One is a Tea Party Lady issue. The TPL in me wants to have pretty butter pats arranged nicely on a plate for tea parties and other gatherings. And what a mess that is to try to do by hand!
The second is that man I live with. We've never been able to find a butter dish that he likes AND that fits in the fridge slot. So what happens is - he leaves the butter, still partially in the paper wrapping, sitting on the counter. You can imagine how much I enjoy that. Awful, buttery, melted mess. I've tried just leaving it there for him to deal with later, but ... well ... you know how that goes.
So, along comes this nifty little doo-dad that I just had to try. It seemed like the perfect answer to all my butter problems! It's called the One-Click Butter Cutter, and it's truly ingenious. It was conceived 10 years ago by a gentleman in NY, who believed that one ought to be able to
reach into the refrigerator with one hand and take out a device, a Butter Cutter, and be able to squeeze off a couple of slices quickly before ones muffin might cool or maybe to add to the frying pan quickly while in the midst of doing all the other things that have to be done while cooking.
Some caveats. I've actually had this thing for a while, but couldn't find butter to fit it! Apparently on the east coast, long skinny butter sticks are the norm, but out here in the west, short and fat is what you find in most places. So it took me a while to find a long, skinny butter stick to test it with, and even longer to find a brand of long skinny butter that the hubs would eat.
After all, it's a fun gadget, and it turns out pretty pats, but if the hubs won't use it on a daily basis, it's not much more than a TPL toy.
Other than that, I have nothing bad to say about it. This is a great gadget. It's easy to use - it does work best with very chilled butter, so refrigerator storage is a must - and easy to clean, another very important factor. And it comes in a bunch of different colors, which you can see on their website. All in all, this gadget gets a big thumbs up from me.