Butter Bell

French Style

You might not know about the French butter crock, but this counter- and table-top icon has been in European kitchens for centuries. The Butter Bell is an update of this classic way to store butter out of the fridge that keeps it soft, spreadable, and fresh. Lisa Tremain created The Butter Bell in 1996, and her design pays homage to the original. The two part crock and lid combine butter storage and serving in beautiful new bone china. Add homemade or store-bought butter to the serving lid and about ⅓ cup cold water to the crock. Flip the lid upside down and place in the crock to create a seal that blocks butter-spoiling air and light from getting in. Refresh the water every few days to keep butter fresh for up to three weeks out on the counter. This tried-and-true method has been around since the 19th century and is still a great way to keep butter tasting delicious and perfectly spreadable.

Butter Bell

Countertop French Butter Crock

French Style

You might not know about the French butter crock, but this counter- and table-top icon has been in European kitchens for centuries. The Butter Bell is an update of this classic way to store butter out of the fridge that keeps it soft, spreadable, and fresh. Lisa Tremain created The Butter Bell in 1996, and her design pays homage to the original. The two part crock and lid combine butter storage and serving in beautiful new bone china. Add homemade or store-bought butter to the serving lid and about ⅓ cup cold water to the crock. Flip the lid upside down and place in the crock to create a seal that blocks butter-spoiling air and light from getting in. Refresh the water every few days to keep butter fresh for up to three weeks out on the counter. This tried-and-true method has been around since the 19th century and is still a great way to keep butter tasting delicious and perfectly spreadable.
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Quick Questions

Is The Butter Bell crock dishwasher safe?

Yes, the Butter Bell crock is dishwasher safe.

Can I use whipped butter or herbal butters in The Butter Bell crock? Can I use margarine (or other spreads) in The Butter Bell crock?

Whipped butter is not recommended for storage in The Butter Bell crock, as it is less dense than regular butter. It contains tiny air pockets (hence the fluffiness) which causes the butter to fall into the water. In addition, ghee or clarified butters are not recommended for use in The Butter Bell crock.

Herbal butters are fine to serve and store in The Butter Bell crock, however they will not stay fresh as long as pure butter. Butters that contain fresh herbs will stay fresh approximately five to seven days in the crock. This can vary somewhat, so use your best judgment before use.

The Butter Bell crock works best when real butter is used. Margarine does not have a spreadability problem. Also, margarines are "oilier" and will not stay in the lid very easily. Though The Butter Bell crock can make a great serving piece at a party for other spreads or dips, it is not recommended to store other processed spreads, which often need refrigeration to stay fresh for extended periods of time.

Where is The Butter Bell Crock made and is it safe?

The Butter Bell crocks are made in China by a top manufacturer of ceramic products. The crocks are made from the highest quality materials and are completely safe, as they contain no lead or cadmium.

Can The Butter Bell hold all sticks of butter and is it easy to pack the lid?

The Butter Bell's unique design can accommodate all size sticks of butter, or homemade butter without a problem. Once the butter is softened, it is simple to pack into the lid.

Learn more about the product

French Butter Crock see details

Butter Bell

Countertop French Butter Crock

French Style

You might not know about the French butter crock, but this counter- and table-top icon has been in European kitchens for centuries. The Butter Bell is an update of this classic way to store butter out of the fridge that keeps it soft, spreadable, and fresh.

Lisa Tremain created The Butter Bell in 1996, and her design pays homage
to the original. The two part crock and lid combine butter storage and serving in beautiful new bone china.

Add homemade or store-bought butter to the serving lid and about ⅓ cup cold water to the crock. Flip the lid upside down and place in the crock to create a seal that blocks butter-spoiling air and light from getting in. Refresh the water every few days to keep butter fresh for up to three weeks out on the counter.

This tried-and-true method has been around since the 19th century and is still a great way to keep butter tasting delicious and perfectly spreadable.
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Quick Questions

Is The Butter Bell crock dishwasher safe?

Yes, the Butter Bell crock is dishwasher safe.

Can I use whipped butter or herbal butters in The Butter Bell crock? Can I use margarine (or other spreads) in The Butter Bell crock?

Whipped butter is not recommended for storage in The Butter Bell crock, as it is less dense than regular butter. It contains tiny air pockets (hence the fluffiness) which causes the butter to fall into the water. In addition, ghee or clarified butters are not recommended for use in The Butter Bell crock.

Herbal butters are fine to serve and store in The Butter Bell crock, however they will not stay fresh as long as pure butter. Butters that contain fresh herbs will stay fresh approximately five to seven days in the crock. This can vary somewhat, so use your best judgment before use.

The Butter Bell crock works best when real butter is used. Margarine does not have a spreadability problem. Also, margarines are "oilier" and will not stay in the lid very easily. Though The Butter Bell crock can make a great serving piece at a party for other spreads or dips, it is not recommended to store other processed spreads, which often need refrigeration to stay fresh for extended periods of time.

Where is The Butter Bell Crock made and is it safe?

The Butter Bell crocks are made in China by a top manufacturer of ceramic products. The crocks are made from the highest quality materials and are completely safe, as they contain no lead or cadmium.

Can The Butter Bell hold all sticks of butter and is it easy to pack the lid?

The Butter Bell's unique design can accommodate all size sticks of butter, or homemade butter without a problem. Once the butter is softened, it is simple to pack into the lid.

Learn more about the product

French Butter Crock see details