How it works: Le Creuset Butter Bell

What do Victorian teacups, the French Press and the Le Creuset Butter Bell have in common? They are all classic designs, still relevant in today’s high tech world. Sometimes timeless designs are best, aren’t they? With the Butter Bell, Le Creuset has come to the rescue of torn toast everywhere. Take a look at how this clever chap works.

Le Creuset Butter Bell

Designed to keep butter cool and softly spreadable, the Butter Bell is intended to be left on the counter or in the pantry, not kept in the fridge. Yup, that’s right. A combination of Le Creuset’s signature stoneware and a plug of water makes this little guy your perfect countertop companion. Sing sayonara to torn toast and welcome spreadable butter to the table.


Here’s how it works

1. Using softened butter, fill the bell. Scrape the centre into a slightly concave hollow. The crock holds just under half a block of butter (approximately 200g). Always fill with softened butter, not melted or hard, as it will drop out into the water.

2. Fill the crock up to the fill line with cold water.

3. Pop the bell into the crock and the water level will rise around the bell, sealing it off and keeping it cool. Change the water every two to four days to keep things fresh.

4. Store on the counter or in the pantry, away from direct heat or sunlight, to prevent the butter from melting.

And just like that, you’ve got butter perfect for spreading onto bread or toast without any elbow grease required.

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