How To Choose A Butter Dish

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Butter is one of the most universally used foods in the world, and figures into a large part of our everyday lives. A butter dish will add both form as an eye-catching feature, and function as a place to store your butter safely. These little dishes can go a long way to make your kitchen more convenient.

Why do I need to buy a butter dish?

If just left out in the refrigerator, butter can take on the tastes and smells of other foods or the general smell of the refrigerator and may become completely ruined. If left unprotected on the counter, it can pick up unsavory things floating about the house. A butter dish keeps your butter fresh at room temperature, or coldin the refrigerator, while also protecting it from soaking up flavors, dust or other airborne particles.

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What materials are butter dishes available in?

Butter dishes come in a veritable rainbow of colors, styles and materials to fit in with your needs whether it's for counter use or to match your formal dining set.

Both are light-weight, impact-resistant and dishwasher safe. They are perfect for the little kids' table so they can feel fancy, and you won't have to worry about cuts from a broken dish if it falls.

White with Dots Stoneware Butter Dish
Double Blue Stoneware Butter Dish Set
Hat Styled Stoneware Butter Dish
Simple Red Stoneware Butter Dish
Clear Acrylic Butter Dish
Black Stoneware Butter Dish
Crystal Rectangular Butter Dish
Clear Crystal Rectangular Butter Dish
White Round Melamine Butter Dish
Small Round Glass Butter Dish
Antique Glass Butter Dish
Red Round Glass Butter Dish
Rectangular Stainless Steel Butter Dish
Round Small Stainless Steel Butter Dish
Long Slim Stainless Steel Butter Dish
Bone China Butter Dish with Cover
Cobalt Bone China Butter Dish
Light Blue Bone China Butter Dish

What size or shape will best go with my kitchen setup?

The size of the butter to go in your butter dish should be a determining factor in making your choice. It will largely be decided by which of the three types of butter you most often use.

East Coast and West Coast will come down to the height and width of your favorite butter. A 4-ounce stick of butter is going to be the same amount on either coast, be that as it may, an East Coast stick of butter is going to be longer and slenderer, whereas a West Coast stick is going to be shorter, and thicker in shape. The best butter dishes will be wide and tall enough to accommodate either.

If you love the richer taste of European-style butter, then you will need to accommodate the larger, wide 8-ounce stick, which is twice the American size of butter.