Ancient style butter crock
Mar 14, 2017
Another 5 star rated item! I recently dropped and broke a long time used similar crock. Having seen this I had a friend get if for me-- actually got 2 and gave one to my shopper friend! We are both pleased! It's great to have fresh-spreadable butter waiting for toast-pancakes-waffles-whatever...before you add warm syrups. Being a but lazy at times I let my Kitchen Aid whip up fresh butter that I make into butter balls that fit the cup--then wrap and freeze for later use. I do change the water often and wash the base frequently.... my habit. I love this item and it makes a great gift-- just explain its use to the not so ancient who may have never seen one!
Nov 7, 2016
As I was taking out the "bell", it slipped out of my fingers and chipped and cracked the "base". Broke my heart! I've had that for, I think, at least a decade. LOVED it. So I'm here buying a replacement! (I did super glue the chip back in and it's still in use! I just need a new one!)
Oct 12, 2015
The whole family loves it! Works well for 3 people...contemplating a second one as standby when we have guests.
May 31, 2014
I love it, just wish it was slightly bigger for large families.
Feb 12, 2014
This is a great product at a great price! I had found several others of lesser quality yet higher prices. As usual, thanks Lehman's!
Dec 7, 2013
In generations past the common way to present butter for table use was to put a lump of butter in a bowl of water with a stone on top of it to keep it from floating (butter is 80% butterfat). Keeping the butter under water kept the butter from oxidizing from the oxygen in the air. A modern version of this is to use this Butter Crock. My family has used this for years. The water in the crock creates a hydraulic barrier that does not allow oxygen to get to the butter thus keeping it fresh. Here is a hint: when you fill the crock about 1/3 with water put a couple of shakes of salt in it. Salt is a great preservative. We change the water every 3-5 days. Butter is always room temp and ready to spread and as fresh as it was when it came out of the wrapper.
Dec 3, 2013
I can say enough about this butter crock. It does exactly what the description says it will do. Real butter spreadable so it doesnt rip up the bread when you spread it. The water in the bottom does get kind of messy but it's still well worth the money. I say ditch the margarine and use the real deal. I also have to say that the staff at lehmans were great with packing my order and shipped it very quickly . You guys are great and you will always have my business as long as you stay non electric and hard find type store. I definitely will buy more of these butter crocks a must have here in Arizona.
May 7, 2013
We love this butter crock so far! It keeps the butter spreadable, which is a welcome change for my husband, who grew up with tub margarine (an absolute no-no in our house). This has been a welcome change after many years of grumbling. Thanks, Lehman's!
Jul 26, 2012
Great product. I wish it was made in the USA but then the ones I have seen which are cost at least 2 to 3 times as much. Actually I have seen this very one for twice the price elsewhere. As for the crock itself it works beautifully. I love butter but hate trying to chisel it off the stick to use on toast, bagels, English muffins, etc. With this little bowl I always have smooth creamy spreadable butter & the added bonus of sitting it upright on the table to serve with dinner. I change my water every time I use it just so I will not forget. I use it almost daily. Thank you Lehman's for providing this at a very reasonable price.
May 1, 2012
I was impressed with the quality of this item as soon as I took it out of the box. It's functional and pretty, and I've kept it in constant use (filled with butter) since I got it last Winter. It's so nice to have spreadable butter at hand for instant use (and not a combo that's blended for spreadability). I'm VERY pleased!
Mar 15, 2012
I'd been looking for an affordable butter crock for a long time. The others I've seen cost anywhere from 30-50 dollars. I am so happy with this one, though I've put only store-bought butter into it so far. The consistency of the butter is perfect, and I have an easy recipe for semi-homemade butter I will be trying this weekend. I can not say enough about the customer service from Lehman's. I ordered three other products, and I was so pleased with all of them.
Feb 24, 2012
Having easy-to-spread butter always at hand is a real convenience! It is attractive on my counter and holds about one stick of butter at a time. As usual, this item was well-packed and arrived in perfect condition.
Feb 15, 2012
I believe that this was a very good purchase. I currently make all of my own butter from the skimmed cream from our Jersey cow. It has been a little frusterating until I purchased the crock, because I make the butter then it would turns hard and not spreadable. Now with the crock, I made the butter, packed it into the cup inverted it into the crock with a bit of water and it has stayed very nice and spreadable. I only wish it was a bit larger, but I am just going to keep refilling it. :) Thank you for such a nice product.
Feb 14, 2012
I bought one for myself and one for my sister. We both love them. I love real butter on my toast and with this it is soft and spreadable all of the time. It keeps it without it going bad. I just love it.
Feb 9, 2012
This is great! Bought one for my son, his friend, and myself and we love them! Love butter--hate that is is hard...this keeps it nice and spreadable and fresh at the same time. Highly recommended!!!
Feb 4, 2012
Wonderful and clever. Also great for camping. Makes for convenient soft butter, a handy thing when one bakes daily.
Jan 26, 2012
This works great. Actually bought two more for little housewarming gifts. Great price on these too!
Jan 20, 2012
I bought this as a gift for a dear friend after getting one for myself and LOVING it! I was skeptical at first, but this really works. No more torn toast in the morning.
Jan 20, 2012
This little device works great. Keeps the butter fresh and soft. I like it so well, I'm ordering another one.
Jan 19, 2012
This is a great item. It's so nice not to have chisel butter in the morning. I bought 2 and give it 6 lanterns!
Dec 6, 2011
I like the butter crock, but it seems to need to have a bigger top because when it is turned over for use, it tips very easily. It does preserve the butter very well. I am happy with it.
May 4, 2011
I recently received this and have to say that it was above what I was expecting. I love to have fresh soft butter when I want! I will be ordering several more for gifts.
Apr 25, 2011
Love the butter crock! The butter stays soft and fresh.
Jan 25, 2011
A lovely addition to any kitchen counter. Keeps your butter easy to spread soft and fresh. A perfect gift for those who don't know about the joys of a butter crock.
Aug 24, 2010
I bought this crock for myself and since then everyone who visits and sees it wants one. I have purchased a second crock as a gift and very shortly I will be purchasing a third. This crock works very well and my family loves it. Thanks for such a great product.
Jul 16, 2010
I can't believe I waited so long to get one of these. I had rigged up my own using a small jelly jar and custard cup but I didn't know what I was missing. The water stays clean in the closed crock, the butter stays fresh and soft, and it makes an attractive dish to serve from. Another case where the old ways were better.
Jun 3, 2010
Butter is at the perfect stage for spreading, sitting on the counter or table in the Butter Crock. LOVE IT!
May 10, 2010
I love this! It really keeps my butter fresh and spreadable. Everyone who sees it on my table ends up wanting one!
May 6, 2010
I purchased a butter bell' from Lehman's a number of years ago and have been very pleased with it. In April I ordered one for my daughter's birthday. When I saw it at her house I was disappointed to see that the glazing was not complete on the top. Lehman's promptly sent out another one, but when it arrived it had the same defect. They are refunding my money, which I appreciate. I hope that they are checking the remaining crocks in that lot for the same imperfection.
Apr 19, 2010
I love this product! It keeps the butter soft and fresh and looks great on the kitchen counter. Now I have butter on my toast instead of just peanut butter every day. Thanks Lehman's, I haven't seen the butter crock any where else.
Mar 24, 2010
Well I'll be ... The silly thing works just as Lehman's said it would! We bought two. One as a gift, the other for ourselves. Both families love it. I expected it to be a bit messy. It's not messy in the least.
Jan 27, 2010
I love this thing. I've been using it for one of the hard no trans fats spreads and it is keeping it fresh and spreadable. When I opt to serve butter, I'll use it for that too. It really works!
Jan 4, 2010
This is fantastic, my wife loves it and it does keep your butter fresh. This would be a great gift item
Jan 1, 2010
This little crock is the greatest! We live in Arizona and trying to keep butter fresh was quite a dilemma. It was either hard from being in the frig or it was totally melted and turned bad. So I took a chance and ordered a crock this summer. It works absolutely wonderful. No more hard or melted butter, and it does stay fresh for a long time. Do not be afraid to order this item. Thank you!!!
Nov 27, 2009
I gave this as a gift to our Thanksgiving hostess along with the blue syrup pitcher which matched wonderfully and was well recieved. I could give only a rating of 4 because the crock did arrive chipped.
Nov 16, 2009
No more cold clobs of butter on your raisin toast, makes getting up in the morning a delight!
Oct 14, 2009
I really like using the butter crock. One stick of butter fits into it...make sure the crock is totally dry, and press slightly softened butter (or margerine) firmly into it. Change water in the base every few days. Looks nice on the counter, and really does keep butter fresh!