Here are the basics of the butter bell:
•Guaranteed to keep your butter fresh and spreadable for weeks without refrigeration!
•Made by L. Tremain, famous for fine ceramic butter crocks since 1996.
•Endorsed by Top Chefs and Butter Manufacturers
•Holds one stick (1/2 cup) of butter
•Size: 4.25" x 3.78"
And it comes in an array of colors that will match any woman's kitchen decor no matter what the color. It is made of durable New Bone China, the Antique Butter Bell® Crock comes in several vintage colors: Lavender, Goldenrod, Sienna, Ivory Rose, Rouge, Vert, Azure, Sea Spray and White Linen.
The unique design keeps butter at the perfect "spreading" consistency by reflecting outside heat while insulating and cooling the butter. Flavor and freshness is protected by an airtight seal of water at the base of the crock.Here are some additional helpful hints from the same page:
Proper maintenance: Water should be changed out every three days. Replace existing water in the base with fresh, cold water. The crock should be stored away from heat or sunlight.
Holds up to one full stick (1/2 cup) of butter. Softened butter is packed firmly into the bell-shaped lid. Cold water is poured into the base of the crock. The lid is placed upside down back into the base of the crock. Soft, spreadable butter may be enjoyed and served right from the crock.
•Do not allow the butter to become too soft before packing it into the bell shaped lid. The butter should be firm enough so that is not slipping off the knife before packing the lid. When the butter is slightly firmer it packs into the lid better - just use a little "elbow grease".I got this information from the About L. Tremain section:
•When packing the butter into the bell shaped lid, make sure you press the butter firmly into the lid, removing all air pockets. Air pockets within the butter create a suction affect when the lid is removed from the water, pulling the butter out of the lid.
•When using your Butter Bell crock, do not let the "Bell" sit out of the crock base for extended periods of time.
•After each use, check the remaining butter in lid to ensure there aren't any air pockets. Use your knife to redistribute the remaining butter within the lid for better adherence tension.
•Make sure that the Butter Bell crock is stored away from sunlight and heat. For instance, do not store on a counter near a stove/oven or in a window sill.
•Use the coldest water possible when adding water in the base of the crock. Perhaps add a few small, smashed ice cubes if you live in a very warm climate. Make sure you're changing the water every 3 days. This step ensures fresher butter for longer periods of time.
•Wash thoroughly between uses.
The L. Tremain Company, founded in 1996, is a privately-held, family run business based in Los Angeles, CA. The company’s main focus is to provide unique and time-honored kitchen tools, gourmet housewares and decorative tabletop lines to consumers worldwide.I am sorry that I had to use so much of their quotes or words on this review which is something I hardly ever do except for the About Us section but everything that you really needed to know about this wonderful product was told in such a precise and simple way for you to understand and I figured if I tried to sit here and figure out a different way to word it that it would come out all botched up, so I did use alot of their own words just so that you could understand how something like this really and truly works.
The very first product line launched by the company was based on a centuries old French butter storage device. The company has taken the traditional French concept, increased its effectiveness and beauty, to create an innovative butter storage unit specifically for the American palate—the Original Butter Bell® Crock. Since its inception in 1996, the Butter Bell® crock has become the most recognized brand of butter crocks in the US and Canada.
The Original Butter Bell® Crock is a modern version of the authentic French "beurrier". Made from high quality, durable New Bone China, the Butter Bell crock safely keeps butter at room temperature—on the counter or tabletop—without spoilage, refrigeration or odors. L. Tremain has recreated and improved this natural method of preserving the creamy texture and delicate flavor that makes butter the most desirable and most-used spread in the world.
My words are that I was very skeptical at first and I put if off for as long as I could then had to do it to see if it would indeed work and to my amazement it did! I was just left in awe of how such a simple little thing could work and then I understood a little better how our forefathers must have used similar "tricks" or other ways to keep their stuff from spoiling or going bad. No telling at the things they did in the beginning to keep things or how they figured certain things out. But, what really matters, is that we now have a product that will help us have nice soft butter at all times without having to take it out hours before we need it to let it get soft for our use!
Connect with L. Tremain several ways:
L. Tremain Inc.
P.O. Box 10728
Marina Del Rey, CA 90295
L.Tremain has been gracious enough the winner of my Mother's Day Package in Makobi Scribe's Blog Hop Event that starts on May 1st and ends on May 18th one of their beautiful butter bell crocks in your choice of color and style. Good Luck!
Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. Some of the pictures came from my camera and some came from L Tremain's Product's website.