Le Creuset Stoneware Butter Crock, 6-Ounce, Cerise (Cherry Red)
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- Covered crock keeps 6 ounces of butter soft and fresh without refrigeration
- Made of high-fired stoneware in a choice of colors
- Non-porous enameled glaze will not absorb odors; resists chipping or staining
- Cup/lid holds 1-1/2 sticks of soft butter; inverts into water-filled crock for airtight seal
- Dishwasher-safe; matches other Le Creuset stoneware; lifetime warranty
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|Item Dimensions||4 x 4 x 4.5 in||3.78 x 3.78 x 4.25 in||3.5 x 4 x 3.5 in||3.5 x 3.5 x 4.25 in||3.4 x 6.3 x 3.25 in||3.75 x 4 x 3.75 in|
Le Creuset butter crock keeps Butter Fresh, Delicious and Spreadable without Refrigeration.
Before refrigeration, butter stayed fresh when immersed in water. The stoneware butter crock from Le Creuset uses that same principle, keeping your butter spreadable at room temperature. To use, pack the cup on the underside of the lid with six ounces (about 1-1/2 sticks) of butter. Fill the crock one-third of the way up with cold water. Invert the lid/cup into the water and an air-tight seal is created. When you're ready to spread, open the lid and set it on its wide, flat knob. Change the water every few days for best results.
Made in Thailand of high-fired stoneware with a non-porous enamel glaze, the butter crock won't absorb odors or flavors, resists staining and chipping, and is dishwasher-safe. A choice of colors embellishes the exterior of the jar and lid in a graded fashion, from dark to light. Le Creuset also makes kitchen canisters and spice jars in the same traditional French country style, in matching or coordinating colors. Each makes a great gift and is covered by a lifetime limited warranty against defects. --Ann Bieri
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1. Use salted butter, not unsalted butter. Salted butter will stay firmer at room temperature. (Don't believe me? Leave out a stick of both one night, and compare the next morning.)
2. Really pack the salted butter into the urn. Push with the back of a spoon to make sure it's in there. You should hear air bubbles popping out of the butter. You don't want that air in there -- if there's air between the butter and the sides, water can creep up into those pockets and cause the falling some people talk about. Don't be afraid to pack it too hard -- the butter will still be super soft.
3. Leave a little bit of a "cave" in the center of the butter, and again pack in the sides.
4. Do all of this with pre-softened butter. Don't try to pack in hard or semi-hard butter. Don't cool down your crock beforehand either -- the crock will warm to room temperature soon after, and you don't want air to form! Pack the butter and the crock at the temperature they will both be stored at!
Yes, a little bit of water will try to come up the sides, but it won't be able to due to the packed butter. And your butter will never fall if you follow those steps (assuming your house isn't above 78 degrees).
I love this thing -- cute, compact, functional. I took off a star for two reasons -- 1) the first one arrived broken; and 2) mine says "made in China," which is different than the description.
I have not had any problems with it. It holds more than one stick of butter, spreading the butter at room temp, is so nice and easy. We tend to use less of it, than when we had to try and spread butter, cold from the fridge.
All I have to do is change the water every couple of days, and I try and keep it off the counter directly over the dishwasher, or too close to any appliances that give off heat.
To fill, I set the wrapped stick of butter out on the counter for a while, until it gets soft, and I smush in the softened butter with a spoon. Using the back of the spoon, I make a concave area in the middle and make sure the butter touches the sides of the crock.
It is great and everyone who sees it, wants one!
I recommend it!
My only nit... these products are pricey compared to alternatives. But, the quality is superb, they exceptionally functional, and they really look great in my kitchen.