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Silvermark Butter Boat, White
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- Porcelain butter boat
- Beautiful porcelain container created to keep butter at the perfect temperature
- Keeps butter soft and ready to spread; prevents it from going bad
- White porcelain; goes well with all decors
- From Silvermark Fresh, Healthy and Simple
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|Item Dimensions||3.5 x 8.5 x 3.75 in||3.4 x 6.3 x 3.25 in||8 x 10 x 5 in||6 x 6 x 6 in||5.75 x 4.25 x 4 in||3.78 x 3.78 x 4.25 in|
In 2002, the world was introduced to Silvermark�s innovative Toss and Chop. The Toss and Chop was a sensation; it was very popular because of its unique, attractive and practical design. The Toss and Chop was widely distributed, sold worldwide and even found a place on Oprah�s O-list. To date, millions of Toss and Chops have been sold. Since 2002, the Silvermark line has expanded to include additional high quality, patented food preparation tools. The Butter Boat was invented to satisfy the demands of the daily butter user who was always trying to find a way to solve the butter storage problem. If you store butter in the refrigerator, it is too hard to spread. However, if you leave it on the counter for extended periods of time, it melts and could spoil. The Butter Boat is a beautiful porcelain butter container that was created to keep your butter at the perfect temperature, fresh and ready to spread, without refrigeration for extended periods of time. White. From Silvermark � Fresh. Healthy. Simple.
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Definitely not recommended. I thought I could rig it by adding something to the lid to basically enlarge or cushion it (the reason it falls is because it's too small)--like some kind of gasket material, but I can't think of anything food-safe and washable; silly putty is out, though the concept is what I'm looking at. Alas, I can't custom make a rubber seal for the thing, so I'm still looking for a butter boat that actually works the way it's supposed to (which is superior to the submersible butter bells, IMO). I so should have listened to the reviewers who complained of the lid not fitting. I was just hoping I'd be one of those who received a product that wasn't a lemon. Sigh...maybe that Trudeau butter boat is of higher quality...
Oh, and in the summer, it might not be a good idea to use butter keepers with cheap (rBGH-laced) unsalted butter if your kitchen is hot. The only reason I feel okay doing so is because I use organic salted butter. Salt will keep it longer, so I don't feel like the partially-melting butter is a safety issue. I wouldn't use unsalted butter in it except for in the winter and if you use it up within a few weeks--less is better--and keep the water level up. Changing the water every day in the summer (and using cold water) may help to keep the butter from getting too soft; it really depends on the ambient temperature.
In conclusion, buy this butter boat at your own risk. You've been warned by several people now--lol. So unless you have a tendency to win the lottery a lot, I wouldn't count on luck helping you receive one of these Silvermarks that is made properly...
UPDATE: I just wanted to let people know that you can find an American-made butter boat that is highly superior to this POS. I finally found a craftsman (a woman, actually) here in the states that makes beautiful and truly functional butter boats. I ordered a gorgeous, bright red boat from V. Davidson on Etsy, and I'm in love with it (there are about 5 different colors to choose from--all beautiful and lead-free). She carefully crafts each piece and checks it for fit.
The lid on my new boat stays *just* where it should because there's an appreciable lip for it to rest on; I can even move it about as much as I want without the lid falling. In fact, I *tried* to make it fall and couldn't--lol. This is in comparison to the Silvermark, which has no real lip and actually flares out at the top too soon. The knob on my USA-made butter boat is awesome, too. It's twice as big as the handle on the Silvermark and it's so easy for me to grasp (I've had some issues with stiffness in my hands at times).
In comparing the two boats, the handcrafted boat from Ms. Davidson is just slightly smaller than the Silvermark, but it does hold a full stick of butter just right. The butter never touches the lid, though the dish is somewhat more shallow than the Silvermark. The inside of the bottom piece doesn't have the water-level mark, but hopefully she'll add that on her future creations, as suggested by me after receiving the boat. The water level should be slightly less than halfway up the side, for those who don't know how much water to use. The handmade boat is quite light in comparison because it's made with earthenware instead of porcelain. This doesn't seem to be an issue at all; I don't plan on banging the thing around so it should be fine.
For a handcrafted butter boat that you'll be proud to own, I would check out V. Davidson's creations on Etsy. It's a beautiful piece that should last for many many years. The price is more than the cheapy Silvermark, but you really do get what you pay for sometimes, and the US-made boat is definitely worth the extra $8 or so, IMO. Not only that, but the purchase is supporting our country's economy and workers. Bonus! ;D
I can't say enough for the fine work of this lady. I bought other items from her and they are all quite beautiful (but lightweight because they're earthenware). All pieces are handcrafted, lead-free, and fairly priced for what they are; my order was very well-packed and secure. I highly recommend V. Davidson's work. If you're looking for a butter boat that actually functions well and looks gorgeous on the counter, look no further than Etsy (I suggested to her that she might want to start selling at Amazon for a broader coverage; hopefully she will consider this in the future).
The only thing I found lacking in Valerie's work is a stamp or inscription of her initials or whatever. Without some kind of identifier, nobody but me will know who made the pieces. I think this will also be considered by her in the future. Also, I just checked her current listings today and there is only one cobalt blue boat for sale right now. When I bought mine, the listing was different; there was the choice between several colors, and you were to pick one. That listing isn't up right now (on 11-24-12), so I'm not sure if she has anything in stock other than the one blue dish.
It's still worth checking out her storefront if you're in the market for a high-quality butter boat. My apologies if I sent you there and she's out-of-stock. I do hope she continues to make them; it would be a shame if she didn't because that type of craftsmanship in a unique item such as this dish can be hard to come by. I'd say if you visit her Etsy storefront and don't see a listing for boats, that you should contact her to see when she'll be offering them for sale again; she's very prompt with her responses, and I've even seen listings where she has made personalized creations for people.
I contacted the company and was asked for a picture twice, which I had already sent.
Then the company asked me if I would be interested in a partial refund.
I contacted them again and said, "No, I do not want a partial refund. I can not use this as it is designed. The outer container is not repairable". (I tried to glue it back together...) I said, "If you can just send me another outer container, that would be fine, or something comparable to that so I can still use the butter boat."
Several days later, I received a response: "Sorry, we are out of that item." I contacted Amazon customer service and after telling the rep what BigKitchen had emailed me, they automatically put through the A to Z guarantee for me.
Several days went by again and then I received a phone call from BigKitchen. The rep asked me to "CANCEL THE A TO Z GUARANTEE so that they could then proceed with giving me a full refund." I told them I would contact Amazon to see if that would be needed, and she said, "Oh, but they will take weeks to process your claim and we are ready to do your refund now."
I contacted Amazon and received an instant credit. No waiting for weeks as the rep from BigKitchen claimed.
Do not buy from them. They at first told me their shipping person was "training" and didn't know he should use bubble wrap. Then the "we are out of that item" was b.s. because Amazon still showed they had it in stock, then to only offer a partial refund and finally telling me to cancel the guarantee from Amazon?? I'm sure I would still be waiting for that check in the mail from BigKitchen....