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This piece is known as a butter keeper or french butter dish. This clever crock keeps your butter soft, spreadable and fresh at room temperature! Simply soften a stick of salted butter* and pack it into the lid. Add an inch or so of water to the base, and invert the lid into the base. The water forms an airtight seal so your butter stays fresh on your counter, ready for toast duty anytime. Change the water every few days and you're all set!

Our family uses this all the time and we can vouch personally for how well it works- just don't let your kids leave it on a hot stove unless you're making steamed lobster for dinner!

* You can use unsalted butter in your butter keeper; just salt the water that you add to base to keep your butter fresh and tasty.

This butter keeper is glazed in grape purple and creamy blue. A handmade wood spreader is included (shapes and designs vary).

Dimensions (approximate)
3" tall
5 1/2" lid diameter

This listing is for ONE 2-piece butter keeper with handmade wood spreader.

See more of our handmade kitchen items for prepping, cooking, baking and serving here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/hughespottery?section_id=5798651

All of our work is made by hand, one piece at a time! All of our stoneware is lead-free and safe to use in your microwave, dishwasher and oven. See our Shop Policies for more information about use and care of our stoneware.

We do ship internationally! Please contact us with the details so we can calculate shipping costs.

A Note About Color: Every computer monitor is calibrated differently so you may not be seeing what we see. Pictures of each piece are taken under professional studio lighting- so it may look darker on your kitchen table at home. Please contact us with any questions you may have before you make a purchase.

Butter dish with spreader, ceramic french crock, butter keeper serving, glazed in purple blue, handmade stoneware by hughes pottery


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: stoneware clay, nontoxic food safe glazes
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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