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Major time and effort saver,
This review is from: Witmer Company Peanut Butter Mixer, Model 100 (Kitchen)
REMEMBER THE OLD WAY OF STIRRING PEANUT BUTTER?
I think you've all experienced trying to stir a fresh jar of viscous separated peanut butter before. You stick a knife in and stir and stir and stir. In about a minute your hand starts to cramp so you try to use more of your arm. That's when you get clumsy and the oil starts to spill over the sides. The jar gets slippery making it difficult to grab onto its side; plus you've left a mess on the countertop. 10 minutes later you're still stuck with big clumps of peanut and a pool of sludge on the top.
THE NEW WAY:
This gadget eliminates the mess and gets the job done in about 5 minutes.
- Place the jar on a oven mit when stirring so that it doesn't slip.
- After the peanut butter is mixed (and of course after you've taken the stirrer+lid out) just store it in the fridge to prevent separation. To use the peanut butter just nuke in microwave (without the lid of course) for about 30 seconds.
- If you typically buy the larger peanut butter jars, go to Witmer's web site and order the larger stirrer. The deluxe kit comes with lids of both sizes.
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Initial post: Aug 5, 2008 8:18:53 PM PDT
Madeline E. Washington says:
Perfect description. Too funny. Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2012 9:03:18 PM PDT
David Jeske says:
It is unsanitary to repeatedly refridgerate and re-heat food.
See this Google Answer on "Why you should never reheat food more than once"
Posted on Nov 9, 2012 12:02:03 PM PST
Microwaving all natural peanut butter seems counter-productive. I buy the Smuckers All-Natural PB and don't have any problems getting it out of the jar or spreading it onto my bread AS LONG AS it has been adequately stirred upon initial opening.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2013 8:36:03 PM PDT
Peanut butter is not cooked food, so even that dubious advice is entirely inapplicable to this shelf-stable product. The only reason to refrigerate it is to keep the oil from re-separating. The only reason for subsequently microwaving it (to room temperature) is to make it more spreadable.
Entirely safe, and entirely effective. Though I don't do the whole jar - I take a blob out and nuke it in a separate dish.
Posted on Nov 15, 2013 11:37:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2013 11:38:39 PM PST
It stirs a LOT easier (by hand or crank) if you turn the jar upside down and let the oil go to the bottom before attempting to stir or crank. Also, oven mitts can be slippery, so I'd use a silicone one or rubber lid grabber thing instead of cloth:)
Posted on Jun 5, 2014 2:42:03 PM PDT
E. Capretto says:
Peanut Butter should be refrigerated all the time due to the oil which can go rancid. All nuts should be refrigerated too. Crisco should also be refrigerated as well as olive oil.
Posted on Nov 8, 2014 1:44:05 PM PST
Renee J Schoen says:
If you store your PB (once stirred) upside down in your refrigerator you should never have to microwave it (nor should you anyway) - the oil will stay evenly distributed!
Posted on Jan 6, 2015 8:48:40 AM PST
I have looked at the Witmer website just now--what is the deluxe kit? Maybe they no longer offer that. I have the 100 model and found I'd need to break it up slightly before using the Witmer--on PB jars that are VERY settled and hard texture. Still, it is SO much better than the old way.
Great review, enjoyed your graphic description, ha! We've all been there......
Posted on Jan 31, 2015 2:52:51 AM PST
Val Moody says:
You lost me at microwave & nuke it!!!
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2015 2:58:46 AM PST
Val Moody says:
You better climb in the refrigerate you nut!!!!!
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