Butter Dishes

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Complete Your Breakfast Spread with the Perfect Butter Dish

Butter dishes have been a staple in kitchens for centuries, serving a practical purpose while adding a touch of elegance to the table. So, what is the point of a butter dish? The primary function of a butter dish is to store and serve butter, keeping it fresh and easily accessible for spreading onto bread, toast, or other breakfast favourites. Whether you prefer your butter spreadable or sliced, a butter dish ensures that it's always ready for use.

How does a butter dish keep butter fresh?

Butter dishes are designed to keep butter fresh and spreadable at room temperature for extended periods. The dish's lid helps to seal in the butter's moisture and prevent it from absorbing any odours or flavours from the surrounding environment.

Additionally, many butter dishes feature a base that holds water, creating a seal to maintain the butter's freshness and prevent it from spoiling.

How To Choose the Perfect Butter Dish

When it comes to selecting the ideal butter dish, the material plays a significant role in both functionality and aesthetics. Here are the top choices:

Glass Butter Dishes:

Glass butter dishes offer a timeless elegance that complements any table setting. They provide a clear view of the butter inside, allowing you to easily monitor its freshness and quantity. Glass butter dishes are durable, easy to clean, and resistant to odours, making them a practical choice for everyday use.

Stoneware Butter Dishes:

Stoneware butter dishes combine durability with rustic charm. Crafted from high-fired clay, stoneware butter dishes are sturdy and resistant to chipping, making them suitable for both everyday use and special occasions. They come in a variety of colours and finishes, allowing you to choose a style that matches your kitchen decor.

Fine Bone China & Porcelain Butter Dishes:

Known for their delicate appearance and translucent quality, fine bone china, porcelain and ceramic butter dishes add a touch of luxury to any table setting. Despite their delicate appearance, they are surprisingly durable and dishwasher-safe, making them suitable for everyday use or formal gatherings.

No matter your preference, Harris Scarfe offers a wide selection of butter dishes in various materials to suit your style and needs. Explore our range online or visit our stores to find the perfect butter dish for your kitchen.

Butter Dishes - FAQ's

Butter Bell vs Butter Dish?

While both butter bells and butter dishes serve the same purpose of storing and serving butter, they differ in their design and functionality. Butter bells consist of a bell-shaped lid that sits upside down in a base filled with water, creating an airtight seal to keep the butter fresh. Butter dishes, on the other hand, typically feature a lid that covers a base where the butter is stored.

How long can butter sit out in a butter dish?

Butter can safely sit out in a butter dish at room temperature for up to a week, thanks to the dish's design that helps maintain its freshness. However, it's essential to keep the butter dish in a cool, shaded area away from direct sunlight and heat sources to prevent the butter from melting or spoiling.

What is the best way to store butter in the fridge?

When storing butter in the fridge, it's best to keep it in its original packaging or a covered butter dish to prevent it from absorbing any unwanted odours or flavours. For added protection, you can also wrap the butter in parchment paper or aluminium foil before placing it in the fridge.

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