There are two ways that you can purchase these crocks. You can Shop online or check the store locator. The approximate cost of these crocks is around $22.95. However, there is a *Holiday Special* that is going on right now. When you buy two, you will get one free! I am thinking that these would make awesome Christmas Gifts for my sisters! This offer is good until 12/15/10.
Product Description: A modern version of the original French butter crock, the Original Butter Bell® crock allows butter to be kept at room temperature, on the counter or tabletop, for up to 30 days without spoilage, refrigeration or odors. Made from New Bone China, the highest quality ceramics available, the Butter Bell crock insures that under reasonable, correct usage, butter storage time can be up to 30 days. Most Butter Bell users consume a crock’s worth of butter within one week.
I love to use butter on my toast, muffins, breads, in baking, etc., but the problem is that unless you want the product to get rancid, you have to store it in the fridge. That makes for hard butter that is almost impossible to use right away. Since I don't like to wait, I started resorting to spreadable margarines which, in humble opinion, taste, well, margarine-y.
So, when I received this in the mail, I immediately put "butter" on my shopping list. As soon as I got home from the store, I unwrapped a stick and, following the directions provided, packed the softened butter firmly into the bell-shaped cup of the lid (see picture below). I poured some cold, fresh water into the base of the crock, replaced the lid into the base of the crock and voilà! Soft, spreadable butter that can be enjoyed and served right from the crock!
Works for Me! The directions also state that the water should be changed out every three days to ensure freshness. At first, I was skeptical, because I couldn't figure out how the water wasn't going to make the butter taste odd. That is, until I realized that water and oil do NOT mix. I can't believe how simple this is! No wonder this brand of crocks has been the most popular in the US for over a decade!
Check out the website for many more tabletop and gift ideas. There is also a complete line that matches the crocks.
- Endorsed by top chefs worldwide.
- Safely stores butter on your counter top without spoiling.
- Avoid messy microwave disasters from trying to melt cold, hard butter.
- Holds 1 stick of butter and keeps it perfectly spreadable.
- Made of durable stoneware.
- Dishwasher safe.
Prize: One lucky winner will receive their own Butter Bell® crock!
~Open to U.S. and Canada only~
~Must be 18 years or older~
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~Giveaway ends on Friday – November 12, 2010 @ 11:59 pm CST~
~Winner will be selected randomly from all comments~
~Winner will have 24 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen~
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