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10/7/19 8:39 P

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I've been leaving it on the counter in the new butter dish I got, but since it's been getting cold the butter is getting hard like it is in the fridge and not spreading. I can cut pats off, but not spread them.



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10/7/19 9:33 A

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I leave it on the counter if it will be consumed within 3 days

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12/12/18 7:47 P

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My house is about 65 according to the space heater in the bathroom, but I mostly freeze in here. I'll look for a better butter dish. Thanks.



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12/12/18 6:34 P

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Butter shouldn't start melting until the temperature is over 90 deg F --- so your kitchen must be mighty toasty if you have issues with butter melting on the counter!

My kitchen is usually around 65-68 degrees, but does get hot in the summer (no air conditioning). I keep no more than 1/4 cup in a heavy, covered butter dish in my cabinet --- which is the amount I'll generally go through in less than a week --- during the cooler months, and then move the dish in to my "cold room" pantry (a basement room that almost never goes over 70 degrees) for the hotter times.

If I have run out of spreadable, I do a "quick warm" by filling a glass with hot water and letting it stand for a couple of minutes --- cutting a chunk of butter and placing it on a plate --- then emptying the glass and quickly inverting it to cover the stick of butter. A few minutes, and it is generally ready to go: lifehacker.com/soften-butter-to-room-tempe
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12/11/18 11:22 P

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Ours doesn't melt but we do keep it in a butter dish with a lid. Maybe that keeps it cooler.

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12/11/18 3:44 P

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It didn't completely melt? I did leave it out before, but now it melts. Maybe it is hotter in the house than it feels like.



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12/10/18 10:10 P

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We've always left a stick out on the counter in my family.

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12/1/18 9:56 P

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Does anyone have any idea what the ratio is of butter to oil to make some spreadable butter? I ran out of it, but had both butter and oil (no money), so tried to make some. When I put it in the refrigerator it turned really hard like the regular stick of butter. I would like something I can spread on toast.



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