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The Butter Boss is a simple butter dispenser
The Butter Boss is a simple butter dispenser
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The Butter Boss is a simple butter dispenser
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The Butter Boss is a simple butter dispenser
The Butter Boss makes it easy to apply butter to bread products
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The Butter Boss makes it easy to apply butter to bread products
The Butter Boss makes it easy to apply butter to other food products, such as corn
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The Butter Boss makes it easy to apply butter to other food products, such as corn
The Butter Boss allows users to apply butter evenly to a pan or dish
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The Butter Boss allows users to apply butter evenly to a pan or dish
The Butter Boss is made of heat-resistant material and so can be used with hot pans
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The Butter Boss is made of heat-resistant material and so can be used with hot pans
The Butter Boss has a detachable measuring cap
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The Butter Boss has a detachable measuring cap
The Butter Boss comes apart easily for cleaning and is dishwasher-friendly
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The Butter Boss comes apart easily for cleaning and is dishwasher-friendly
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Whether you need to spread it, measure it or slice it, a new device is claiming to make the process of using butter simpler. The Butter Boss is described as being like a "Chapstick for your butter," gradually dispensing it for easy use.

On first glance, the idea may seem to be solving a problem that doesn't exist. Like the ButterUp knife that grates cold butter allowing users to spread it without ripping their bread, however, the Butter Boss seems increasingly compelling the more you think about it.

The device is essentially a plastic case into which the user loads their butter stick. There is a knob at one end that, when twisted, turns an internal spiral spoke. This, in turn, moves a plunger along the inside of the case and pushes the butter stick out of the other end.

So far, so seemingly unnecessary. It's only when you think about the simple uses for this that the benefits become apparent. For example, a transparent measuring cap that attaches to the end of the device allows users to easily produce precise amounts of butter for use in recipe or simply for portion control. Users can also apply butter evenly across a pan for cooking and can apply butter easily to bread products and other foods, such as corn.

The Butter Boss makes it easy to apply butter to bread products
The Butter Boss makes it easy to apply butter to bread products

The Butter Boss holds about 116 g (4 oz) of butter. If a butter stick is the wrong shape, it can be fed into the casing with a spatula at room temperature before being put into the fridge to reset.

The device is said to be made out of the same temperature-resistant material as cooking spatulas so it won't melt. It comes apart easily for cleaning and is dishwasher friendly too.

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the Butter Boss is underway. At the time of writing, it's possible for backers who contribute from US$18 to receive a Butter Boss, assuming all goes to plan with the campaign and roll-out. Shipping is expected to begin in August.

The video below is the (somewhat goofy) Kickstarter pitch for the Butter Boss.

Sources: Butter Boss, Kickstarter

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6 comments
Bob Flint
Loading time, cross food contamination, awkward shape to hold in your hand, does it work with margarine?
BZD
I feel like the world is gonna be so much better when this hits the market.
Just like the banana slicer and the egg separator this really solves so many difficult kitchen tasks - we are finally really moving into the 21st century.
Dr D
I have owned one of these for like 20 years just in white not yellow and from a different company sounds like someone hasn't checked patent paperwork or it is now public domain
2931eb473813409daf7fb512b59e9ef1
Sounds like a good idea, but isn't. Why wouldn't you just peel the foil like a chocolate bar wrapper and scrape away? Wait, I think I'm on to something...
Purple-Stater
A very minor twist on a device that's been available for decades. I'm not sure if a twisting/chapstick action makes it worth 3x the Norpro model where you just push the stick forward.
Timelord
I can't remember where, but I know I saw something almost identical in a magazine a few decades ago. The picture I remember had someone using it to apply butter to corn on the cob. Instead of a spiral screw, it just used a toothed ratchet on the plunger.