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The Tv Chef Julia Child famously said, “with enough butter, anything is good”, and she was certainly right, however when I come across a recipe that helpfully says “soften butter” it normally involves accidently melting the butter in the microwave or trying to cream cold, rock hard butter unsuccessfully. The problem is where do you store your butter dish, keep it in the fridge and your toast becomes a mangled mess, leave it on the countertop and in the summer months you end up with a greasy puddle. This butter dish from Alfillé solves this frustrating problem by keeping the butter at the perfect spreadable consistency thanks to the adjustable temperature control, it comes in 14 different designs including some funky cow prints.

The 12V dc power supply does mean you are giving up one of your worktops plugs and with so many kitchen appliances needing a socket this could be an issue, but the portable design means it can be relocated to a different areas of the house and is even adaptable for your caravan, motor home, boat or car for perfect butter everywhere. You can select your ideal butter texture with the dial and leave the dish to do the rest, it will either heat up or cool down to maintain that temperature, this dish uses a low-power fan with quiet operation and ventilation outlets in the sides that disperse warm or cool air. The fan is located at the base of the unit which can become a little clogged up with debris so it will need checking and cleaning from time to time. The removable tray is dishwasher friendly whilst the tight-fitting lid keeps the butter fresh and helps control the temperature, the main unit can be unplugged temporarily to pop the dish on the breakfast table for example and the vibration-resistant rubber feet won’t slip or scratch your surfaces. If you regularly use butter in your home this can be a great addition to your kitchen if you are willing to give up a plug socket especially if you live in ever-changing climates like we do in the UK. RRP £47.98

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perfect spreadable butter all year round.
  • Adjustable temperature setting
  • Quiet fan
  • Easy to clean
  • Green light shows when unit is switched on
  • Larger than your average butter dish
  • Needs to be plugged in constantly
  • Fan needs some maintenance