Countertop Butter

Butterie™ creator Joelle Mertzel made her own countertop butter dish when she learned that butter doesn't have to go in the fridge, and that storing it at room temperature can enhance the flavor. Before refrigerators existed, everyone kept their butter in a crock on the counter or in a cabinet. Joelle took that idea and improved upon it. Her dish has a flip-top lid that blocks light and reduces the butter’s exposure to oxygen, helping it stay fresh for longer. Butterie™ is compact enough to fit almost anywhere, and sized to hold two sticks of butter. It comes apart for easy cleaning and can go in the dishwasher, too. There’s a built-in spot for resting a knife (or the included spreader) and a hidden ledge for scraping it clean. This reinvented butter dish makes it easy (and cleaner) to have fresh, soft butter always on hand.

Butterie

Flip-Top Butter Dish

Countertop Butter

Butterie™ creator Joelle Mertzel made her own countertop butter dish when she learned that butter doesn't have to go in the fridge, and that storing it at room temperature can enhance the flavor. Before refrigerators existed, everyone kept their butter in a crock on the counter or in a cabinet. Joelle took that idea and improved upon it. Her dish has a flip-top lid that blocks light and reduces the butter’s exposure to oxygen, helping it stay fresh for longer. Butterie™ is compact enough to fit almost anywhere, and sized to hold two sticks of butter. It comes apart for easy cleaning and can go in the dishwasher, too. There’s a built-in spot for resting a knife (or the included spreader) and a hidden ledge for scraping it clean. This reinvented butter dish makes it easy (and cleaner) to have fresh, soft butter always on hand.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Joelle
    Joelle

    Hello everyone. My name is Joelle Mertzel and I am the inventor of Butterie, the world’s only butter dish with an attached flip-top lid. It keeps your butter protected and your countertops clean. Please fire away with any questions you have about the product, and share with us: counter or fridge? Where do you keep your butter?

  • Judie
    Judie
    7/10/2017 10:24 AM

    What is the dish made of?

    I currently keep in the fridge, but would like to keep on the counter, what is the length of time that is safe to keep out?

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 10:33 AM

    @Judie Keeping your butter on the counter is a real game-changer in the kitchen. It’s always soft, easy to spread and tastes great! Butter can stay at room temperature for…are you ready?....3 WEEKS without refrigeration! However, it should be in a covered dish and away from direct sunlight. One more thing to note, room temp is considered 68-78 degrees, if it gets warmer than that your butter may not last as long.

    Butterie is made with a BPA-free, shatterproof plastic. It's a durable, high quality product.

  • Julie
    Julie
    7/10/2017 11:15 AM

    @Joelle I live in ND and from the time I was little we have always left our butter out. I can't say as it ever got rancid. We have always used salted butter. This looks like a great unit.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:34 AM

    @Julie Thanks Julie! I grew up in LA and we always kept our butter in the fridge. My parents simply didn’t know butter can be kept on the counter. But when I learned that butter does not have to be refrigerated – it truly blew my mind (and then I went and invented Butterie because traditional 2-piece butter dishes were such a mess!)

    Since launching Butterie, I’ve learned 46% of America has “no idea” butter can be kept on the counter. That’s A LOT of people fighting cold, hard butter – ripping their toast, etc. – all for no reason! I’m glad to hear you’ve always kept your butter out. Please help “spread" the word! :-)

  • LIZ
    LIZ
    7/10/2017 10:26 AM

    I use unsalted butter. Does your dish keep it fresh also? For how long?

    I have kept salted butter on the counter and had no problems, but the unsalted seems to go bad quickly.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 10:37 AM

    @LIZ Salt does act as a preservative. Salted butter can stay at room temp for up to 3 weeks (see my above response to Judie). Many people prefer unsalted butter and that can also be kept at room temp, but as you experienced, it may not last a full 3 weeks.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    7/10/2017 10:30 AM

    The video doesn't show the scrape it clean feature.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 11:07 AM

    @Nancy The scrape-it-clean feature is the back wall that is under the rotating lid and behind the stick of butter. Scroll up and you can see it in the photo of the Ivory dish (the one on the blue placemat).

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    7/10/2017 10:56 AM

    Does this just hold the standard US butter stick, or will it accomodate a European butter, like Kerrygold?

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:02 AM

    @Sharon Good news Sharon...It DOES hold the European sized butters like Kerrygold and Plugra. It can also hold 2 sticks of American butter. It can also hold a standard block of cream cheese (FYI: cream cheese does need to be refrigerated but if you're doing a bagels and cream cheese spread it gives you a nice serving piece for your cream cheese).

  • Christine
    Christine
    7/10/2017 11:11 AM

    @Sharon I love Kerrygold! I prefer the small tubs. It's soft much sooner. Or cut thinly direct from the fridge. it spreads easily. Mom isn't used to it so I buy the "soap" size and cut it to fit a traditional butter dish.

  • Jill
    Jill
    7/10/2017 11:10 AM

    I'm looking at the color options and I like the blue - is this the same blue that Tiffany uses on their packaging or is it a bit lighter? Hard to tell on the computer... Thanks!

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:17 AM

    @Jill Great question Jill! It's a very pretty Robins Egg blue. It's slightly lighter than the "Tiffany Blue." The Blue Butterie will provide a delicate pop of color to your kitchen.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    7/10/2017 11:30 AM

    I've been keeping butter on the counter for 37 years (not the same stick! Lol), and have never had it go bad. My mom is still horrified at the idea. Your product seems very practical and attractive. I noticed that the butter in the video seemed slightly hard. Is that because your product keeps it that firm, or was it just taken from the fridge?

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:49 AM

    Hi Cheryl -- Glad to hear you're a butter on the counter gal. Tell your mom counter butter is totally safe and she’ll be so happy when she gets on board!

    The reason I know its safe is because I had a food safety lab conduct a shelf life study on butter. The butter was kept at room temperature and tested for yeast, mold, bacteria and rancidity. If food (i.e the butter) is going to spoil, one of those 4 things will happen to it. All 4 spoilage indicators were non-detectable for three weeks. And this is under a microscope! It was on day 23 that little things started to pop up.

    And about the butter in the video being hard, the production team at The Grommet took the butter straight from the fridge before they shot the video.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 12:02 PM

    @Cheryl Joelle is correct. Apologies for that production "error." We generally have to keep the kitchen counters clean for shooting each video and must have put the Butterie in the fridge for that operational need. An oversight!

  • Joan
    Joan
    7/10/2017 11:44 AM

    Does this product have a water reservoir? The one I use is two parts, the bottom has water and the top has the butter. The water just reaches to the top of the rim of the piece with the butter. I am told that is why the butter lasts.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:59 AM

    @Joan I love your question Joan! Butter does not require refrigeration. It’s not the dish you use, it‘s the pure magical properties of butter itself. Part of the reason why butter can last so long at room temp is because of the absence of water (butter is a pure fat). Without water, there is no place for the bacteria to grow. So adding water to the environment is NOT a good thing. There is no water reservoir in a Butterie, and it does not and should not have one.

  • Gayla
    Gayla
    7/10/2017 11:47 AM

    My brother and I just had the conversation about leaving butter out on the counter. I have been looking for the ideal butter dish for months, so excited to give this a try. I love the color options. (I may have to get one for my brother too!)

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:53 AM

    @Gayla

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:53 AM

    @Joelle Yay!!

  • Diane
    Diane
    7/10/2017 11:48 AM

    This is a great looking product and wonderful idea! Can you tell me where these are made?

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 12:02 PM

    @Diane Thanks Diane. They are made in China by a fantastic factory. I never in a million years thought I'd say "I love my factory!" but I do! They are amazing.

  • Leonard
    Leonard
    7/10/2017 11:52 AM

    Doesn't butter melt if kept on the counter?

    Doesn't butter get rancid if left out of the refrigerator and stored at room temperature?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 12:07 PM

    @Leonard As Joelle mentioned above, butter can actually stay out for 3 weeks at room temperature with no ill effects! However, room temp is considered 68-78 degrees, so if your kitchen gets warmer than that it won't last quite as long.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 12:11 PM

    @Leonard Hi Leonard! You are the very person I was hoping to hear from!

    Butter does not melt at room temperature, which is (scientifically) considered 68-78 degrees. It will start to melt if it gets north of 90 degrees in your kitchen. So in the summer if you live somewhere warm and don’t have AC, then you could have a melty mess. But most of the time, the butter holds its shape and is just soft. Like how you get soft butter in restaurants. It’s not melted – it’s just soft. And awesome! And delicious! And easy to spread! And that can be your life every day, at home.

    Butter does not require refrigeration because of the pure magical properties of butter itself. Part of the reason why butter can last so long at room temp is because of the absence of water (butter is a pure fat). Without water, there is no place for the bacteria to grow.

    In fact, I had a food safety lab conduct a shelf life study on butter. The butter was kept at room temperature and tested for yeast, mold, bacteria and rancidity. If the butter is going to spoil, one of those 4 things will happen to it. And all 4 spoilage indicators were non-detectable for three weeks. Yes, three weeks!

    Counter butter is the best. I hope you decide to try it.

  • Kay
    Kay
    7/10/2017 2:39 PM

    @Jmy mother always had butter on the table. We used it up pretty fast. No chance to spoil. I use the unsalted,

    but store it in the frig. If I need it soft for s recipe, 15 seconds in mic, n its ready. elle

  • Wendie
    Wendie
    7/10/2017 12:05 PM

    This will be a big improvement over the glass butter dish we use for two reasons-- it won't be getting all slippery on the outside, and the cat can't open it!

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 12:14 PM

    @Wendie Oh those cats. Don't underestimate them!

    And yes, it is a huge improvement to the traditional 2-piece glass butter dish. I couldn’t live with those anymore - that's why I invented Butterie!

  • robin
    robin
    7/10/2017 12:41 PM

    Hi, Joelle. Would you mind telling me the dimensions of your butter dish. I'm going to get one and replace the present one which I keep on a shelf above my counter, but my space is limited there. Thanks hun I wish you the best

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 12:48 PM

    @robin Thanks Robin. It's 9" long, 5" deep and 3" high when the lid is closed and 4" high when the lid is opened. I hope you love your new Butterie!

  • Debra
    Debra
    7/10/2017 12:53 PM

    I think it is a wonderful invention and long overdue. I will definitely be purchasing one. I love my grass-fed butter, but I wont eat much of it because I have to wait til it get room temp or microwave it. So I cannot wait to get this product. Thanks Joelle!

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 1:01 PM

    @Debra Thank you Debra! Do you use Kerrygold?

  • Joe
    Joe
    7/10/2017 12:53 PM

    I think the video should be reshot because the butter looks hard (which is exactly what this product is meant to avoid), and it does not show how to scrape the knife clean. I know you mention above that you use the back wall for that, but I am having trouble visualizing how that would work. Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 12:57 PM

    @Joe To use the back wall to scrape, you can see where it's positioned in the photos of the product. Just scrape the butter off of that back wall and it will drop down into the center of the dish, rather than on the side like most two piece butter dishes.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 12:59 PM

    Thanks for your feedback Joe. I agree with you and The Grommet’s Production Team apologies for that production "error."

  • Joe
    Joe
    7/10/2017 1:09 PM

    @Mike do you mean the top front edge of the vertical back wall? Would you hold the knife vertically against that edge and pull the knife upward? I'm beginning to see why this was not included in the video LOL.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 1:19 PM

    @Joe Yes Joe. That's exactly how it works. It's actually a really easy to use feature.

  • Nan
    Nan
    7/10/2017 1:16 PM

    @Joelle your product couldn't have come at a better time. I've kept butter out for years but just this summer, in Alabama, it has been melting big time! AND it's dish just broke. So, my kitchen isn't over 79degrees. Are you sure your dish won't let it melt? Plan to try one anyway. Thanks.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 1:24 PM

    @Nan You’ll be pleased to hear Butterie is shatterproof so no chance of it breaking.

    In terms of butter staying on the counter, it’ll hold at room temp, which is considered 68-78 degrees. You mentioned your kitchen is about 79 degrees and it should be fine at that temperature. My house gets in the low 80s and my butter doesn’t melt, but it does start to melt if it gets close to 90 degrees. I haven’t reinvented butter, just the dish! Ha ha.

  • Joanell
    Joanell
    7/10/2017 1:22 PM

    I wanted this UNTIL I noticed it was made in China.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 1:52 PM

    When I started this journey, I had every intention of manufacturing Butterie locally. I even had a factory in California picked out. But then it came time to do the tooling, which is the process that makes the steel molds required to mass produce a product. I tried, Lord knows I tried, to find a tooling company that could make the molds for a reasonable price. Mission impossible. And so I learned first-hand why so many products are made overseas. If I had done the tooling here, this same product would be double the cost. I hope you reconsider your position about it being made in China. It is truly a well made product and my factory is amazing.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    7/10/2017 2:13 PM

    Are you planning other colors? I really need black or green.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 2:17 PM

    @Nancy Stay tuned Nancy....it's possible The Grommet will bring additional colors on board! In terms of green, what shade of green are you thinking? I always like to know which colors people want.

  • Jane
    Jane
    7/10/2017 2:59 PM

    What is it made of?

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 3:00 PM

    @Jane Hi Jane. Butterie is made with a BPA-Free shatterproof plastic. It's a high quality, durable product.

  • Susan
    Susan
    7/10/2017 3:01 PM

    I bought a Butterie online and I love it! It's well made and looks great on the countertop. No more rock-hard butter!

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 3:05 PM

    @Susan Thanks Susan! I am thrilled to hear you love your Butterie!

  • ELLYN
    ELLYN
    7/10/2017 3:08 PM

    While I have known for years that butter does NOT need to be refrigerated, I could not find a butter dish that could actually hold a stick of butter well. The lid would be too narrow, thus leaving a mess of butter on the inside of the lid. Or the dish would become slippery, then drop and break. I had given up on finding any kind of dish that would work ... that is, until I discovered BUTTERIE. What a fabulous invention!!! It doesn't slip on the counter, it holds both sizes of butter, it has a handy built-in tray for the butter spreader that's included, and the great colors go beautifully in my kitchen and on my dining room table. I actually bought two Butteries ... one for salted butter and one for unsalted butter. Thank you, Joelle, for recognizing what all of us lovers of soft spreadable butter have needed for so many years.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 4:21 PM

    You are clearly a Butterie fan! Thank you Ellyn for the kind words.

  • Louise
    Louise
    7/10/2017 3:28 PM

    This is an awesome butter dish! It's creation was thought out well: It has little rubber grabbers underneath where needed, the hinge moves perfectly without touching the butter, a small ridge sits in the back so the butter doesn't scoot out the back, and the platform where the butter sits has a slight texture so the butter doesn't move about. Thank you Joelle for thinking all this through!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 4:24 PM

    Thank you for pointing out all of Butterie's features. Joelle really did her best to "reinvent" the butter dish, and I am thrilled you appreciate all it's improvements.

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Butterie

Flip-Top Butter Dish

Countertop Butter

Butterie™ creator Joelle Mertzel made her own countertop butter dish when she learned that butter doesn't have to go in the fridge, and that storing it at room temperature can enhance the flavor.

Before refrigerators existed, everyone kept their butter in a crock on the counter or in a cabinet. Joelle took that idea and improved
upon it. Her dish has a flip-top lid that blocks light and reduces the butter’s exposure to oxygen, helping it stay fresh for longer.

Butterie™ is compact enough to fit almost anywhere, and sized to hold two sticks of butter. It comes apart for easy cleaning and can go in the dishwasher, too. There’s a built-in spot for resting a knife (or the included spreader) and a hidden ledge for scraping it clean. This reinvented butter dish makes it easy (and cleaner) to have fresh, soft butter always on hand.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Joelle
    Joelle

    Hello everyone. My name is Joelle Mertzel and I am the inventor of Butterie, the world’s only butter dish with an attached flip-top lid. It keeps your butter protected and your countertops clean. Please fire away with any questions you have about the product, and share with us: counter or fridge? Where do you keep your butter?

  • Judie
    Judie
    7/10/2017 10:24 AM

    What is the dish made of?

    I currently keep in the fridge, but would like to keep on the counter, what is the length of time that is safe to keep out?

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 10:33 AM

    @Judie Keeping your butter on the counter is a real game-changer in the kitchen. It’s always soft, easy to spread and tastes great! Butter can stay at room temperature for…are you ready?....3 WEEKS without refrigeration! However, it should be in a covered dish and away from direct sunlight. One more thing to note, room temp is considered 68-78 degrees, if it gets warmer than that your butter may not last as long.

    Butterie is made with a BPA-free, shatterproof plastic. It's a durable, high quality product.

  • Julie
    Julie
    7/10/2017 11:15 AM

    @Joelle I live in ND and from the time I was little we have always left our butter out. I can't say as it ever got rancid. We have always used salted butter. This looks like a great unit.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:34 AM

    @Julie Thanks Julie! I grew up in LA and we always kept our butter in the fridge. My parents simply didn’t know butter can be kept on the counter. But when I learned that butter does not have to be refrigerated – it truly blew my mind (and then I went and invented Butterie because traditional 2-piece butter dishes were such a mess!)

    Since launching Butterie, I’ve learned 46% of America has “no idea” butter can be kept on the counter. That’s A LOT of people fighting cold, hard butter – ripping their toast, etc. – all for no reason! I’m glad to hear you’ve always kept your butter out. Please help “spread" the word! :-)

  • LIZ
    LIZ
    7/10/2017 10:26 AM

    I use unsalted butter. Does your dish keep it fresh also? For how long?

    I have kept salted butter on the counter and had no problems, but the unsalted seems to go bad quickly.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 10:37 AM

    @LIZ Salt does act as a preservative. Salted butter can stay at room temp for up to 3 weeks (see my above response to Judie). Many people prefer unsalted butter and that can also be kept at room temp, but as you experienced, it may not last a full 3 weeks.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    7/10/2017 10:30 AM

    The video doesn't show the scrape it clean feature.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 11:07 AM

    @Nancy The scrape-it-clean feature is the back wall that is under the rotating lid and behind the stick of butter. Scroll up and you can see it in the photo of the Ivory dish (the one on the blue placemat).

  • Sharon
    Sharon
    7/10/2017 10:56 AM

    Does this just hold the standard US butter stick, or will it accomodate a European butter, like Kerrygold?

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:02 AM

    @Sharon Good news Sharon...It DOES hold the European sized butters like Kerrygold and Plugra. It can also hold 2 sticks of American butter. It can also hold a standard block of cream cheese (FYI: cream cheese does need to be refrigerated but if you're doing a bagels and cream cheese spread it gives you a nice serving piece for your cream cheese).

  • Christine
    Christine
    7/10/2017 11:11 AM

    @Sharon I love Kerrygold! I prefer the small tubs. It's soft much sooner. Or cut thinly direct from the fridge. it spreads easily. Mom isn't used to it so I buy the "soap" size and cut it to fit a traditional butter dish.

  • Jill
    Jill
    7/10/2017 11:10 AM

    I'm looking at the color options and I like the blue - is this the same blue that Tiffany uses on their packaging or is it a bit lighter? Hard to tell on the computer... Thanks!

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:17 AM

    @Jill Great question Jill! It's a very pretty Robins Egg blue. It's slightly lighter than the "Tiffany Blue." The Blue Butterie will provide a delicate pop of color to your kitchen.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    7/10/2017 11:30 AM

    I've been keeping butter on the counter for 37 years (not the same stick! Lol), and have never had it go bad. My mom is still horrified at the idea. Your product seems very practical and attractive. I noticed that the butter in the video seemed slightly hard. Is that because your product keeps it that firm, or was it just taken from the fridge?

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:49 AM

    Hi Cheryl -- Glad to hear you're a butter on the counter gal. Tell your mom counter butter is totally safe and she’ll be so happy when she gets on board!

    The reason I know its safe is because I had a food safety lab conduct a shelf life study on butter. The butter was kept at room temperature and tested for yeast, mold, bacteria and rancidity. If food (i.e the butter) is going to spoil, one of those 4 things will happen to it. All 4 spoilage indicators were non-detectable for three weeks. And this is under a microscope! It was on day 23 that little things started to pop up.

    And about the butter in the video being hard, the production team at The Grommet took the butter straight from the fridge before they shot the video.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 12:02 PM

    @Cheryl Joelle is correct. Apologies for that production "error." We generally have to keep the kitchen counters clean for shooting each video and must have put the Butterie in the fridge for that operational need. An oversight!

  • Joan
    Joan
    7/10/2017 11:44 AM

    Does this product have a water reservoir? The one I use is two parts, the bottom has water and the top has the butter. The water just reaches to the top of the rim of the piece with the butter. I am told that is why the butter lasts.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:59 AM

    @Joan I love your question Joan! Butter does not require refrigeration. It’s not the dish you use, it‘s the pure magical properties of butter itself. Part of the reason why butter can last so long at room temp is because of the absence of water (butter is a pure fat). Without water, there is no place for the bacteria to grow. So adding water to the environment is NOT a good thing. There is no water reservoir in a Butterie, and it does not and should not have one.

  • Gayla
    Gayla
    7/10/2017 11:47 AM

    My brother and I just had the conversation about leaving butter out on the counter. I have been looking for the ideal butter dish for months, so excited to give this a try. I love the color options. (I may have to get one for my brother too!)

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:53 AM

    @Gayla

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 11:53 AM

    @Joelle Yay!!

  • Diane
    Diane
    7/10/2017 11:48 AM

    This is a great looking product and wonderful idea! Can you tell me where these are made?

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 12:02 PM

    @Diane Thanks Diane. They are made in China by a fantastic factory. I never in a million years thought I'd say "I love my factory!" but I do! They are amazing.

  • Leonard
    Leonard
    7/10/2017 11:52 AM

    Doesn't butter melt if kept on the counter?

    Doesn't butter get rancid if left out of the refrigerator and stored at room temperature?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 12:07 PM

    @Leonard As Joelle mentioned above, butter can actually stay out for 3 weeks at room temperature with no ill effects! However, room temp is considered 68-78 degrees, so if your kitchen gets warmer than that it won't last quite as long.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 12:11 PM

    @Leonard Hi Leonard! You are the very person I was hoping to hear from!

    Butter does not melt at room temperature, which is (scientifically) considered 68-78 degrees. It will start to melt if it gets north of 90 degrees in your kitchen. So in the summer if you live somewhere warm and don’t have AC, then you could have a melty mess. But most of the time, the butter holds its shape and is just soft. Like how you get soft butter in restaurants. It’s not melted – it’s just soft. And awesome! And delicious! And easy to spread! And that can be your life every day, at home.

    Butter does not require refrigeration because of the pure magical properties of butter itself. Part of the reason why butter can last so long at room temp is because of the absence of water (butter is a pure fat). Without water, there is no place for the bacteria to grow.

    In fact, I had a food safety lab conduct a shelf life study on butter. The butter was kept at room temperature and tested for yeast, mold, bacteria and rancidity. If the butter is going to spoil, one of those 4 things will happen to it. And all 4 spoilage indicators were non-detectable for three weeks. Yes, three weeks!

    Counter butter is the best. I hope you decide to try it.

  • Kay
    Kay
    7/10/2017 2:39 PM

    @Jmy mother always had butter on the table. We used it up pretty fast. No chance to spoil. I use the unsalted,

    but store it in the frig. If I need it soft for s recipe, 15 seconds in mic, n its ready. elle

  • Wendie
    Wendie
    7/10/2017 12:05 PM

    This will be a big improvement over the glass butter dish we use for two reasons-- it won't be getting all slippery on the outside, and the cat can't open it!

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 12:14 PM

    @Wendie Oh those cats. Don't underestimate them!

    And yes, it is a huge improvement to the traditional 2-piece glass butter dish. I couldn’t live with those anymore - that's why I invented Butterie!

  • robin
    robin
    7/10/2017 12:41 PM

    Hi, Joelle. Would you mind telling me the dimensions of your butter dish. I'm going to get one and replace the present one which I keep on a shelf above my counter, but my space is limited there. Thanks hun I wish you the best

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 12:48 PM

    @robin Thanks Robin. It's 9" long, 5" deep and 3" high when the lid is closed and 4" high when the lid is opened. I hope you love your new Butterie!

  • Debra
    Debra
    7/10/2017 12:53 PM

    I think it is a wonderful invention and long overdue. I will definitely be purchasing one. I love my grass-fed butter, but I wont eat much of it because I have to wait til it get room temp or microwave it. So I cannot wait to get this product. Thanks Joelle!

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 1:01 PM

    @Debra Thank you Debra! Do you use Kerrygold?

  • Joe
    Joe
    7/10/2017 12:53 PM

    I think the video should be reshot because the butter looks hard (which is exactly what this product is meant to avoid), and it does not show how to scrape the knife clean. I know you mention above that you use the back wall for that, but I am having trouble visualizing how that would work. Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 12:57 PM

    @Joe To use the back wall to scrape, you can see where it's positioned in the photos of the product. Just scrape the butter off of that back wall and it will drop down into the center of the dish, rather than on the side like most two piece butter dishes.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 12:59 PM

    Thanks for your feedback Joe. I agree with you and The Grommet’s Production Team apologies for that production "error."

  • Joe
    Joe
    7/10/2017 1:09 PM

    @Mike do you mean the top front edge of the vertical back wall? Would you hold the knife vertically against that edge and pull the knife upward? I'm beginning to see why this was not included in the video LOL.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 1:19 PM

    @Joe Yes Joe. That's exactly how it works. It's actually a really easy to use feature.

  • Nan
    Nan
    7/10/2017 1:16 PM

    @Joelle your product couldn't have come at a better time. I've kept butter out for years but just this summer, in Alabama, it has been melting big time! AND it's dish just broke. So, my kitchen isn't over 79degrees. Are you sure your dish won't let it melt? Plan to try one anyway. Thanks.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 1:24 PM

    @Nan You’ll be pleased to hear Butterie is shatterproof so no chance of it breaking.

    In terms of butter staying on the counter, it’ll hold at room temp, which is considered 68-78 degrees. You mentioned your kitchen is about 79 degrees and it should be fine at that temperature. My house gets in the low 80s and my butter doesn’t melt, but it does start to melt if it gets close to 90 degrees. I haven’t reinvented butter, just the dish! Ha ha.

  • Joanell
    Joanell
    7/10/2017 1:22 PM

    I wanted this UNTIL I noticed it was made in China.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 1:52 PM

    When I started this journey, I had every intention of manufacturing Butterie locally. I even had a factory in California picked out. But then it came time to do the tooling, which is the process that makes the steel molds required to mass produce a product. I tried, Lord knows I tried, to find a tooling company that could make the molds for a reasonable price. Mission impossible. And so I learned first-hand why so many products are made overseas. If I had done the tooling here, this same product would be double the cost. I hope you reconsider your position about it being made in China. It is truly a well made product and my factory is amazing.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    7/10/2017 2:13 PM

    Are you planning other colors? I really need black or green.

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 2:17 PM

    @Nancy Stay tuned Nancy....it's possible The Grommet will bring additional colors on board! In terms of green, what shade of green are you thinking? I always like to know which colors people want.

  • Jane
    Jane
    7/10/2017 2:59 PM

    What is it made of?

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 3:00 PM

    @Jane Hi Jane. Butterie is made with a BPA-Free shatterproof plastic. It's a high quality, durable product.

  • Susan
    Susan
    7/10/2017 3:01 PM

    I bought a Butterie online and I love it! It's well made and looks great on the countertop. No more rock-hard butter!

  • Joelle
    Joelle – Special Guest
    7/10/2017 3:05 PM

    @Susan Thanks Susan! I am thrilled to hear you love your Butterie!

  • ELLYN
    ELLYN
    7/10/2017 3:08 PM

    While I have known for years that butter does NOT need to be refrigerated, I could not find a butter dish that could actually hold a stick of butter well. The lid would be too narrow, thus leaving a mess of butter on the inside of the lid. Or the dish would become slippery, then drop and break. I had given up on finding any kind of dish that would work ... that is, until I discovered BUTTERIE. What a fabulous invention!!! It doesn't slip on the counter, it holds both sizes of butter, it has a handy built-in tray for the butter spreader that's included, and the great colors go beautifully in my kitchen and on my dining room table. I actually bought two Butteries ... one for salted butter and one for unsalted butter. Thank you, Joelle, for recognizing what all of us lovers of soft spreadable butter have needed for so many years.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 4:21 PM

    You are clearly a Butterie fan! Thank you Ellyn for the kind words.

  • Louise
    Louise
    7/10/2017 3:28 PM

    This is an awesome butter dish! It's creation was thought out well: It has little rubber grabbers underneath where needed, the hinge moves perfectly without touching the butter, a small ridge sits in the back so the butter doesn't scoot out the back, and the platform where the butter sits has a slight texture so the butter doesn't move about. Thank you Joelle for thinking all this through!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/10/2017 4:24 PM

    Thank you for pointing out all of Butterie's features. Joelle really did her best to "reinvent" the butter dish, and I am thrilled you appreciate all it's improvements.

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