Butter Keeper (E2996)

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Keep butter fresh, soft, and spreadable for weeks—without refrigeration! Simply place butter in the top dish, fill the base with cold water and place butter dish over the water-filled base. 3-piece set includes a lid. Holds one standard size stick of butter. Stone­ware with glazed finish; dishwasher and micro­wave safe. 8¼" L x 3½" W x 3½" H.

"Liked mine so much I purchased 2 more as gifts! Wonderful to have butter so spreadable ALL THE TIME. Love this product." -Customer in California


Based on 56 reviews
Jul 22, 2017
Beautiful & functional!
I love the way it looks and I love the way it works. I can keep it in the fridge or place it on the table. It's very elegant! I love it!
May 19, 2017
Tried another configuration, like this one better.
I tried the traditional Bell upside down in water, it was alright as long as I remembered to change the water 2x a week. But still found mold. I like the bowl sitting in the water, no mold even if I don't change the water for a while. No dripping water on the counter, either. A whole stick fits nicely and stays soft not melted. The only complaint I have is the lid could fit better, but a thin bead of food grade caulk fixed that.
Oct 01, 2016
Best of the best
Great to have spreadable butter. Should have bought many moons agp
Sep 04, 2016
Glad I found this
I moved to Pahrump, Nevada and found my butter was getting rancid when I left it out of the refrigerator, but we hated trying to spread cold hard butter if I refrigerated it. I knew there must be a way, and was thrilled to come across this butter dish. I put ice in the bottom every other day, and my butter keeps well and spreadable even in this desert heat!
Aug 24, 2016
Good product
Like having soft and spreadable butter. Would like to have different patterns instead of plain white. Have to be very careful when handling the lid--have had several of these in the past, dropped the lid and broke each time--clumsiness might be the problem.
Apr 01, 2016
Just right
This is just what I was looking for. The butter is stays soft. I put ice in the bottom in the beginning to keep the butter fresh longer.
Mar 30, 2016
Best butter keeper
Great to have on the counter and the table for food prep, cooking and serving.
Feb 28, 2016
Soft Butter Anytime
Love this thing, change water and have nice soft spreadable butter anytime
Feb 18, 2016
this is my second one
I bought one and I love it,you cant find in any stores
Feb 06, 2016
Butter Keeper
This is a great item,I love that its so easy to use and saves my butter from souring.The only feature I would change is put the handles on bottom dish instead of top dish,I've also dropped it a couple times already.
Dec 26, 2015
Love this!
I use this bitter in the kitchen to the dining rolls. Room temperature butter preserved by wster is GRREAT! I have bought 3,4? As gifts!
Nov 19, 2015
Buttered Up
I have used it a couple weeks...works great.
Nov 09, 2015
I LOVE this dish. I now have soft, spreadable butter anytime. I like it so much I purchased several more to give as Christmas gifts.
Oct 24, 2015
Functions as advertised. Edge has small chip - not worth postage to return and still usable.
Sep 20, 2015
??Best thing in my kitchen
I love soft butter and that the butter keeps well--amazing!!
Sep 12, 2015
Butter Keeper
I was delighted to find this product in the store. I ordered it and it came albeit slowly. When it arrived I could hear the tinkling of broken glass before I even opened the package. Harriet Carter was kind enough to replace this item without even making me return the broken one. The replacement item arrived and before I could open the package again I could hear the sound of tinkling glass. Again the item was broken. Never did get to try it. It is obviously very fragile and was not packaged well by the manufacturer as item was in the original packing box plus a shipping box as well.
Sep 05, 2015
Butter Keeper
This keeps the butter spreadable and not half melted. As it would be sitting in my cupboard. It's convenient sitting on my counter. Best thing ever!
Sep 03, 2015
Melted Butter
Butter not any different than when it was on an open dish on the counter
Aug 30, 2015
Love Butter Keeper!
I love this product for keeping your butter on the counter without becoming a soft mess and most importunely, not becoming soiled. The butter keeper is a plain white not bright white, very classy looking will go with all kitchen decor. I do suggest in the summer months adding a few ice cubes daily some water does overflow when doing so but no problem I just place paper towels underneath it. Great product if you use butter daily as my family does or even if you don't it's a nice butter dish as is.
Aug 11, 2015
I would buy this again
I really like the butter is just right to spread.
Aug 07, 2015
Finally found a stick butter shaped butter bell.
I always have soft butter and it is pure.
Jul 09, 2015
It's Perfect!
There is nothing wrong with this product - everything is right!
May 08, 2014
I'll never be without one again!
I keep mine on the kitchen counter next to the stove. It just doesn't let the butter melt or even taste of aging.
Apr 03, 2014
Just What I Hoped It Would Be!!
I've been wanting to try this butter keeper for a very long time but could not find one like it in any stores--then I found it in the Harriet Carter catalog. I love that I'm able to have real spreadable butter on my toast and veggies now! Very easy to maintain. I like the white, but I have to say that it would be nice in a few different colors ;)
Mar 11, 2014
Finally found it, looking for 2+ yrs.
A friend of mine has one and we were both unable to locate another one until I received your catalog in the mail. Yay! Soft butter, no longer do I have to soften it in the microwave. Looking forward to warm weather to see how well it works when it is 80-90 degrees rather than below zero.
Oct 16, 2013
Very disappointed
It should keep butter better than melted. I have butter bells that do a better job but I wanted one that I did not have to smash it in the bell. One that holds a whole stick - should have been great- is not!!
Sep 13, 2013
butter keeper
When I ordered and spoke with the customer service representative we didn't talk about it being breakable. My husband has macular degeneration and sometimes breaks dishes. I should have thought of that I guess. Otherwise, I think I can use it occasionally and like the idea of putting water in the bottom.
Aug 01, 2013
Great product
I love this butter dish. Really keeps the butter soft and ready to use. A must have. The only thing is that you have to keep the water cold.
Mar 25, 2013
Ceramic Butter Keeper
The butter keeprs are great. However these are heavy items and were not packed properly. Just because each butter keeper was in a separate box inside the main box the packing of the butter keepers was risky. There was not enough packing material to ensure the butter keeper packages did not slide around inside the main shipping box. Also the box was not taped properly to ensure that the main box would not break open or the butter keepers would not fall out of the main box. There was one piece of tape on the top and bottom and the flaps of the box did not even come together. The box was damaged a little on one corner and the individual butter keeper near that corner was also damaged. Fortunately the butter keeper was not damaged.
Oct 08, 2012
liked mine so much i purchased 2 more as gifts! wonderful to have butter so spreadable ALL THE TIME. love this product
Aug 24, 2012
Nice butter container
Fits in fridge but too wide to put in door butter keeper.
Jun 27, 2012
A great product
I've owned several butter keepers over the years because I love spreadable butter. Most are so small, I could only use 1/2 a stick and had to mush it into the cup. This item (although large) holds a whole stick of butter and you can fill the bottom with ice cubes. Leave it on the counter all day and spread easily on anything. Yeah!
Mar 05, 2012
Just love it!
Keeps the butter spreadable. Just perfect.
Feb 13, 2012
Butter Keeper
For years I have been frustrated with butter sticks too hard to spread smoothly because they have been kept in the frig to keep from spoiling at room temperature. This little butter keeper is fantastic. The cool water in the bottom dish keeps cool and the top portion keeps butter spreadable and NOT spoiled. I love it. Thank you Harriet Carter!!!!
Dec 03, 2011
Absolutely love this
I love this so much that I have bought several for friends and family.
Nov 16, 2011
Great product
I like the butter dish although to be honest my main reason for buying it was to have a butter dish with a button handle on it most dishes don't have one. I like ordering from you because things come so fast.
Oct 23, 2011
great product
no need to open refrigerator every time to use the butter and keeps it spreadable.
Oct 19, 2011
Functions as advertised
Keeps butter just right for easy spreading.
Sep 23, 2011
I love it's simple design. It's functional and looks great on casual place setting.
Sep 09, 2011
Love it and use it daily
I live in Florida but like to have butter spreadable. This works like a charm! It keeps the butter a just the right consistency for spreading but also keeps it fresh. I love it.
Aug 31, 2011
Every home should have at least two
[...] Every household should have at least two butter keepers. I have one for the kitchen counter and one for the dining room or two if your table is long, one for each end. This is a very attractive and useful item especially great for the holidays. These would make nice house warming, shower or wedding gifts. Most people don't think to give them, but everyone needs at least one.
Aug 20, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
This is a great way to keep butter spreadable which is especially nice in corn on the cob season.
May 25, 2011
I would buy this product again.
I love the fact that the butter is not in the water. When it gets warm where I live the butter stays put, not like my old butter bell where the butter would fall into the water.
May 24, 2011
Performs as advertised. Very happpy
For butter. Easy to spread. Does not melt.
May 08, 2011
Fine and Functional
very fine quality
Mar 08, 2011
soft real butter at last
This is wonderful. We only use real butter and having it soft sure makes toast much easier and better.
Feb 28, 2011
finally found a butter keeper
the butter keeper works well, but the painted design is not attractive. It's paint is rippled instead of smooth.
Nov 26, 2010
Love , Love, Love this butter keeper
I use this product every day, and except if I forget to put a new stick of butter in it, my butter is always spreadable. We keep cold water in the bottom, and also put some crushed ice with the water and it stays quite some time....Don't think I could do without it now...Purchased one for a friend and they love it too....
Nov 14, 2010
Surprisingly Cold!
I use this keeper to transfer small amounts of margarine from large 2 and 3 lb containers. It fits well in the refigerator. I was surprised at how cold it was after one day in the frige.
Nov 11, 2010
Love it!
These are great! I already have one but ordered two as gifts!
Nov 03, 2010
Best Buy for any kitchen
Always have soft butter for toast and rolls whithout tearing bread. Had been looking for this for quite awhile and finally found it in your catalag. Bought it for a stocking present for a relative who fell in love with mine.
Nov 01, 2010
[...] Unlike some other butter boats I have researched there is no unglazed bottom on the boat. But it performs fine so far. Three days/nights in a very cold apt. Butter still fine and very spreadable. I am happy
Oct 28, 2010
i would recomend and buy this product a
easy to use
Oct 24, 2010
Excellant Product
I use this product everyday and wouldn't use any other. It keeps the butter fresh and neat, no mess. Easy to clean and attractive on the counter. I use it when I entertain to keep dips and sauces fresh and appealing. So practical and inexpensive, I keep several on hand.
Oct 03, 2010
great product !!!
Item Number Product Description Availability
2996 Butter Keeper In Stock