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French Butter Crock

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  • Materials: 100% new bone china
  • Care: Top rack dishwasher safe. Replace cold water every 3 days and wash thoroughly between refills
  • Directions: Make sure the butter is soft enough to work into the lid. Use the back of a spoon to push the butter into the lid and smooth to adhere to sides of crock and prevent air pockets. Add ⅓ cup cold water to the base and turn lid upside down to create airtight seal and store butter. Replace with fresh water every 3 days
  • Includes: One Butter Bell crock and matching lid
  • Classic french butter crock design and function
  • Allows butter to be stored at room temperature and maintain spreadable consistency
  • Maintains butter flavor and freshness without refrigeration for 2-3 weeks
  • Water creates unique airtight seal for countertop butter storage and spoilage prevention
  • Great for storing homemade fresh butter and herbed butters
  • Crock doubles as serving container
  • Holds one stick of butter (½ cup)
  • Recommended for ages 10+
  • Please note: Not recommended for storing margarine, ghee, clarified butters, or whipped butters. Do not store butter in temperatures over 80 degrees or butter will melt
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions: 3.78" diameter x 4.25"
  • Weight: 1.78 lbs
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4.5 avg. (79 reviews)

Handy way to keep butter out
09/18/2019 by Cynthia
My husband loves soft butter so this keeps it soft for spreading and fresh because of the water! Love this!
great idea
08/17/2019 by Edie
I love the butter bell and I am thinking of buying more for Christmas presents.
Not so good.
07/28/2019 by Jayne
I was excited to try this, but unfortunately am disappointed. Unless the butter is smashed into the cup and full to the top, the butter falls out into the water. Yuk. I don't want to add fresh butter on top of older butter to keep it full. Good idea, but not functional.
Love it
06/28/2019 by Kathy
I love this crock as now we don't have to try to spread hard butter on toast or bagels as this softens it like spreadable margarine which I no longer use.
06/27/2019 by Kay Elise
This is more effort than putting in the frig, you have to change the water often.
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French Butter Crock

This updated take on a French butter crock stores butter out of the fridge and keeps it perfectly spreadable and fresh. It combines storage and serving and is beautifully made in new bone china to look great on the table or countertop. Add water to the crock to create a seal that blocks air from spoiling butter (both store-bought and homemade) and keeps it fresh for up to three weeks.

Butter Bell

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. more Their Story