid a mess. As you said, the airtightness will be assured keeping the butter fresh and packed into the bell to prevent it from sliding down into the water. Your site is the omlt one I’ve read that a home can be kept up to 80F to store butter in a crock. If the water is cool enough and the crock kept in a cooler part of the kitchen, then I can’t see any issues. I might even try adding a bit of crushed ice as a precaution and a touch of salt, if using unsalted butter, but the ice may not be necessary.

RC

This the best advice I’ve seen for storing butter outside of a refrigerator. I like the fact you said it’s okay to fill the crock as full of water as possible, because the excess can simply be done in a sink to avoid a mess. As you said, the airtightness will be assured keeping the butter fresh and packed into the bell to prevent it from sliding down into the water. Your site is the only one I’ve read that a home can be kept up to 80F to store butter in a crock. If the water is cool enough and the crock kept in a cooler part of the kitchen, then I can’t see any issues. I might even try adding a bit of crushed ice as a precaution and a touch of salt, if using unsalted butter, but the ice may not be necessary.

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