Kilner

Butter Churner

Homemade Butter

Even if you swear you’re not handy in the kitchen, this homemade butter churner lets you make your own butter in about 10 minutes. It’s as easy as turning the handle.

Kilner has been England’s trusted name for glass since the 1840’s, so they were the right folks to revamp the old-school butter churner.

Theirs follows the original design but with a few modern tweaks. The gears are made from stainless steel to wash easily and
avoid rust, while the paddles and lid seal are made from food grade silicone.

All you need is heavy cream and a little effort. When the butter takes shape, you’ll also have buttermilk—a tasty byproduct—to cook and bake with, too.

Once you see how simple it is, you’ll be a churning convert. This 21st century update on the standard churner makes it easy.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kate
    Kate

    Hi everyone! I am proud to introduce the Kilner Butter Churner to the Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/29/2016 9:54 AM

    Kate, what's the response from users been? Are they excited to see a 19th century gadget in their kitchen?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 10:21 AM

    Mike, they are excited to see something retro making a comeback. Especially something that works so well and looks great.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/29/2016 9:56 AM

    Are there any other old-timey tools you have your eye on re-working?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 10:22 AM

    Yes there are some old time tools and some not so old items we have our eye on at the moment so watch the space! We get so many requests for a Kilner facelift on items. We recently produced a coffee grinder with a sealing lid and there are loads more on the horizon.

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    9/29/2016 10:13 AM

    Hello Kate, What do you do with the butter paddles?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 10:29 AM

    @Catherine Hi Catherine, the Kilner butter paddles have a series of grooves on the surface, these are specifically used to remove excess buttermilk from your freshly made butter. You can also use the paddles to mould your butter into shapes. I hope that helps you, if you have any further question please let me know.

  • Valerie
    Valerie
    9/29/2016 10:26 AM

    Hi Kate,

    Can you churn goat cream?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 10:32 AM

    @Valerie Hi Valerie, thanks for your question! If the cream is heavy and has a high fat content then yes it will be ok to churn. I hope that helps, let me know if you have any further questions.

  • Annette
    Annette
    9/29/2016 10:27 AM

    Hi Kate!! I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!!! Can I put this in the dishwasher?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 10:35 AM

    @Annette Hi Annette, we are glad that you love it, we do too! The glass base can be placed in the dishwasher but for the mechanism we advise to hand wash in warm soapy water and dry before storing. Let me know if you have any further questions.

  • Annette
    Annette
    9/29/2016 5:26 PM

    @Kate Thanks for the information. I'm all set.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 5:40 PM

    Annette....Hello Again,

    Glad we were able to answer your question.

    Hope you enjoy our product.

  • Alice
    Alice
    9/29/2016 10:28 AM

    It looks like a one cup measuring cup in the picture. How much butter do you get from that amount?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 10:43 AM

    @Alice Hi Alice, one cup of cream makes just over a third of a cup of fresh butter. The butter churner will hold up to 2 cups of cream. Let me know if you have any further questions.

  • DeAnna
    DeAnna
    9/29/2016 3:00 PM

    @Kate ..Hi Kate, when I taught Kindergarten I used to take the kids to the dairy and get fresh milk and they would shake it in baby food jars until they made butter....so, my question is "Do I just use whole cream I buy in the grocery store in a carton to make butter now?" Or what?

    Thanks, I love this....will get one so my grands can enjoy making butter!!

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 3:26 PM

    @DeAnna Hi Deanna, getting milk directly from the diary is really different to shop bought milk as large scale milk producers will have skimmed off the fat when they process it. That why you can produce butter from this type of full fat milk direct from the diary. But the butter solids would be quite small and hard to gather.

    Using heavy cream means that you have more butter solid when it's churned and less butter milk residue.

    It's great the you can share this with your grandkids, so often kids don't understand where food comes from so this simple process will be lots of fun and of course it tastes delicious.

    Thanks for getting in touch and good luck!

  • Jill
    Jill
    9/29/2016 10:35 AM

    Also wondering how much butter you get out of a batch. Thank you.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 10:52 AM

    @Jill Hi Jill, thanks for your question. One cup of butter makes just over a third of a cup of fresh butter. I hope this helps!

  • Lois
    Lois
    9/29/2016 10:38 AM

    Would be happy to buy it except that it is made in China so I won't be purchasing it.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/29/2016 10:46 AM

    Hi Lois, in that case, feel free to shop our Made in the USA section here.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    9/29/2016 10:56 AM

    @Mike

    There are many very nice products in your Made in the USA section, but like Lois, I won't be purchasing because this item because it is made in China. I thought it would be an awesome gift, but many of my friends do nott buy anything from China.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/29/2016 10:58 AM

    We commend you both for sticking to your shopping values.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 11:01 AM

    @Lois Hi Lois, At Kilner we manufacturer jars in the UK, Europe and China. Quite often we are unable to find a local supplier who can manufacturer certain parts of our jars like clips or finishes so we are largely reliant on where the knowledge and production capacity lies. Our blue top Kilner jars are all produced in the UK. The UK has a number of factories who are great producers of this design, quality and have capacity for our ranges. We’d love to have all of our production in the UK and Europe but at the moment this is not possible but we are always trying a find a way.

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie
    9/29/2016 11:01 AM

    @Mike I love this! It is a very unfortunate reality that manufacturing in our beloved USA is very, very challenging, and for most start-ups and growing businesses, down-right impossible if they want to survive, much less thrive. By supporting entrepreneurs in their new ventures, we give them the opportunity to grow and succeed - which means that for many, the resources and the ability to bring more opportunities back home...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/29/2016 11:05 AM

    You hit the nail on the head, Stephanie, thank you for the comment. In the case of Kilner, it's the UK, not the US, but the difficulty of manufacturing domestically is very much the same across the pond. And you're 100% right, supporting entrepreneurs so they grow and succeed is vital. That's why we try to do it every day.

  • Linda
    Linda
    9/29/2016 10:54 AM

    This is so neat. After making butter, how long is the butter good? Is it kept refrigerated?

    Thank you!

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 11:04 AM

    @Linda Thanks for your comments Linda! The butter will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. You can also freeze the butter and it will last for up to 3 months. I hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Jean
    Jean
    9/29/2016 11:04 AM

    Kate, I have 2 questions. 1. Are there recipes for different kinds of butter, like maple butter, brown sugar butter, etc.

    2. Do the paddles come with instructions?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 11:22 AM

    @Jean Thanks for your questions Jean. The leaflet which comes with the butter churner includes recipes for making cinnamon and honey butter, parmesan basil and tomato and finally chilli and lime. Flavouring your butter is really straight forward so you can easily create your own recipes. I made a delicious lemon and lime butter last weekend which tasted great!

    The paddles include a recipe for roasted red pepper butter but they are simple to use, all you need to do is squeeze the butter between the paddles to remove the buttermilk. You can then use the paddles to mould the butter to your desired shape. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any further questions.

  • Kelly
    Kelly
    9/29/2016 11:06 AM

    Love the idea of going back to the old way of doing things. Thanks Kate - love this product!

  • Mohan
    Mohan
    9/29/2016 11:19 AM

    @Kelly A combination of modern customer feed back, simplicity of old design and new sensor technology will be great.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 11:25 AM

    @Kelly Thank you Kelly for your lovely comments. At Kilner we are very passionate about our products and we love exploring traditional designs and methods.

  • Patti
    Patti
    9/29/2016 11:12 AM

    Love this!! Do instructions come with this item?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 11:48 AM

    @Patti Yes, the butter churner includes a leaflet which provides information on how to use the churner. We have also included recipes for cinnamon and honey butter, parmesan basil and tomato and chilli and lime. Our favourite butter is cinnamon and honey, this is delicious on croissants! We also provide questions and answers to help you along the way!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    9/29/2016 11:18 AM

    Just bought this item to help my kids understand - in a real way - that ALL food comes from plants and animals. Can't wait to loan it to our local Montessori school so that the students can have a turn at the churn. (Bonus: lesson about gears.) Hoping this will be built to last for many years...could easily become an heirloom.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 11:45 AM

    @Jennifer Hi Jennifer, this is lovely, it is amazing to watch the cream churn to butter. I hope that your kids enjoy using it and it helps them in their learning process.

  • Kathi
    Kathi
    9/29/2016 11:47 AM

    Kate, are the paddles required to remove the buttermilk or is that just an option.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 11:52 AM

    @Kathi Thanks for your question Kathi. It is not essential but we do find that the grooves in the paddles help to remove the last drops of buttermilk. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  • laura
    laura
    9/29/2016 12:11 PM

    I grew up churning butter, from cream from our cow. I am hoping whipping cream would work with this, or is it not high enough fat content? I would have trouble finding real cream.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 12:21 PM

    @laura Hi Laura, whipping cream will make it much harder but not impossible. Personally I've noticed a difference in brands so with some it works very well. One thing I would suggest is to leave the cream out on the side for about an hour before you whip. This will speed up the churning process. I hope that you manage to get the cream that works for you. Look out for double cream as sometimes heavy cream is referred to this also. Best wishes for a successful churn!

  • Heather
    Heather
    9/29/2016 12:14 PM

    So, I just want to make sure I have this right...all you have to do is put the cream in the glass jar and turn the handle and after turning for about 10 minutes you have fresh butter??

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 12:26 PM

    @Heather Hi Heather. Yes it's really that easy, no gimmicks, no tricks! Use a heavy cream, leave the cream on the side an hour before you intend to use it and you'll have butter in 10 minutes or less after you churn it. And the churner comes with easy to use recipes should you need them. Hope you give it a try Heather, you won't be disappointed.

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    9/29/2016 1:37 PM

    @Kate Heather, you may want to add a pinch of salt, but it really is easy to make your own butter.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 1:48 PM

    @Deborah Thanks Deborah for the comment, much appreciated that you are helping me out! Heather, Deborah is right. You can use a lot of different ingredients to flavour your butter. If I am making steaks, I use a rosemary or thyme butter to finish on top of the meat. If its scones or pancakes, cinnamon and maple syrup.

  • Carol
    Carol
    9/29/2016 12:16 PM

    Can you use Ultra Pasteurized Heavy Whipping Cream?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 12:23 PM

    @Carol Hi Carol, yes the fact that it is Pasteurized should not make any difference, it's really about using a high fat heavy, or double cream. I hope that answers your questions clearly enough.

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    9/29/2016 12:33 PM

    If by unlucky happenstance one was to break the jar or butter dish lid or base, can a replacement be ordered? Thank you. Brenda

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 12:49 PM

    @Brenda Hi Brenda, yes all can be replaced. We off part replacements from our sales support team at Kilner.

    The jar lid has a silicone seal so it wont move around when churning so you shouldn't have a problem. Happy churning Brenda.

  • Sallie
    Sallie
    9/29/2016 1:09 PM

    Spent many a Friday morning churning butter with the old glass model that used wooden paddles. Just one of the unique experiences of working on a Swiss farm while on college break. Look forward to getting this and engaging my grown daughter with the experience of producing butter from farm to table. When will you offer the carved wooden molds to press the butter.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 1:22 PM

    @Sallie Hi Sallie, what a wonderful experience and in the Swiss Alps no less! Wow I'm jealous. I think your daughter will love it and as you know its easy to use and delicious to taste.

    The moulds are a great idea, we've been working on a few ideas so keep an eye out for those. Thanks for sharing that with us.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    9/29/2016 1:20 PM

    Does the fresh churned butter work well in home baked goods?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 1:27 PM

    @Elizabeth Hi Elizabeth, yes it does. Use it exactly as you would shop bought butter. As its homemade it much easier to control the amount of salt and that works particularly well for those trying to control their salt intake. And the taste, well, it amazing. I hope you enjoy using it. There is nothing like home made bread and scones with freshly produced butter!

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    9/29/2016 1:55 PM

    @Kate Great!! Thanks for the information--I am ordering it now.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 3:16 PM

    @Elizabeth Great news Elizabeth

  • sea
    sea
    9/29/2016 1:24 PM

    how long do you churn it?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 1:29 PM

    @sea Hi Sea, at the most it should take 10 minutes. I've achieved it in around 8 minutes. The trick is to use a heavy or double cream. Then leave the carton of cream out of the refrigerator for 1 hour before you start to churn. This will speed up the process. Good luck and I hope you enjoy using it.

  • Robert
    Robert
    9/29/2016 1:26 PM

    Can salted butter be made with the machine?

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 1:35 PM

    @Robert Hi Robert. Yes churn the cream. The fats will separate from the butter milk (buttermilk is perfect for scones and pancakes). Then place the butter fat solid in iced water this gets rid of any excess butter milk. Then with you hand or butter paddles add small amount of salt and then mix the butter together. You can keep adding salt so don't be too heavy handed. Oh and its not just salt you can add. Try herb butter, brandy butter for puddings. The list is endless. Hope you enjoy using it and good luck. There are instructions in the set so don't worry.

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    9/29/2016 1:31 PM

    This is a great idea. I have made butter by shaking cream and a pinch of salt in a mason jar until it solidifies and separates and it can really take a lot of effort and a little time. This looks easier.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 1:37 PM

    @Deborah Hi Deborah, you are right. This is much easier and quite enjoyable. You probably know this but leaving the heavy cream to one side for an hour before churning really speeds the process up. There are recipes including in the instructions also so hopefully we can encourage you to try a few different flavors. Enjoy!

  • Amanda
    Amanda
    9/29/2016 2:48 PM

    Hi Kate, can you recommend the best cream (brand) to use? What do you use?

  • Paul
    Paul
    9/29/2016 2:57 PM

    Hello Kate... Well done in fact as you say, "Brillent." I'm a sailor and at anchorages, we are very power conscious and we also eat as clean as possible. This is going to be a great addition to Panacea. Congratulations for being a Grommet. I'm trying to become one also. To me it's like the Hall of Fame for startups. Thank you for this product. We will help you promote this on our sites and point them right here to purchase. Once again, congrats... Capt. Paul

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 3:00 PM

    @AmandaHi Amanda. In truth the brand really doesn't matter, as long as it states Heavy or double cream. I'm based in England but I asked my sister who lives in Indiana and she recommended, Land o Lakes, Rockview, Hood and she has picked up ownbrand from Kroger and this works really well also. Wholefoods over a great selection of organic and regular heavy cream. Fingers crossed you are able to locate it. It's delicious so well worth the try.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/29/2016 3:01 PM

    Wow! The hall of fame of startups? Maybe the best description anyone has ever given us. Thanks, Capt. Paul!

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 3:11 PM

    @Mike Paul thank you so much for your kind words. Great to know that the product will be useful for you. It really is great fun as well as useful.

    As for being a Grommeter (if that's the right word) we were delighted to be accepted as we know they are pretty choosey about what they promote and in truth that's what makes the site so unique. Good luck with your product. I can tell you the guys and gals at the Grommet really help you through the process.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/29/2016 5:28 PM

    We are collectively blushing over here. :)

  • mary
    mary
    9/29/2016 4:08 PM

    can u use any glass container or does it has to be the one that comes with the kit? If so can u buy extra parts and how much? How long is it guarantee?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/29/2016 5:30 PM

    Hi Mary, the lid was designed to fit the container in width and height so you would need to find one with similar dimensions. I'll check with Kate on the warranty if there is one.

  • Kate
    Kate – Special Guest
    9/29/2016 5:36 PM

    @mary Hello Mary, We only recommend using one of our 34 ounce Kilner jars as the base. This is the only way to insure a proper fit. Should you jar base break, we offer replacement parts from our sales support team at Kilner.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    9/29/2016 5:14 PM

    I like.

    Would LOVE a larger version that makes ice cream!!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/29/2016 5:28 PM

    I'll second that idea, Cheryl, thanks for the comment!

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